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General News

and the winner is....

21 Aug 2015

SCI Agrisciences Group ran a twitter competition to run alongside SCI Agrisciences Young Researchers 2015.

Sense About Science: latest events and activities

21 Aug 2015

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.

Undergraduate Symposium 2015 - winners announced

19 Aug 2015

The quality of the talks was outstanding which made the job of the judges (Dr Joe Marshall from Charles River and Prof Chris Braddock from Imperial College) very difficult. Fahima Idiris (pictured top right) from Queen Mary University of London was chosen as the winner for her talk entitled ‘C-H Activation in Flow’.

The 3rd Nursten Postgraduate Flavour Symposium | 6-7 July 2015

14 Aug 2015

Relaunched in memory of eminent flavour chemist Prof Harry Nursten, this two day symposium is now in its third year. It is an opportunity for early career researchers within Flavour and Sensory Science research to present and share their work. This year it was hosted by Northumbria University, Newcastle and presentations were given by delegates from the Universities of Nottingham, Reading and Northumbria who were joined by a number of industry and visiting researchers.

SCI Volunteer Case Studies

13 Aug 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.

Craig Duckham - Food Group

12 Aug 2015

Craig Duckham joined SCI in 2002. He was elected as an ordinary member of the Separation Science and Technology Committee in 2013. In 2015, he was also elected to the Food Group Committee. He became Chair of the Food Group in that year. Craig is the Director of his own company, CD R&D Consultancy Services, which he founded in 2012.

Event Preview: Hurter Lecture - Professor Peter Licence. ‘Chemistry in vacuo; Suck it and See’

11 Aug 2015

The SCI Liverpool and North West Group will be holding the Hurter lecture on the 20 October at Bangor University. Amongst the many eminent scientists associated with the SCI Liverpool region was Dr Ferdinand Hurter. Employed in Widnes at the Gaskell-Deacon Works Dr Hurter worked on an economic process for manufacturing chlorine on a large scale. He was one of the first to apply science to what at the time was considered alchemy.

Early Career news and events

06 Aug 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.

Horticulture group newsletter - August 2015

05 Aug 2015

Find out more about uses of Elephant's head in the August Horticulture Group newsletter. This month you can also find out about, a new 'greener' variety of rice, what the science minister wants to do to support research in science and the world's first field scanalyzer.

Agrisciences visit to Rothamsted Research

03 Aug 2015

The SCI Agrisciences Committee organised an afternoon visit in mid July to Rothamsted Research in Harpenden. The 18 attendees had a chance to see how the world’s oldest agricultural research station was adapting to meet future challenges facing crop producers.