Ground-breaking Research

Mee the People

Ground-breaking research and an innovative approach to taking ideas from the lab to the workplace, are helping Southampton to position itself as a leading city of innovation when it comes to life sciences.

Academics and forward-thinkers are supported on their journey of discovery by the University, which has strong links with the city’s hospital (University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust) and the Southampton Science Park. It is this trio of institutions that together ensure great ideas are translated into life-changing and is some cases life-saving application.

Professor Peter Johnson, Professor of Oncology at University of Southampton, and Cancer Research’s Chief Clinician is helping to shape the future of clinical research across the UK and has pioneered new treatments that use the power of the body’s own immune system to attack tumours.

The University of Southampton is positioning itself as a global leader in Life Sciences and Professor Peter smith is championing the cause.

Mel Rankine, Commercial Director at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is keen to develop the successful partnerships the hospital has with business and industry and Peter Birkett, CEO of University of Southampton Science Park is delighted that the Science Park continues to expand to meet demand.