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Discovery of novel treatments for Parkinson’s disease


Project Description

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common neurological disease in the world. Current PD therapies and medical interventions are very limited and only address the symptoms of this disease highlighting the need for new and effective treatments.
Recently, we discovered a series of small molecules that have the potential to treat Parkinson’s disease. Encouraged by this, we now have a PhD studentship available for a diligent and highly motivated student to optimise the potency and drug-like properties of the initial hit compounds.
From working on this project, the PhD candidate will learn the synthesis, purification and characterisation of small molecules, drug design and development as well as assay development for testing the biological activities of synthetic molecules. Such knowledge will be extremely valuable for those wishing to pursue a career in academia or with pharmaceutical/biotechnology companies.

Funding Notes

Fully funded studentship for EU/UK students from the Cardiff School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to start 1st October 2017

The work will be based at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Cardiff University, UK. Contact Dr. Youcef Mehellou () for informal inquiries.

How good is research at Cardiff University in Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 74.95

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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