Outreach workshop for high school students in Lleida

On January 27th Prof. Diego Muñoz-Torrero and two of his PhD students (Anna Sampietro and Noemí Martínez) visited the school “Col·legi Claver Raimat – Lleida” to perform an outreach workshop regarding the discovery of drugs and some advances from our research project PID2020-118127RB-I00 (from Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación and Agencia Estatal de Investigación (MCIN/ AEI /10.13039/501100011033)), entitled “Synthesis of compounds with innovative mechanisms of action against neurodegenerative diseases and neuropathic pain”. This second edition was entitled “Drug discovery – Advancing towards the efficient treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and neuropathic pain 2023”.

It was organised in three different seminars:

  • Seminar 1: Drugs and drug discovery – Prof. Diego Muñoz-Torrero.
  • Seminar 2: Recent advances in the development of drugs against neurodegenerative diseases and neuropathic pain – Noemí Martínez.
  • Seminar 3: Preparation of a drug candidate: a practical example – Anna Sampietro.

With these activities our aim is to highlight the importance of our research for the society and to motivate future students.