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Apply now - SCI Travel Bursaries 2020 Open for Application

Solar Glider

Are you a PhD student? Are you planning to travel to a conference or site visit between 1 July and 31 December 2020 and are in need of funds? Then look no further than the SCI Travel Bursary scheme!

Technology is yielding new insights for improving wheat

wheat

Syngenta’s research investment will have farmers set for the future.

The insect snack that could help improve your gut health

Healthy insect snacks

In the last part of our series on insects for food, we look at insects as an alternative healthy snack.

Where Science Mince Business (Ho! Ho! Ho!)

Mince pies

Taking on the task of eating and rigorously assessing mince pies from nine supermarkets, SCI’s Business Development team reveals the winner of its Mince Pie Challenge.

European funding supports the wormburger

Insect_burgers

Continuing our short series on insect-based alternative foods, we look at the proliferation of insect burgers.

The life sciences sector in the UK

Life sciences UK

The drive to deliver the Life Science Sector Deal 2 brought together key stakeholders and researchers at the Westminster Health Forum conference held on the 6th December in London.

Crickets give bread a nutritional hit

Cricket insect on leaf

Launching a world first, Finland’s Fazer uses house crickets to enrich its bread.

Richardson Travel Bursary recipient, Quanyue Zhang, reports from Chile

Quanyue Zhang

Quanyue Zhang was awarded a Richardson Travel Bursary to attend a research trip to meet Professor Raúl Conejeros at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso in Chile. Here he tells us about the opportunity to collaborate with Prof Conejeros and Dr Scott, who share the same research interests, and exchange ideas on research projects as well as attending the Metabolic Modelling and Simulation Workshop.

Seasonal changes in Mars’ atmosphere proving a mystery

Mars surface

Researchers have found the large variations in the levels of oxygen present on Mars cannot be explained by known chemistry.