Aberystwyth PhD student, David Cutress, has won one of two awards presented on the first day of the Annual Scientific Drug Discovery Congress held in Cardiff earlier this month. His talk, entitled ‘Towards validation of an immune suppressor protein from liver fluke as a drug target’, detailed the advances he has made to date in trying to develop a new chemotherapy for fasciolosis. Being co-supervised by the School of Chemistry at Cardiff University, David delivered an excellent summary of his NRN-funded project and directions for future research.
The Congress, organised by Life Sciences Research Network Wales, provided an opportunity for students and leading academics from across Wales to showcase their research and discuss the challenges faced in developing the next generation of therapeutics. Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething, attended the congress to give an address on the future of the Life Sciences sector in Wales.