Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance (SULSA)

SULSA is an alliance of twelve Scottish Universities that aims to advance Scotland’s research and innovation in the life sciences through strategic collaboration across institutions, disciplines and sectors. Use this map to explore the areas of expertise within our member universities.

    • 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
    • School of Medicine
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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
  • UHI Inverness
    • Institute of Health Research and Innovation:
      • Division of Biomedical Sciences
      • Division of Rural Health and Wellbeing
      • Department of Nursing and Midwifery
      • Healthcare Innovation
      • Scottish Rural Health Partnership
    • Marine, Environmental Science and Engineering:
      • Energy Innovation Team
      • Aquaculture Hub
      • Water Quality Innovation Group
      • Graduate School
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    University of the Highlands & Islands
UHI Inverness

About Us

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Events & Workshops

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Funding Opportunities

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Life Sciences Research

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SULSA News & Resources

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Explore our Activity Planner for 2022-23

SULSA represents the entirety of the life sciences community encompassing research on humans, plants, animals and microbes under four key pillars

International Network Building

Industry Engagement

Inter/Multidisciplinary Knowledge Exchange

Inclusivity and Improved Research Culture


IndAc 2022

Date: August 2022

You can now register your interest for our industry-academia networking event on 25th October at Pollocks Hall, Edinburgh. Organised by SULSA Industry Engagement Ambassadors, the day will include networking, success stories of industry-academic collaborations, and a panel discussion on creating…

WPC Natural Products Summer School

Date: August 2022

You can now Register your interest to learn about emerging techniques and technologies in natural products research at our Natural Products Summer School which will run as a satellite meeting to the World Pharmacology Congress from 27th-30th June at the University of Strathclyde

Post Doctoral Appreciation Week

Date: August 2022

SULSA have teamed up with Pint of Science to co-ordinate seminars across all of our member universities to celebrate Post Doctoral Appreciation Week from 19th-23rd September. We are still looking for volunteers from UWS, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University…