Who’s taking part in the Drug Discovery Zone?

Let’s meet the scientists and schools taking part…

The Scientists

Steven Street | PhD Student, University of Bristol

I am making new cancer drugs out of sugar that stick to DNA and kill healthy cells less than other cancer drugs!

Oliver Charity | PhD Student, The Institute of Food Research

I use viruses to kill bacteria.

Jenny Batson | Exonate, Cambridge

I manage a biology research team, perform experiments, write papers and present data at meetings to develop new drugs for things like eye disease and cancer.

Hannah Bolt | PhD Student, Durham University

I make new medicines and antibiotics to treat a nasty tropical disease called Leishmaniasis, that is caused by parasites.

Eleni Vikeli | PhD Student, John Innes Centre

I am searching for new antibiotics from bacteria that grow on the surface of ants!

The Schools

  • Aith Junior High School, Shetland
  • Aquinas College, Cheshire
  • Bexleyheath Academy, Kent
  • Bingley Grammar School, Yorkshire
  • Brayton High School, Yorkshire
  • Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy, Bristol
  • Cansfield High School, Lancashire
  • Caroline Chisholm School, Northamptonshire
  • Coopers School, Kent
  • Dalry Primary School, Ayrshire
  • Greensward College, Essex
  • John F Kennedy Catholic School, Hertfordshire
  • Ormiston Maritime Academy, Lincolnshire
  • Saint Benedict, Derbyshire
  • St Martin in the Fields High School for Girls, London
  • The Charter School, London
  • The Leigh UTC, Kent

This zone is funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Posted on October 19, 2016 by modmichaela in News.

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