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Group News

Seasonal changes in Mars’ atmosphere proving a mystery

Mars surface

Researchers have found the large variations in the levels of oxygen present on Mars cannot be explained by known chemistry.

Richardson Travel Bursary recipient, Ursula Simon, reports from Maryland

Ursula Simon

Ursula Simon was awarded a Richardson Travel Bursary to attend the International Symposium on Preparative and Process Chromatography and International Symposium on the Separation of Proteins, Peptides & Polynucleotides and study exchange at the University of Virginia in the USA. Here she tells us about her research and how she was able to meet people from all over the world, travel to countries she’s never been to before and advance her research on 3D printable materials.

Sensing Future Packaging

Modern day packaging has a critical role in consumer engagement

How can the senses be used to develop innovative packaging and how will food and drink packaging be optimised using techniques such as sensory evaluation and consumer research?

Scotland PhD competition winner - Yalinu Poya

Yalinu Poya

Each year, SCI’s Scotland group runs a competition where students are invited to write a short article describing how their PhD research relates to SCI’s strapline: where science meets business.

Announcing CPI as a corporate partner

CPI

SCI is pleased to announce that CPI – a leading independent technology innovation centre – is the newest member of our Corporate Partnership Scheme.

Scotland PhD competition runner-up Katherine Macfarlane talks biologics

Katherine MacFarlane

Katherine Macfarlane, a Pure and Applied Chemistry PhD student from the University of Strathclyde, was a runner up in this year’s Scotland PhD competition. Her article ‘Bifunctional molecules - moving beyond biologics for global healthcare’ is reproduced here.

Messel Travel Bursary recipient, Michael Clegg, reports from California

American Chemical Society Conference, San Diego

Michael Clegg was awarded a Messel Travel Bursary to attend the 258th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition, in San Diego, California. Here he tells us how the talks have helped him develop his knowledge and provided inspiration for future research, about the career useful advice he received and the opportunity to network with a wide variety of scientists.

SCI Scholar, Emma Grant, presents her end of year report

Emma Grant

Emma Grant was awarded an SCI Scholarship in 2018. At the end of their first year, SCI Scholars present an end of year report to SCI. Read on to find out more about what Emma has done in her first year as an SCI Scholar.

SCI Scholar, Ivalina Minova, presents her end of year report

Ivalina Minova

Ivalina Minova was awarded an SCI Scholarship in 2018. At the end of their first year, SCI Scholars present an end of year report to SCI. Read on to find out more about what Ivalina has done in her first year as an SCI Scholar.

Sustainable gin from first-ever hydrogen-powered distillery

Gin distillation
First gin distillery to produce environmentally friendly gin by using hydrogen from renewables.