University of Dundee

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March 2009

  • 26 Mar 2009

    Professor Downes has been a Vice-Principal of the University and Head of the College of Life Sciences for the past three years. He is a highly distinguished biochemist who has played a key role in developing life sciences in Dundee to its current position as an internationally-recognised centre of excellence. Professor Downes will act as Principal and Vice-Chancellor while the University continues the recruitment process to find a successor to Sir Alan Langlands, who is moving to a new role as Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

  • 26 Mar 2009

    The face of the sister of Cleopatra, the last Egyptian Pharoah, has been brought back to life by forensic art experts at the University of Dundee. The forensic art team at the university - who last year reconstructed the face of the German composer Bach - were commissioned to recreate the face of Cleopatra’s sister Arsinoe for a new television documentary `Cleopatra - Portrait of a Killer’ which airs on BBC 1 tomorrow (March 23rd). The remains of what is believed to be Arsinoe were found in Ephesus, in Turkey.

  • 19 Mar 2009

    Research into innovative medical technology which could change the way gene therapies are designed and delivered has been boosted by grants of over £1million to the University of Dundee. Two research groups at the University have each been granted more than £500,000 through the Medical Research Council’s prestigious Milstein Fund Award.

  • 17 Mar 2009

    Four scientists from the University of Dundee are among the latest new Fellows to be elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh. The new Fellows to be elected from the University are: * Professor Irene Leigh, Vice Principal and Head of the College of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing, and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. * Professor Tom Owen-Hughes, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Chromatin Structure and Function.

  • 17 Mar 2009

    'Tracking down killers in the brain: hot detective work or a stroke of luck?' by Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell. Lecture at 6pm, Thursday, 19th March 2009, Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill. How much are radical breakthroughs in the treatment of brain diseases the result of unexpected developments and sheer good luck? That’s one of the questions to be addressed by Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, one of Britain’s most respected scientists, at the University of Dundee’s Dow Memorial Lecture next week.

  • 06 Mar 2009

    An OMX structured-illumination microscope, one of only seven in the world,is now in site at the University of Dundee College of Life Sciences. The super-resolution microscope has been brought to Scotland by the Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance (SULSA), a strategic partnership between the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, St Andrews and Strathclyde, and the Scottish Funding Council.

  • 05 Mar 2009

    The Institute of Cancer Research is one of the leaders of cancer research, influential throughout the world. The Institute was founded in 1909 and has grown to become one of the world’s foremost cancer research organisations.

  • 05 Mar 2009

    Warm congratulations to Tom Own-Hughes, Tomo Tanaka and Tracy Palmer who were all elected Fellows of The Royal Society of Edinburgh this week (2 Mar 2009). This is a great honour that reflects the outstanding research done by Tom, Tomo and Tracy in their respective fields and does great credit to them and to the College of Life Sciences. Professor Irene Leigh, Head of The College of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing, and a long-time collaborator of CLS was also elected a Fellow of the RSE.