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


SULSA's Forging Futures Scheme

SULSA, in collaboration with Interface, have created the Forging Futures scheme to support and develop a cohort of researchers by enabling them to explore the opportunities available to them in academia and industry and equipping them with the tools to work effectively between the two.

Recipients of this scheme will receive group coaching sessions with both Skillfluence and MyFuturePlan, receive £500 towards professional development, enjoy access to industry connections via Interface and become SULSA Ambassadors for Industry Engagement.

Status: Call open and closes on Friday 1st October 2021



Forging Futures Webinar

Learn more about SULSA’s Forging Futures Scheme by joining this webinar detailing the scheme and its benefits. We’ll have a short talk from Tony Bradshaw (MyFuturePlan), Alison Gray (Skillfluence) and Siobhán Jordan (Interface) giving an overview of the scheme with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have!

Date: Tuesday 7th September 2021 at 12:00 – 13:00

Target Audience: open to all


Résumé for Researchers Workshop

The Résumé for Researchers is an initiative which aims to capture individuals varied contributions to research in a narrative format and UKRI have announced that they plan to use it as a standard format for assessing track record information – you can find out more information on the UKRI website.

Run by Robin Henderson from My Consultants, this workshop will examine how you can identify activities to include within your Résumé (recognising these activities may be more varied than on a standard CV) and how to develop the narrative for each module of the Résumé to make sure you effectively let your contributions to research shine through.

Date: Tuesday 23rd November 2021 at 09:30 – 12:30

Target Audience: any researcher


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: November 2021

Target Audience: any researcher


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 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


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.


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.