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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.

Britain's first astronaut Helen Sharman gives SCI lecture

Mars to the stars

Dr Helen Sharman visited SCI to tell the story of how she went from being a chemist at Mars to Britain's first ever astronaut.

Macro Group UK Awards and Medals - Call for Nominations

Polymer beads

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.

Young Scientists in Food Science Leading Innovation - Report from the 2018 Annual Young Scientist Competitions

Laury Sellems

Prizewinners announced for the 2018 Young Scientists in Food Science Competitions.

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?


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 Members’ Discount on BCPC Congress 2018

BCPC 2018

SCI is delighted to support the 2018 BCPC Congress organised by TSGE Forum and has secured a 10% member discount off the registration rate for SCI Members.

What Medicinal Chemists need to know about Biology II - Event preview

What Medicinal Chemists need to know about Biology II Thursday 27 September 2018

The SCI Young Chemists' Panel's 'Annual Review Meeting' made a triumphant return to SCI Belgrave Square last December. This annual event, now in its 22nd year, is firmly established as one of the highlights of the conference calendar for organic and medicinal chemists.

SCI Materials Science Early Career Forum: Networking Event and Symposium 2018 - event preview

SCI Materials Science Early Career Forum: Networking Event and Symposium 2018 Monday 1 October 2018, 13:45 registration

This event will be an opportunity for ECRs to learn about all the cutting-edge research being done in the field, demonstrate their own research, and take the chance to network, developing their professional skills in a relaxed but stimulating atmosphere. This afternoon symposium will be followed by a networking barbecue.