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SCI Volunteer Case Studies

29 Jan 2015

Are you thinking about joining an SCI committee or becoming more involved with your Group? Becoming an active volunteer will create and strengthen your skills in networking, event planning, leadership, team work, budgeting and marketing.

Claire Skipper: London Group Committee Chair

29 Jan 2015

Claire Skipper joined SCI in 2011. She was elected as an ordinary member of the London Group Committee in 2012 and became Chair of the London Group in 2013.

From synthetic organic chemistry to process chemistry

28 Jan 2015

Speaker at the upcoming Process Development Symposium (25 - 27 March 2015 in Cambridge) Igor Larrosa, Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Manchester, talks to us about his journey from synthetic organic chemistry to process chemistry.

Meet Paul Luckham, winner of 2015 Rideal Lecture

27 Jan 2015

Prof Paul Luckham of Imperial College is the 2015 winner of the Rideal Lecture, which recognises and honours an individual who has made a sustained and distinguished contribution to colloid and interface science in the UK. Prof Luckham will deliver a lecture on 'The effect polymers have on modifying the properties of surfaces and particles'. Here Prof Luckham gives us an insight into his career.

Early Career news and events

27 Jan 2015

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.

Food allergens and the new EU law on food information to consumers

26 Jan 2015

Food allergens and the new regulation on the provision of food information to consumers - two months on.

Arise, Sir Martyn

23 Jan 2015

SCI member Prof Martyn Poliakoff awarded a Knighthood in the Queen 's 2015 New Year Honours.

Re-Discovering the Phenotypic Approach

22 Jan 2015

The SCI's Fine Chemical Group is hosting a one-day symposium to explore ’Phenotypic Approaches in Drug Discovery’, on Wednesday 18 March at the SCI , 14-15 Belgrave Square, London.

Matthew Schwitzer 1917 - 2014

19 Jan 2015

We regret to inform you of the sad passing of Matthew Schwitzer, former SCI member and Lampitt medallist.

Understanding ADMET

16 Jan 2015

Over the last 30 years there has been a large reduction in drug candidate attrition due to pharmacokinetic issues, attributed to the implementation of routine ADMET screening throughout the drug discovery process. ADMET 2015 is a one day conference focused on discovering how to understand common ADMET problems, and how to use chemical strategies to reduce their occurrence.

Science and the Parliament 2014

15 Jan 2015

The 2014 Science in the Parliament event was held at Our Dynamic Earth Science Centre in Edinburgh last November. The event is aimed at bringing MSPs and other policy makers into contact. This year's event focused on the contribution of science and engineering to 'Science Education in Scotland'.

21st Annual Review Meeting Past Papers

14 Jan 2015

The SCI Young Chemists' Panel's 'Annual Review Meeting' made a triumphant return to SCI Belgrave Square last December. This annual event, now in its 22nd year, is firmly established as one of the highlights of the conference calendar for organic and medicinal chemists.

The Annual Review Meeting goes From strength to strength

14 Jan 2015

The SCI Young Chemists' Panel's 'Annual Review Meeting' made a triumphant return to SCI Belgrave Square last December. This annual event, now in its 22nd year, is firmly established as one of the highlights of the conference calendar for organic and medicinal chemists.

View posters presented at SCI Early Career Research Meeting, 6 November 2014

13 Jan 2015

We are pleased to be able to share one of the posters which was presented at the SCI Early Career Research Meeting held on 6 November 2014 organised by the Liverpool and North West and Process Engineering Groups.

Young Chemist in Industry Conference Papers

12 Jan 2015

The Young Chemist in Industry event of 2015 was held on 19 November at GSK Stevenage.

Synthesis without reagents: what industry should be missing

12 Jan 2015

This spring, SCI's Fine Chemicals Group brings us an event, Reagentless Synthesis, that will highlight the latest developments in the field as well as the opportunities and challenges in using this approach to synthesis. Join us on Wednesday, 1 April 2015 for what will be a fascinating event.

Tiffany Wood: Scotland Committee and Membership Affairs Committee

09 Jan 2015

Tiffany Wood joined SCI in 2011. She was elected as an ordinary member of the Membership Affairs Committee in 2013. In 2013, she was also elected to the Scotland Group committee. She became Chair of the Scotland Group in late 2014. Tiffany is the Operations Director at the Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership at the University of Edinburgh.

Welcome from the new Chair of the Separation Science and Technology Group

09 Jan 2015

The Separation Science and Technology group welcomes its new chair, Dr George Okafo, who outlines plans for the groups’ future and thanks the outgoing Chair and committee members for their dedicated years of support and service to the Group.

2015 Spring lectures

09 Jan 2015

The London Group's lecture series, in partnership with UCL's Chemical Physical Society, returns on Monday 12 January 2015 for the Spring term and boasts a veritable mix of interesting talks and demonstrative lectures.

Callie Seaman: Agrisciences Committee and Early Careers Support Sub Committee

09 Jan 2015

Callie Seaman joined SCI in 2010. She was elected as an ordinary member of the Agrisciences (former BioResources) Committee in 2012. In 2014, she was also elected to the Early Careers Support Sub Committee. Callie is Director of Aqualabs Ltd.

Giuliamonica Leonardi: Biotechnology Committee and Membership Affiars Committee

09 Jan 2015

Giuliamonica Leonardi joined SCI in 2013. She was elected as an ordinary member of the Membership Affairs Committee in 2014. In 2014, she was also co-opted to the Biotechnology Committee. Giuliamonica studying a Masters degree in Research in Organic chemistry: Drug Discovery at UCL. 

Horticulture Group Newsletter January 2015

07 Jan 2015

In this month’s horticulture group newsletter, you can find information on the vegetarian carnivorous plant, the medicinal properties of the Yew and how algae is being in used to clean up heavy metals and make biofuels. You can also find out about upcoming events in the sector including the Horticulture Group’s next event: Exotic Plants – benefits & penalties on 13 Feb 2015.