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General News

Bitumen for Road Construction

26 Aug 2016

Join the SCI Construction Materials Group on Wednesday 26 October 2016 at SCI in London for Bitumen for Road Construction. This one-day conference is intended to set out the position of bitumen as a useful engineering material that is key to an efficient road network in this and other countries.

Early Career news and events

26 Aug 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.

2016 Food Matters Live - SCI Agri-Food Poster Competition

25 Aug 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: 30 September 2016.

A Celebration of Organic Chemistry 2016

24 Aug 2016

The SCI Fine Chemicals Group invites you to join then on Monday 19 - Tuesday 20 September 2016 for the return of A Celebration of Organic Chemistry at Syngenta, Jealott's Hill International Research Centre, Berkshire.

Harry - the fullerene legacy

23 Aug 2016

Professor Sir Harold W Kroto, FRS Nobel Laureate (Harry) made unique and prodigious contributions to science, expanding its frontiers and nurturing its health. He spawned new fields of science, particularly carbon science, he advocated for science and reason, and he inspired the young. The British Carbon Group will be holding an event on fullerenes on the morning of 26 August in commemoration of Professor Kroto who died earlier this year.

Compound Screening Libraries - Key to Modern Drug Discovery

22 Aug 2016

Join the SCI Fine Chemicals Group on Wednesday 14 September 2016 for: Innovation in Design, Supply and Acquisition for Compound Screening Libraries, at the Fielder Centre in Hatfield, UK, a conference designed to inform and create a dynamic environment for discussion around the important topic of the design and selection methods and business models used to develop Compound Screening Libraries.

David Reid 1941-2016

17 Aug 2016

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of SCI Trustee David Reid. David passed away peacefully at his home in the United States on 15 August 2016.

British Carbon Group - Remembering Sir Harry Kroto

15 Aug 2016

Sir Harold Walter Kroto FRS (who only wanted to be known as Harry), was an honorary member of SCI, and was involved with SCI through our awards and conferencing activity. Harry passed away on 30 April 2016, and his loss was duly noted by the sector and in the general press. Many of the SCI British Carbon Group knew him not only as an inspiring scientific leader and researcher but as a friend. In this issue of this newsletter we are including a number of personal tributes and memories.

Meet our new Trustees - AGM 2016 Review

09 Aug 2016

Dr Alan Baylis, Chair of the Board of Trustees, welcomed Members to the 135th SCI AGM on Wednesday 6 July 2016. Elections were held for ordinary Members of the Board of Trustees and the AGM also noted the unopposed election of various positions on SCI committees. We look forward to working with our new Trustees and Standing Committee Members to deliver our strategy and drive SCI forward.

Water Music

04 Aug 2016

On 02 July 2016 the London Regional Group held their annual social event in Kew. The group first went to the Musical Museum, followed by lunch at ASK Italian, and then ventured on to the Water and Steam Museum. Enjoyed by all attendees, read more about their exploits here.