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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 between 1 July and 31 December 2020 and are in need of funds? Then look no further than the SCI Travel Bursary scheme!

The insect snack that could help improve your gut health

Healthy insect snacks

In the last part of our series on insects for food, we look at insects as an alternative healthy snack.

Where Science Mince Business (Ho! Ho! Ho!)

Mince pies

Taking on the task of eating and rigorously assessing mince pies from nine supermarkets, SCI’s Business Development team reveals the winner of its Mince Pie Challenge.

European funding supports the wormburger


Continuing our short series on insect-based alternative foods, we look at the proliferation of insect burgers.

Sir Gregory Winter FRS - Free Public Evening Lecture

Transparent pill

During this Public Evening Lecture Sir Gregory will discuss "The antibody revolution, its origin, propagation and impact on the pharmaceutical industry".

Crickets give bread a nutritional hit

Cricket insect on leaf

Launching a world first, Finland’s Fazer uses house crickets to enrich its bread.

Public Evening Lecture: Engineering the Future of Civilisation


Engineering shapes the world around us - from nanotechnology and the Internet of Things to solar farms, self-driving cars and skyscrapers.

Reactor design is set to reduce the cost of chemical processing

Chemical Engineer

As the chemical sector continues to grow its green credentials, there is a resurgence of interest in reactor design as a way to cut costs and improve safety and efficiency.

Richardson Travel Bursary recipient, Quanyue Zhang, reports from Chile

Quanyue Zhang

Quanyue Zhang was awarded a Richardson Travel Bursary to attend a research trip to meet Professor Raúl Conejeros at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso in Chile. Here he tells us about the opportunity to collaborate with Prof Conejeros and Dr Scott, who share the same research interests, and exchange ideas on research projects as well as attending the Metabolic Modelling and Simulation Workshop.