|Description||Scrapbook containing material relating to conferences that Sidney Alan Barker attended, including copies of papers he gave at some of these events. Conferences include the First International Congress of Biochemistry, held in Cambridge in August 1949; a conference in Geneva on Atomic Energy in September 1958; the XIth Colloquium at Sint Jans Hospital, Bruges in May 1963 at which Barker presented a paper on Enzyme Induction; a Bee Research Association conference in July 1964; a lecture at the Stockport College of Further Education on Natural Macromolecules in 1964; an abstract for a paper on carbohydrate chemistry at the 149th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Detroit in April 1965; a paper on specific carbohydrates given at the 4th Interntaional Conference on Carbohydrate Chemistry; a Symposium on Enzyme Technology at Middlesex Polytechnic in December 1973; a paper on Gluten Toxicity in Coeliac Disease given at a Symposium held at the Institute of Child Health, Birmingham, in May 1976; a paper on the Stablization of enzymes to heat, pH and proteolytic attack given at the Joint Symposium of the Society of Chemical Industry and the Biochemical Society in London in June 1976; a Symposium on Advances in the Chromatographic Fractionation of Macromolecules held at the University of Birmingham by the Chemical Society Macromolecular Group in July 1976; a meeting of analysts from the APA and Chemical Society North West region in Preston in April 1977; and a Symposium on Microbiology, Fermentation and Enzyme Technology organised by the Society of Chemical Industry in London in June 1977. The scrapbook also contains copies of papers by Barker on Biochemical Sensors, together with his notes on papers on enzymes by other researchers at an unidentified conference; a paper entitled 'Reactor-Separators - a New Concept in Process Chemistry', and a paper entitled 'Recovery Process Aids for Downstream Processing in Biotechnology' possibly resulting from Barker's research for Boots Company Ltd in 1982.|
As well as copies of conference papers, the scrapbook also contains conference programmes and correspondence from conference organisers. There are also letters from Barker to his wife, Ruth, from the First International Congress of Biochemistry in 1949, which give his impressions of Cambridge and his fellow delegates, and letters to his wife and their daughter, Jane, written from Geneva in 1958 which give details of his travel arrangements, and the conference on Atomic Energy he attended there.