£30m cancer centre opens

A £30 million cancer and mental health research facility at Cardiff University opens today.

The Hadyn Ellis building will play host to Cardiff's leading scientists and house the latest equipment in the research of cancer.

Cardiff University aims for the top with new cancer research building

A £30m facility in Cardiff is hoping to pave the way for developments in cancer research. The Hadyn Ellis building will be the new home to some of the world's leading scientists in cancer and mental health research, which Cardiff University hopes will put them in the world's top 100 faculties.

Bringing together the University’s best scientists in cancer and mental health in one state-of-the-art facility will help us do even more of this work and meet some of the world’s grand challenges head-on.

As well as a striking landmark development, it is the gateway to the University’s ambitious plans for the redevelopment of the whole of the Maindy Road site. It will also be part of our strategy to become one of the world’s top 100 universities.

– Professor Colin Riordan, Cardiff University’s Vice-Chancellor

£30m cancer research building opens in Cardiff today

outside of Hadyn Ellis building
The building will feature a private study area for postgraduate students Credit: Cardiff University

The Minister for Science, Edwina Hart will officially open a £30 million cancer and mental health research facility at Cardiff University today.

The Hadyn Ellis building will play host to Cardiff's leading scientists and house the latest equipment in the research of cancer.

The building will also facilitate Public Health Wales, allowing health professionals and academics to work alongside each other.

The facility has been named after former Professor Hadyn Ellis, who published leading research into the psychology of face recognition.

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