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Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance (SULSA)

SULSA is a strategic partnership between eleven Scottish Universities that aims to advance Scotland’s research and innovation in the life sciences, and secure Scotland’s global position as a world-class centre of research excellence.

    • School of Applied Social Studies
    • School of Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing and Midwifery
    • School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences
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    Robert Gordon University
    • Institute of Medical Science
    • Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health
    • Institute of Applied Health Sciences
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    University of Aberdeen
    • School of Biology
      • Scottish Oceans Institute
      • Biomedical Sciences Research Complex
      • Centre for Biological Diversity
    • School of Psychology & Neuroscience
    • School of Medicine
    • School of Chemistry
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    University of St Andrews
    • School of Life Sciences
      • Drug Discovery Unit
      • Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit
    • National Phenotypic Screening Centre
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    University of Dundee
    • School of Engineering and Physical Sciences
      • Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering
    • School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society
      • Institute of Life and Earth Scienes
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    Heriot Watt University
    • School of Applied Sciences
      • Animal and Plant Science Research Group
      • Biomedical Science Research Group
      • Microbiology Research Group
      • Sports, Exercise and Health Science Research Group
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    Edinburgh Napier University
    • College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
      • The Queen’s Medical Research Institute
      • Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine
      • The Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics
      • Edinburgh Neuroscience
      • The Roslin Institute
    • The School of Biological Sciences
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    The University of Edinburgh
    • School of Health & Life Sciences
      • Institute of Health and Care Research
      • Institute of Biomedical & Environmental Health Research
      • Institute of Clinical Exercise and Health Science
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    University of the West of Scotland
    • School of Health and Life Sciences
      • Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
      • Department of Nursing and Community Health
      • Department of Occupational Therapy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics
      • Department of Physiotherapy and Paramedicine
      • Department of Podiatry and Radiography
      • Department of Psychology and Social Work
      • Department of Vision Sciences
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    Glasgow Caledonian University
    • Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
    • Cancer Research UK Formulation Unit
    • Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation
    • Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre
    • Rapid Prototyping Centre
    • Centre for Biophotonics
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    University of Strathclyde
    • College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
      • Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation
      • Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
      • Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
      • Institute of Molecular Cell and Systems Biology
      • Institute of Health and Wellbeing
      • Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
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    University of Glasgow
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About Us

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Funding Opportunities

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Life Sciences Research

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Collaborative Projects

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SULSA: Advancing Scotland’s Life Science Sector through Strategic Collaboration

Talent

By investing in our talent, that enable research and innovation to happen, we make Scotland globally competitive, the place to come for Life Science Research

Collaboration

By driving strategic collaboration across disciplines, sectors and borders we support economic recovery and help build Scotland back better

Research

By supporting translational and transformative research we benefit our society and our environment to build a better future

Culture

By breaking down barriers we progress research culture and foster an inclusive environment without limits

SULSA NEWS

SULSA Launch ECR Prize

Date: November 2021

SULSA are delighted to launch the third year of our SULSA ECR Prize. This prize allows exceptional postdocs to raise their profile in Scotland and have a prestigious award on their CV.  It includes a fully-funded tour of three Scottish Universities where the awardee will deliver a seminar and meet with staff in order to raise their profile around Scotland, and develop their independent networks, plus £2,000 of flexible funding. The application deadline is 8th December 2021. 

SULSA Launches International Coffee Break @ SULSA

Date: October 2021

SULSA are delighted to launch our International Coffee Break @ SULSA which is a new initiative to help build international collaborations between Scotland and Europe (initially France and Germany) via short, informal coffee breaks facilitated by SULSA.

SULSA Launches Saltire Emerging Researcher Scheme

Date: September 2021

SULSA have opened applications for our Saltire Emerging Researcher Scheme. This funding aims to promote mobility between Scotland and European research partners with the aim of strengthening existing, and seeding future, research relationships. Funding must be used to support Postgraduate or Early Career Researcher exchanges in Scotland, EU Member States, EEA and EFTA countries.