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2014

Da Vinci Innovation Award winners 2014-15
Da Vinci Innovation Award Winner 2014

Congratulations to Dr Lovleen Tina Joshi, one of the Da Vinci Innovation Award Winners 2014, hosted by the Cardiff School of Engineering.

Houston and Blaxland at BBSRC CompetitionClockwise from top left Mr J Blaxland (Phrmy) Dr D Houston (Phrmy) (team captain),  Dr E Sornay (BioSci), Miss C Blakebrough-Fairbairn
Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme

07/11/2014

Dr David Houston and Mr James Blaxland (PHRMY), represented Cardiff University at the BBSRC Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme regional competition.

Intracellular Calcium front cover
Prof Anthony Campbell new book 'Intracellular Calcium' published

07/11/2014

Prof Anthony Campbell's new book 'Intracellular calcium' has been published and available online.  It reveals a fascinating story of intracellular calcium, through a pathway of ingenious invention and discovery.

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Environmental Day 28th October 2014

IBRA and PHRMY Bee Team supported the Environmental Day on 28th October 2014 in St Davids Shopping Centre, Cardiff. 

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Plants for life at Biology Rocks

The 'Bee' team from PHRMY attended BBSRC 'Plants for Life' Event 

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Cardiff Cancer Research Open Day

Prof Arwyn Jones and Dr Julia Gee had a great response with the PHRMY team at the Cardiff Cancer Research Open Day to show how are we fighting Cancer in Wales.

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The Science and Technology Pavilion at the National Eisteddfod of Wales 2014

Prof Arwyn Jones in conjuntion with the National Eisteddfod of Wales organised a large science exhibition.

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Pharmacy Graduation Ceremony 2014

Pharmacy Graduation Ceremony, 18th July 2014

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PHRMY Honey Bees & Teacher Training Day

14/07/2014

Professor Les Baillie introduces local teachers to the newly installed Beehives on Redwood Roof with lab tours to analyse honey

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New Investigator Award by the Intensive Care Foundation 2014

11/07/2014

Dr Stephen Clark (PHRMY) together with Dr Meike Heurich (Medicine), received a New Investigator Award by the Intensive Care Foundation (NIHR portfolio partner).

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Discharge Medication Review Service to continue

29/04/2014

Dr Mathew Smith, Dr Delyth James, Dr Louise Hughes and Dr Karen Hodson recently completed an evaluation of the discharge medication Review service in Wales for Welsh Government.

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

15/04/2014

The prospect of four new cancer medicines becoming a reality for patients has taken a huge step forward.

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

MPharm III visit to 3M

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Paul Spencer remembered in renaming the New Lecture Theatre

03/02/2014

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

28/01/2014

Dr A Brancale and Dr A Westwell from PHRMY, joined up with Dr Clarkson, Senior lecturer in the School of Biosciences to develop small chemical inhibitors of the Bcl3 gene.  

2013

KTP Presentation
KTP success for the School

16/12/2013

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

01/11/2013

Recognised for outstanding international collaboration in medicine and pharmaceutical sciences.

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Professor Sam Salek awarded Top Poster Abstract award

24/10/2013

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

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Three School staff designated Fellows of the Faculty of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

23/10/2013

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

16/10/2013

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

George Sykes Memorial Award Success

07/10/2013

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

03/10/2013

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

26/09/2013

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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Academic promotions for 2013

22/07/2013

Six School of Pharmacy staff awarded promotion.    

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WSPPSA Annual Ball 2013 - details announced

19/07/2013

The 27th annual past students Ball will be held on Saturday 19th October in the Marriott Hotel, Cardiff.

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What the papers say

12/06/2013

Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences once again top of the Guardian league table for Pharmacy and Pharmacology.

Prof. Chris McGuigan
Anti-cancer ProTide NUC1031 successful in first human trials

07/06/2013

Compound helps overcome the body's resistance to cancer drug Gemcitabine.

Professor Gary Baxter in his laboratory
Professor Gary Baxter is designated a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Professor Baxter is honoured for attaining distinction in Pharmacy.

SPPS UG Staff Student Panel receives Staff Student Panel of the Year Award 2013
School success at Enriching Student Life Awards

16/05/2013

The School's Undergraduate Staff-Student panel are winners of Staff-Student Panel of the Year 2013

Professor Tony Campbell
Professor Anthony Campbell elected a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales

26/04/2013

Eminent Society acts to represent Welsh learning internationally.

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Welsh lichen could hold the key to new antibiotics

18/04/2013

Professor Les Baillie and his team feature on BBC News.

Katie Oakes recieves BPSA Student of the Year Award from Martin Astbury
Katie Oakes, first year SPPS student, wins BPSA Student of the Year Award

15/04/2013

Student to be the UK representative at the International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation Annual Congress.

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SPPS Student Sarah Trenfield wins Burnby Memorial Bursary

15/04/2013

British Society for the History of Pharmacy award promotes historical studies related to pharmacy.

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Prestigious William Prusoff Award given to Andrea Brancale

14/03/2013

Prize recognises outstanding scientists demonstrating dedication, excellence and future potential in the field of antiviral research.

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Dr Julia Gee visits Downing Street for Breast Cancer Campaign event.

19/02/2013

School of Pharmacy Breast Cancer Campaign Senior Research Fellow, Dr Julia Gee, attended a Number 10 Downing Street reception hosted by Samantha Cameron, for research charity Breast Cancer Campaign

2012

3D structure/image of NUC-1031 anti-cancer drug based on gemcitabine
First anti-cancer Pro-tide drug from the McGuigan laboratory is tested in humans

21/01/2013

Nucana BioMed have commenced a phase 1 trial of NUC 1031 against pancreatic cancer.

Prof. Baxter and Dr John receiving the V.C's Award for Outstanding Contribution to the University
Outstanding Contribution to the University awarded to Pharmacy

01/11/2012

for the best overall results in the 2012 National Student Survey.

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Staff Promotions 2012

03/09/2012

Staff promotions to senior lecturer, reader and professor

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BMA Highly Commends Latest Edition of Book

21/09/2012

8th Edition of Hugo & Russell's Pharmaceutical Microbiology highly commended in Pharmacology category.

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Prize winners at the Annual Postgraduate Research Day held in the Welsh School of Pharmacy

25/04/2012

Another successful annual Pharmacy Postgraduate Research Day was held in the Redwood Building on Wednesday 18th  April.

Cover of Science Signalling with Dr Taylor's article
Zinc control could be path to breast cancer treatment

09/02/2012

New research by Dr Kathryn Taylor of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Cardiff University has identified the switch which releases zinc into cells, with important implications for a number of diseases.

Dr J-Y Maillard receiving the 2012 AD Russell Memorial lecture prize from the SfAM President Prof M Adams
Dr Jean-Yves Maillard presents the 7th annual Denver Russell memorial lecture

24/01/2012

Dr Maillard presented the 2012 Denver Russell Memorial lecture to the Winter Meeting of the Society for Applied Microbiology on 11th January at the Royal Society in London.

Prof McGuigan with the "Cardiff Inhibitex team" in the laboratory 2011
Bristol-Myers Squibb to acquire Inhibitex

09/01/2012

The deal includes rights to two drugs discovered in Cardiff.

3D structure/image of NUC-1031 anti-cancer drug based on gemcitabine
A third compound from the McGuigan laboratory to enter clinical trials in humans

02/12/2011

Nucana, a Scottish company have announced new funding and a phase 1 trial on NUC 1031 against pancreatic cancer