Research in the Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences currently encompasses aspects of all facets of the study of drugs, including: the discovery of new potential drug entities, using synthetic chemistry; formulation of drugs to achieve targeted responses; pharmacological studies of mechanisms of drug action; as well as researching elements of current medical and pharmaceutical practice.
The School's four research disciplines represent the resource platform for the maintenance and technical support of clusters of specialised equipment and facilities shared on a pooled basis throughout the school. Although staff are located within a specific discipline, much of the research is cross disciplinary and often involves collaboration with other groups within the University and elsewhere.
Designing and synthesising novel active compounds as drug candidates.
Understanding the nature of biological barriers and developing advanced systems to improve the delivery of therapeutics.
Understanding microbial survival strategies, microbial contamination of pharmaceutical products, control of microbial infection in healthcare environments.
Understanding of physiological regulation and disease processes, identifying and validating novel drug targets, and mechanisms of drug action.
Informing and influencing the practice of pharmacy and the development of policy around medicines usage and approval.