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Research and Engagement
The School sits within the University’s College of Biomedical and Life Sciences,
One of the school’s strengths is the applied and multidisciplinary nature of its inquiries, benefiting from worldwide scientific collaborations and strategic relationships with global businesses and public sector bodies. The school’s external research awards of some £3m per annum are secured through partnerships with a diverse range of funding bodies (see Research-User Engagement)
Research in the Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences encompasses all facets of the study of pharmaceuticals. The School's four disciplines (below) represent operational units providing platform knowledge and technical resource support. Research in the laboratory-based sciences covers a spectrum of disease areas including cancer, infection, cardiovascular, musculo-skeletal, respiratory and neurological disorders. This work seeks to identify fundamental mechanisms of disease and new pharmacological targets, the design of novel drug candidates and of innovative drug delivery systems. Complementing the activities of the laboratory sciences are academic staff engaged in understanding the social and psychological aspects of the medicines-patient interface, measuring patients’ quality of life and associated issues around medicines resource allocation.
Designing and synthesising novel active compounds as drug candidates.
Biological barriers and developing advanced drug delivery systems. Microbial survival strategies and control of microbial infection and contamination in healthcare environments.
Understanding of physiological regulation and disease processes, identifying and validating novel drug targets, and mechanisms of drug action.
Informing and influencing the practice of pharmacy and the development of policy around medicines usage and approval.
Information and Utilities:
Impact cases highlighting the significance of our Research.
Enhancing public understanding of science and stimulating public debate through active collaborative involvement.
Delivering the wider benefits of our research to the UK economy and society through commercial, practitioner and policy-maker engagement.
Developing and implementing the School's research strategy and policies. Supporting and facilitating pre- and post-award research activities for staff and postgraduate research students. Providing support to the Research Committee.
Assisting researchers carrying out non-clinical research involving human participants, human material or human data.
The School possesses a wide range of high quality research equipment and facilities.
Facilities Booking System:
Use our online booking facility.
PHRMY equipment and facilities MUST be booked in advance... click the link above and use your username and password (issued by Lynne Farrow) if you do not have a password please email Lynne (farrowL@cardiff.ac.uk).