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Introducing SCI Ambassador, James Hindley

James Hindley

"Apart from the travel bursaries and SCI scholarship program open to PhD students, joining SCI and attending events is also a great way to meet others interested in chemistry!"

What are your research interests?
I am currently studying for a PhD in the creation of responsive, lipid-based molecular machines for applications in drug-delivery and bottom-up synthetic biology.

How did you first get involved with SCI?
My first exposure to SCI was at University College London, where SCI kindly sponsor the activities of the student-led Chemical Physical Society. My first direct involvement with SCI came later during my PhD studies at Imperial College London, where I participated in the Young Lipid Scientist of the Year 2016 prize. This led to further involvement when applying for the SCI Scholarship the same year.

What do you hope to gain from your involvement with SCI?
Through the SCI Ambassador role, I not only want to help spread word of the different events, grants, scholarships and prizes organised by SCI, but also meet a variety of different professionals involved with the chemical sciences in academia and industry. I’m also keen to potentially organise some events myself at Imperial, which would be interesting and help develop my administrative skill-set.

Why would you encourage your peers to join SCI?
I would encourage my peers to join SCI in order to gain access to the myriad of opportunities and perks associated with SCI. Apart from the travel bursaries and SCI scholarship program open to PhD students, joining SCI and attending events is also a great way to meet others interested in chemistry!

James Hindley
Imperial College London – Institute of Chemical Biology

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