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Using honey bees to discover new drugs

Posted on 1 August 2014 by Helen Murphy

Dr Les Baillie has been working with honey bees and the National Botanic Garden of Wales to identify plant derived drugs which could be used to treat antibiotic resistant hospital pathogens. The project draws from a range of scientific disciplines such as microbiology, chemistry, DNA sequencing, data presentation and ecology and represents a story which could
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The Darwin Centre

Posted on 1 July 2014 by Helen Murphy

The Darwin Centre for Biology and Medicine in Pembrokeshire aims to bring cutting edge science and entrepreneurship into everyday life through research, schools, festivals and public engagement with science and health. Professor Tony Campbell and Professor Ken Wann are board members of the Centre. The Darwin Experience is based on a partnership between the Darwin Centre and Dragon LNG.
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The Brain Games

Posted on 17 March 2014 by Helen Murphy

As part of Brain Awareness Week we hosted the Brain Games on 16 March 2014. The games took place in the National Museum Cardiff and were for primary age children. We visited primary schools in advance to promote the event and set a neuro art competition. A series of interactive exhibits aimed at primary school years
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Monmouth Science Initiative visit

Posted on 13 March 2014 by Helen Murphy

Around 45 A level pupils from schools in the Monmouth area came to the research labs in Cardiff University recently to see what life is like as an undergraduate. The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences hosts groups of interested pupils from the Monmouth Science Initiative (MSI) in several research areas over two visits per year. In the most recent visit, students were
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The BeeWorld Project

Posted on 21 February 2014 by Helen Murphy

This exciting and unique project aims to encourage teachers, schools and communities to have a greater understanding of bees, their importance to people and the planet. The project looks at the problems facing bees locally as well as worldwide and searches for solutions. Pollination and sustainability are the core aspects of this new programme. This unique
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School and college visits

Posted on 29 November 2013 by Helen Murphy

Staff and researchers from the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences have visited a number of schools and colleges recently. Whitchurch Primary School – October 2013 Dr Emma Kidd and Dr Rhian Thomas took part in two assemblies in Whitchurch Primary School as part of the Brain Games initiative. The people behind the Brain Games have
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Posted on 1 August 2013 by Helen Murphy

A postgraduate student used a converted ice cream van to teach people about cells, DNA and cancer research. Jenny Wymant, a student in the Arwyn Jones research group, took part in the Science of Me engagement event at Techniquest. Jenny worked alongside Dr. Karen Reed from the School of Biosciences and Dr Ian Lewis, Associate Director
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Engagement with charities

Posted on 10 April 2013 by Helen Murphy

Healthy Places, Healthy People Dr Sion Coulman and Dr Sophie Buchaillard-Davies are members of the interdisciplinary group Healthy Places, Healthy People. The group was shortlisted in the Celebrating Excellence Awards in the Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Engagement category. The work of the group establishes a long-term engagement between the University and the Grangetown district,
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Tissue engineering exhibit at Green Man Festival

Tissue engineering for human healing

Posted on 10 January 2012 by Helen Murphy

In 2010 and 2011 Professor Arwyn Jones lead a public engagement project sponsored by the EPSRC to highlight the multidisciplinary science involved in, and potential of, tissue engineering. This £55K Partnership for Public engagement award “Tissue Engineering for Human Healing” was obtained with Dr Bob Steadman (School of Medicine) and Dr Pete Griffiths (School of Chemistry) and involved setting up tissue
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