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December 2016

  • Prize winners with some of the teaching staff
    20 Dec 2016

    The Honours Year Symposium was held in the School last week, which provides an opportunity for students to showcase their honours research to the academic community across the Schools of Life Science and Medicine.  This is the third year of the symposium, which saw 120 students presenting their honours research that spanned a wide range of themes in biosciences.  Prizes were awarded to the best posters in biomedical and biological streams and for each of the different project formats: Laboratory, Literature with Data Analysis and Science Communication.  Students also had the opportunity to

  • Jenny Woof and Dana Hutton at Dundee Science Festival
    20 Dec 2016

    Last month many researchers from the School took part in the annual Dundee Science Festival and School ‘Open Doors Day’. “It was fantastic to see representation from across the whole School in these recent public engagement events. It is a key skill for scientists at all levels to be able to not only communicate their research to people of all ages and educational backgrounds but to also interact and listen to these individuals as well,” said Professor Julian Blow, Dean of Life Sciences.

  • Professor Irwin McLean
    19 Dec 2016

    Professor Irwin McLean has been elected as a Member of the Academia Europaea. Academia Europaea is a highly prestigious organisation whose members across Europe are scientists and scholars who collectively aim to promote learning, education and research. “I am delighted, surprised and honoured to have been elected to Academia Europaea.

  • 12 Dec 2016

    Jenny Woof has been promoted to Personal Chair (Professor) to add to her position as Associate Dean for Quality and Academic Standards in the School. "I am delighted to congratulate Jenny Woof on her Personal Chair. This is a fitting acknowledgment of the outstanding contributions she has made to the academic life of the School and her work as Associate Dean for Quality and Academic Standards" said Professor Julian Blow, Dean of School of Life Sciences.

  • 09 Dec 2016

    A Dundee-based diabetes support group is `adopting’ two research projects at the University of Dundee. Dundee Diabetes Scotland Group has been running for over 50 years and works to support sufferers of Diabetes to help manage their condition. The group is now winding down but is bowing out with a generous gesture to researchers at the University, one of the UK’s leading centres for diabetes research.

  • Professor Bill Catterall
    07 Dec 2016

    Professor Bill Catterall FRS gave the 32nd Pater Garland Lecture entitled "The Structural Basis for Electrical Signalling" today.

  • Professor Paul Wyatt
    07 Dec 2016

    The University of Dundee has been awarded £13.6 million by Wellcome to establish a new research centre to tackle some of the world’s most devastating diseases. The Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (CAIR) builds on world-leading work at the University’s School of Life Sciences to find new drugs to treat neglected tropical diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and leishmaniasis.