Scottish Natural Products Network (SNaPNet)

25 February 2021

Venue: Online

Time: 11:00 to 13:00

Join us at the Scottish Natural Products Network (SNaPNet) – Launch and Networking event to hear about our vision, give your input and forge new connections across academia and industry.

The multidisciplinary field of Natural Products includes topics such as synthetic biology, biomass and waste products and drug discovery (to name a few). We aim to create a multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral network that can work toward targets such as the Scottish Government’s Net Zero by 2045 pledge and encourage the growth of the bioeconomy.

This informal drop-in event will be hosted online allowing you to move freely across the virtual get together. There will be tables to take part in discussion around three key topics, which we hope will enable us to create the goals and objectives of the Network:

  • Where are Scotland’s strengths in Natural Products Research and Innovation?
  • What outputs would reflect a successful network, in terms of e.g resources and applications
  • What sorts of training do graduates need for a career in industry/academia within the Natural Products field?

To showcase your company or your research in natural products you can submit a virtual poster. These are to provide a brief overview of research projects and industries in the Natural Products area in Scotland and can be a pre-made video or a recording of audio over slides (maximum 3 minutes). For more information please contact Alan Wiles at

We welcome attendees from all career levels from industry, academia, the NHS and the broader public sector. 


10.45 – Event Opens

11.00 - Introductory Presentation

11.15 – Discussion around the 3 topics

11.45 – Break/Poster session

12.15 – Discussion around the 3 topics

12.45 – Closing remarks

13.00 – Meeting closes

As this event is part of the Bioeconomy Cluster Builder some information will be shared with Scottish Enterprise as part of the reporting requirements for the BCB project. Please see enclosed the link privacy notice for the BCB project which is on the IBioIC website:

This event has been organised by ScotCHEM, SULSA, IBioIC, Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre, KTN and Bioeconomy Cluster Builder. Our academic committee includes: Katherine Duncan, Cherry Wainwright, Marcel Jaspars, Stephen Wallace, Jesko Koehnke and ECRs Ally Hughes, Sylvia Soldatou and Gemma Barron.

Please visit to learn about our networks future activities.