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Manufacturing growth slows due to Brexit uncertainty, says CBI

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Analysis from CBI has revealed that UK manufacturing companies saw slow growth in the last quarter as a result of progress of Brexit negotiations.

Scotland PhD Competition winner Maithili Shroff on DNA nucleases

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Each year SCI’s Scotland group a runs competition where students are invited to write a short article describing how their PhD research relates to SCI’s strapline: where science meets business. Maithili Shroff (right), a PhD student at the University of Dundee, is the first of this year’s four winners. Her article ‘Guardians of our genome – exploring the potential of DNA nucleases’ is reproduced here.

Scotland PhD Competition winner Jack Washington talks antibiotic resistance

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Each year SCI’s Scotland group a runs competition where students are invited to write a short article describing how their PhD research relates to SCI’s strapline: where science meets business. Jack Washington, a Pure and Applied Chemistry PhD student at the University of Strathclyde, was the overall winner of this year’s competition. His article ‘Clavulanic acid - The fight against antibiotic resistance’ is reproduced here.

Government publishes Horizon 2020 Brexit advice

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In preparation for a potential no-deal scenario, the UK government has published advice for UK and EU researchers, universities, and industry on Horizon 2020.

Antibiotic combinations could slow resistance

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Several thousand antibiotic combinations have been found to be more effective in treating bacterial infections than first thought.

Apply Now – UK/Australia exchange bursary to attend ACIS 2019, Hobart, Australia

A bursary from the Joint Colloid Group (RSC/SCI) is available for a UK-based Early Career Researcher in colloid and interface science to attend Australian Colloid and Interface Symposium 2019.

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Interview: DSA recipient Dr Parkash Kochar

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Dr Parkash Kochar is one of this year’s three recipients of SCI’s Distinguished Service Awards (DSA). He joined SCI in 1974 and throughout his membership has been involved heavily in SCI’s Lipids group. Here, Parkash describes his involvement and experiences at SCI.

Professor Gerry Gilmore – Mapping the Milky Way in Six Dimensions

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During his Public Evening Lecture, on Wednesday 24 October 2018, Professor Gerry Gilmore will discuss his work with the European Space Agency Gaia Mission, which is mapping one billion stars in six dimensions, and opening a new window on our knowledge of our galaxy.

Interview: Tackling Antibiotic Resistance

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SCI interviews speaker Wes Kim from our upcoming 2nd SCI/RSC Symposium on Antimicrobial Drug Discovery event on the future of AMR.

Applications for 2019 Ramsay Memorial Fellowship now open

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The Ramsay Memorial Fellowship Trust is now open for applications to support postdoctoral chemists in their research.