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Group News

Algae enzyme improves biofuel production

red alga

An enzyme found in the red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae could help to accelerate biofuel production.

Interview: DSA recipient Dr Parkash Kochar

parkash kochar

Dr Parkash Kochar is one of this year’s three recipients of SCI’s Distinguished Service Awards (DSA). He joined SCI in 1974 and throughout his membership has been involved heavily in SCI’s Lipids group. Here, Parkash describes his involvement and experiences at SCI.

AI model reduces toxicity of cancer treatments

brain tumour scan

Using machine learning techniques, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, US, have created an AI model that can learn from patient data to determine the fewest doses needed to optimise cancer treatment, while reducing toxicity.

Professor Gerry Gilmore – Mapping the Milky Way in Six Dimensions

Milky Way

During his Public Evening Lecture, on Wednesday 24 October 2018, Professor Gerry Gilmore will discuss his work with the European Space Agency Gaia Mission, which is mapping one billion stars in six dimensions, and opening a new window on our knowledge of our galaxy.

Press Release: Professor Mike Bevan – Can Genomics Feed the World?


At his Public Evening Lecture, on Wednesday 28 November 2018, Professor Mike Bevan will discuss how genomic approaches to food production will improve the variety of crops available and make a significant contribution to global food security.

SCI America News: Gordon E Moore Medal awarded to Dr. Steven Swier

Steven Swier

SCI America are pleased to announce that Dr Steven Swier of The Dow Chemical Company will be awarded the SCI Gordon E. Moore Medal. This medal is the premier recognition for early career success, as reflected both in market impact and improvement to quality of life. Established to draw attention to young innovators and connect with the SCI Perkin medal, the award was named after Gordon E. Moore, co-founder of Intel and a seminal figure in the establishment and development of the semi-conductor industry.

News from SCI America: Perkin Medal awarded to Barbara Haviland Minor

Barbara Haviland Minor

SCI America is pleased to announce that the prestigious SCI Perkin Medal will be awarded to Barbara Haviland Minor, The Chemours Company. This annual award is recognised as the highest honour given for outstanding work in applied chemistry in the United States.

AGM 2018: Review

AGM 2018

Our roundup of SCI's 2018 AGM

Interview: DSA recipient Tim Reynolds

tim reynolds

Tim Reynolds is one of three recipients of this year's Distinguished Service Awards (DSA). Having joined SCI in 1987, Tim has sat on various committees, including the Early Careers Committee whose members nominated him for this award. Here, Tim describes his involvement and experiences at SCI.

Meet SCI’s 2018 DSA recipients

dsa winners 2018

SCI’s prestigious Society Member Recognition Award, the Distinguished Service Award (DSA) will be presented at the 137th SCI AGM, to be held on Wednesday 4 July 2018 at SCI HQ to Kevin Smith, Tim Reynolds, and Parkash Kochhar.