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November 2016

4 Nov 2016

A team of students from the University of Dundee and local school pupils have both won gold medals at this year’s iGEM Jamboree in Boston, USA.   The students, from across the University, achieved the gold for their work to try and combat antimicrobial resistance in livestock. They noticed that...

October 2016

14 Oct 2016

As part of the 2016 Annual Review process for academic staff Alessio Ciulli, Vicky Cowling, Sonia Rocha...

10 Oct 2016

Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterium that colonises approximately 30% of the human population at any one time, has now been shown to attack other bacteria, according to ground-breaking research from the University of Dundee.   The bacterium which often inhabits the skin of humans and animals can...

August 2016

1 Aug 2016

Prof. Nicola Stanley-Wall, in the Division of Molecular Microbiology, has been named as the recipient of the 2016 Wain Medal.   This prize is awarded to a scientist aged 40 years or under and recognises excellent research in biochemistry. The Medal Lecture is a public lecture held at the...

June 2016

26 Jun 2016

Parliamentary Links Day is an annual meeting to discuss the future of Science. Organised by the Royal Society of Biology on behalf of the science and technology community, this is the largest scientific event on the annual parliament calendar, which brings together scientists, learned societies,...

May 2016

2 May 2016

Researchers at the University of Dundee, the UK’s leading university for biological sciences...

March 2016

2 Mar 2016

Have you ever walked through a giant intestine or grown the bacteria that live on your hands? Do you want to!? If so, Magnificent Microbes, the dazzling introduction to microscopic life on 12 March 2016 is the event for you!

Since 2010, Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall and a team of over 30...

January 2016

6 Jan 2016

Researchers have worked out how some bacteria rip hydrogen apart to produce energy, just like a biological fuel cell. In the process they question the current ideas of how this happens and possibly move one step closer to a cheaper, more efficient, hydrogen economy.

The research,...

December 2015

8 Dec 2015

Two Professors from the School of Life Sciences have been elected as members of the European Academy of Microbiology (EAM). Professor Tracy Palmer, Head of the Division of Molecular Microbiology and Professor Geoff Gadd, Head of the Geomicrobiology Group are both now members of the EAM, a...

August 2015

31 Aug 2015

Childhood memories of sticky hands from melting ice cream cones could soon become obsolete, thanks to a new food ingredient.

Scientists have discovered a naturally occurring protein that can be used to create ice cream that is more resistant to melting than conventional products. The...

May 2015

28 May 2015

Nicola Stanley-Wall has been named as this year’s recipient of the W. H. Pierce Prize from the Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM). This prestigious prize is awarded annually at the SfAM Summer Conference to a microbiologist under the age of 40 who has made a substantial contribution to the...

February 2015

23 Feb 2015

Professor Tracy Palmer, Head of the Division of Molecular Microbiology at the College of Life Sciences has been elected to the Fellowship of the American Academy of Microbiology. The Academy is the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology, and recognises...

November 2014

4 Nov 2014

A team of students from the University of Dundee has won an unprecedented hat-trick of major prizes at the iGEM world jamboree in Boston for their project to develop `The Lung Ranger’, a device to help combat some of the effects of cystic fibrosis.

iGEM – the International Genetically...

September 2014

5 Sep 2014

A team of Dundee students who are developing a device to help combat some of the effects of cystic fibrosis have been invited to present their idea at a national CF conference.   The iGEM team of students from the University of Dundee has spent the summer working on the `Lung Ranger’, which...

June 2014

21 Jun 2014

University of Dundee Rector Brian Cox is backing a team of students in their efforts to develop `The Lung Ranger’, a device to help combat some of the effects of cystic fibrosis.   The Rector visited the University’s iGEM 2014 team to find out about their project and give them his support for...

13 Jun 2014

Professor Frank Sargent of the College of Life Sciences’ Division of Molecular Microbiology has received the University of Dundee Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

The award aims to acknowledge and reward senior teachers for outstanding achievement in contributions to...

February 2014

6 Feb 2014

Teachers from Dundee primary schools attended a Continuing Professional Development training session led by  Dr Nicola Stanley-Wall and Dr James Chalmers of the Division of Molecular Microbiology at the College of Life Sciences.

Held at the Dundee Science Centre, the aim of the session...

January 2014

29 Jan 2014

The College of Life Sciences is delighted to announce that Sonia Rocha and Nicola Stanley-Wall have both been appointed Readers at the University of Dundee.

Sonia Rocha is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression; her research investigates gene regulation...

November 2013

5 Nov 2013

The iGEM Team from the University of Dundee have taken two prizes at the World Final of a prestigious international competition designed to advance science and education.

The ten students from the University who won the European Jamboree of the iGEM (International Genetically Engineered...

October 2013

23 Oct 2013

The Dundee iGEM Team received another message of support this week from two of the leading supporters of innovation at the University. The team who were crowned European champions out of 60 Universities this October in Lyon, presented their award-winning project to University Principal Pete...