Strathclyde Institute Of Pharmacy And Biomedical Sciences

Organisational unit: Department

Organisation profile

SIPBS is a major research centre in Scotland and is amongst the UK's top Schools of Pharmacy. We have a wide range of state-of-the-art research facilities and recently benefited from the opening of a new £36m building.

Our research is focussed on New Medicines, Better Medicines and Better Use of Medicines.

Research within the Institute is advanced through six Research Groups: 

  • Cardiovascular Research
  • Cell Biology
  • Infection, Immunity and Microbiology
  • Medicines Use and Health
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences

We also have a number of cross-cutting Research Themes which bring together researchers from across the Institute to facilitate large-scale multidisciplinary projects. Our current themes are:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Neuroscience and Mental Health


  1. Silk hydrogels for drug and cell delivery

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  2. Surface modification of acetaminophen particles by atomic layer deposition

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  1. FASEB Meeting on Lysolipids

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganiser of major conference

  2. International Symposium for Resistance Arteries

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganiser of major conference

  3. 21st World Congress on Clinical Nutrition (Budapest, Hungary)

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

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  1. Public engagement/education with p4 pupils at Kelvindale Primary School

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalEducation, Public understanding, information and debate

  2. Images of Research 2015 Public and Urban Health category winner

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalCulture and creativity, Public understanding, information and debate, Education

  3. Economic benefit and competitive advantage from commercial adoption of an innovative non-invasive delivery method for drugs and vaccines

    Impact: Impact - for External PortalEconomic and commerce, Health and welfare - new products, guidelines and services

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  1. A Scottish, wood-based demonstration scale biorefinery

    Project: Knowledge Exchange (Services/Consultancy)Knowledge Exchange (Services / Consultancy)

  2. Chair and Research for Interprofessional Learning in Medical and Pharmacy Education

    Project: Knowledge Exchange (Training / Short Course)Knowledge Exchange (Training / Short Courses)

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  1. Wellcome Trust Seed Award in Science

    Prize: Other distinction

  2. Steering Group EUFEPS

    Prize: National/international honour

  3. Postdoctoral Scholar Award

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

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  1. 16 mm Twin Screw Granulator (ex GSK)

    Equipment/facility: Equipment

  2. Polarstar

    Equipment/facility: Equipment

  3. Carpe Autocorrelator

    Equipment/facility: Equipment

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