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General News

Chemistry and All That Jazz

22 Apr 2014

In a most unusual concert performed by the University of Greenwich Big Band, band manager Dr Fred Parrett set out to prove a surprising connection between chemistry and music.

What a Chemist needs to know about Patents Past Conference Papers

16 Apr 2014

Organised by SCI’s Young Chemists' Panel, 'What a Chemist needs to know about Patents' was held on Thursday 3 April at the University of the Arts in London.

Young Food Scientist Competition 2014

14 Apr 2014

On the evening of 9 April around 40 people gathered at the University of Huddersfield to hear the finalists competing for this annual competition sponsored jointly by SCI's Food Group and the IFST North of England Branch.

Application of Sensor Technology in the Industrial Biotechnology Sector

14 Apr 2014

The world market for sensor technology is expected to reach $12 billion by 2015. This phenomenal growth has been fuelled by many factors including the need to find alternative ways to reduce ever-increasing healthcare costs, the need for personalised medical diagnosis and a growing population with higher risks for diseases like diabetes, obesity, cancer, heart disease and chronic respiratory diseases.

Hazards 24

11 Apr 2014

Hazards 24 will feature more than 60 technical presentations from process safety experts, who will share the latest best practice and research in the sector.

133rd AGM - 2 July

11 Apr 2014

SCI Members are invited to the 133rd AGM on Wednesday 2 July 2014 to be held at the newly-refurbished SCI offices.

London Canal Museum Visit

09 Apr 2014

The London Group is organising a visit to the London Canal Museum for SCI members and their guests on Saturday 21 June for only £11 a head.

University of York SCI Career Options Seminar

09 Apr 2014

On 5 March 2014, students at the University of York had the opportunity to attend SCI's Career Options Seminar. This included a series of talks from various professional chemists and the chance for a chat over a cup of tea afterwards.

Colin Borg 1936 - 2014

07 Apr 2014

It is with regret that we share the news that Colin Borg has passed away.

Electrochem's 20th meeting Sept 2014

07 Apr 2014

The organising committee of the 'Electrochem 2014' conference cordially invite you to attend our exciting programme this year and become a part of our community.

We are listening

07 Apr 2014

As part of my introduction to SCI, I am keen to build and improve communication channels between TIGs, RIGs, Trustees and SCI headquarters staff

Crucial careers day

04 Apr 2014

Don't miss SCI's Day of Science & Careers which returns on 28 April 2014 in London. This is the meeting to attend if you want to find out about the wide range of careers covered in the chemical, chemical-using and related industries.

Enantioselective Michael addition in the total synthesis of strychnos alkaloids

03 Apr 2014

Adam Gammack began by defining natural products as 'substances made by organisms which can be used for a variety of purposes' and total synthesis as 'a chemical synthesis using simple starting reagents'.

Horticulture Group Newsletter April 2014

01 Apr 2014

The SCI Board of Trustees has decided to improve its links with Groups by appointing a Trustee to act as a link to each Group. We are therefore delighted to welcome Prof Jenny Mordue from the University of Aberdeen as our link Trustee. Jenny will be joining our Committee meeting to discuss how best she can help the Group.

Early Career news and events

01 Apr 2014

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.