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[Image description: A photograph of people sat in the conference room at Findacure’s 2017 conference. At the centre of the photograph is a person intently reading the schedule for the day. Besides and behind her are other people waiting for the conference to start. They are sat in a ‘theatre’ chair arrangement. The other people are chatting with each other or starting straight ahead.]
5 October, 2017 / Findacure News

Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases Conference 2018

Findacure is pleased to announce our 2018 Drug Repurposing for Rare Diseases Conference! Taking place on Tuesday 27th February, at...
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[Image description: A photograph of Findacure's essay competition winner being awarded a certificate at their annual conference. The winner and the award presenter are shaking hands, and the presenter is holding the certificate up to show to the camera. They are both smiling at the camera and wearing smart clothes. Behind them are white walls, a Findacure banner stand, and a big window.]
2 October, 2017 / Findacure News

The Student Voice 2017

Do you want to be a published scientist? You can be, with the return of Findacure’s essay competition, The Student...
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[Image description: A photograph of two people stood in conversation in the break-out room at Findacure’s 2017 conference. One person is facing the direction of the camera but is looking at the person opposite him, whose back is towards the camera. They are both wearing smart clothes and eating biscuits. There are other people in the room who have their backs to the camera and are out of focus. Behind them is a table, a Findacure balloon, a wooden wall, and a large window.]
18 July, 2017 / Findacure News

The Newcastle Rare Disease Showcase

Join Findacure for The Newcastle Rare Disease Showcase, a day-long event to celebrate and highlight rare disease projects taking place...
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[Image description: A 'selfie' photograph of the four members of the Findacure team: Flora, Rick, Libbie and Mary Rose. They are all smiling and looking at the camera. They have their hands up, almost in a 'jazz hands' motion. They are wearing casual clothes. The photograph was taken in their office.]
18 July, 2017 / Findacure News

We’re hiring a new Fundraising Officer!

If you’re searching for a varied and rewarding role, with plenty of responsibility, we have the job for you! We...
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[Image description: A photograph of a large group of people at Findacure’s 2015 Cambridge Networking Event. There are around 30 people in the image. Most people are looking at the camera and smiling with their hands in the air. The photograph was taken inside with dim lighting.]
11 July, 2017 / Findacure News

The Cambridge Rare Disease Showcase

We are excited to announce The Cambridge Rare Disease Showcase! At Findacure, we believe that collaboration is key to making...
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[Image description: A photograph of four people's legs, all wearing jeans. They are all holding one leg off the ground, with the foot pointed towards the camera. Behind them is a white wall, and they are stood on an mottled office-style carpet.]
8 June, 2017 / Findacure News

Join Findacure on Jeans for Genes Day

Half a million children in the UK are affected by a life-altering genetic disorder. Jeans for Genes Day is an...
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[Image description: A photograph of Findacure's Executive Director, Flora Raffai. Flora is looking at the camera and smiling. She is holding up a sign which reads 'I love Findacure because they strengthen the voice of people affected by rare diseases'. She is smartly dressed and behind her background is a wooden wall.]
19 April, 2017 / Findacure News

Saying goodbye to our Executive Director, Flóra Raffai

It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that we announce the departure of our Executive Director, Flóra Raffai,...
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[Image description: A 'selfie' photograph of the four members of the Findacure team: Flora, Rick, Libbie and Mary Rose. They are all smiling and looking at the camera. They have their hands up, almost in a 'jazz hands' motion. They are wearing casual clothes. The photograph was taken in their office.]
24 March, 2017 / Findacure News

We’re hiring! Join our team as our new Projects Officer

If you’re searching for a varied and rewarding role, with plenty of responsibility, we have the job for you! We...
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[Image description: A photograph of three people standing around a table in friendly conversation at Findacure's 2016 conference. The three people are visible from the waist up and are wearing suit jackets and shirts. The table is tall and narrow, and it has a black table cloth and lots of mugs and glasses on top of it. Behind them is a blue Findacure banner stand and white walls.]
17 March, 2017

The Cardiff Rare Disease Showcase

Findacure is pleased to announce The Cardiff Rare Disease Showcase! Given the barriers that rare disease patients often face in...
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[Image description: A photograph of Findacure's essay competition winner being awarded a certificate at their annual conference. The winner and the award presenter are shaking hands and holding the certificate between them. They are both smiling at the camera and wearing smart clothes. Behind them are white walls, a Findacure banner stand, and a big window.]
3 March, 2017 / Findacure News

The Student Voice: Winners published!

To mark Rare Disease Day 2017 our collaborators at Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases published our three winning entries to our student essay competition, ‘The...
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