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December 2014

  • 18 Dec 2014

    According to The Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF 2014), the main test of research quality carried out by higher education funding bodies, Dundee is the top University in the UK for Biological Sciences. Dundee recorded the highest level of 4-star, or `world-leading’, research in the biological sciences of any University in the UK, and also achieved an outstanding set of results across the STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering & maths - where the University’s quality profile was the highest in Scotland.

  • 12 Dec 2014

    This week The Courier ran its Impact 100 list of the most influential individuals and organisations from across Tayside and Fife in 2014.   The University of Dundee is strongly represented in the poll, with 17 placings and listings for staff, students, graduates, honorary graduates and other friends of the University below.   Two of the most prominent members of the College of Life Sciences, Professor Sir Philip Cohen and Professor Mike Ferguson feature on the list as well as long-time CLS associate Professor Sue Black of CAHID.

  • 12 Dec 2014

    Alessio Ciulli has received the award for Research and Innovation in the newly established "Talented Young Italians Awards” at an event organised at the Church House in London by the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK in collaboration with the Italian Embassy of London.   This new and prestigious award aims to bring to public attention the successful UK based Italian nationals while maintaining links with Italy and fostering exchanges between the two countries.  

November 2014

  • 28 Nov 2014

    A stunning image produced by a University of Dundee researcher has been voted the winner of the `Images with Impact’ competition. The image produced by Ian Newton, from the College of Life Sciences at Dundee, wowed visitors to the Great British Bioscience Festival. It showed microtubules but provoked comparisons with Edvard Munch’s famous painting `The Scream’. It was one of eighteen shortlisted pictures on which the public were asked to vote.

  • 18 Nov 2014

    Life Sciences spin-out company ex scientia has been named Young Business of the Year at the second annual Courier Business Awards which were held at Fairmont St Andrews on November 14. 600 local business leaders from Tayside, Fife and Perthshire attended the ceremony at which a total of 14 awards were handed out by host and television comedian Hugh Dennis, including 12 sector-specific prizes covering all aspects of the diverse economy of east central  Scotland.

  • 13 Nov 2014

    Congratulations to: Karen Dowers, Kirsty Davidson, Lucy Ellis, Jennifer Riley, James Irving and Jayaprakash Natarajan who won the BioDundee Quiz on Wednesday 12 November at the Queen's Hotel ousting Thornton's Solicitors from the top position. The Quiz, organised by BioDundee as a great opportunity to network with business and industry in Dundee, make our research known to local economic communities and spread the word about our work within the 16% of Dundee’s economic sector that is driven by Life Sciences. And of course winning is just the icing on the cake...

  • 04 Nov 2014

    A team of students from the University of Dundee has won an unprecedented hat-trick of major prizes at the iGEM world jamboree in Boston for their project to develop `The Lung Ranger’, a device to help combat some of the effects of cystic fibrosis. 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.

  • 04 Nov 2014

    Gordon Simpson, a Principal Investigator in both the Division of Plant Sciences, University of Dundee, and at the James Hutton Institute, has been awarded a Personal Chair in Molecular Genetics by the university. Gordon’s research investigates the role of RNA processing in controlling development, particularly the time at which plants flower.

October 2014

  • 31 Oct 2014

    Scientists at the University of Dundee have discovered a hidden `code’ that tells our key genetic molecules how to structure themselves, thereby allowing them to carry out their work.   In a research paper published in the journal Nature Communications, Professor David Lilley and colleagues describe how a crucial part of RNA called the `kink-turn’ operates.