CITER Research Committee Workshop: Natural Compound Research for Tissue Rep...

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‘Exploiting Mother Nature’s Pharmacy for Anti-Microbials, Anti-Inflammatories & Mediators of Healing’

Wales is currently a hotbed of research into the development of novel natural compounds to treat a wide variety of illnesses. Whereas some of these plants originate overseas, others are indigenous to Wales and the UK. The aim of this one-day workshop is to showcase some of the cutting-edge research projects ongoing across Wales, with a general focus on antimicrobials, anti-inflammatories and tissue repair/regeneration.

The workshop is led by Dr Ryan Moseley and Dr Charles Heard of Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair (CITER), but the event is also open to memberships of Life Sciences Research Network (NRN) and MediWales.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Dr Tom Prescott, Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew

Mr Kevin Stephens, Agroceutical Products Ltd

  • Entry is free of charge
  • PLEASE ENSURE YOU REGISTER YOUR PLACE ON EVENTBRITE AND BRING THE TICKET CONFIRMATION WITH YOU ON THE DAY.
  • Delegates are encouraged to bring along a poster whereby there will be an opportunity to showcase your research.
  • Refreshments, lunch and return transport will be provided.

PROGRAMME

09.00 – 09:30 Registration and poster set up

09.30 - 12:45 SESSION ONE

Chair: Dr Ryan Moseley

Co-Chair: Dr Rachael Moses

09:30 – 09:35 Welcome Address: Dr Ryan Moseley, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University

09:35 – 10:10 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: "Searching for a clinically effective plant medicine for tropical ulcers in Papua New Guinea"

Dr Tom Prescott, Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew

10:10 – 10:35 "In Search of Biologically Active Natural Products in the Welsh uplands"

Dr Vera Fitzsimmons-Thoss, Bangor University

10:35 – 11:00 "Synthesis of Garlic Metabolites and their Anti-microbial Activities"

Professor Thomas Wirth, School of Chemistry, Cardiff University

11.00 – 11:30 Morning refreshments and poster viewing

11:30 – 11:55 "Nanoantibiotic Biopolymer Conjugates for the Treatment of Multi-Drug Resistant Gram-Negative Infections"

Dr Elaine Ferguson, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University

11:55 – 12:20 "A Pomegranate a Day Keeps the Doctor Away"

Dr Charles Heard, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University

12:20 – 12:45 "Working with the Bees of Wales to Combat Hospital Superbugs and Inspire the Next Generation of Welsh Scientists"

Professor Les Baillie, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University

12.45 – 13:45 Lunch and poster viewing

13.45 - 16:50 SESSION TWO

Chair: Dr Charles Heard

Co-Chair: Dr Elaine Ferguson

13:45 – 14:10 KEYNOTE SPEAKER: "Commercial Production of Natural Products for the Pharmaceutical Industry"

Mr Kevin Stephens, Agroceutical Products Ltd

14:10 – 14:35 "Exploring diverse natural products for anti-MRSA activity"

Professor Luis Alejandro Mur, Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University

14:35 – 15:00 "Nutraceuticals in the Prevention and Treatment of Atherosclerosis"

Professor Dipak Ramji, School of Biosciences, Cardiff University

15.00 – 15:30 Afternoon refreshments and poster viewing

15:30 – 15:55 "Anti-Inflammasome Actions of Dietary Flavonoids and Lipids is Associated with TET2 Up-Regulation in Macrophages"

Professor Keith Morris, School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University

15:55 – 16:20 "Repurposing Ingenol Mebutate as a Novel Pharmaceutical Therapy for Normal and Pathological Dermal Fibrosis"

Dr Ryan Moseley, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University

16:20 – 16:45 "Stimulation of Keratinocyte Wound Healing Responses and Re-Epithelialization by Novel Epoxy-Tigliances via Protein Kinase C Aviation"

Dr Rachael Moses, School of Dentistry, Cardiff University

16.45 – 16:50 Concluding remarks from Dr Charles Heard

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