Dundee's search for drugs to cure tropical diseases – Wed 9th June

Millions of people across the World are affected by tropical diseases. The medicines used to help patients are becoming less effective and there is a real need to develop new drugs to treat these diseases.

Stand-up the Dundee Drug Discovery Unit (DDU), which was founded in 2006 in the College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, with the aim of transforming basic science into potential new drug for tropical diseases. The DDU works in a novel way by bringing a Biotech company philosophy in to an academic environment.

Join chemist Laura Cleghorn at Dundee Science Centres award winning Infusion Coffee Shop in Dundee Science Centre on Wednesday 9th June at 6pm as she describes research from the unit on treatments for sleeping sickness. Their research resulted in the publication of an exciting study in the journal Nature. 

This should be a relaxed and thought-provoking talk, followed by questions from the audience.
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New Cafe Science Programme available

Cafe Science Dundee and Cafe Science Extra are pleased to announce the topics and speakers for our brand spanking new third season!

You can download the full programme here. We are really proud of the range of topics that will be covered and the excellent speakers that you will get to meet at our events. We hope to see you at an event soon!