31 Oct 2016
Today the SLS PhD Posters Session was held within the School. This session provided PhD students in their third year the opportunity to present their research to their fellow researchers. There were 38 students from across all the different departments taking part. The judges commented that again all the posters were of a very high standard but there could only be four prize winners.
27 Oct 2016
The world renowned biomedical research which takes place at the University of Dundee has received a multi-million pound boost from Wellcome, the global charitable foundation. Wellcome has awarded the University £3.75million from their Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF), which enables universities in the UK and Ireland to invest in areas that are of mutual strategic importance to Wellcome and the individual institutions. The ISSF grant will support biomedical research at Dundee, in particular helping fund:
25 Oct 2016
Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith from the University of Cambridge gave the 2016 GRE Discovery Lecture entitled 'Genome-wide targeting and maintenance of epigentic states in mammals'
24 Oct 2016
A team of PhD students from Plant Sciences represented the University of Dundee when they took part in the Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (Biotechnology YES) plant, microbial and environment workshop hosted by Syngenta, a leading agricultural company, in Newcastle recently. Senga Robertson, Rory McLeod, Estela Domingo Torres and Ruth Hamilton attended the competition that took place over three days. All teams taking part attended presentations from leading industry figures about all aspects of knowledge exchange and the commercialisation of ideas.
20 Oct 2016
Dr Miratul Muqit, a leading researcher into the causes of Parkinson’s disease based at the University of Dundee, has been named as one of this year’s awardees of the prestigious European Molecular Biology Organisation Young Investigator Programme (EMBO YIP).
14 Oct 2016
As part of the 2016 Annual Review process for academic staff Alessio Ciulli, Vicky Cowling, Sonia Rocha and Helen Walden have been promoted to Personal Chair (Professor) and Sarah Coulthurst has been promoted to Reader. “I would like to congratulate these outstanding individuals for their well deserved promotions,” said Professor Julian Blow, Dean of Research in the School of Life Sciences. “Encouraging excellence is a core value of the School but that needs to be followed up with recognition and reward.
13 Oct 2016
We are deeply saddened today at the news that Professor Adam Neville, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University from 1978 to 1987, has died at the age of 93.
12 Oct 2016
University of Dundee students have voted MS Therapy Centre as their 2016 Raising and Giving (RAG) Charity. With well over 300 votes cast for 20 different charity nominations, MS Therapy Centre, was chosen as the charity of choice by the students at Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA). Chosen charities can expect to receive the support and proceeds from RAG fundraising efforts held by DUSA and the 160 student societies over the year.
10 Oct 2016
Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterium that colonises approximately 30% of the human population at any one time, has now been shown to attack other bacteria, according to ground-breaking research from the University of Dundee. The bacterium which often inhabits the skin of humans and animals can cause a wide range of illnesses including minor skin infections to pneumonia, sepsis and toxic shock syndrome. Staphylococcus aureus is also one of the world’s most common causes of hospital-acquired infections.
07 Oct 2016
A unique artwork commissioned by the University of Dundee that explores the human genome has gone on display at the UK home of the Human Genome Project for the first time.