Interface Focus – The artificial Cell

Royal Society Publishing has recently published a special issue of Interface Focus entitled The artificial cell: biology-inspired compartmentalization of chemical function, organised by Paul A Beales, Barbara Ciani and Stephen Mann.

The articles are FREE TO ACCESS at
http://rsfs.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/8/5
A print version is also available at the special price of £35.00. To order please contact
debbie.vaughan@royalsociety.org

EPF Prize

The European Polymer Federation is inviting nominations for the first EPF prize, awarded biannualy to recognize outstanding accomplishments and excellence in research in polymer science and significant contributions to the strengthening of the polymer community.

Nominations are open to scientists of all nations regardless of the geographical location in which the work was carried out.

The nominees do not have to be members of the EPF Member Societies.

Deadline for nominations: 1st October 2018

For more details and the nomination procedure please visit: www.epfwebsite.org

Ottewill International Travel Scholarship – 2018 Applications Open

The UK Polymer Colloids Forum (UKPCF) closed in 2015 and assigned its residual funds for use in awarding the new Ottewill International Travel Scholarship in honour of Professor Ronald Harry Ottewill OBE FRS (1927-2008).  The award (worth up to £1000) is designed to assist, each year, one outstanding UK-based graduate researcher (whose research relates to polymer colloids) in presenting their work at an international conference outside the UK.  The first award was made to Qian Sun from Cambridge University.  Qian is carrying out PhD research into aqueous core, metal-coated colloidosomes under the supervision of Dr. Alex Routh and will use the award to attend and present at the 91st ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium in New York in July 2017.

Applications are called for the second award of the scholarship.  The conditions of the award and an application form can be obtained from Craig Jones of Unilever (by email to craig.jones@unilever.com).  In short, applications for the 2018 award must be received by 15 October 2017 and all applicants will be informed of the outcome by 30 November 2017.  The adjudicating committee comprises Brian Vincent (Bristol University), Peter Lovell (Manchester University) and Craig Jones (Unilever).

Pete Lovell

on behalf of the Ottewill International Travel Scholarship Award Committee