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General News

Public Evening Lecture: Hadyn Parry Video Now Available

30 Oct 2014

Hadyn Parry presented a Public Evening Lecture at SCI on 1 October 2014 on The war against mosquito-borne diseases.

Enter the All Ireland Science Week Table Quiz for Your Chance to win €120!

29 Oct 2014

SCI's All Ireland Group have arranged to continue with the popular science week quiz again this year and will take place at Doyles in Town, Dublin.

Board of Trustees update: September 2014

29 Oct 2014 This year the Trustees attended a full two day meeting in September covering aspects of the day to day management of the society, as well as more specifically identifying ways in which to future proof SCI.

Focus on Frontiers: Deadline Extended to 31 October 2014

28 Oct 2014

Due to popular demand, the Focus on Frontiers in Industrial Biotechnology Organising Committee has extended the deadline for early registration and abstract submission to Friday 31 October 2014.

Bookings still open for Early Career Meeting and Henry Armstrong Memorial Lecture

28 Oct 2014

Bookings are still open for the SCI Early Career Research Meeting and PEG Henry Armstrong Memorial Lecture and Annual LNW West Prize Giving.

Prof Robin Clark - Raman Microscopy and the Identification of Forgery in Artwork

27 Oct 2014

Join Prof Robin Clark for a fascinating exposé of Raman microscopy, an in situ light scattering technique used to detect forgery. This SCI Public Evening Lecture is open to all

Celebration of Organic Chemistry Papers 2014

27 Oct 2014

A Celebration of Organic Chemistry 2014 was the sixth meeting in the series of the events and follows on from the last meeting held in 2012 at AstraZeneca, Alderley Edge.

Highlights in Medicinal Chemistry - past papers

24 Oct 2014

The "Highlights in Medicinal Chemistry" conference took place at SCI in London on Tuesday 14th October.

This meeting showcased vignettes of modern medicinal chemistry to bring new thinking to the subject, challenge perceptions and encourage scientific interaction between researchers. 

This event ran back to back with "Designing Safer Medicines" conference which took place the previous day.

Public Evening Lecture: Prof Dame Sally - video now available

23 Oct 2014

Prof Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England presented a Public Evening Lecture at SCI on 24 September. Dame Sally discussed Anti-microbial resistance, and shared her thoughts on her involvement as Chief Medical Officer.

Young Scientists of the Year 2014

21 Oct 2014

The achievements of exceptional young physicists, biologists and chemists have been recognised for their school work at the 2014 Young Scientists of the Year event on 8 October at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

Renew your SCI membership online

20 Oct 2014

Prefer to renew your SCI membership online? Renewing your membership directly online is quick and easy.

British Standards - draft Standards for Public Comment

17 Oct 2014

The British Standards Institution (BSI) provides best practice solutions and standards that support the needs of business and society in the UK and worldwide.

Natural Product Biotechnology, 18-20 November 2014

17 Oct 2014 The focus of the international Natural Product Biotechnology conference, taking place on 18-20 November 2014 in Inverness, will be on natural products and their place in food and health, drug discovery, personal care products, and other biotech industries.

Are you thinking about applying for an SCI Travel Bursary?

15 Oct 2014

Many of our members have already taken advantage of the generous support which SCI offers to early career members who are planning to travel to a conference or site visit related to their studies, so why don’t you? The closing date for the October round of applications is 31 October (for travel between 1 January and 30 June 2015).

Chemical Sciences Scotland Conference 2014

15 Oct 2014

Chemical Sciences Scotland (CSS) - launched in May 2012 - is a unique partnership between industry, academia and government agencies aimed at addressing key issues affecting the success of the Chemical Sciences sector in Scotland.

Best Sixth Form Chemist Awards 2014

13 Oct 2014

SCI’s Thames and Kennet Group were delighted to host the annual Best Sixth Form Chemist awards on 1 October 2014 at the University of Reading.

Nanostructures Award Symposium

10 Oct 2014

The British Carbon Group (RSC, IOP and SCI) is delighted to be co-hosting three important RSC Faraday Division Award lectures at a special event to be held at Burlington House on Friday 31 October 2014.

Sense About Science Media Workship, 3 October 2014, London

09 Oct 2014

SCI were delighted to host the latest in the series of Sense About Science's informative and highly respected Standing up for Science media workshops on Friday 3 October.

Horticulture Group Newsletter October 2014

09 Oct 2014

On 19 September the Group held its Annual General Meeting in our newly refurbished building in Belgrave Square. Immediately after the AGM it has now become traditional to have presentations from this year's David Miller Award winners.

Daphne Jackson Fellow, Dr Nzuma-Mswaka – end of year one report

02 Oct 2014

Dr Ruramayi Nzuma-Mswaka, a Daphne Jackson Fellow, sponsored by SCI, is working towards developing a simple, faster, cheaper, specific and sensitive test to detect low levels of C. jejuni.

Focus on Frontiers in Industrial Biotechnology – submit an abstract

01 Oct 2014

SCI's Biotechnology Group are delighted to welcome the European Federation of Biotechnology and BBSRC to SCI, Belgrave Square, London, to bring you a meeting on the science and engineering aspects of industrial biotechnology. Scientists from academia and industry are invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations.

Fireworks Practice and Principles – Cancelled

01 Oct 2014

We regret to inform you that the London Group lecture, Fireworks: Practice and Principles, due to take place at UCL on 7 October has been cancelled.