25 Jun 2014
A University of Dundee scientist has been awarded a prestigious Medical Research Council New Investigator grant to pursue her work on understanding and developing treatments for skin disorders. Dr Deena Leslie Pedrioli, of the College of Life Sciences at the University, has been awarded £450,000 by the MRC to support her work for the next three years. The grant will also create an additional research assistant post.
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 the international competition. iGEM – the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition – asks students to tackle a real world problem by designing and building a new device or system from a kit of biological parts.
18 Jun 2014
This week, the University of Dundee will bestow three outstanding life scientists with honorary degrees. All three are great friends to the University and have provided invaluable advice and support to The College of life Sciences over many years. We warmly welcome them to Dundee for graduation this week. Our Honorary Graduands are: Professor Sir David Baulcombe FRS, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge
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.
12 Jun 2014
The University of Dundee has been ranked best in the UK and top internationally outside the USA for Biological Sciences in a key measure of the QS World University Rankings. Dundee has maintained its top position in the UK in the assessment of biological sciences research measured by citations per paper, the most commonly used general measure of quality and impact for scientists. The University is placed at 9th in the world, highest of any institution outside of the United States.
10 Jun 2014
Professor Sir Philip Cohen, of the University of Dundee, has been awarded the 2014 Albert Einstein World Award of Science by the World Cultural Council. The World Cultural Council said the prize was being awarded to Sir Philip for his 40-year outstanding and continuing scientific career devoted to studying and establishing the profound importance of protein phosphorylation in regulating almost every physiological process.