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February 2015

  • 27 Feb 2015

    The 15th Annual BioDundee International Conference will be held on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd June at West Park Conference Centre, Dundee.   The BioDundee Conference is a collaborative event created by the Life Sciences community. The aim of the conference is to bring together key people in the Life Sciences and Healthcare fields to present and discuss on key aspects of the industry and also showcase the excellence that we have across Scotland in this sector.   This year's programme sessions are themed as:

  • 26 Feb 2015

    The soil around roots of plants such as barley – one of our most important crops - is a battleground where only certain

  • 23 Feb 2015

    Professor Tracy Palmer, Head of the Division of Molecular Microbiology at the College of Life Sciences has been elected to the Fellowship of the American Academy of Microbiology. The Academy is the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology, and recognises excellence, originality, and leadership in the microbiological sciences; her election to this group is an international mark of distinction.  

  • 23 Feb 2015

    Plant diseases cost the world enough food to feed at least half a billion people, equivalent to 100 times the population of Scotland, every year.

  • 13 Feb 2015

    Jason Swedlow and the OME team are to lead a major project to help tackle one of four key biosciences `big data’ challenges identified by the UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. The BBSRC has announced an investment of £7.5 million in new infrastructure to tackle bioscience big data challenges. The new funding will improve the storage and curation of enormous datasets that will unlock untold discoveries in important areas like health, agriculture and sustainable fuels.

  • 12 Feb 2015

    Meet Mat Fleming - the first Artist in Residence at the College of Life Sciences - at 11am on Thursday February 19, in the WTB Seminar room (front) to learn about his work as a film-maker and artist. Mat is funded by the Leverhulme Trust to be embedded in the College until November 2015.

  • 06 Feb 2015

    Professor Andrew Hopkins, of the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, has been named one of this year’s winners at the prestigious Scottish Enterprise Life Sciences Awards.   At a ceremony in Edinburgh last night Professor Hopkins was handed the award for Life Sciences Entrepreneurial Business Leadership.   Andrew is the founder and CEO of ex scientia, a University of Dundee spin-out company which is pioneering medicines tailored to polypharmacology for a wide range of human diseases where improved efficacy is required.  

  • 05 Feb 2015

    The University of Dundee has entered into a Research Program Agreement with Pfizer Inc. to jointly conduct research that may lead to potential novel treatments for Cystic Fibrosis.   The project will be carried out as part of Pfizer’s Rare Disease Consortium and builds on a program of research within the laboratory of Professor Irwin McLean, Head of Molecular Medicine at Dundee, and the University’s Drug Discovery Unit.  

  • 03 Feb 2015

    David Lilley has been awarded the RNA Society’s 2015 Lifetime Service Award   Professor Lilley is Chair of Molecular Biology and Director of the CR-UK Nucleic Acid Structure Research Group at the University of Dundee. He has spent over 40 years studying the structure and physical biochemical properties of nucleic acids and proteins, including chromatin complexes, DNA & RNA junctions and cruciforms, multiple ribozyme motifs, and numerous nucleic acid modifications. 

  • 02 Feb 2015

    The use of human materials for research, donation and art will be the focus of the second exhibition at LifeSpace, the new research-driven science art gallery which is a collaborative partnership between researchers from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design and researchers from the College of Life Sciences.