These monthly newsletters aim to keep all member networks updated with news describing how to get involved, as well as information of relevant events, services and new initiatives from the RSC Networks team. If you require further information about any of the items in the newsletter, or have any comments or ideas for content please contact the Networks team.

Committee members and representatives are encouraged to disseminate this information, as appropriate, to colleagues and other members. E-alert request forms can be downloaded from the Useful Forms and Documents page. Up to date lists of members can be obtained by emailing the Networks Team.

July Networks Newsletter

  • Toxicology Research publishes first issue
  • Winner of the 2012 Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship
  • Regional Steering Group Updates
  • RSC Christmas Cards
  • Networks Blog
  • RSC Events
Dear Member,
Welcome to the July edition of the Networks Newsletter.  These monthly newsletters aim to keep all member networks updated with news describing how to get involved, as well as information of relevant events, services and new initiatives from the RSC Networks Team.
Toxicology Research publishes first issue
The first issue of new RSC journal Toxicology Research is now available online. Showcasing the latest toxicology research, issue 1 includes reviews by Lawrence Lash on mitochondrial glutathione in toxicology and disease of the kidneys and by Catherine Priestley and colleagues at AstraZeneca in the UK, focusing on the emerging field of epigenetics and its relevance to drug safety.

Toxicology Research is a multidisciplinary journal covering both the fundamental and applied physiological aspects of toxicology, published in partnership with the British Toxicology Society and the Chinese Society of Toxicology. Articles published in 2012 and 2013 are free to access online to all individuals who have signed up for an RSC Publishing Personal Account, and to all existing RSC customers with an IP address registered.
Xiangfeng Duan wins the 2012 Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship
The lectureship was set-up in 2009 to recognise an early-career researcher in the field of materials chemistry. Please find more information on the Journal of Materials Chemistry blog.
Regional Steering Groups
This month has seen the first two Regional Steering Group meetings in the Eastern and North West Regions. The groups provide a forum for discussion between all RSC Networks and RSC staff. The inaugural Eastern Region meeting was held on 10 July in Thomas Graham House and was well attended by 7 members representing Local Sections, Interest Groups, Academic, Industrial and Younger Member Representatives along with the Regional Coordinator (Education). There was animated discussion about the activities of the represented networks and how they could better collaborate, as well as comparing local venues. The North West Region meeting was held on 11 July in Manchester and the members focussed their discussions on education and collaboration.
The aim of these meetings is to promote collaboration and discussion between members One suggestion which came up was for the production of literature aimed at recruiting new Volunteer Visitors. This suggestion has now been passed on to RSC staff who hope to have the finished product in time for the General Assembly in November. Dates have now been set for almost all of the other steering group meetings and the first Member Networks Committee (consisting of the 10 steering group Chairs) will be held at the General Assembly.

RSC Christmas Cards
If you wish to order RSC Christmas cards to send out to selected members of your section, please send an email request to by 28 September. Please include the selection criteria of the members (e.g. over 70 or retired) and we will arrange to dispatch the cards and address labels to you at the end of October.
Networks Blog
Visit the Networks Blog to find out about and see pictures from events that RSC Networks are running!

Major deadlines coming up – check out the individual websites for more details and all the key dates.

4th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress
26 - 30 August 2012
Prague, Czech Republic
Late registration deadline:
15 August 2012

Challenges in Nanoscience (ISACS9)
31 August - 3 September 2012
Xiamen, China
Final registration deadline:
3 August 2012

Ion Specific Hofmeister Effects: Faraday Discussion 160
3  - 5 September 2012
Queen’s College, Oxford, UK
Final registration deadline:
3 August 2012
ICPOC21: 21st IUPAC International Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry
9 - 13 September 2012
Durham University, UK
Final registration deadline:
10 August 2012
UK-India Symposium on Molecular Materials Chemistry
10-11 September 2012
The Chemistry Centre, London, UK
13 September 2012
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Poster abstract deadline:
17 August 2012
Directing Biosynthesis III (DBIII)
19 - 21 September 2012
University of Nottingham, UK
Final registration deadline:
22 August 2012
Fabrication, Structure and Reactivity of Anchored Nanoparticles: Faraday Discussion 162
10 - 12 April 2013
Seminaris CampusHotel, Berlin, Germany

Oral abstract deadline:
27 July 2012
Photo-initiated Quantum Molecular Dynamics: Faraday Discussion 163
15 - 17 April 2013 
University of Nottingham, UK
Oral abstract deadline:
3 August 2012
Posted by Sarah Hobbs on Jul 20, 2012 3:38 PM Europe/London

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