As part of the ICR Open Evening in November 2015 we developed together with the PhD student Lizzie Coker an adventure-game like activity aimed at 17-year old students to explain them the many challenges we face at selecting targets for follow up drug discovery projects at the ICR. We introduced them the concepts of loss-of-function, druggability and gave them an overall view of the drug discovery process as a whole. They did succeed in selecting the targets of many of the drug candidates discovered and developed at the ICR Cancer Research UK Cancer Therapeutics Unit making it a very interactive and entertaining evening. You can find the poster of the adventure game here and a brief description of the activity here.

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