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The President's Research Scholarships

Drug Discovery: from best science to commercial development

Cardiff University has world-leading activity in drug discovery as evidenced by recent RAE success in the area and notable commercial exploitation. In tapping the University’s cross-school and cross-centre activity to effectively translate our best science towards commercial development, we will expose the best postgraduates to World-leading highly commercially relevant work.

Medicine pills and bottles

Drug discovery and development remains a long, high-risk and expensive process. The work is intensely challenging, at the limits of human knowledge and perhaps more interdisciplinary than any other human endeavour. Academia are playing an increasing role in early drug discovery and increasingly big Pharma are looking to academia to innovate and derisk new targets and new approaches.

The industry seeks to recruit team players capable of thinking in a cross-disciplinary manner: In offering a number of cross-school projects in highly topical areas of drug discovery and development we will train students for this challenge.

Update

The following projects are open to applications:


 

Advanced neuroimaging in Multiple Sclerosis: quantifying treatment effects to develop improved therapies


Closing date:
24th August 2012
Start Date: October 2012 (preferred) or January 2013
Full Project Details: http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/funding/R466.html

Related Links:
Cardiff School of Biosciences
Cardiff School of Psychology


Improved nucleoside analogue drugs as topical treatment for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) associated neoplasia


Closing date: to be considered on a rolling basis
Start Date:
1st October 2012
Full Project Details: http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/funding/R453.html

Related Links:
Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Cardiff School of Chemistry


Interactive drug-design: using advanced computing to evaluate the induced fit effect


Closing date: to be considered on a rolling basis
Start Date:
1st October 2012
Full Project Details: http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/funding/R465.html

Related Links:

Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


Molecular Imaging Applications Utilising Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in drug discovery


Closing date: to be considered on a rolling basis
Start Date:
1st October 2012
Full Project Details: http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/funding/R696.html

Related Links:
Cardiff School of Chemistry


New Clofarabine ProTides as novel Anti-Cancer Agents


Closing date: to be considered on a rolling basis
Start Date:
1st October 2012
Full Project Details: http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/funding/R442.html

Related Links:
Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


Drug Discovery: Designing and testing a novel therapeutic for breast cancer


Closing date: to be considered on a rolling basis
Start Date:
1st October 2012
Full Project Details: http://courses.cardiff.ac.uk/funding/R452.html

Related Links:
Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Cardiff School of Biosciences


Prospective applicants interested in related research areas will find information on other studentships available on the Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences website. This website will be updated by the School on an ongoing basis as soon as studentships information becomes available. For information on these and other funding opportunities at Cardiff University, please visit our Funding and Scholarship Search.

Update

6 projects are open to applications.

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