University of Dundee

The University of Dundee is one of the leading universities in Europe for research in Life Sciences. In the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality in UK higher education institutions – REF2014 –Dundee was ranked the top University in Biological Sciences. More recent rankings widely recognized as indicators of scientific excellence place Dundee high in their rankings. The CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019 for Biomedical and Health Sciences Impact places Dundee is 1st in the UK and Europe, 5th in the World as judged by ‘citations-per-paper’, one of the most widely recognized metrics of scientific excellence. This year’s ‘The State of Innovation’ report by Clarivate Analytics ranks Dundee as the most influential scientific research institution in the world for pharmaceuticals for the period 2006-16. The School enjoys a reputation as one of the most dynamic international centres for molecular cell biology, with outstanding laboratory and technology facilities.

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Plant Sciences 2008

Tilston, E.L., Halpin, C., and Hopkins, D.W. (2008) Decomposition of tobacco roots with modified phenylpropanoid content by fungi with contrasting lignocellulose degradation strategies. FEMS Microbiology Letters.

Tilston, E.L, Halpin, C., and Hopkins, D.W. (2008) Tissue culture propagation alters plant–microbe interactions in tobacco rhizosphere. Biol Fertil Soils.

Douglas, E., and Halpin, C. (in press) “Gene Stacking”. In: Molecular Techniques in Crop Improvement, 2nd edition, SM Jain and DS Brar Eds. Springer

Plant Sciences 2009

Andrews, M., Lea, P. J., Raven, J. A. and Azevedo, R. A. (2009) Nitrogen use efficiency. 3. Nitrogen fixation: genes and costs. Annals of Applied Biology. 155, 1-13

Andrews, M., Maule, H. G., Hodge, S., Cherrill, A. and Raven, J. A. (2009) Seed dormancy, nitrogen nutrition and shade acclimation of Impatiens glandulifera: implications for successful invasion of deciduous woodland. Plant Ecology & Diversity. 2, 145-153

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