Colloid science is a very broad and dynamic topic, spanning a wide range of areas within soft matter, from classical dispersions and surfactants, to biological interfaces and biocolloids, nanoparticles for drug delivery, formulation science, self-assembled systems, ‘smart’ materials and active matter. We are keen to hear from anyone with an interest in colloid science: chemists, engineers, physicists, biologists, pharmacists, food scientists - and we welcome you to our meetings!
This committee has a long history. The CSCG (SCI) was founded in 1958 by Sir Eric Rideal to support the growing importance of colloids and surface chemistry in industry. In 1971, Ron Ottewill, Geoff Parfitt and Dennis Haydon created the CISG within the Faraday Society, in response to the increasing number of colloid centres within academia. In 2002 the two groups joined to form the "Joint Colloids Group" (JCG) and provide a coherent focus for the UK colloid and interface science community, both in academia and industry.
The Joint Colloids Group runs various scientific events, from one-day meetings to a triennial multi-day international conference (UK Colloids, since 2011). We also support bursaries for attendance at UK and worldwide meetings through the Rideal Trust. We administer three awards: the McBain Medal, the Thomas Graham Lecture and the Rideal Lecture, which recognise researchers through the different stages of their career (further detail can be found on this website).
Your support, input and suggestions are highly appreciated, whether as a speaker, delegate or sponsor, an established scientist, a PhD student or an early career researcher. If you are interested in becoming involved, please do contact us. We look forward to meeting you at our events.
Jeroen van Duijneveldt, Chair of the Joint Colloids Group
2nd Annual Early Career Colloid Meeting, 16-17th September 2019, Loughborough University
The ECCo meeting 2019 aims to bring together early career colloid scientists from industry and academia and provide a forum for discussion networking and facilitate knowledge exchange. This 2 day meeting in Loughborough aims to join newly appointed (within 10 years of first appointment) academics and industrialists, research fellows and postdocs and will include plenary and contributed talks, a poster session and panel discussions (e g providing advice on how to ‘bridge the gap’ between academia and industry).
For a flyer for this event please visit this link.
To register for this event please visit this link.
9th Annual MIBio Conference
MIBio 2019: Stability of Biopharmaceuticals – From molecular interactions to successful products
13th November 2019, Downing college, Cambridge
The MIBio conference series engages world leading experts from industry and academia in a discussion on how the latest molecular interaction based discoveries can be exploited in biopharmaceutical formulation to produce more effective, patient-friendly and safer therapeutic products.
The biopharmaceutical product development landscape is rapidly changing. There are an increasing number of novel product modalities, including multi-specific antibodies, RNA based products, fusion proteins or various types of gene and cell therapies. Each of those products poses specific and different challenges that need to be addressed in the development process. In addition, stronger focus on patient-centric product strategies, increasingly more complex regulatory requirements and patent coverage further contributes to the challenge of developing robust drug products. MIBio 2019 will focus on discussing these challenges as well as strategies to overcome them, particularly focusing on protein-protein interactions, formulation, drug product development and competitive product profiles.
We expect more than 100 delegates from industry and academia to create a stimulating event fostering new collaborations and discoveries that will help steer the development of the next generation formulation technologies. We will be inviting abstracts for poster submissions and welcome applications for sponsor and exhibitor slots for the day.
For more information and registration please visit the conference website here: www.mibio-conference.com
To sponsor or exhibit at the conference please visit this link.
Okinawa Colloids 2019
3-8 November 2019, Okinawa, Japan
The joint RSC/SCI colloids committee is delighted to partner with The Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry (DCSC) of The Chemical Society of Japan as part of the OKINAWA COLLOIDS 2019 international conference. The OKINAWA COLLOIDS 2019 conference is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the divisional meeting of the DCSC and will provide one of the finest opportunities for researchers worldwide to discuss the latest developments across the multidisciplinary fields of colloid and interface sciences, while also enjoying the tropical atmosphere of Japan's southern island.
For this conference, Members of the RSC/SCI joint committee will receive an additional discount on conference fees upon providing details of their membership when registering for the conference. Details of the conference are as below:
Venue: Bankoku Shinryokan, Nago, Okinawa, Japan
Dates: 3 to 8 November 2019
The deadline for oral abstract submission for Okinawa Colloids 2019 has been extended to 17 June 2019. You still have time to submit your abstract, if you have not submitted yet! You can make your submission via the official website, http://www.okinawacolloids.jp/submission-registration/abstract-submission/.
The application deadline for the student and postdoc support has also been extended to 10 July 2019. http://www.okinawacolloids.jp/submission-registration/support/
We look forward to receiving your abstract and welcoming you in Okinawa.
Earlybird registration deadline: 9 Aug. 2019
New News Letter!
Please find the new Joint Colloids group news letter at this link.
Sir Eric Rideal Travel Bursaries
The Sir Eric Rideal Travel Bursaries are a joint bursary between the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Society of Chemical Industry. It provides funds for attendance at a conference in the field of colloid and surface science.
Sir Eric Rideal (1890–1974) was the founding Chair of the RSC Colloid and Interface Science Group.
The Rideal Trust annually offers financial assistance to promising academic research workers in the general field of colloid and surface science to attend conferences and/or to visit relevant research institutions.
Awards of up to £500 will be made on a competitive basis to assist with travel and/or subsistence and/or conference registration fees.
There are two closing dates for applications each year:
- 15 April (for travel planned between 1 June and 31 December)
- 15 October (for travel planned between 1 December and 30 June).
Please see the Rideal Bursary page on the SCI’s website for specifics.
Follow the Joint Colloids Group on Twitter
The Joint Colloids group has established a Twitter handle. Follow us on @ColloidsGroup to keep up-to-date with news and events for the UK colloids and surface science community.