University of Dundee

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March 2016

  • 30 Mar 2016

    Professor Doreen Cantrell, Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow and Dean of the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, is to be awarded one of the UK’s most prestigious honours in biochemistry, the Novartis Medal and Prize.  

  • 23 Mar 2016

    Vast amounts of data generated by screening patients for diseases like cancer and arthritis at The University of Manchester will now be used to improve treatment and drug safety in partnership with the University of Dundee.

  • 21 Mar 2016

    A naturally occurring red bread mould could be the key to producing more sustainable electrochemical materials for use in rechargeable batteries, researchers at the University of Dundee have found.   Fungi that turns bread mouldy may not seem the ideal candidate for a future power solution but the Dundee researchers, reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology, have evidence that might just change that.  

  • 18 Mar 2016

    Have you ever walked through a giant intestine or grown the bacteria that live on your hands? Do you want to!? If so, Magnificent Microbes, the dazzling introduction to microscopic life on 12 March 2016 is the event for you! Since 2010, Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall and a team of over 30 Molecular Microbiologists have revealed the secrets of microbe life to school children, families and adults and kids of all ages through a programme of activities, games and exhibits demonstrating that there’s much more to science than meets the eye.

  • 08 Mar 2016

    World-leading medicinal chemistry and biology at the Universities of Dundee (Scotland) and Cape Town (South Africa) have been allied to the industrial expertise of the Pharmaceuticals Division of Bayer (Germany), one of the world’s leading pharma companies, in an effort to develop critically needed new treatments for tuberculosis (TB).   The collaboration combines some of the world’s best knowledge on TB biology, drug discovery and medicinal chemistry, with access to an industrial library of chemical compounds.  

  • 07 Mar 2016

    The Royal Society of Edinburgh has announced today that four people from the University of Dundee have been elected as Fellows of the RSE, three of whom are from the Schools of Life Sciences.   The new Fellows from the University are:   ·         Wendy Alexander, Vice-Principal (International) ·         Paul Birch, Professor of Plant Pathology and Deputy Head of the Division of Plant Sciences

  • 07 Mar 2016

    Pioneering chemical technology developed at the University of Dundee is giving scientists the clearest insight yet into crucial biochemical processes that are active in many diseases, including Parkinson’s disease.   Dr Satpal Virdee, leader of the research team, said their findings could `revolutionise’ research capability.   Already the Dundee team have used their newly developed tools to make new discoveries relating to the activity of the Parkin enzyme, which when mutated is a cause of Parkinson’s disease.

  • 07 Mar 2016

    Professor Wendy Bickmore FRSE FMedSci, Director of the MRC Human Genetics Unit in Edinburgh, is to deliver the SLSRSA Women in Science Festival Seminar on Friday 11th March at 2pm in Lecture Theatre 1 of the Dalhousie Building. The seminar entitled 'Throwing a light on gene regulation', highlights how her work uses multi-colour fluorescence microscopy to explore the folding path of specific genes.

  • 07 Mar 2016

    Fraser Stewart, a PhD student jointly supervised by Inke Nathke, Sandy Cochran and Zihong Huang goes to Westminster today to present his research to MPs.  Fraser’s poster has been selected to be displayed in the House of Commons on Monday 7th March in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Session (from 6.15pm – 8.30pm).

  • 02 Mar 2016

    Have you ever walked through a giant intestine or grown the bacteria that live on your hands? Do you want to!? If so, Magnificent Microbes, the dazzling introduction to microscopic life on 12 March 2016 is the event for you! Since 2010, Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall and a team of over 30 Molecular Microbiologists have revealed the secrets of microbe life to school children, families and adults and kids of all ages through a programme of activities, games and exhibits demonstrating that there’s much more to science than meets the eye.

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