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Award winner, Sam Riley, reports from the 7th Annual Nursten Symposium

Sam Riley at the Nursten Symposium with Craig Duckham and Maria-Jose Oruna-Concha

This year’s 7th Nursten Postgraduate Flavour Symposium was held at the University of Reading. The SCI Food Group awards prizes to the best oral presentations with Sam Riley winning for his talk. Here, Sam tells us about his experience at the symposium and the work he has been doing in the last year.

Study urges change in diet to save the earth

Farming land

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology are highlighting the correlation between dairy and meat consumption, and land degradation.

Business Secretary holds Brexit roundtable with businesses


Business Secretary, Andrea Leadsom held her first Brexit roundtable with a range of businesses supporting employers to prepare for leaving the EU on 31 October 2019.

Apply now - SCI Travel Bursaries 2020 Open for Application

Solar Glider

Are you a PhD student? Are you planning to travel to a conference or site visit in 2020 and are in need of funds? Then look no further than the SCI Travel Bursary scheme!

Applications for 2020 Ramsay Memorial Fellowship now open

Sir William Ramsay

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

Immediate action is needed but there is still hope, says leading climate scientist

climate change

On Wednesday 26 June 2019, Professor Hayley Fowler from Newcastle University gave her Public Evening Lecture on ‘Climate change: Increasing extreme weather and impacts on water resources.’

Interview: Lampitt Medal winner Alan Baylis

Lampitt Medal winner Alan Baylis

Dr Alan Baylis is this year’s Lampitt Medal winner. He has been an SCI member since 2003 and Chair of the Board of Trustees. Here, Alan describes his involvement and experiences at SCI.

Journal Highlights: June 2019


SCI's peer-reviewed journals provide research studies and commentary articles undertaken by top scientists in emerging areas, addressing global audiences by crossing academic, industrial, government and science policy sectors.

Final Horizon 2020 funding to be used for innovation-led growth

lightbulb idea moment

The last portion of funding for the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme will see €11bn committed to innovation-led sustainable growth that will solve the most ‘crucial’ societal challenges.

Organic food consumers report better general health

organic food image

An online, open access questionnaire has revealed that the majority of respondents who consume organic food report a feeling of better general health, including an improved resistance to illness.