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.

October Networks Newsletter

  • New Journal – ‘Biomaterials Science’
  • Becoming a Registered Scientist
  • Deadline -  January Chemistry World Inserts
  • RSC Photography Guidelines
  • RSC Mixer Meetings
  • Networks Blog
  • RSC Events
Dear Member,
Welcome to the October 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.
New Journal – ‘Biomaterials Science’
The new journal from RSC Publishing which brings together the molecular and mesoscopic interactions of biomaterials and their potential applications, has published its first Advanced Articles. Take a look on the website to see the first papers!
We’re delighted to announce that the first articles for our new journal Biomaterials Science have been published online. Editor-in-Chief and director of WPI-iCeMS, Professor Norio Nakatsuji, explains the mesoscale domain and its importance to biomaterials science in his Editorial. All articles are free to access until the end of 2014. Other topics include enzyme-responsive materials, inactivation of bacteria using silver-titania nanoparticles, and polymeric vectors for in vitro gene delivery. Take a look at the journals website to find out more.
Becoming a Registered Scientist
Technical scientists play an invaluable role in both laboratories and wider industry.
Ensuring their knowledge, experience and professionalism is properly recognized within the scientific community, the RSC is awarding a new designation for skilled chemical scientists working in technical roles - Registered Scientist (RSci).
If you are an Associate Member of the RSC you may be eligible to apply without having to provide further evidence if:
  • you have two or more years experience in a technical role within the chemical sciences
  • your application is supported by an RSC member.
Contact us now ( for further information and to apply for Registered Scientist (RSci).
Please note that this simplified route to Registered Scientist (RSci) will only be available until 31 December 2012.
Deadline - January inserts for Chemistry World

If you wish to add an insert to the January edition of Chemistry World, please note that the deadline to send print-ready Word documents is 30 November. Up to 3 inserts can be included; they are single or double sided, black and white and printed on A4 paper. Please send your inserts to by 30 November at the latest.

Photography Guidelines
Here at the RSC we actively encourage our members to take photos at their events to highlight the fantastic activities going on both in the UK and internationally.  In most cases these pictures will be used by the RSC to accompany reports in RSC News, on the website or at events (like the General Assembly) to promote member run activities.
It is worth remembering that correct permissions are required if we are using photography to promote the RSC.  Where under 18s are concerned, we do need written permission. Most schools will have their own model release forms or procedure in place to gain consent, but the RSC must have evidence of that consent.  For this reason the RSC has its own permissions form that is available on request.
We love receiving your photos of events and activities – we’re always looking for great photo stories for RSC News – and following the photography guidance means we’ll have more opportunities to use them.
For more information about the RSC guide to photography, the photography policy or a copy of the model release form please email

RSC Reading Mixer Meeting
The last RSC Careers hub took place in Reading on the 2nd October followed by a Mixer Meeting in the evening.  The event was a great success sparking new interest in the RSC Thames Valley Local Section Committee.  If any Local Sections are interested in organising Mixer Meetings in their local area see the Mixer Meeting resource pack to find out how.
Networks Blog

Keep up to date with the Networks blog to find out what our members are doing (
Take a look at the latest post about RSC events in the Mid-Wales Local Section and the trip to the Dolaucothi Gold Mines.
If you have any events that you would like to see on the blog send information and pictures to

Major deadlines coming up – check out the individual websites for more details and all the key dates.
Careers Events
Event: Bath Careers Hub and mixer meeting
Date: 16th October
Venue: the MacDonald Bath Spa Hotel in Bath (
RSC Events
 4th Dalton Transactions International Symposium - Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis 
5 & 7 November 2012
IMRE, Singapore & Fudan University, China
Event date approaching!

Brazilian ChemComm Symposium - Chemistry and Sustainable Energy
5 & 8 November 2012
Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Event date approaching!

Chemistry World Webinar: Due Diligence in Licensing Pharmaceuticals
6 November 2012 (13:00-14:00)
 Event date approaching!
Materials Chemistry Division Schools Lecture: Your Solar-Powered Future
20 November 2012 (18:00 – 20:00)
The Chemistry Centre, London, UK
Registration deadline: 13 November 2012

PACN Congress on Agricultural Productivity, Water and Waste
26-27 November 2012

United Nations Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Abstract deadline: 19 October 2012
Registration deadline: 15 November 2012
Point-of-Care Diagnostics
4 December 2012, The Chemistry Centre, London, UK
Abstract and application deadline: 31 October 2012
Electroanalysis at the Nanoscale: Faraday Discussion 164
1-3 July 2013
Durham University, UK
Oral abstract deadline:
26 October 2012
Tropospheric Aerosol – Formation, Transformation, Fate and Impacts: Faraday Discussion 165
22-24 July 2013
University of Leeds, UK
Oral abstract deadline:
19 October 2012
 11th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC11) 
8-11 July 2013
University of Warwick, UK
Oral abstract deadline:
9 November 2012
Posted by Sarah Hobbs on Oct 17, 2012 2:39 PM Europe/London

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