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Where Science Mince Business (Ho! Ho! Ho!)

Mince pies

Taking on the task of eating and rigorously assessing mince pies from nine supermarkets, SCI’s Business Development team reveals the winner of its Mince Pie Challenge.

Messel Travel Bursary recipient, Raymond Chung, reports from California

Raymond Chung

Raymond Chung 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 about the oral presentation that he gave and how the experience boosted his confidence, the various talks that he attended which gave him a broader perspective on other areas of organic chemistry and how he enjoyed the experience of travelling.

European funding supports the wormburger

Insect_burgers

Continuing our short series on insect-based alternative foods, we look at the proliferation of insect burgers.

The life sciences sector in the UK

Life sciences UK

The drive to deliver the Life Science Sector Deal 2 brought together key stakeholders and researchers at the Westminster Health Forum conference held on the 6th December in London.

Crickets give bread a nutritional hit

Cricket insect on leaf

Launching a world first, Finland’s Fazer uses house crickets to enrich its bread.

Messel Travel Bursary recipient, Jack Washington, reports from California

Jack Washington

Jack Washington 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 he presented both his research projects and how he gained an insight into the way successful chemists tackle the big questions.

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?