Sunday 16 March: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Cambridge Corn Exchange, Wheeler Street, Cambridge , CB2 3QB

In this interactive experience, hosted by AstraZeneca, you will learn more about the full spectrum of the development of a new medicine. The first step is the design and synthesis of the new drug, which involves using 3D modelling building a model of the drug from craft materials. The process then continues with a deeper look at how we further refine the drug and better understand its behaviour. For this stage, we will explore how techniques such as tracking cells using imaging and robotics accelerate this process.

Finally, we demonstrate how a drug, given alone or in combination, can indeed be effective in attacking serious diseases such as cancer. However, as you will learn with our ‘drug discovery train’, navigating the path to this success can be complex...