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Group News

RNAi technology in crop production

Moore Township, Northampton County.

Dr Alan Baylis looks at the technology commonly known as gene silencing

Bright SCIdea Challenge

Bright SCIdea 2018

SCI is launching a national student innovation competition, aiming to enhance the business acumen of young scientists and explore ideas for the new industrial strategy.

Sense About Science: latest events and activities

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SCI is pleased to bring you news from our Collaborative Partner Sense About Science. Sense About Science works with scientists and members of the public to change public debates and to equip people to make sense of science and evidence. Find out about the latest events and activities.

David Miller Travel Bursary recipient, Floren Scrafton, reports from Bolivia.

Floren Scrafton

Floren Scrafton, received the David Miller Travel Bursary and here she reports from Bolivia where she immersed herself in the diverse movements of local quinoa research.

You're Hired 2017 - event preview

You're Hired 2017 Wednesday 29 November 2017

On Wednesday 29 November SCI is pleased to present You’re Hired 2017, a free event aimed at successful preparation for job interviews and career development.

Sorghum bioenergy receives funding boost


The US Department of Energy has awarded a $16 million grant to the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center for the development of bioenergy from grass species sorghum.

Amazing Maize

Sweetcorn_SCIence Garden

Many of us will be enjoying ample harvests from our gardens and allotments but sweetcorn is used for a lot more besides just eating!

SCI Environment Medal and Lecture – Is it possible to measure soil quality?

Professor Stephen Nortcliff

SCI’s Environment Health and Safety Group are pleased to announce that Professor Stephen Nortcliff will receive the SCI Environment Medal at an event held in his honour on Tuesday 28 November 2017.

Turning Data into Decisions in AgriFood - Preview

Turning Data into Decisions in AgriFood Wednesday 22 November 2017

On Wednesday 22 November SCI’s Agriscience’s Group, in partnership with KTN, will present a one day conference to focus on the key needs of the AgriFood sector in using data, discuss the existing barriers, and present a number of potential solutions and joint initiatives.

Apply now - SCI Travel Bursaries 2018 open for application

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