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Cardiff Science Festival

4 March 2019

Medicines Discovery Institute team demonstrating interactive activity to children in white coats

Researchers from Cardiff University are helping to inspire the next generation of medicines discovery scientists.

The Medicines Discovery Institute took part in Cardiff Science Festival to share their work in finding new therapies to engage families with the process of drug development.

Scientists from the Institute took to the streets of Cardiff with interactive activities, to demonstrate how drugs are processed in the body and show how new compounds are discovered.

The festival spanned half term, with pop-up science engagement event across Wales’ capital, covering topics from biomedical sciences to astronomy.

Professor Simon Ward, Director of the Medicines Discovery Institute, said: “At the Medicines Discovery Institute, we are passionate about community outreach and science engagement.

“Science plays a huge role in our everyday lives, and finding new medicines can make a huge difference to people’s lives too.

“By getting out to events like Cardiff Science Festival, we can talk to people about what goes into medicines discovery, as well as hopefully inspiring future scientists who might be find answers for the world’s biggest problems in generations to come.”

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