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Group News

PoliSCI (w/e 15 March 2019)

PoliSCI

Your weekly digest of policy news, funding competitions, and calls for evidence.

Sophie Morse wins the 2019 Westminster Medal

Sophie Morse Westminster Medal web

This year’s Westminster Medal winner was Sophie Morse, a final year PhD Student at Imperial College London’s Department of Bioengineering, for her poster, Getting drugs to the brain using ultrasound and microbubbles.

Announcing our 2019 SCIdea poster teams!

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Our 2019 poster presenters for the Bright SCIdea Challenge have been selected!

Introducing our 2019 Bright SCIdea finalists

Bright SCIdea Final 2018

Our 2019 finalists for the Bright SCIdea Challenge have been selected!

Research offers hope for cancer patients, says ICR Head

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The Institute of Cancer Research’s (ICR) Professor Paul Workman delivered his SCI Public Evening Lecture, Defeating Cancer – Progress and Challenges, to a packed auditorium on Wednesday 27 February 2019.

Innovate UK calls for new Smart Grants applications

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UK businesses are invited to apply for a new Smart Grant to receive an investment of up to £20m from Innovate UK.

Professor Lesley Yellowlees, CBE – Our future in renewable energy

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Professor Lesley Yellowlees will give her SCI Public Evening Lecture on 'The future of renewable energy' on 22 May 2019.

Event Review: Leaders of the future

Mid Career Comm 2019

On Tuesday 5 February 2019, delegates from across the chemical industry gathered at SCI HQ in London to launch the new SCI Mid-Career Group. The day was filled with interesting talks and lively discussion about what can be done for mid-career professionals.

Pollen tracking with quantum dots

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Researchers at Stellenbosch University in South Africa have found a way to track pollen using quantum dots, developing a simple and cost-effective method for studying pollen distribution.

Five things you never knew about pesticides and climate change

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On 6 March our Agriscience group will be hosting an event on the Impacts of Climate Change in Agriculture. Dr James Garett, is a member of SCI’s Agrisciences Group and the organising committee of the event, as well as the Managing Director of Enviresearch. He has a passion for the assessment of the risk of chemicals to the environment. Today he talks specifically about pesticides, and how they are interlinked with climate change.