Science in Health
This programme aims to inspire the next generation of talent.
It covers four main areas:
- public lectures
- Science in Health Live!
- lab work experience
- Life Sciences Challenge
This year we are pleased to announce that our lecture series will return to 'in person' events and held on the Cathays Park campus. Their new home is the Sir Stanley Thomas OBE Lecture Theatre at the Centre for Student Life.
2022/2023 Public Lecture Series
|Date and time||Title||Speaker|
|Thursday 13 October 2022|
|Aspirin and cancer: Emerging Evidence|
View a recording of this lecture
|Professor Peter Elwood|
Hon. Professor, Cardiff University
|Thursday 17 November 2022 18:45||Let's talk cultured meat: reflections on the socio-politics of growing meat in vats||Dr Neil Stephens|
University of Birmingham (in conjunction with Wales Gene Park)
|Thursday 8 December 2022 18:45||Can families change? Implementing family programmes to support mental health across cultures||Dr Yulia Shenderovich|
Wolfson Centre for Young People’s Mental Health and Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement, Cardiff University
|Thursday 19 January 2023|
|Cancer immunotherapy: significant breakthrough or unrealised potential?||Professor Awen Gallimore and Lorenzo Capitani|
|Thursday 2 February 2023|
|Multiple Realities: how our senses define our world||Professor Guy Leschziner|
Professor of Neurology and Sleep Medicine, King’s College London
|Thursday 2 March 2023|
|Drug discovery - the journey from bench to bedside||Dr Amit Aggarwal|
Executive Director Medical Affairs, Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)
Science in Health Live!
Science in Health Live! has been welcoming pupils to Cardiff School of Medicine for over 25 years. The event has always taken place at Wales’ largest teaching hospital within National Science and Engineering Week.
It is aimed at students in Year 12 studying science and maths A levels and gives attendees the opportunity to discover more about the latest internationally recognised science discoveries taking place within healthcare.
We're pleased to announce that Science in Health Live will be back on the Heath Park campus in March 2023. Exact dates will be announced shortly.
Science in Health Live - 25th anniversary
Lab work experience
A coordinated and evolving programme of schemes to inspire year 12 students that are interested in a science or medicine-related degree.
The students receive a general introduction to the week including an outline of the nature of the work undertaken in the research laboratories.
The remainder of the week is set up whereby the students have a range of experiences working in teams with a number of different investigators and their research groups.
The students have opportunities to experience cutting edge-technologies like molecular biology, flow cytometry, DNA sequencing, egg micro-injection, virology, mass spectrometry, X-ray crystallography, pharmacology and cellular immunology with research groups from across the school.
Importantly, the students have the chance of meeting PhD students and post-doctoral fellows many of whom are in the early stages of their career. On the final afternoon, the students come together to describe what they have learnt from the week and information is also provided on the UCAS application process.
Science in Health - work experience application form
Please read this form carefully and fill in ALL sections.
The closing date for 2023 applications is 30 April 2023.
Life Sciences Challenge
An inter-school competition for year 10 pupils consisting of a quiz designed and delivered by both PhD students and early career researchers (Post Doctoral Researchers and Junior Fellows).
These are individuals who are passionate about science, and have chosen to dedicate their lives to scientific research. They want to share this enthusiasm for trying to understand the natural world with pupils in Wales.
We hope that by giving pupils the opportunity to meet young scientists working locally, we will inspire them to consider the possibilities of scientific careers.
Some of the questions will follow the National Curriculum, but others may require knowledge gained from further reading/investigation.
Importantly, some questions will test pupils’ ability to analyse data and apply logic and learned knowledge to unfamiliar concepts. Questions will be largely Biology and Chemistry based, but could involve aspects of Physics and Geology where these pertain to understanding the living world.
How to enter
To enter a team (or several teams) in the preliminary online round, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date for entries is end of January 2023.
For further information about any of these activities please contact: