The University of Strathclyde’s Science Faculty works with businesses in a number of ways. Our Science @ Strathclyde Business Breakfast provides an opportunity for you and your business to learn more about how we can work with you to support your company. In addition, it provides a forum for businesses to engage with each other and to share their successes and challenges.

Date – Wednesday 29th May
SIPBS Hamnett Wing, 161 Cathedral Street, Glasgow, G4 0RE

Professor Sue Pyne from the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences will lead our next Business Breakfast. Sue will outline the Industrial PhD programme and the benefits of working towards a PhD while conducting high quality research for your employer in the normal course of your work. Individuals remain employed by the partner company throughout the programme and are registered at, and jointly supervised by, the University. Benefits to employers include more highly trained and invested employees.

We will be delighted to welcome Professor Amy Robertson from our partner AstraZeneca who will present on the topic ‘The Benefits of PhDs to Industrial-Academic Partnerships’.

Amy is the Principal Scientist for Crystal and Particle Science in Pharmaceutical Technology and Development at AstraZeneca. She has a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Bristol and worked as Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the University of Manchester for 3 years before moving to an industrial role. She has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 15 years in team manager and scientific positions. Her role is at the interface of drug substance and drug product development and focuses on developing manufacturing processes for the scale up of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).  For the past 8 years she has represented AstraZeneca on the CMAC (Continuous Manufacturing and Advanced Crystallisation) technical committee working with academic and industrial partners to deliver new science and technology. In 2015 she was appointed as a Visiting Professor at the University of Strathclyde.

The event will start at 8:15am with registration tea, coffee and breakfast rolls with presentations commencing at 8:30am. There will be ample opportunity for networking with other attendees after the presentations. To find out more and register see