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May 2014

  • John Hume receives the award on behalf of the web team
    13 May 2014

    The College of Life Sciences website has received the top award at the second Scottish Drupal Awards. This award celebrates the creativity and innovation within the Scottish Drupal community during the past year and is judged by the largest national Drupal user community at their annual conference. The CLS website, designed and developed by the CLS web team headed by Andrew Millar, won Best Drupal Website. 

  • 13 May 2014

    The University of Dundee’s agenda for creating an equitable working environment  has received independent accreditation with an Athena SWAN Bronze Award.   The University has been working to demonstrate how effectively the University addresses gender inequality, initiates cultural change and recognises the specific problems facing women in in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) departments.  

  • 09 May 2014

    The University of Dundee’s Professor Angus Lamond is among the leading medical experts from across the UK who have been recognised for excellence in research by election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.   Professor Lamond is Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Biochemistry at the University’s College of Life Sciences. His career has seen him carry out seminal work on gene expression, proteomics and the structure and functional organisation of the nucleus of mammalian cells.  

  • 08 May 2014

    Researchers from the University of Dundee have used knowledge of an ancient evolutionary leap to reveal new patterns of DNA mutations in thousands of cancer patients and raise the possibility of developing new treatments.   A team led by Carol MacKintosh, Professor of Molecular Signalling and Associate Dean of Research at the University’s College of Life Sciences, has examined the issue through the prism of knowledge of man’s evolution and, in particular, a leap made 500 million years ago.  

  • 07 May 2014

    Students from Braeview Academy will visit the James Hutton Institute (JHI) in Invergowrie on May 8th to be introduced to the fascinating world of plant sciences. The S3 biology pupils will meet staff and students from the College of Life Sciences’ Division of Plant Sciences and the James Hutton Institute who will guide them through a variety of activities in the Institute's impressive glasshouses. Activities for the day include DNA isolation and gel loading, exploring plant pathogens through microscopy and root printing.

  • 02 May 2014

    The College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee has secured £8 million in funding to create a state-of-the-art robotic laboratory to help develop new drugs. The funding from the Scottish Government through the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) will go towards the formation of a robotic drug-screening laboratory at the University of Dundee that will enable new drug therapies to be developed more effectively.

  • 02 May 2014

    Professor Irwin McLean of the University of Dundee has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, the world's oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. Irwin McLean is Professor of Human Genetics, Scientific Director of the Centre for Dermatology and Genetic Medicine, and Head of the Division of Molecular Medicine at Dundee. He is a world renowned expert in the genetics of skin diseases, and his research group as identified the causative genes for more than 20 human diseases.