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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.

Macro Group UK Awards and Medals - Call for Nominations

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All Macro Group UK awards and medals are now open for applications. The Macro group UK awards are open to scientists from any organisation (industrial, commercial, government, academic...).

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.

Applications for 2019 Ramsay Memorial Fellowship now open

Sir William Ramsay

The Ramsay Memorial Fellowship Trust is now open for applications to support postdoctoral chemists in their research.

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

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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.

25th Annual SCI-CSCST Conference: A celebration of 25 years of scientific excellence - Event Preview

25th Annual SCI-CSCST Conference: A celebration of 25 years of scientific excellence Thursday 6 - Friday 7 September 2018

The 25th annual SCI-CSCST (Chinese Society of Chemical Science and Technology) conference will celebrate the successes and achievements of the group’s work, in collaboration with SCI, while continuing to review the latest developments in the field.

AGM 2018: Review

AGM 2018

Our roundup of SCI's 2018 AGM

Interview: DSA recipient Tim Reynolds

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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.

Rideal Travel Bursary recipient, Peicheng Xu, reports from Shanghai, China

Rideal 2018 Travel Bursary recipient, Peicheng Xu

Peicheng Xu was awarded a Rideal Travel Bursary to attend this year’s 8th International Colloids Conference in Shanghai. Here, he describes how his attendance has broadened his scientific interests, given him the opportunity to take advantage to engage with the academic community and critically look at his own work.