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.

February Networks Newsletter

  • RSci simplified application extended
  • Can you help us engage with chemists in industry?
  • New Journal Material Horizons launched
  • Issue 1 of Biomaterials Science and Journals of Materials Chemistry A, B & C
  • RSC Bill Bryson Prize 2013
  • Save the date - General Assembly 2013
  • Chemistry Week 2013
  • RSC Events
Dear Member,
Welcome to the February 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.
Registered Scientist (RSci) – Simplified application extended
The RSC has been offering a simplified route to becoming a Registered Scientist (RSci). The closing date for applications via this route was 31 December 2012. However, due to popular demand the closing date has been extended until 28 February 2013.
The Registered Scientist (RSci) designation offers professional recognition and a framework for your future career development.
If you are an Associate Member or Member of the RSC you may be eligible to apply via the simplified route if:
  • you have two or more years’ experience in a technical role within the chemical sciences
  • your application is supported by an RSC member
If you do not meet these criteria you may still be eligible to apply for Registered Scientist (RSci) or Registered Science Technician (RSciTech).
Contact us now at for further information.

Are you working in industry? Can you help us engage with the chemical scientists in your organisation?
The membership recruitment team is always looking for new opportunities to engage with members and potential members in industry, so if you could help us to do this at your place of work, it would be great to hear from you!
Membership recruitment team visits are a great way of bringing current members up to date with our recent activities and initiatives and introducing non-members to the RSC; they can include everything from a formal talk to interested colleagues, to simply having a membership stand in a communal area.
The visits also provide an opportunity for members to give valuable feedback to a member of the team, and make sure that they are getting the most out of their membership.
If you would be interested in working with the team to organise something at you place of work, please contact Katie Dryden-Holt MRSC, RSC Recruitment Executive.

Tel +44 (0) 1223 432286
New journal: Materials Horizons 
RSC Publishing is delighted to announce the launch of a new journal, Materials Horizons.

Materials Horizons will feature first reports of exceptional significance at the cutting-edge interface of materials science with chemistry, physics, biology and engineering.  
Submissions open on 2nd April 2013 and the first issue will be published in late 2013.
Find out more: sign up for the Materials Horizons newsletter

RSC Publishing have also completed Issue 1 of Biomaterials Science and the Journal of Materials Chemistry A, B & C.

Biomaterials Science is an international, high impact journal bringing together the molecular and mesoscopic interactions of biomaterials and their potential applications.
And the Journal of Materials Chemistry covers:
Journal of Materials Chemistry A - Materials for energy and sustainability
Journal of Materials Chemistry B - Materials for biology and medicine
Journal of Materials Chemistry C - Materials for optical and electronic devices  

RSC Bill Bryson Prize 2013 – there’s still time!
Do you know a child with a knack for science communication? There’s still time to encourage them to enter the RSC Bill Bryson Prize, an engaging and popular competition designed to recognise clear science communication in schools and colleges. The competition is open to students aged 5-18 with entries accepted in any format - recent entries have included videos, podcasts, posters, even cartoons and poems.
The 2013 competition theme is How does science keeps us healthy?  Entry opens later this month, deadline 31st March 2013. Find out more at

Save the date
In 2013, the RSC General Assembly will take place 8-9 November in Brighton. Representatives from member groups will be sent invitations closer to the time.
Chemistry Week 2013
Will be taking place between 16-23 November 2013.  The overall theme this year is ‘Health’ covering topics such as Ageing, Hygiene, Lifestyle, Nutrition and Future Health.  Further information will appear in due course in the Networks Newsletters, on the RSC website and on MyRSC.  For more information contact Pauline Meakins, Thomas Graham House  on email or call 01223 432266.
Networks Blog
Keep up to date with the Networks blog to find out what our members are doing (
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.

RSC India Roadshow

5, 7 & 11 February 2013
IACS Kolkata, IISc Bangalore & NCL Pune, India
Only a few spaces left for Bangalore!

2nd UK-India MedChem Congress

22-23 March 2013
CSIR - Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad, India
Poster abstract deadline: 28 February 2013

Fabrication, Structure and Reactivity of Anchored Nanoparticles: Faraday Discussion 162
10-12 April 2013
Seminaris CampusHotel, Berlin, Germany

Poster abstract and early bird deadline: 15 February 2013

Photo-inititated Quantum Molecular Dynamics: Faraday Discussion 163

15-17 April 2013
University of Nottingham, UK
Poster abstract and early bird deadline: 18 February 2013

Challenges in Organic Materials & Supramolecular Chemistry (ISACS10)
18-21 June 2013
Kyoto, Japan
Oral abstract  submission
deadline: 4 March 2013

Analytical Research Forum 2013 (ARF13)

8-10 July 2013
GlaxoSmithKline & the University of Hertfordshire, UK
Oral abstract  submission
deadline: 15 February 2013
23rd International Symposium: Synthesis in Organic Chemistry
22-25 July 2013
University of Oxford, UK
Poster abstract and early bird
deadline: 11March 2013

Advancing the Chemistry of the Actinides: Dalton Discussion 14

16-18 September 2013
University of Edinburgh, UK
Oral abstract submission deadline: 15 February 2013
Posted by Holly Salisbury on Feb 5, 2013 11:45 AM Europe/London

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