University of Dundee

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August 2017

  • 28 Aug 2017

    The Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) in the School has generated £2.7 million income to the University from industrial collaborations for their high quality therapeutic projects where there is a clinical unmet need. This has been from progress in the derisking of novel potential drug targets with the aim of developing new, innovative treatments for disease, through its Innovative Targets Portfolio Programme.

  • Dr Marios Stavridis
    25 Aug 2017

    Dr Marios Stavridis, Lecturer in the D'Arcy Thompson Unit, has been appointed to the role of Programme Lead for Biological Sciences, taking up responsibility for leading on the delivery and management of all our Biological Sciences BSc degree programmes. In addition, Marios is academic lead for assessment and until earlier this year was the study exchanges coordinator for the School.

  • 10 Aug 2017

    University of Dundee research is the best in the UK at influencing innovation, according to a new report published today. The Nature Index 2017 Innovation supplement sheds new light on the impact academic research is having on innovation by examining how research articles are cited in third-party patents across the world.

  • 09 Aug 2017

    The University of Dundee is ranked 9th in the UK in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS), achieving a top 10 place for a second successive year. The University recorded overall satisfaction of 90 per cent, well above the sector average of 84 per cent, and was ranked 2nd in Scotland. These positive results follow on from the University being given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the first Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the results of which were published in June. 

  • 08 Aug 2017

    Charlotte Hurst has been recognised for her research and science communication work by the Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) and the Biochemical Society respectively. Charlotte was named Young Plant Scientist of the Year at the SEB Annual Meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden last month and shortlisted for the Biochemical Society Science Communication competition, video category.

  • Sonia Rocha
    04 Aug 2017

    Biochemists at the Universities of Liverpool and Dundee have been awarded a prestigious Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award in Science of more than £1.5M to study potential disease-causing mechanisms in the cell cycle. The team composed of Professor Sonia Rocha at the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Integrative Biology and Professors Angus Lamond, Jason Swedlow and Stewart Fleming at the University of Dundee will investigate the interplay between oxygen sensing proteins and cell division. Essential for life

  • Graphical Abstract
    04 Aug 2017

    A collaboration between Professor Julian Blow’s lab in Gene Regulation and Expression and the Drug Discovery Unit has provided insights into how differences between normal cells and cancer cells could provide a novel anti-cancer therapy. The work, which involved the identification of a new class of small molecules that inhibit DNA replication, has been published in Cell Chemical Biology.

  • Liam Mcmulkin
    01 Aug 2017

    A University of Dundee student is taking matters into his own hands this summer as he develops new sign language for specialist biological terms currently missing from formal British Sign Language (BSL). Liam Mcmulkin, a second year Life Sciences student who has been deaf since birth, came up with the idea after becoming frustrated at the lack of complex scientific terms in BSL.