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.

September Networks Newsletter

  • Emerging Investigator Lectureships
  • Call for Higher Education Resources
  • 2012 NPR Lecture Award
  • Out now! Fat Chemistry: The Science behind Obesity
  • Bribery Training
  • Networks Blog
  • RSC Events
Dear Member,
Welcome to the September 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.
Emerging Investigator Lectureships
Nominations are now invited for the ChemComm and Chem Soc Rev Emerging Investigator Lectureships. For full details, please visit the ChemComm and Chem Soc Rev blogs.
Call for Higher Education Resources
The Royal Society of Chemistry is sourcing Higher Education resources from the chemistry teaching community. This is in collaboration with the Higher Education Academy as part of their Open Education Resources programme. If you or any of your contacts and colleagues have any suitable resources you are willing to share on our e-platform Learn Chemistry, please contact Rosalind Onions at

2012 NPR Lecture Award

The winner of the 2012 NPR Lecture Award, Professor Dean Tantillo from the University of California, Davis (USA) gave his lecture ‘Dynamics of terpene-forming carbocation rearrangements’ at ICPOC21: 21st IUPAC International Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry in Durham, UK,  on the 10th September to a packed audience.
The NPR Lecture Award is awarded to a researcher who has made a significant contribution to the field of natural products and who has also had some involvement with the journal. The winner of the 2013 NPR Lecture Award will be announced on the NPR blog at the start of next year.

Out now! Fat Chemistry: The Science behind Obesity
Currently the health of over half the adult population in the UK suffers because of fat. The UK is not alone: obesity is a global problem, but the populations of some countries are heavier than others. Based on an extensive review of scientific literature, this topical book is a presentation of the biochemical origins of obesity written in a way that is accessible to the non-specialist. Suitable for the general public, the principal focus of the book is to advance the public understanding and awareness of science through the high interest subject of obesity. However, many universities recommend public understanding of science texts to students as a means of broadening general knowledge and as a means to emphasise to students the importance of communicating their research to the public. This book will be key to developing this knowledge. Written in an accessible style, this book probes the chemistry of fat in our bodies, providing a unique insight into understanding obesity. For more details on this exciting new title, or to order your copy today, please visit the website

Bribery Training
We would like to inform all RSC members of the new training materials available relating to the Bribery Act 2010.
The Bribery Act 2010 imposes criminal liability on individuals and organisations in the event that employees, or other people acting on its behalf, pay or accept bribes in relation to the organisation's business anywhere in the world.
The RSC has a legal responsibility to ensure that everyone who represents the RSC is aware of the Act. We have compiled some training materials as guidance for RSC members and other members of the community involved in RSC activities.
The training materials are available online: If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us at

The Networks Blog

Keep up to date with the Networks blog to find out what our members are doing (  Also if you have any events that you would like to see on the blog send infromation and pictures to

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

RSC Organic Division Poster Symposium
Monday 3rd December 2012
The Chemistry Centre, Burlington House, London
Good news for Organic Chemistry PhD students… the UK’s foremost Organic Chemistry Poster Symposium will take place again this year! The symposium offers a chance for final year organic chemistry PhD students to showcase their research to their peers, leading academics and industrial chemists. The symposium is open to all branches of organic chemistry. There will be a first prize of £500, a £500 “selected by Industry Prize” and two runner-up prizes of £250. If you wish to submit your abstract, please view details on how to apply on our webpage
Closing date for abstract submissions is Wednesday 3rd October.
We would like to thank F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd. for their generous support of this event.

Developing Expertise in Practical Chemistry - for Newly and Recently Qualified Teachers
Dates and venues across the UK
Registration now closing!

RSC-ACS Joint Symposia at SCIX 2012 - Current Status of the Analytical Sciences: Focus on Human Health
1-2 October 2012
Kansas City, MO, USA
Event date approaching!

Electroanalysis at the Nanoscale: Faraday Discussion 164
1-3 July 2013
Durham University, UK
Oral abstract deadline:
12 October 2012
Tropospheric Aerosol – Formation, Transformation, Fate and Impacts: Faraday Discussion 165
22-24 July 2013
 University of Leeds, UK
Oral abstract deadline:
5 October 2012

Posted by Sarah Hobbs on Sep 19, 2012 10:42 AM Europe/London

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