SCItalks: A thought provoking and stimulating lineup of talks for the final quarter of 2020

07 September 2020

Human health, climate change, crop protection, and air quality are just some of the many challenges that the world is facing. If you are interested in finding out how chemistry is impacting on these pressing issues, and more, then the new SCItalks series is for you..

SCItalks is a platform for anyone who is interested to hear from some of the chemistry sector’s most prominent and influential people, and put questions to them, too. SCItalks has an exciting line-up of speakers who will share their perspectives on issues ranging from treatments for dementia through to how the chemical industry can thrive in the emerging landscape.

‘Chemistry is ubiquitous and underpinning, but there is still a mystique and concern about the impact of many chemicals on health and the environment. SCItalks will address both aspects by organising talks on key strategic areas of chemistry given by speakers renowned for their enthusiasm and accessibility,’ said David Bott, SCI’s Head of Innovation.

Moving into the final quarter of 2020, SCItalks kicks off with an optimistic look at the future for the treatment of dementia. Dr. Ruth McKernan CBE, Venture Partner with SV Health Investor, will be sharing the drug discovery developments that could bring long awaited new treatments to this modifiable brain disorder. Dr. McKernan’s talk, The Quest For Effective Dementia Treatments, will also explain how government, charities and pharmaceutical companies are stepping up to bring about a range of new therapeutics for a disease that has, until now, not seen any new medicines in the last 30 years.

This free online webinar will take place on 30 September 2020 16:00-17:00 (BST). For more information and to register click here.

While the world has been dealing with the ongoing pandemic, antimicrobial resistant pathogens remain a critical global health issue. In a talk entitled: Combating Antimicrobial-resistant Bacteria using Predatory Bdellovibrio, Professor Liz Sockett FRS, bacteriologist at Nottingham University, will discuss research involving the use of living predatory bacteria that naturally invade and kill Gram-negative pathogens in humans, animals and plants, applying them as therapeutics.

This free webinar will take place on 25 November 2020 16:00-17:00 (BST). For more information and to register click here.

SCItalks is building an exciting programme of talks through to the end of 2020, so please visit the SCI event page to keep up to date and register for upcoming events.

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About SCI: where science meets business

SCI is a unique global multidisciplinary network connecting scientists, business people, students and other key players involved in science-based innovation. SCI promotes innovation via its international network to advance the commercial application of science into industry for the benefit of society.

SCI works across crucial sectors as diverse as food and bio-renewables, water, environment, energy, materials and manufacturing, and health and wellbeing.

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