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Group News

Now the election that really matters!

Jack Melling

The details of candidates for the Chair of BoT and the Trustee vacancies have been mailed to SCI members together with the voting papers, so this is my last message in this series.

My personal invitation to you to attend IEx 2016, 6 to 8 July 2016

Robinson College Cambridge

Dr Rob Terrell, Chair, Organising Committee for IEx 2016 personally extends an invitation to all members and guests to attend IEx 2016 at Robinson College, Cambridge, UK from 6 to 8 July 2016.

AGM 2015: Nominee Biographies now available

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We are pleased to say that we have seen strong interest from a wide range of members who wish to participate in SCI's governance. Details on the nominees are now available.

Drugging the Undruggable

18th SCI/RSC Medicinal Chemistry Symposium

The 18th SCI/RSC Medicinal Chemistry Symposium, organised by SCI’s Fine Chemicals Group and RSC’s Biological & Medicinal Chemistry Sector, will highlight some of the recent advances towards new solutions for world health problems.

Distinguished Service Awards Recipients 2015

SCI 2014 AGM

The SCI Distinguished Service Award is presented annually at the AGM. The award celebrates the hard work and goodwill of longer-serving Members of all component parts of SCI, where they give their time as volunteers.

Agrisciences Group welcomes new committee members


SCI Agrisciences Group’s AGM will take place on Tuesday 19 May at Belgrave Square. The group welcomes any prospective new committee members prepared to contribute ideas, opinions and contacts or organise activities and attend meetings.

Awards: Recognition and Support for SCI Members

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Each year, SCI offers awards in the form of Travel Bursaries, Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards to recognise excellence and nurture dedication in the various and multidisciplinary fields represented by SCI members.

Election 2015 – Have Your Say

Jack Melling

As I write this, nominations have been submitted to the independent scrutineers. SCI Members now have important decisions to make with so many elective offices to be filled. This is our opportunity to decide what we want SCI to be.

Homeopathy – science fact or science fiction?

Prof Jayne Lawrence

The SCI Cambridge and Great Eastern Group organised a lecture on 19 March on the subject of Homeopathy – science fact or science fiction? The lecture was delivered by Prof Jayne Lawrence (Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, King's College London) at the Cambridge Science Festival.

2015 SCI Elections: Challenges for Candidates

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Like other similar societies we face significant challenges in the next few years to recruit and, importantly, retain members; particularly active members. SCI Members are encouraged to put themselves forward for election as Trustees or Standing Committee Members to steer the long-term direction of the society and contribute their experience and ideas to shaping its future.