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Packaging for the future

sustainable packaging

The food packaging sector is working hard to meet consumer demand for less waste, better recyclability and food safety.

Bioinformatics revealing secrets of the human microbiome

human microbiome

Bioinformatics is helping researchers discover gene clusters hidden in the human microbiome, whose products resemble clinically used drugs.

Announcing CPI as a corporate partner


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

Graduate SCI Scholar Interview Anna Zhenova

Anna Zhenova

Anna Zhenova received an SCI Scholarship in 2017. Here she tells us what being an SCI Scholar has enabled her to do.

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.

Growing the microalgae solution to living on Mars


Sustaining life on a journey to Mars, as well as on arrival, is one of the biggest challenges in mankind’s plan to populate the Red Planet. Researchers believe microalgae still holds the answer.

Accelerating personalised treatment


Researchers in Sweden have produced new prediction models to accelerate personalised treatment of lymph nodes in breast cancer patients. 

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.

New ‘brain-computer interface’ technology to be explored

brain-computer interface technology

The Royal Society have urged the government to carry out an investigation into neural interface technologies. This entails looking into the ethical risks and ensuring regulations are in place if the UK were to become a global leader in this market.

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.