University of Dundee

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January 2014

  • 31 Jan 2014

    University of Dundee scientist Professor Claire Halpin has been appointed one of 21 new Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holders. The prestigious award provides five-year’s support for outstanding scientists to help them continue their ground-breaking work. Jointly funded by the Wolfson Foundation and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the scheme helps universities to attract science talent from overseas and retain respected UK scientists of outstanding achievement and potential.

  • 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.

  • 29 Jan 2014

    The College of Sciences is delighted to announce the appointment of Anton Gartner as Professor of Genetics at the University of Dundee. Anton Gartner, a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression joined the College of Life Sciences in 2004 as a CRUK Research Fellow and was awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in 2010.

  • 10 Jan 2014

    A new form of cell sub-division that is key to the development of the nervous system has been identified by researchers at the College of Life Sciences. Neurons are vital to the development of the nervous system and in some regions of our brains they are continually produced throughout our lives. They are `born’ in a particular place in the early nervous system and then have to migrate to the correct place to make functional neural structures. (Attached image shows two newborn neurons shedding their tip ends, or abscising)

  • 08 Jan 2014

    University of Dundee is to host the 47th Annual International Meeting of the ESR Spectroscopy Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry from 6th - 10th April 2014. This long running, and highly regarded, international conference is a platform for scientists working in the broad area of Electron Spin Resonance and features the prestigious "Bruker Lecture" awarded annually to a scientist who has made significant contributions to ESR.

  • 06 Jan 2014

    Professor Doreen Cantrell, Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, has been awarded a CBE in the 2014 New Year Honours. Professor Cantrell was recognised for her services to life sciences.