Professor Dominiczak delivers keynote speech at Scotland’s Life Sciences Dinner

The annual Scottish Life Sciences Dinner and Awards on 16th May 2018 brought industry leaders and academics together to recognise and celebrate Scotland’s position as a world-leader in life sciences.

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Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak had the privilege of delivering the keynote speech to the 750 attendees at the Hilton, Glasgow, marking the return of the event to the city for the first time in over 10 years. The life sciences sector in Scotland currently adds over £4billion a year to the Scottish economy, with 700 organisations employing nearly 40,000 people. Ambitious targets, set by the refreshed Life Sciences Strategy for Scotland in 2017, aim to double the size of the sector to £8billion by 2025.

Professor Dominiczak commented: “It’s a great year for the awards to be in Glasgow. We are really seeing the “triple helix” philosophy (collaboration between industry, academia, and the NHS) in action in the city, in particular at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, where industry and the NHS collaborate with the University of Glasgow in its Clinical Innovation Zone.”

First published: 26 June 2018