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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.

Defra publishes landmark post-Brexit Agriculture Bill

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As part of Brexit preparations, Defra has published its new Agriculture Bill, which outlines how the UK farming and agriculture sectors will look after the UK leaves the EU in March 2019.

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.

Algae enzyme improves biofuel production

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An enzyme found in the red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae could help to accelerate biofuel production.

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.

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.

Apply now - SCI Travel Bursaries 2019 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!

Press Release: Professor Mike Bevan – Can Genomics Feed the World?

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At his Public Evening Lecture, on Wednesday 24 October 2018, Professor Mike Bevan will discuss how genomic approaches to food production will improve the variety of crops available and make a significant contribution to global food security.