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Drug discovery

Our world is facing unprecedented health challenges, with a growing and ageing population, and public health threats from emerging diseases and infection.

Cardiff University has an international reputation for translating its rich pioneering research into novel therapeutics to transform the treatment of patients and help address these challenges.

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School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The School has world-leading​ ​researchers​ ​working​ ​on​ ​the​ ​discovery​, development​ and use ​of​​ ​drugs​ ​and medicines to​ ​tackle​ ​some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​most​ ​debilitating​ ​and​ ​life-threatening medical​ ​conditions, such as​ ​​Alzheimer’s Disease,​ ​Parkinson’s Disease, cancer, diabetes and infectious diseases.

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Systems Immunity Research Institute

The Institute provides expertise in infection, immunity and big data across the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences and the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering. The Institute’s research informs the development of novel diagnostics, therapies and vaccines against some of the greatest public health threats of our times.

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Medicines Discovery Institute

The Institute aims to translate fundamental discoveries in disease processes and the identification of molecular targets into new drugs. It puts Wales at the forefront of medical innovation, bringing cutting-edge science to patients by turning leading biomedical research into novel drugs.

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European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute

The Institute aims to improve the understanding of the role of cancer stem cells in a range of cancers. Senior academics, Research Fellows and postgraduate students work alongside world-leading teams in biomedical science and drug development to create a UK-based hub of research excellence to target cancer.