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Group News

RNAi technology in crop production

Moore Township, Northampton County.

Dr Alan Baylis looks at the technology commonly known as gene silencing

Bright SCIdea Challenge

What's your bright SCIdea? 22-23 February 2018

SCI is launching a national student innovation competition, aiming to enhance the business acumen of young scientists and explore ideas for the new industrial strategy.

Tropical Oils - Production, Applications, Nutritional and Health Aspects, preview

cocoa_tropical oils event 2017

SCI’s Lipids Group in collaboration with Benelux Lipid Network & EFL are pleased to present this one day conference, to look at the applications, health aspects and sustainability of tropical oils.

Sense About Science: latest events and activities

sense about science logo

SCI is pleased to bring you news from our Collaborative Partner Sense About Science. Sense About Science works with scientists and members of the public to change public debates and to equip people to make sense of science and evidence. Find out about the latest events and activities.

You're Hired 2017 - event preview

You're Hired 2017 Wednesday 29 November 2017

On Wednesday 29 November SCI is pleased to present You’re Hired 2017, a free event aimed at successful preparation for job interviews and career development.

Sorghum bioenergy receives funding boost


The US Department of Energy has awarded a $16 million grant to the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center for the development of bioenergy from grass species sorghum.

Rideal Travel Bursary recipient, Adam Town, reports from Washington, USA

Adam Town

Adam Town attended the 254th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, Washington, USA, 20 - 24 August 2017. Hear how his attendance has broadened his scientific interests and the opportunity to take advantage of the excellent careers section.

Bioeconomy and offshore renewable energy show promise in North and Scotland, say SIAs


New Science & Innovation Audits review bioeconomy and offshore renewable energy in Northern regions of UK.

Sir John Beddington addresses global sustainability

Sir John Beddington presents the Sydney Andrew Lecture

Sir John Beddington, Senior Adviser at the Oxford Martin School and former Chief Scientific Adviser to UK government, gave a wide-ranging talk on global challenges in sustainability at SCI on Wednesday 20 September, the inaugural Sydney Andrew Lecture.

Amazing Maize

Sweetcorn_SCIence Garden

Many of us will be enjoying ample harvests from our gardens and allotments but sweetcorn is used for a lot more besides just eating!