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Medicines Discovery Institute

We translate leading biomedical research into novel drugs.

We put Wales at the forefront of medical innovation, bringing cutting-edge science to the patient by turning leading biomedical research into novel drugs.

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Latest news

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Success at Speaking of Science Conference

17 June 2021

A PhD student received recognition at an interdisciplinary conference for early career researchers, providing an engaging talk about research investigating prion disease through the medium of the Welsh language.

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Award success for rare disease research

28 October 2020

Approximately 350 million people worldwide are living with a rare disease, and half of them are children. Vital research into lysosomal storage disorders has been recognised for its breakthrough discoveries and potential for impact for patients living with rare diseases.

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Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol PhD Opportunity

24 June 2020

Cardiff University’s Medicines Discovery Institute is offering a unique opportunity to research Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis through the medium of Welsh.

We apply our expertise in a range of research areas to produce novel medicines, which will ultimately make a difference to the lives of patients across the world.

Our vision is ambitious, aiming to make the Institute a focal point for medicines discovery and innovation within Cardiff University and the wider UK academic community.