The Life Sciences Research Network Wales
We support world class science within Wales and develop new therapeutic treatments in areas of unmet medical and veterinary need. The network brings together academics at Cardiff, Swansea, Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities and aims to further develop long term research capacity within the Life Sciences.
Our £15M initiative is part funded by a £7.3M award from the Welsh Government’s Ser Cymru program and aims to promote collaboration with industry partners, the NHS and other international Universities.
The Network aims to fund a range of activities including: PhD Studentships, Research Projects, Platforms and Endeavour Workshops.
In our 1st year of activity, the Network has funded 29 PhD students across Wales which are all co-funded by industry partners, charities or institutions. We have funded 5 platform grants which allow academics from across Wales to gain access to cutting edge technologies and expertise at other institutions.
The Network has also funded 22 highly speculative Research Projects aimed at developing exemplification data for subsequent applications to major funding bodies or industry partners.