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David Miller Award Applications Now Open

Researchers Glasshouse

Calling all young horticulturists and plant scientists! The SCI Horticulture Group has now opened applications for the 2019 David Miller award.

Apply now - SCI Travel Bursaries 2019 Open for Application

Solar Glider

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!

Public Evening Lectures 2018: A year in review

pel 2018 lecturers

We look back on the outstanding Public Evening Lectures of 2018 and the exciting programme of lectures planned for this year.

Students get exclusive SCIdea business training

students at scidea training day

Entrants to the 2019 Bright SCIdea Challenge were treated to a day’s training at SCI HQ in December, ahead of the final in March 2019, where selected teams will vye for a £5,000 prize as they pitch their innovative ideas to our panel of expert judges.

Shortcut to photosynthetic glitch boosts crop growth

plants in a green house

Researchers have engineered a shortcut for a photosynthetic glitch in crops, improving growth by 40%, that could be used to tackle food security issues around the world.

David Miller Travel Bursary recipient, Juan Carlos De la Concepcion, reports from Boston, US

Juan Carlos De la Concepcion

Juan Carlos De la Concepcion was awarded one of the 2018 David Miller Travel Bursaries and details his experience travelling to Boston, US to attend the International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP) 2018: Plant Health in A Global Economy conference.

Press Release: Professor Johnathan Napier – Sustainable food chains: making fish oils from plants

Canolina

During his Public Evening Lecture, on Wednesday 27 March 2019, Professor Johnathan Napier will discuss his work producing omega-3 fatty acids through genetically edited Camelina, an oilseed crop, which is one of the most complex plant metabolic engineering projects to undergo field trials to date.

David Miller Travel Bursary recipient, Stuart Edwards, reports from Naples

Stuart Edwards

Stuart Edwards was awarded one of the 2018 David Miller Travel Bursaries and details his experience travelling to Naples, Italy to attend the XI European Congress on Entomology.

ExxonMobil’s Neil Chapman to receive SCI Chemical Industry Medal

neil chapman

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.

Government commits £60m to sustainable packaging

recyclable plastic bottles

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.