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Mcguigan - developing new anti cancer medicines
Developing new anti-cancer medicines


The prospect of four new cancer medicines becoming a reality for patients has taken a huge step forward with the announcement of a £34M investment by a European private biotech company in University research.


James Birchall and students visit 3M
PHRMY students visit to 3M


MPharm III visit to 3M


Paul Spencer remembered in renaming the New Lecture Theatre


The 'New' Lecture Theatre is renamed the Paul Spencer Lecture Theatre


Dr Andrea Brancale and Dr Andrew Westwell from the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, joined up with Dr Clarkson, Senior lecturer in the School of Biosciences to develop small chemical inhibitors of the Bcl3 gene.  
Experimental Breast Cancer Drug


Dr Andrea Brancale and Dr Andrew Westwell from the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, joined up with Dr Clarkson, Senior lecturer in the School of Biosciences to develop small chemical inhibitors of the Bcl3 gene.  


KTP Presentation
KTP success for the School


Harsha Siani wins KTP (knowledge Transfer Partnership) associate presentation entry for 2013. 

Sam Salek receives Czech Medical Association of Jan Evangelista Purkyne Medal
Professor Sam Salek receives Czech Medical Association of Jan Evangelista Purkyne Medal


Recognised for outstanding international collaboration in medicine and pharmaceutical sciences.

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Professor Sam Salek awarded Top Poster Abstract award


Success at the International Society for Quality of Life Research Annual Conference.    

Redwood Building frontage from Corbett Road
Three School staff designated Fellows of the Faculty of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society


Awarded in recognition of professional experience and expertise.

Professor Sam Salek receives the ESPC Fellowship Award
Professor Sam Salek awarded the Fellowship award at the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy


The Fellowship recognises continued excellence in clinical pharmacy practice and research.

Redwood Building
George Sykes Memorial Award Success


The Award, recognising the furtherance of knowledge in the field of Parenteral Science, is given for collaborative research from the School and the Cardiff and Vale Heath Board.

Prof. Baxter and Dr John receiving the V.C's Award for Outstanding Contribution to the University
School and staff recognised in the 2013 Celebrating Excellence Awards


Two staff and the School itself are short-listed in three categories at the annual awards.

Athena SWAN Silver award
The School of Pharmacy receives Silver Athena SWAN award


The Charter recognises commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine employment in academia.

Professor Chris McGuigan and Professor Malcolm Mason
Ser Cymru, the National Research Network in Health and Life Sciences is launched


Professor Chris McGuigan and Professor Malcolm Mason to lead the network.

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SPPS Conference
School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduation 2014

Information for staff and students about this year's graduation events


Upcoming Seminars:

Dr Natasha Martin Seminar Speaker April 2014
Dr Natasha Martin  -  23 April 2014

Weds 23rd April 2014 

Hepatitis C virus treatment for people who inject drugs: Evaluating cost-effectiveness including prevention benefits


Prof Stephen Caddick Seminar Speaker April 2014
Prof Stephen Caddick  -  7 May 2014
Paul Spencer Lecture Theatre Redwood 2.60

Weds 7th May 2014 

New approaches to chemical modification of proteins and antibodies


Dr Steve Hood and Dr Richard Kirsh  -  14 May 2014

Wednesday 14th May 2014 

The Challenges of Transforming Oligonucleotides from Research Molecules into Reimbursable Medicines


Lecturer in PHRMY Dr Oliver Castell
Dr Oliver Castell  -  21 May 2014

Weds 21st May 2014

Droplet Interface Bilayers for studying membrane processes down to the level of single molecules


Dr Andy Williams Seminar Speaker 2014
Dr Andy Williams  -  28 May 2014

Wednesday 28th May 2014 

Specialist Science News in the UK National Media


Dr Justin Bower Seminar Speaker 2014
Dr Justin Bower  -  4 June 2014

Wednesday 4th June 2014

Expanding the Scope of Fragment-Based Hit Identification: Targeting Critical Processes in Cancer


Previous Seminars:

Wednesday, 26th March 2014
26 March 2014
Professor Chris Langley & Dr Joseph Bush (Aston University) - Pharmacy Practice Research in an Inner-city Population
Wednesday, 19th March 2014
19 March 2014
Dr Nicole Watt (Leeds University) - The Prion Protein: Friend or Foe in Neurodegeneration
Wednesday, 12th March 2014
12 March 2014
Professor Neil Robertson (Cardiff University) - The utility of patient registers in a regional service for Multiple Sclerosis
Wednesday, 5th March 2014
5 March 2014
Professor Claire Anderson (Nottingham University) - People's experiences of taking antidepressants
Wednesday, 26th February 2014
26 February 2014
Dr Steve Clark (Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science) - Trapping Pathogens in NETs – Neutrophil Defences Turned Inside-Out
Wednesday, 19th February 2014
19 February 2014
Dr Ryan Donnelly (Queens University Belfast) - Hydrogel-forming microneedles for drug delivery and patient monitoring
Wednesday, 12th February 2014
12 February 2014
Dr Wolfgang Maret (Kings College London) - Meta-Metallomics
Wednesday, 5th February 2014
5 February 2014
Dr Weiguang Wang (Wolverhampton University) - Disulfiram - An anti-alcoholism medicine giving cancer patients new hope
Wednesday, 22nd January 2014
11 December 2013
Dr Silke Krol (Fondazione I.R.C.C.S Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta) - Nanoparticle and drug delivery through the blood brain barrier - perhaps it is easier than we thought!
Wednesday, 15th January 2014
15 January 2014
Mr Sion Wyn (Conformity Institute) - Regulatory compliance for computer systems in the pharmaceutical industry – working with the FDA

Dr Panagiotis Manesiotis - 11th December 2013

Prof Seamus Fanning - 4th December 2013

Prof Colin Fishwish - 27th November 2013

Prof Vincent Piguet - 20th November 2013

Seminar Series

You can view a list of past seminars here.



The School maintains an archive of past webcasts, and also streams a number of events live.



Script Magazine

The magazine of the Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

now out.
See previous issues.