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Journal Highlights October 2018


SCI's peer-reviewed journals provide commentary articles and research studies undertaken by top scientists in emerging areas while addressing global audiences by crossing academic, industrial, government and science policy sectors.

Last call for 2019 Ramsay Fellowship Applications

Sir William Ramsay

Do you know a postdoctoral chemist with an innovative research idea? Are they in the early stages of their career? If that could be you, keep reading.

UK food industry intensifies its search for Brexit answers

The UK is invoking Article 50 today.

Organised by independent global resource New Food, the goal of Food Brexit 2018 is to provide a final platform for the food industry to seek answers to essential questions raised by Brexit, and to coordinate an industry-wide response.

Molecule now released! 6th National SCI/RSC Retrosynthesis Competition

6th National Retrosynthesis Competition Friday 15 March 2019

The 6th National SCI/RSC Retrosynthesis Competition is back and is here to showcase the calibre of UK chemists from both industry and academia, and provide a platform for them to demonstrate their retrosynthetic and forward synthetic prowess!

Platinum breaks strongest carbon bond

ISS beamline

A new platinum (Pt) catalyst can break one of the strongest chemical bonds known – the carbon-fluorine bond – which could lead to breakthroughs in chemical synthesis and environmental pollution clean-up.

Interview: DSA recipient Dr Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith

Dr Kevin Smith is one of this year’s three recipients of SCI’s Distinguished Service Awards (DSA). He joined SCI in 1989 and is a committee member of SCI’s Lipids group. Here, Kevin describes his involvement and experiences at SCI.

What Medicinal Chemists need to know about Biology II Presentations

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

You can find conference papers for the recent What Medicinal Chemists need to know about Biology II here.

1st Call for Nominations for 2020 Rideal Lecture

Eric Rideal

The SCI Colloid & Surface Chemistry Group is calling for nominations for the 2020 Sir Eric Rideal Lecture. The award celebrates a late career/lifetime achievement of researchers and technologists who have made sustained and outstanding contributions to colloid and interface science or its applications.

Manufacturing growth slows due to Brexit uncertainty, says CBI

smoke stacks

Analysis from CBI has revealed that UK manufacturing companies saw slow growth in the last quarter as a result of progress of Brexit negotiations.