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Group News

AGM 2015: Register your attendance

SCI 2014 AGM

Postal voting for the 2015 AGM election has now closed. However, it is still not too late to cast your vote. You can do so in person at the 134th SCI AGM on 1 July 2015.

Public Lecture: Prof Ed Bullmore - video now available

Mind

SCI welcomed Prof Ed Bullmore to present a Public Evening Lecture on Understanding and treatment of mental health disorders such as depression and psychosis, on 28 May 2015.

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.

26th SCI Postgraduate Symposium on Novel Organic Chemistry – South Meeting

David Miller Ashfaq Asfar, Marcin Odawski Bruno Linclau

The South section regional meeting of the 26th SCI post-graduate symposium took place at Southampton University on the afternoon of Thursday May 21. A total of 12 speakers from chemistry departments across the south of the UK presented a mixture of exciting research.

AGM 2015: Nominee Biographies now available

red post box

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.

Genetically Modified Male Mosquitoes Assist in the War Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Using Genetic Engineering to Combat Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes

On 11 March 2015, Dr Hadyn Parry, Chief Executive of Oxitec Ltd, gave a lecture organised by SCI's London Group (in association with the New York University London). Amritpal Singh and Rebekah Ireland, two students who attended the lecture, give their report below.

Formulations and the bacterial raincoat

Water droplets sitting on a water-repellent bacterial biofilm

SCI is pleased to bring you news from a collaborate partner, Royal Society on an upcoming discussion meeting that may be of interest to SCI members. The meeting - Soft interfacial materials: from fundamentals to formulation will be on 12-13 October 2015.

Richardson Travel Bursary Recipient, Bhavish Patel, Reports from Gwangju

Bhavish Patel, Richardson Bursary Recipient

Bhavish Patel was awarded a Richardson Travel Bursary in 2014. Here, he reports on his attendance at the International Symposium on Alcohol Fuels (ISAF 2015).

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.

Another Successful Lecture Series for the London Group

Albert Einstein

The London Group concluded its Spring 2015 lecture series encompassing fourteen lectures, on 29 April with Michael J Waring’s (AstraZeneca) talk on Molecular Oncology – past present and future of anti-cancer drug design.