EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS

Explore our upcoming events and workshops and learn about the impact of our past events. Be sure to check out our Event Policy.

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SHINE Network Events

Scottish Health & Innovation Network for Entrepreneurship (SHINE) is a new SULSA-funded network working toward bringing together innovators and entrepreneurs with ideas at the bio and or health interface, across Scotland. Various topics will be explored monthly. 

The next workshop has a focus on Materials for Medicine.

Date: 21st June 2021 at 19:00 – 20:45

Target Audience: open to all

Learn more about this webinar series

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Skills Workshop: Project Managing your PhD

The PhD is a significant project and completion of your PhD on time can be helped by utilising some core project management concepts within your research. Utilising these tools will also help you develop a highly valued skillset for your future career. Within this workshop we will explore:

  • How you can define and plan for success
  • Work productively with stakeholders of your project
  • Develop meaningful and manageable timelines for your PhD project
  • Identify and manage risks within your PhD

This workshop will be run via Zoom by Robin Henderson from My Consultants. Spaces are limited so please register in advance.

Date: Monday 12th July 2021 at 09:30 – 12:30

Target Audience: open to all SULSA researchers

03

Skills Workshop: Introduction to Management for Postdocs

This programme will explore how, as a post-doc, you can be effective in roles where you take on, in some form, management and supervision of other researchers. Within the workshop we explore how you:

  • Set clear expectations of your role, both with the people you have responsibility for supporting and with your PI.
  • Understanding how to effectively motivate staff.
  • Delegate tasks effectively.
  • Have challenging conversations when required to resolve issues which occur.

Throughout the workshops there will be opportunities to learn from your peers. This workshop will be run via Zoom by Robin Henderson from My Consultants. Spaces are limited so please register in advance.

Date: Monday 19th July 2021 at 09:30 – 12:30

Target Audience: open to all SULSA researchers

04

Skills Workshop: Preparing for your Viva

The PhD viva is an integral part of the PhD process in the UK. It offers great opportunities for a well prepared candidate to discuss their work with experts in the field. This course aims to demystify the viva process, help build your confidence and give you an overview of the viva in the context of your own PhD research. By the end of this workshop you will have explored:

  • The ‘big picture’ of your research in terms of originality and contribution.
  • The role of your supervisor and both examiners in the viva process.
  • What to expect on the day – typical questions and possible outcomes.
  • How to manage yourself to avoid getting overly stressed during the viva process.

This workshop will be run via Zoom by Robin Henderson from My Consultants. Spaces are limited so please register in advance.

Date: Tuesday 20th July 2021 at 09:30 – 12:30

Target Audience: open to all SULSA researchers

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Skills Workshop: Working with Industry

Research funding is becoming more aligned to industrial challenges and expectations are that research between industry and universities will grow. This workshop explores the challenges (from a university researcher perspective) of working with industrial partners – from approaches to research management to managing expectations around outcomes and outputs. By the end of the workshop you will:

  • Understand the key cultural differences between industry and academia.
  • Understand how industrial partnerships can enhance the research which you undertake.
  • Have a model of how to work with industrial partners to support trust building and delivery of successful collaborative research.

This workshop will be run via Zoom by Robin Henderson from My Consultants. Spaces are limited so please register in advance.

Date: Wednesday 28th July at 14:00 – 16:00 (rescheduled from Thursday 29th July 2021 at 09:30 – 12:30)

Target Audience: open to all SULSA researchers

06

SULSA Webinar at Energy Innovation Emporium

As part of the Energy Innovation Emporium 2021, SULSA are running a webinar alongside Zero Waste Scotland entitled ‘Sustainable Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology to Engineer a More Circular Economy’. This webinar will include academic and industrial speakers.

Date: Monday 26th July 2021

Target Audience: open to all

07

Post-Academic Careers Fair

Our annual Post-Academic Careers Fair builds upon our Post-Academic Careers database which aims to raise awareness of the various jobs available to life science researchers and the skills required for these roles. This event took place virtually over the month of November 2020, and will run again in Autumn 2021. 

Date: Autumn 2021

Target Audience: any researcher

08

Scottish Natural Products Network (SNaPNet): Synthetic Biology Approaches to ‘Unnatural’ Natural Products

SULSA forms part of the Scottish Natural Products Network (SNaPNet) alongside Scot-CHEM, IBioIC, and SAIC and has been active this year developing two workshops and a networking event for early 2021. Our two workshops will run as part of the IBioIC/KTN Bioeconomy Cluster Builder and will be focused on Industry Challenges. Representatives from academia, business, and NHS are all welcome.

This workshop focuses on synthetic biology approaches to ‘unnatural’ natural products. To register your interest please email jill.inkster@glasgow.ac.uk. If you are from the industry sector, we are interested to hear what you think the key challenges are – help us by completing our online form.

Date: TBC

Target Audience: Academics, Industry and Public Health

past events and conferences

01

Antimicrobial Resistance Conference

In April 2018, SULSA ran a two-day conference focusing on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). By connecting individuals across the spectrum of research, health, industry and policy, we allowed Scotland to work collectively to better address the issues surrounding AMR. Check out our AMR page to learn more about the conference, it’s impact and what we’re doing to continue the momentum.

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Disruptive Technologies Conference

In September 2019, SULSA ran a two-day conference focusing on Disruptive Technologies in the Life Sciences. Connecting individuals across the spectrum of research, industry and funding, this exciting meeting was an invaluable opportunity to hear from the pioneers of the ground-breaking technological advances that are fundamentally changing the way we study biology and understand disease. Please visit our page to learn more about the conference and explore what we’re doing to continue the momentum.