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Group News

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.

Organic-inorganic material could open quantum doors

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An Assistant Professor at the Technical Unitversity of Denmark (DTU) has described his team’s recent synthesis of an organic-inorganic hybrid material as ‘the door to a new world of more advanced 2D materials opening up’.

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.

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.

25th Annual SCI-CSCST Conference: A celebration of 25 years of scientific excellence - Event Preview

25th Annual SCI-CSCST Conference: A celebration of 25 years of scientific excellence Thursday 6 - Friday 7 September 2018

The 25th annual SCI-CSCST (Chinese Society of Chemical Science and Technology) conference will celebrate the successes and achievements of the group’s work, in collaboration with SCI, while continuing to review the latest developments in the field.

News from SCI America: Perkin Medal awarded to Barbara Haviland Minor

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SCI America is pleased to announce that the prestigious SCI Perkin Medal will be awarded to Barbara Haviland Minor, The Chemours Company. This annual award is recognised as the highest honour given for outstanding work in applied chemistry in the United States.