Life Sciences

SULSA Online Event: Xcellomics

SULSA is delighted to be working with Exscientia to deliver this online event on 9th November via Zoom from 12:00 – 13:30.
Xcellomics is aiming to enhance translation of novel biology and expedite early-stage drug discovery research in academia, with an aspiration to accelerate the creation of new medicines. For more information visit www.xcellomics.com.

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SULSA Rheinland-Pfalz Collaboration Funding 2022

This funding aims to support the development of ECRs including their international networks, research outputs and technical skills and knowledge. This fund has been jointly created by Scottish Government, the State Government of Rheinland-Pfalz, and SULSA to support research collaborations between Scotland and the Rheinland-Pfalz region of Germany.

Awarded Projects

Mr Angelo Joshua Victoria (University of Edinburgh): Research exchange to University of Kaiserslautern for project ‘Producing the natural cyanobacterial chromophore, phycoerythrobilin, in the highly productive marine strain, Synechococcus sp. PCC 11901’

Dr Aida Cardona-Alberich (University of Edinburgh): Research exchange to Institute of Molecular Biology (Mainz) for project ‘Identifying common therapeutic targets for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) through multi-omic analysis of cellular models of TDP-43 pathology’

Ms Inga Schmidt (University of Aberdeen): Research exchange to University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern for project ‘Comparative study of molecular phenotypes along the gut-brain axis in two different mouse models of Parkinson’s disease’ Read more about this project

Dr Louis Dwomoh (University of Glasgow): Research exchange to Johannes Gutenberg University for project ‘Investigating the effect and underlying mechanism of M1 muscarinic receptor activation on disease pathology in the 5XFAD Alzheimer’s disease model mice’

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First Scottish – Rheinland-Pfalz Life Sciences and Biotechnology Conference

SULSA are delighted to present the First Scotland-RLP Life Sciences and Biotechnology Conference in collaboration with Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. This event is primarily aimed at Early Career Researchers in RLP and Scotland to support their international network development and research progression.

 

Conference Overview

This event is primarily aimed at Early Career Researchers in Rheinland-Pfalz and Scotland to support their international network development and research progression.  

The event is supported by the Scottish Government, Universities Scotland Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee and the Biotechnology Coordination Office of the State Government of Rhineland-Palatinate.

The conference, which will be held online on Tuesday 15th March 2022, provides an excellent opportunity for Early Career Researchers from both regions to connect and present their work, building on the success of world-renowned Rheinland-Pfalz based biotechnology company, BioNTech SE. The opening plenary talk will be followed by five concurrent symposia on the following topics:

  • Biology of Mental Health and Resilience
  • Understanding the Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer
  • Novel Approaches and Techniques to Understanding, Diagnosing, and Treating Disease
  • Understanding the Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration
  • Development of Vaccines and Advanced Therapies

Each symposium will feature 15-minute presentations from established academics from both regions on their career path and the collaborations that elevated their research.

 Aim of Conference

This conference is designed to inspire and connect Early Career Researchers from across Scotland and the federal state of Rheinland-Pfalz to foster collaboration under the joint Declaration of Intent signed by ministers in 2021.

The Scottish Government, SULSA, and Rheinland-Pfalz are working closely together to initiate a program of events leading from this conference, with the intent of building cohorts of Early Career Researchers to strengthen collaboration across universities and industry in both regions. A call for seed funding for collaborative projects is due to be launched at the event.

 
Abstract Submission

 We invite early career researchers from both regions to submit an abstract to present a talk or poster on one of the following themes:

  • Biology of Mental Health and Resilience
  • Understanding Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer
  • Novel Approaches and Techniques to Understanding, Diagnosing, and Treating Disease
  • Understanding Molecular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration
  • Development of Vaccines and Advanced Therapies

Deadline for Submission: Thursday 24th February (talks) and Tuesday 8th March (posters) at 17:00 UTC / 18:00 CET
How to Submit: Submit your abstract via JotForm before the above deadline

 
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