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General News

SCI Mentoring Scheme Update October 2016

20 Oct 2016

A key part of SCI’s strategic mission is to support members’ careers through training, development and employment opportunities. To facilitate this mission SCI has launched a new Member Benefit - The SCI Mentoring Programme.

Report on the International Workshop on Plasmas for Energy and Environmental Application

19 Oct 2016

The Environment, Health and Safety Group report on the International Workshop on Plasmas for Energy and Environmental Application at the University of Liverpool.

Goodbye to Professor Ken Sing

19 Oct 2016 SCI is sad to announce the passing of Professor Ken Sing.

Sense About Science: latest events and activities

14 Oct 2016

SCI is pleased to bring you news from our Collaborative Partner Sense About Science. Sense About Science works with scientists and members of the public to change public debates and to equip people to make sense of science and evidence. Find out about the latest events and activities.

2016 Food Matters Live - SCI Agri-Food Poster Competition

11 Oct 2016

The SCI Agri-Food Hub will have a stand at this year's Food Matters Live event taking place on 22-24 November at ExCeL, London, and would like to offer you an opportunity to showcase your research and work to this broad and influential audience. Food industry professionals, students and scientists are invited to submit a poster on their most recent research, new technology, patent or design and to attend their poster session at the SCI Stand. The deadline for applications is: 28 October 2016.

SCI responds to BEIS Industial Strategy Inquiry

10 Oct 2016

The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (BIS) launched an inquiry into the Government's industrial strategy. The inquiry launch followed the inclusion of the term "industrial strategy" into the Department for Business's name and an indication from the new Prime Minister, Theresa May, that her government will explicitly intervene to support certain parts of the economy. A summary of SCI's response is available to view.

Brexit and the UK Industrial Strategy - the Role of Science and Innovation

07 Oct 2016

Join us on 7 December to explore the role that science and innovation played in creating an industrial powerhouse and the lessons that may be applicable to the UK today as it seeks to develop a new Industrial Strategy for a post-Brexit world.

Are Neonicotinoids Killing Bees - Event Review

05 Oct 2016

Experts from academia and industry were in London on Thursday 22 September 2016 to debate the evidence that the use of neonicotinoid insecticides has a real effect on bees or whether there are other reasons that might be to blame for their decline. The event was organised by the SCI Agrisciences Group and attended by more than 40 delegates from across the UK and Europe.

23rd Annual Review Meeting - Preview

04 Oct 2016

The 23rd edition of the SCI Young Chemists’ Panel ‘Annual Review Meeting’ will be held at SCI in Belgrave Square, London on 1 December 2016. This highly popular event has become one of the fixtures in the calendar for organic and medicinal chemists from both academic and industrial backgrounds and this year is kindly sponsored by UCB and Proximagen.

Early Career news and events

04 Oct 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.

An Explosive Start for the London Group Autumn/Winter 2016 Lecture Series

03 Oct 2016

Join the SCI London Group from 4 October for the return of their celebrated lecture series at UCL. This year will start with an evening of bizarre, extraordinary and explosive food demonstrations, followed by talks about, but not limited to, human pheromones, alchemy, pharmacist and philanthropist Henry Wellcome and Mendeleev.