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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!

Messel Travel Bursary recipient, Fabian Talbot, reports from Germany

Fabien Talbot, SCI Scholar

Fabien Talbot was awarded a Messel Travel Bursary to attend the 20th IUPAC International Symposium on Organometallic Chemistry Directed Towards Organic Synthesis in Heidelberg, Germany. Here he tells us about his poster presentation, how he was able to discover new research groups and the importance of networking for future career opportunities.

Messel Travel Bursary recipient, Shen Qu, reports from Vienna

Shen Qu

Shen Qu was awarded a Messel Travel Bursary to attend the 21st European Symposium on Organic Chemistry in Vienna. Here he tells us how attending the symposium has helped to enhance his communication, presentation and networking skills and provided invaluable experiences which will help his future career.

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.

Messel Travel Bursary recipient, Raymond Chung, reports from California

Raymond Chung

Raymond Chung was awarded a Messel Travel Bursary to attend the 258th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition in San Diego, California. Here he tells us about the oral presentation that he gave and how the experience boosted his confidence, the various talks that he attended which gave him a broader perspective on other areas of organic chemistry and how he enjoyed the experience of travelling.

European funding supports the wormburger


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

The life sciences sector in the UK

Life sciences UK

The drive to deliver the Life Science Sector Deal 2 brought together key stakeholders and researchers at the Westminster Health Forum conference held on the 6th December in London.

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.