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, with the next workshop taking place in February 2021.

Date: Monthly Monday’s beginning again in February 2021

Target Audience: open to all

02

Scottish Natural Products Network – Launch and Networking Event

A virtual drop in event to bring the Scottish Natural Products community together and help shape the goals and objectives of our new network SNaPNet. Hear about our vision, give your input and forge new connections across academia and industry. There will be a chance to showcase your research/company through virtual posters. The multidisciplinary field of Natural products includes topics such as synthetic biology, biomass and waste products and drug discovery (to name a few) and is key to meeting the Scottish Government’s Net Zero by 2045 target and encouraging the growth of the bioeconomy.

Date: Thursday 25th February 2021

Target Audience: Academics, Industry and Public Health

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Industrial Applications of Biomass and Waste Products

SULSA forms part of a Natural Products team alongside Scot-CHEM, IBioIC and SAIC and have 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 be focused on Industry Challenges, representatives from academia, business and NHS are all welcome.

This workshops focuses on Industrial applications of biomass and waste 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: Thursday 27th May 2021

Target Audience: Academics, Industry and Public Health

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Synthetic Biology Approaches to ‘Unnatural’ Natural Products

SULSA forms part of a Natural Products team alongside Scot-CHEM, IBioIC and SAIC and have 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 be focused on Industry Challenges, representatives from academia, business and NHS are all welcome.

This workshops 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

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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

past events and conferences

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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.