Chemistry is helping to improve and maintain accessible human health in a changing world.
Get involved in the RSC video competition for young researchers to innovate science communication
31 January 2012
MedChemComm has published a themed issue on epigenetic medicinal chemistry, guest edited by Rasmus Prętorius Clausen and Mark Bunnage.
09 March 2012
The Government's Strategy for UK Life Sciences.
17 June 2012
Scientists have discovered that the amino acid phenylalanine can form the toxic amyloid fibrils that are a hallmark of diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's
Human Health Policy Activities
11 April 2013
An RSC position paper describing the changes that have taken place in the drug discovery sector and the challenges this presents
A list of RSC policy documents and reports relevant to the Human Health roadmap area
Conferences & Events
30 April 2013, Chemistry Centre, Burlington House, London
16 - 18 September 2013, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Divisions in Focus
The CBID is open to all members of the RSC as a society-wide grouping representing the interests of the chemistry-biology interface
Embraces subjects ranging from bio-organic/natural products through organometallics to aspects of organic polymers, natural or man-made.
BMCS aims to further the interests of all members of the RSC, both industrial and academic, involved in the pursuit and understanding of biologically active molecules
Log in or register to view this group which is the focal point for members who have an academic or industrial interest in the chemical aspects of biotechnology [External Link]
Log in or register to view this group. The group acts to promote Bio-Organic chemistry principally by organising meetings [External Link]
Log in or register for communication about the Carbohydrate Group and its activities. [External Link]
Log on or register to view this group. Their mission is to maintain the logical progression of molecular science from chemistry into other sciences [External Link]
Professor Akira Suzuki, Hokkaido University, Japan and Professor Ei-ichi Negishi, Purdue University, US were both recognised for their contribution to synthetic chemistry
Watch on demand. Phil Souter discusses the challenges faced in making potential water sources drinkable using chemical technology.
Recent headlines suggest salt is bad for us but are we eating too much?
Prizes and Awards
Outstanding achievement award for research at the chemistry and life science interface.
For outstanding accomplishments in the prevention, control and cure of cancers using chemotherapy, including gene and immunotherapy
To recognise and promote the importance of inter- and multi-disciplinary research between chemistry and the life sciences
For studies of the chemistry of natural products. Associated lecture to be known as the Simonsen Lecture. Sponsored by AstraZeneca
The focus of this new book is for medicinal chemists on the chemical agents that have been used, or might be required in the future, and the methods of synthesis for inserting the reporter groups. A key reference for academics, postgraduates, researchers, industrialists and professionals working in or joining this field.