[09-02-2007 to 23-02-2007]
SULSA(Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance) partnership
The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) has agreed to inject £27M into Biology Pooling across Scotland under SULSA, which was launched on 1st Feb. This will provide £9M each to three areas: Cell, Systems and Translational Biology to fund 18 academic posts, including 9 chairs, 24 support posts, equipment and studentships . The main area involving St Andrews is Translational Biology. For St Andrews this will mean an injection of £650K to fund three support staff in BMS for 5 years (protein purification, high throughput screening and X-ray), £50K towards mass spectrometry personnel support, £100K for X-ray equipment and £30K for HTS feasibility studies. There will also be studentship support.