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Scientists working in a busy MDI lab

Our vision is ambitious, aiming to make us a focal point for medicines discovery and innovation within Cardiff University and the wider UK academic community. The initiative complements and extends long-standing drug discovery work at Cardiff, particularly in the areas of neuroscience, cancer and infection.

Male researcher drawing chemical equations on fume hood

We are building on the pharmaceutical research base that exists in the UK, establishing a community of around 100 world-leading scientists and rising stars from all over the world. By fostering strong relationships with industry, this team of researchers are translating fundamental research into novel drug discovery for use in clinical treatment.

We are attracting and nurturing international research talent from the most senior level to the most promising postgraduate students, with a particular focus on talented early career scientists through our ongoing fellowship initiative.

Through our research, we aim to develop the next generation of pharmaceutical scientists by attracting new researchers into the field and providing access to interdisciplinary training and cutting-edge resources.