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Get a Life! . . . SDS and STEMNET Life Sciences School Events 2013/14. Life Sciences in Scotland. Life Sciences is essentially the science of living things: Humans Animals Plants. Which of the following have Scotland’s Life Scientists been responsible for discovering or developing? .

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Get a Life! . . .

SDS and STEMNET

Life Sciences

School Events

2013/14

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Life Sciences in Scotland

  • Life Sciences is essentially the science of living things:
    • Humans
    • Animals
    • Plants
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Which of the following have Scotland’s

Life Scientists been responsible for discovering or developing?

  • Introduction of chloroform in anaesthesia?
  • Insulin?
  • Penicillin?
  • Ultrasound scanning?
  • MRI?
  • Cloning technology?
  • The world’s first bionic hand?
  • Beta blockers?
  • World’s first ophthalmoscope to detect retina disease?
  • Synthetic blood?

Dolly the Sheep

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Which of the following have Scotland’s

Life Scientists been responsible for discovering or developing?

  • In the past................
  • Introduction of chloroform in anaesthesia
  • Insulin
  • Penicillin
  • Ultrasound scanning
  • Fairly recently................
  • MRI
  • Cloning technology
  • The world’s first bionic hand
  • Beta blockers
  • World’s first ultra-widefield retinal imaging system
  • Currently a work in progress.............
  • Synthetic blood

Dolly the Sheep

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What does the Life Sciences industry produce?!!

Can you think of any medical technology products you have in your house?

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What does the Life Sciences industry produce?!!

Can you think of any medical technology products you have in your house?

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What does Scotland’s Life Sciences sector look like?

  • 460 Life Sciences business or 630 in the wider cluster. The wider cluster includes those organisations which support the Life Sciences sector, i.e. IP and legal advice and marketing and business development expertise.
  • Employing a total of 17,300 employees in 2011 – an 18% rise from 2010. There are 32,000 employees in the wider cluster
  • Majority of Scottish Life Science companies are small in size but a number of large companies employing more than 250 employees
  • Clusters of Life Science employment in:
    • Aberdeen
    • Dundee
    • Edinburgh and Lothians
    • Glasgow Bio-Corridor (BioCity in Newhouse to GSK in Irvine)
    • Inverness
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Subject choices . . .

biology and chemistry

aren’t the only useful subjects for a career in Life Sciences!

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How can I get into a life sciences career?

  • Modern Apprenticeship
  • College HNC or HND programme
  • University degree

Not all Life Sciences jobs need you to go to University.

Can you think of the different ways you might be able to get into a career in Life Sciences?

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More information on careers in Life Sciences:

  • Association of British Pharmaceuticals Industry: careers.abpi.org.uk
  • Biochemical Society: biochemistry.org
  • British Pharmacological society: bps.ac.uk
  • Future Morph: futuremorph.org
  • Health Science Scotland: healthsciencescotland.com
  • Institute of Biomedical Sciences: ibms.org
  • Royal Society of Chemistry: rsc.org
  • NHS careers: nhscareer.nhs.uk
  • Scottish Life Sciences Association: scottishlifesciencesassociation.org.uk
  • SDS careers website: myworldofwork.co.uk
  • Society of Biology: societyofbiology.org/education/careers