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Sir Simon Campbell Science, Art and Drug Discovery, a personal perspective

25 Jul 2016 In this lecture Sir Simon Campbell will outline the many challenges of drug discovery, design and development.  He will illustrate the importance of multidisciplinary teams, challenges that arise and factors that influence key decisions through his experience with NorvascTM (amlopidpine) and ViagraTM (sildenafil).

SCI Young Researchers in Crop Sciences 2016 Review

19 Jul 2016

Organised by SCI’s Agrisciences Group, the 6th Young Researchers event was hosted, and sponsored, by Syngenta on 14 July 2016. The event was aimed at talented early career scientists, combining a multidisciplinary audience with a chance to make connections and enrich networks. With over 50 people attending, the chance for delegates to showcase their current research was clearly very popular.

SCI Horticulture Group Newsletter July August 2016

18 Jul 2016

The July/August edition of the SCI Horticulture brings you news of the medicinal value of Delphinium and its possible toxicity. There is also an update on UK wine production, in particular from Wraxall Wines. Find out about the blue mint beetle, alternative sources of rubber and how crops are being affected by global warming.

Introducing the 2016-18 SCI Scholars

12 Jul 2016

SCI is pleased to announce the 2016 - 2018 Scholars. For over thirty years, SCI has supported and recognised the excellence of early career people, by aiding their studies in the form of an SCI Scholarship, which not only give the recipients financial assistance, but enable them to broaden their network and strengthen their skills and knowledge.

SCI Mentoring Programme - A New Benefit for SCI Members

08 Jul 2016

SCI is developing an exciting new benefit for SCI Members - the SCI Mentoring Programme - which is designed to match early career members with a mentor who will help them to address specific goals or issues in their career. This new initiative will be of real benefit to SCI Members - mentors and mentees alike - and will contribute to SCI’s strategic mission of supporting members’ careers through training, development and employment opportunities.

SCI at Parliamentary Links Day 2016

06 Jul 2016

Since the news broke on Friday 23 June that the UK has voted to leave the EU, many people have been asking ‘what happens next?’ not least the UK’s science and business communities who have raised questions about whether they will continue to have the same access to EU funding and skilled employees from the EU in the future. SCI members represent a broad section of the scientific community and we were pleased to be able to invite several of our community to hear and contribute to the discussions at Parliamentary Links Day 2016, held on 28 June and organised by Stephen Benn, Director of Parliamentary Affairs at the Royal Society of Biology.

Postponed Event: Regulation of alternative splicing in vivo and drug discovery screens using splicing - sensitive fluorescent reporters

04 Jul 2016

The Biotechnology Group’s lunchtime seminar at the University of Westminster on the regulation of alternative splicing in vivo and drug discovery screens using splicing, due to take place on Friday 8 July, has been postponed to Friday 22 July.

Nursten Symposium 2016

01 Jul 2016

Organised by the SCI Food Group, this 4th Nursten Postgraduate Flavour symposium was held at the University of Reading on 11-12 April 2016 with about 58 people in attendance. Postgraduate students delivered oral presentations on different aspects of their research work covering areas ranging from volatile compounds in alcoholic drinks to consumer and sensory perception of meats.

SCI Young Researchers in Agri-Food 2016: Prize Winners Announced

01 Jul 2016

Organised by both the SCI Agrisciences Group and SCI Food Group, the 'Young Researchers in Agri-Food 2016: Food Quality and Sustainability from Plough to Plate' conference took place on Thursday 12 May at the University of Reading. Scientists attended the event from a wide range of disciplines such as agronomy, animal physiology and nutrition, environmental sciences, molecular biology, food sciences, analytical chemistry, flavour and sensory science.

Early Career news and events

01 Jul 2016

A number of events are being set up by SCI's Regional and Technical Groups for Early Career Scientists. Keep an eye on our events calendar and make the most of support being offered to PhD students, postdocs, and those starting out in industry or academia.