Heriot Watt’s strength in life sciences research lies an interdisciplinary approach to real world problems, the development of unique state-of-the-art facilities, and through collaboration between Schools and other research institutions. The interdisciplinary research interests and state-of-the-art facilities provide a unique environment for integrative research.

Heriot Watt drives economic and societal benefit through a number of interdisciplinary research centres and institutes. Amongst them is the Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering. This institute applies advances in the chemical, physical, and engineering sciences to enable and enhance life science research.

A unique complement of infrastructure and facilities required to engage in this activity at the highest level is already in place in; world class cell biology, molecular imaging, atomic force microscopy, tissue/cell culture and bioprocessing facilities, laser and optical laboratories, linked by a high-speed data network, all in one building complex.