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Public Lecture: Dr Sam Collins - video now available

Dr Sam Collin Lecture Image

SCI welcomed Dr Sam Collins Allen to present a Public Evening Lecture on 1 Dec 2015 about his experience working in Sierra Leone during the recent Ebola outbreak. Watch the vide of the full lecture today!

Joanne Lyall awarded Honorary SCI Membership

Joanne Lyall

SCI is pleased to announce that Joanne Lyall has been awarded an SCI Honorary Membership. Joanne was Executive Director at SCI from June 2010 - November 2013.

Apply now - SCI Travel Bursaries 2016 open for application

Travel - Plane Engine

If you are travelling to a conference or planning a study visit in 2016 and are in need of funds have you considered applying for an SCI Travel Bursary? You could get up to £1500 to support you with travel costs.

SCI Scholars turn into entrepreneurs

College of Scholars Day

The 2015 College of Scholars day was held on 2 December 2015. This year we introduced a workshop challenge, whereby participants were asked to plan an event or activity to promote SCI to their colleagues and network of contacts on returning back to work or study.

Are Farmers Bee Aware

On Wednesday the 10 February 2016, SCI’s Public Evening Lecture will enter the debate over the use of neonicotinoids by farmers to support sustainable faring. The lecture will be delivered by Mr Guy Smith, Vice President of the National Farming Union (NFU).

Public Lecture Prof Kevin Harrington - video now available

Virus Infected Cells

SCI welcomed Prof Kevin Harrington to present a Public Evening Lecture on Turning Poachers into Gamekeepers: Using Viruses to Treat Cancer on 11 November 2015. The video of the lecture is now available to view.

DSA and Lampitt Nominations 2016 - Submit Your Nomination by 19 February 2016

DSA and Lampitt Awards

SCI has two prestigious Society Awards that are awarded to members who have made a significant contribution to SCI. The Lampitt Medal honours members who have given their own gifts of time, leadership, vision and enthusiasm to more than one area of the Society's activities. The Distinguished Service Award (DSA) is given to members of the Society who have contributed significant and sustained service to at least one element in the SCI structure for ten years or more.

Prof Lovestone lecture - video now available

Big Data

SCI welcomed Prof Simon Lovestone to present a Public Evening Lecture on whether big Data offers a possible solution for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease on 13 October 2015. |The video of the lecture is now available.

Rideal Travel Bursaries - Submit Your Application by 15 October 2015


Rideal Travel Bursaries are offered by the Sir Eric Rideal Trust (managed jointly by SCI and the RSC) twice a year to promising academic research workers in the general field of colloid and surface science to attend conferences and/or visit relevant research institutions. Submit your application by 15 October 2015.

Last chance to apply - 2015 Seligman APV Fellowship

Olives being weighed

Applications for the Seligman APV fellowship are due to close on 31 July 2015. If you are a recent food engineering graduate or post graduate who is currently based outside the UK and working in industry or academia, the Seligman APV Fellowship may be the perfect opportunity for you!