Extreme drug discovery, was the lecture presented by Prof. Marcel Jaspars from the University of Aberdeen. Research collaboration and expertise exchanges between chemistry and biology studies were highlighted as being the key driver of successful commercialisation of research outputs in the department. Questions and answers session were then held in which both LIPI’s senior and early career researchers explores the current thinking in the research area and the exciting potential collaboration avenues.
An extended lecture were then provided by Neil Curtis from the Museums Department of University of Aberdeen. He elaborated the history and organisation of the University’s museum facilities and its associated research and degrees. Current practices in curatorial and exhibition management were also part of the presentation and discussion session afterwards.
Laboratory observations were then carried out in the Marine Biodiscovery & Biodiversity Research Centre, led by Marcel and his team members. Participants were invited to experience the working environments of 3 of the Centre’s labs.
Participants were also invited to observe the collections and various display strategies available in Kings Museum & Zoology Museum, which are both located within the University of Aberdeen campus.