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


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 and registration will open shortly.

Date: 21st June 2021 at 19:00 – 20:45

Target Audience: open to all

Learn more about this webinar series


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 2021 at 09:30 – 12:30

Target Audience: open to all SULSA researchers


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


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


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.