Biomaterials Chemistry Group


The Biomaterials Group is one of the RSC's many Interest Groups. The Interest Groups are member driven groups which exist to benefit RSC members, and the wider chemical science community, in line with the RSC's strategy and charter.

The evolution of biomaterials has brought chemists working in close collaboration with engineers, biologists, materials scientists and clinicians. In order for this area to progress rapidly it is crucial that these diverse specialists understand the requirements of each other and work together efficiently. Also, as the field develops, molecular aspects are becoming more important and it is here that the chemistry of biomaterials is increasing in importance. 

Aims

  • To create a forum for chemists interest in biomaterials to make contact with each other and with other disciplines including clinicians, bioscientists, engineers and industrialists 
  • To provide an opportunity for members of the Subject Group to increase their knowledge and to enhance their professional capacity by holding meetings 
  • To encourage networking, the exchange of information and the dissemination of results amongst members of the Subject Group and other relevant RSC and non-RSC groups 
  • To assist in the public understanding of the social, educational and economical importance of biomaterials and the development of medical devices 
  • To identify academics, corporate leaders and other individuals who are willing to participate in the work of the Group 
  • To provide a focus for information and a perspective on biomaterials to assist in RSC science policy formulation in this area   

Get Involved

We are always looking for new members who are keen to get involved and to help organise our activities. If you would like to find out more please contact the Secretary.

Travel Grants


The Biomaterials Chemistry Group offer travel grants to PhD students who are members of the Group. The grants provide support to contribute toward attendance at conferences, workshops or summer schools. Students may apply to receive up to £300 to attend a specific conference, workshop or summer school.

Application Process

  • Download and complete the application form.
  • Applications may be submitted at any time but should be submitted at least three months before the event.
  • We strongly recommend that you submit your application early.  
  • Only members of the Royal Society of Chemistry Biomaterials Chemistry Group can apply for these grants. 

Applications will be assessed at three points within the year in February, June and December.


Event Support Grants


Members of the Biomaterials Chemistry Group can apply for financial support to contribute towards the organisation of relevant conferences, workshops or summer schools.

Applications

  • Applications for bursaries of up to £1000 will be considered.
  • Applications may be submitted at any time but should be submitted at least six months before the event.
  • We strongly recommend that you submit your application early.
  • These grants are only available to members of the Royal Society of Chemistry Biomaterials Chemistry Group.  

Join this Interest Group


If you are a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and would like to join an Interest Group, please contact Membership Department using the email link below with:

  • your name
  • your membership number
  • state the name of the group you wish to join    

Downloadable Files

Travel Grant Application Form
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Event Support Grant Application Form
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Biomaterials Chemistry Annual Report 2016
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Contact and Further Information

Prof Chris Sammon CChem FRSC
Secretary
Sheffield Hallam University





Membership Department
Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 432 141