MagnaPharm Researchers Deliver First Symposium on Polymorphism and Novel Pharmaceutical Crystals at Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan

24th July 2018

MagnaPharm PI, Dr Simon Hall and Postdoctoral Researcher, Dr Jason Potticary (University of Bristol) successfully delivered an engaging schedule of workshops and seminars to launch the first symposium on Polymorphism and Novel Pharmaceutical Crystals held last week at Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan.

The week kicked off on 17th July at NaDeC Base (an innovation hub of universities and companies) with the researchers delivering a well received presentation on polymorphism in pharmaceuticals and MagnaPharm, hosted by Prof Ogasawara (Nagaoka University of Technology).

The following day - hosted by Prof Aoyagi (Nagaoka National College of Technology) - sophomore level students engaged in an interactive seminar on the research themes underlying the Magnapharm project. The seminar slides can be accessed here.


Prof Wiff (Nagaoka University of Technology) later initiated an enthusiatic discussion with students - all undergraduate 4th graders - planning to study overseas. Topics covered the researchers' work on the MagnaPharm project whilst offering a glimpse of what scientific research entails in other countries.  This was followed by another seminar (this time to Prof Nakayama’s Group) on polymorphism and MagnaPharm.

Finally, Prof Yamaguchi (Dean of Technical Science) hosted the researchers on Friday 20th July to round off a spectacular week at Nagaoka University of Technology.

Well done and congratulations to all involved!

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement number 736899.