University of Dundee

The University of Dundee is one of the leading universities in Europe for research in Life Sciences. We make fundamental discoveries on the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying health and disease in humans, animals, plants, parasites and bacteria and translate that knowledge to address global challenges. In the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality in UK higher education institutions – REF2021 –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 2021 for Biomedical and Health Sciences Impact places Dundee is 5th in the UK and Europe, 11th in the World and the 2021 QS World University Rankings in Biological Sciences place Dundee 2nd in the UK, 3rd in Europe and 19th in the World as judged by ‘citations-per-paper’, one of the most widely recognized metrics of scientific excellence. ‘The State of Innovation’ report by Clarivate Analytics in 2017 ranked 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.

 

Statement on diversity, equity and inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential for us to ensure a vibrant and sustainable workplace culture. Accordingly, we aim to support and develop all our staff and students so they can work to the best of their ability. This requires professional conduct that creates a culture where everyone feels empowered and safe to question and challenge behaviours that compromise this goal. Accordingly, we expect performance at the highest standard of integrity for everything we do, not only in how we conduct all our activities, but also how we work together, treat each other and how we interact with external partners. 

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Societal Impact

The University's core purpose is to transform lives, locally and globally through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge.
Our researchers are committed to this purpose by ensuring our research and institutional expertise has societal impact through contributions to activities such as government policy and international development initiatives.

Cell Biology and Immunology 2010

Cao, H. and Crocker, P. R. (2010) Evolution of CD33-related siglecs: regulating host immune functions and escaping pathogen exploitation? Immunology, 132, 18-26.

Chen, W. C., Completo, G. C., Sigal, D. S., Crocker, P. R., Saven, A. and Paulson, J. C. (2010) In vivo targeting of B-cell lymphoma with glycan ligands of CD22. Blood, 115, 4778-4786.

Cowling, V. H. (2010) Enhanced mRNA cap methylation increases cyclin D1 expression and promotes cell transformation. Oncogene, 29, 930-936.

Public Engagement

Sharing and explaining our science has always been recognised as an integral part of the remit and responsibility of all our scientists. We are keen to communicate our passion for scientific research to members of the public, to people of all ages and from all educational backgrounds.

Molecular Physiology 2010

Alhopuro, P., Bjorklund, M., Sammalkorpi, H., Turunen, M., Tuupanen, S., Bistrom, M., Niittymaki, I., Lehtonen, H. J., Kivioja, T., Launonen, V., Saharinen, J., Nousiainen, K., Hautaniemi, S., Nuorva, K., Mecklin, J. P., Jarvinen, H., Orntoft, T., Arango, D., Lehtonen, R., Karhu, A., Taipale, J. and Aaltonen, L. A. (2010) Mutations in the circadian gene CLOCK in colorectal cancer. Mol Cancer Res, 8, 952-960.

Schools Outreach

University of Dundee School of Life Sciences schools outreach aims to support Scotland's schools and their delivery of outcomes and aims around science, topical and ethical issues, careers, and interdisciplinary learning.

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