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Group News

UKRI Strategic Prospectus published

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UKRI has published its Strategic Prospectus outlining its goals and intentions. The publication marks the beginning of UKRI’s first strategy, which is expected to be ready by the end of 2018.

3D cell aggregates could improve accuracy of drug screening


An innovative new screening method using cell aggregates shaped like spheres may lead to the discovery of smarter cancer drugs, a team from the Scripps Research Institute, California, US, has reported.

3D Printing in Biomedical Sciences Event Preview


In this evening meeting at SCI, leading researchers will discuss how they are using 3D printing technology in their research. During the meeting there will be a live demonstration of 3D printing and an opportunity for questions and networking.

Report: 5th National SCI/RSC Retrosynthesis Competition

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On 16th March 2018, SCI’s Young Chemists’ Panel and Fine Chemicals group, in collaboration with RSC’s Heterocyclic and Synthesis group, hosted a celebration of organic chemistry for the final of the 5th National Retrosynthesis Competition. The winners were The Burton Boys from the University of Oxford.

3D printing: from cardiology to cartilage

3d printing is helping cardiologists to plan operations and reduce risk.

As a review paper reports that 3D printing is transforming treatment for congenital heart disease, UK researchers have reported a breakthrough in bioprinting of human tissue materials.

Government ‘lacks ambitious plan’ for R&D funding


A report by the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee says that the government’s commitment to reach 2.4% GDP for R&D ‘lacks [the] ambitious plan’ needed for the success it strives for.

Highlights from our journals: May 2018

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Read the highlights from the May 2018 issues of our journals.

Report: 29th SCI Postgraduate Symposium South

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This year held on Tuesday 10 April 2018, SCI’s Fine Chemicals group organised another fantastic SCI Postgraduate Symposium for universities in the South of England.

Report: 35th Process Development Symposium

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One of SCI’s longest running and most successful events, the 35th annual Process Development Symposium was held on 11-13 April 2018 at Churchill College, Cambridge.

AGM 2018: nominations open

AGM 2018 nominations open

Nominations are now open and will close at midnight on Wednesday 30 May.