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ExxonMobil’s Neil Chapman to receive SCI Chemical Industry Medal

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SCI America has announced that the 2019 SCI Chemical Industry Medal will be presented to Neil Chapman, Senior Vice President of Exxon Mobil Corporation. He will receive the medal at a formal dinner convened in his honor on 12 March 2019 at Essex House in New York City, US.

First Call for Lampitt Nominations 2019

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SCI are calling for nominations for one of our two prestigious Society Awards, the Lampitt Medal.

Government commits £60m to sustainable packaging

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Sustainable packaging – a key project of the Chemistry Council’s Innovation Programme – is set to receive £61.4m from the government to help reduce the harmful impact of plastic waste.

Using endocrine control in insects to develop new approaches for crop protection

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Pesticides have a significant role to play in increasing agricultural production around the world and improving food safety. The EU funded project nEUROSTRESSPEP aims to develop novel, insect species specific biocontrol agents based on the use of peptides that interfere with pest insect neurological functions while leaving non-pest species unaffected.

A history of pesticides and challenges for the future

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On 25 November 2018, Professor Graham Matthews delivered an overview of pesticides - including their history, modes of action, current developments, issues and opportunities - to the Agrisciences group.

Chemistry Council launches Strategy

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Delivering innovation-based growth is at the heart of the Chemistry Council’s new strategy for the chemicals sector, to be launched today.

Seed banking not viable for third of threatened species

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Seed banks must adapt to include techniques like cryopreservation to meet target of conserving 75% of threatened plant species by 2020, a report from Kew Gardens, UK, finds.

Public Evening Lecture: Professor Paul Workman – Improving the outcome for cancer patients

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At his Public Evening Lecture, on Wednesday 27 February 2019, Professor Paul Workman will discuss how outcomes will be improved for cancer patients in the future, including developments in early detection, accurate diagnosis and prevention, new therapies for control and cure, and the impact of AI.

Budget 2018: What you need to know

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Business and research at forefront of Chancellor’s plan to improve the UK’s productivity, as laid out in the Autumn Budget 2018.