MIBio 2023, Cambridge, 18th October 2023

The 11th MIBio conference will take place at Howard Theatre, Downing College, Cambridge, on 18th October 2023. MIBio engages 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. Abstracts for poster presentations at MIBio 2023 are now being invited. 

For more information on the conference please visit

SCI Formulation Forum 4th Annual Event: Challenges and opportunities in formulating a sustainable future

24th – 25th January 2023

The 4th Annual SCI Formulation Forum will be held at SCI, London from Tuesday 24th January to Wednesday 25th January 2023.

There are still places left for posters. Abstracts should be sent by email to conferences@soci.org with the subject “Formulation Forum – poster abstract”. 

Event details are available here.

The 2022 McBain Medal Meeting

9th December 2022, SCI, London, UK

The 2022 McBain Medal meeting, Stimuli-Responsive Soft Matter and Interfaces, will feature invited lectures and will be concluded with the 2022 McBain Medal Lecture by

Professor Rachel Evans of the University of Cambridge, the 2022 recipient of the prestigious McBain Medal. More details can be found here. Early bird registration ends on 28th October 2022.

MIBio2022: Stability of Biopharmaceuticals, From molecular interactions to successful products

Downing College Cambridge, 19th October 2022

Following a 2-year break due to the pandemic, the 10th meeting of the MIBio conference series will return as an in-person conference to be held at Downing College, Cambridge (UK) on 19th October 2022. The MIBio conference series engages leading experts from industry and academia to discuss how the latest molecular interaction-based discoveries can be exploited in biopharmaceutical formulation to produce more effective, patient-friendly, and safer therapeutic products. 

For more information on the conference please visit www.constableandsmith.com/events/mibio-2022

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 attracted 95 delegates from industry and academia creating a stimulating event fostering new collaborations and discoveries that will help steer the development of the next generation formulation technologies. 

For more information please visit the conference website here: www.mibio-conference.com

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.

2nd Annual Early Career Colloid Meeting

16-17th September 2019, Loughborough University

The ECCo meeting 2019 aimed 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 aimed to join newly appointed (within 10 years of first appointment) academics and industrialists, research fellows and postdocs and 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.

Industrial and interdisciplinary applications of suspensions

Graham Lecture and Symposium 2019, SCI, Belgrave Square, London, UK

Tuesday 9th July 2019

Organised by SCI’s Colloid & Surface Chemistry Group and RSC’s Colloid & Interface Science Group

This meeting showcased recent advances in suspension science, with a particular emphasis on proven and potential applications to industry and other disciplines such as geology.  The programme was concluded with the 2019 Graham Lecture by Professor Wilson Poon (Edinburgh University), who, together with a set of outstanding industrial and academic speakers, will address real-world applications based on excellent science. 

The Graham Lecture is awarded, biennially, to a scientist in the UK who in the prime of their research career who has established an international reputation in colloid science by their distinguished contributions to the field.

The full program of this event can be found at this link.

A flyer for the event can be found at this link.

Rideal Lecture 2019 – Perspectives on Polymer Colloids Research

Friday 12 April 2019, SCI, London, UK

The Sir Eric Rideal Lecture honours an individual who has made a sustained and distinguished contribution to colloid and interface science in the UK and a one-day scientific meeting is organised around the winner. This year’s awardee is Professor Peter Lovell from the University of Manchester. This year’s one-day symposium featured six invited lectures by his colleagues and collaborators to talk on both their more recent research related to polymer colloids and the newest challenges in the field. The meeting concluded with Professor Lovell’s Rideal award lecture.

This meeting brought together chemists, chemical engineers and physicists interested in the fundamentals of polymer colloids research, as well those interested in the preparation, analysis and application of these materials. One of the aims of the meeting was to allow young researchers and students a unique platform to get first-hand information from world-renowned scientists on topics of prime importance in colloid science.

The flyer for this event can be down loaded from this link.


You can become a member by joining one of the two groups:

SCI Colloid & Surface Chemistry Group (CSCG).  http://www.soci.org/Membership-and-Networks/Technical-Groups/Colloid-and-Surface-Chemistry-Group

RSC Colloid & Interface Science Group (CISG). http://www.rsc.org/membership/networking/InterestGroups/colloidscience/

The former is open to SCI members only. The latter is open both to RSC members and associates AND to scientists and engineers who belong, either, to a chartered professional or learned body from outside the chemical sciences, or to another chemical society with whom the RSC has entered into an international partnership agreement approved by RSC Council. Non-RSC members of CISG pay RSC a small annual fee to cover administration and postage.

For information on how to become a member of the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) or Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) please see the links below:

http://www.soci.org/Membership-and-Networks http://www.rsc.org/Membership/join/admission/index.asp 

Non-members of RSC wishing to join CISG should contact the RSC Membership Dept. (contact details at http://www.rsc.org/Membership/join/admission/Contacts.asp), asking to join the Colloid & Interface Science Interest Group, only, and mentioning their own affiliation.  The membership administration fee is £10 currently. In case of difficulty please contact a member of the Joint Committee.

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