Research Hub

Research Hub 2018 version (updated Jan 2018)

Can you imagine a world without Glasgow?  No ultrasound, no television, no antiseptic, no helium, no coma scale, no beta blockers.

Today Glasgow’s researchers are tackling grand global challenges.  Working across disciplinary boundaries, research teams are addressing wide reaching global problems such as Cancer, Chronic Disease, Infections and Immunology, Gravitational Waves, Climate Change, Social Justice, Health & Wellbeing .

  • Professor Anna Dominiczak is the driving force for precision medicine in Scotland, a new approach that will transform the way we treat and prevent disease by tailoring drugs to a person's genetic makeup.
  • Professor Andrew Biankin is building the infrastructure and teams necessary to tackle pancreatic cancer.
  • Professor Vonu Thakuriah is interested in the potential of technologies to improve livability, learning and engagement in cities and on the effective use of big data in urban planning, policy and business innovations.
  • Professor Lee Cronin has plans to digitise chemistry, leading to the discovery of new drugs and a code that can be downloaded to make these drugs readily available anywhere in the world.

‌The Research Hub will provide the University, for the first time, with a space devoted to nurturing interdisciplinary thematic research "at scale" - crossing traditional boundaries and established ways of working.  It will be unique in providing access to researchers in all disciplines with the opportunity to escape from the silos that currently constrain such collaborations and will help us to address existing and future problems in new and imaginative ways of working.

The Research Hub will home an ‘Innovation Accelerator’ space. This supported environment will provide high quality office and laboratory facilities for spin-out companies, entrepreneurs and the co-location of corporate research and development teams to work with wider university programmes.

Through your support we can bring multi-disciplinary talent together to resolve some of the world's greatest research challenges.