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February 2013

  • 27 Feb 2013

    A stunning image of a cervical cancer cell in the process of cell division, taken using one of the world’s most advanced high resolution microscopes by scientists at Dundee University, has been named the European winner of GE Healthcare’s 2012 Cell Imaging Competition. The image captured by Dr Markus Posch in the College of Life Sciences at Dundee University shows the role that the very latest imaging technology can play in helping scientists to understand the inner workings of human cells.

  • 26 Feb 2013

    Professor Sir Philip Cohen, of the University of Dundee, will receive the highest award given by the Medical Research Council at a ceremony in the House of Commons on Wednesday February 27th. The Millennium Medal is the MRC’s most prestigious award, presented every two years to an outstanding scientist who has made a major contribution towards the MRC’s mission to improve human health through world -class medical research.

  • 20 Feb 2013

    The University of Dundee is among 17 projects sharing a £24.5million cash injection to boost the resolution revolution taking place in microscope technology. Three of the UK's research councils - the Medical Research Council, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council – have invested £20.1m, £2.4m and £2m respectively, to establish 17 microscopy platforms that will bring about ground breaking advances in biological and biomedical research.

  • 13 Feb 2013

      A major new centre to boost the development of drugs to tackle the foremost diseases of the developing world is to be created at the University of Dundee.

  • 12 Feb 2013

    Professor Sue Black, the world renowned forensic anthropologist based at the University of Dundee, is among 100 women named in the 2013 Power List by the BBC Radio 4 programme `Woman’s Hour’. The programme’s annual list looks to find out who are the movers and shakers who shape the way we live today? Which women have the greatest impact on British politics, society, culture and the economy?

  • 12 Feb 2013

      Professor Sue Black, the world renowned forensic anthropologist based at the University of Dundee, is among 100 women named in the 2013 Power List by the BBC Radio 4 programme `Woman’s Hour’. The programme’s annual list looks to find out who are the movers and shakers who shape the way we live today? Which women have the greatest impact on British politics, society, culture and the economy?

  • 11 Feb 2013

      Dr Nicola Stanley-Wall of the Division of Molecular Microbiology has been appointed a School Regional Champion by the BBSRC. School Regional Champions (SRC) support BBSRC researchers in the UK with public engagement activities for secondary schools and young people aged between 11–19. A network of Regional Champions develop and share best practice, tools and activities to aid the support for these researchers.

  • 07 Feb 2013

    Scottish First Minister Rt. Hon Alex Salmond MSP has welcomed today’s news that a major new pharmaceutical drug discovery initiative is to be centred at BioCity Scotland in Lanarkshire, in partnership with the University of Dundee.

  • 05 Feb 2013

    A review in Nature by Grahame Hardie of the Division of Cell Signalling and Immunology at CLS and Luke O’Neill (Trinity College Dublin) suggests that AMPK-activating drugs have both anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties.

  • 01 Feb 2013

    The Richard III Society will today unveil the world’s only facial reconstruction of the human remains found at the Greyfriars in Leicester, yesterday confirmed as belonging to Richard III.  The reconstruction project, led by Caroline Wilkinson, Professor of Craniofacial Identification at the University of Dundee, was commissioned and funded by the Richard III Society.