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General News

Weekly roundup: 24/03/2017

24 Mar 2017 The latest news in science and innovation.

Voice of the Future 2017: review

22 Mar 2017

One of SCI's representatives at Voice of the Future 2017 reviews the experience.

Industrial Biocatalysis for the Working Chemist: preview

21 Mar 2017

A preview of the Fine Chemical Group's ecoming event: Industrial Catalysis for the Working Chemist.

Horticulture Group Newsletter March 2017

15 Mar 2017

Catch-up with the latest news in the horticulture sector in this month's newsletter. Read about how quinoa might be the food of the future, a new variety of purple asparagus and research being undertaken to address the problems of fly larvae that bore into roots. Read four different perspectives on the impact of Brexit on the Hprtoculture industry.

Register Now for SCI Day of Science and Careers Events!

15 Mar 2017

Are you just about to make your first steps on your career ladder or are you thinking about switching jobs? Maybe you are confused about the myriad of career options available to you and find making that first move a daunting prospect? SCI’s Day of Science and Careers events* are aimed at undergraduate, postgraduates and early career professionals. They are designed to give information about the wide range of careers covered in science-based industries.

Event Cancelled: Modern History of Medicine, 14 March 2017

10 Mar 2017

We regret to inform you that the London Group event, Modern History of Medicine, planned to take place at UCL at 18:15 on 14 March 2017, has been cancelled.

Spring Budget Statement

09 Mar 2017

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, delivered the final Spring Budget statement yesterday. He announced funding for research and development, and for skills to help supply our science and innovation sector with the workforce that it needs to deliver the Industrial Strategy.

Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2017 - SCI Scotland Group Supports Sustained Partnership Award

05 Mar 2017

On behalf of the SCI Scotland Group, Dr Jan Ramakers (pictured), SCI Trustee and Scotland Group Committee Member, attended the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards on 21 February 2017. The event was held at RBS Gogarburn, Edinburgh and was hosted by Interface - Interface is the knowledge connection for business connecting companies with academics who can help them advance processes and technologies.

2nd Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry for Global Health - Preview

03 Mar 2017

Tuberculosis is one of the top ten causes of death world-wide. High mortality rates also remain across the globe for Malaria and other diseases caused by a diverse range of pathogens, including flaviviruses (e.g. dengue, West Nile virus), kinetoplastids (e.g. Chagas disease, leishmaniasis) and parasitic worms (e.g. filariasis). However, there is an ever-improving understanding of the complex life-cycles of disease causing pathogens and this presents opportunities for those seeking to tackle these global health problems. This June SCI, in partnership with the RSC, is returning to focus on medicinal chemistry approaches to developing new medicines for diseases affecting global health at the 2nd Symposium on Medicinal Chemistry for Global Health. The symposium will be held from 18 - 20 June 2017, at GlaxoSmithKline, Tres Cantos, Madrid, Spain and early bird rates are available until Friday 28 April 2017.

Weekly roundup 03/03/2017

03 Mar 2017 The latest news in science and innovation.

Intellectual Property Symposium - Preview

02 Mar 2017

In partnership with Keltie, on Thursday 18 May 2017, SCI presents a one-day symposium to explore the practical skills required to nurture and manage intellectual property (IP) within a business. IP attorneys, together with industry experts, will share their experiences of handling IP for businesses. This will touch on all types of IP, with a particular focus on patents and design rights. The day will conclude with a panel discussion including all speakers from the day, followed by a wine reception. Industry representatives from Keltie, NOESIS Consulting Solutions, Imperial Innovations, Gowling WLG, Kymab and Mylan will all be present.

Opportunities for Precision Agriculture in Crop Protection

02 Mar 2017

SCI Agrisciences Group has been discussing progress in the application of precision agriculture technologies, particularly directed at crop protection. Precision agriculture uses information and communications, engineering and decision support systems to reduce the variability in farming operations. The aims are to increase productivity and profitability and to reduce environmental impact.

Medicinal chemistry, biology and ADMET 2017 - Preview

01 Mar 2017

This spring SCI is bringing together two exciting events led by SCI’s Young Chemists’ Panel: What medicinal chemists need to know about biology, Wednesday 24 May 2017 and ADMET (Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Elimination and Toxicity) 2017, Thursday 25 May 2017.

Both of these events are aimed at organic chemists (graduate or PhD) working within a pharmaceutical research environment and students thinking about a career in this sector.

Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit

01 Mar 2017

SCI is pleased to bring you news about an executive summit that will focus on the health and environmental impacts of cleaning products. Organized by Organic Monitor, the Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit (www.sustainablecleaningsummit.com) will be hosted in New York City on May 2-3rd.