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Plastech Innovation make it to the top ten

Plastech Innovation

After winning the 2019 Bright SCIdea Challenge and then awarded ‘Young Entrepreneurs of the Year 2019’ by HRH The Duke of York, the Durham University students behind Plastech Innovations are now finalists in the Shell LiveWIRE Top Ten Innovators Global Awards.

SCI Scholar, Ivalina Minova, presents her end of year report

Ivalina Minova

Ivalina Minova was awarded an SCI Scholarship in 2018. At the end of their first year, SCI Scholars present an end of year report to SCI. Read on to find out more about what Ivalina has done in her first year as an SCI Scholar.

Recreating the sensation of softness

Soft touch

Researchers from the University of California San Diego interested in the different factors that affect how humans perceive softness, have designed materials that replicate various levels of perceived softness.

Journal Highlights August 2019

Highlights
Here are some of the highlights from the most recent issues of our journals. 

Event review: SCI Postgraduate Scholars' Showcase

SCI Scholars showcase event: Zulfa Fathima (Daphne Jackson Fellow), Xin Yi Ong (Travel bursary winner) and Ivalina Minova (current SCI Scholar)

SCI’s Early Careers Committee (ECC) held the first Postgraduate Scholars’ Showcase event at SCI HQ, London, on 3 July.

Business Secretary holds Brexit roundtable with businesses

Brexit

Business Secretary, Andrea Leadsom held her first Brexit roundtable with a range of businesses supporting employers to prepare for leaving the EU on 31 October 2019.

Proteins identified that could restore damaged cells in the ear

Inner_ear

By using genetic tools in mice, researchers from John Hopkins have identified a pair of proteins that accurately control when hair cells (sound-detecting cells) form in the inner ear – a discovery that could help identify future therapies in restoring hearing in people with irreversible deafness.

Apply now - SCI Travel Bursaries 2020 Open for Application

Solar Glider

Are you a PhD student? Are you planning to travel to a conference or site visit in 2020 and are in need of funds? Then look no further than the SCI Travel Bursary scheme!

Applications for 2020 Ramsay Memorial Fellowship now open

Sir William Ramsay

The Ramsay Memorial Fellowship Trust is now open for applications to support postdoctoral chemists in their research.

Nominations now open: 7th Polymer International – IUPAC Award

Polymer International IUPAC Award

Nominations are now open for the 7th Polymer International – IUPAC Award for Creativity in Applied Polymer Science or Polymer Technology.

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