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October 2018

  • 3rd year PhD student poster session
    25 Oct 2018

    Yesterday, saw our annual poster session for our third year PhD students take place in the School. The event allows our students to present their research findings to attendees from across the School. The day was a great success with lots of insightful scientific conversations taking place.

  • Athena SWAN Silver Award logo
    24 Oct 2018

    In recognition of the ongoing commitment to gender equality for all in our University community, the School has been granted a new Athena SWAN award. The School now holds a Silver Award following our previous Bronze Award granted in 2015.

  • Professor Kim Dale and Professor Miratul Muqit
    23 Oct 2018

    Kim Dale and Miratul Muqit have been promoted to Personal Chair (Professor) as part of the 2018 Annual Review process for academic staff. 

  • Prof Julian Blow, Dr Richard Henderson, Prof Peter Garland, Prof sir Pete Downes
    17 Oct 2018

    Nobel Prize winning molecular biologist Dr Richard Henderson gave the Peter Garland Lecture today, the 15th Nobel Laureate to do so. Dr Henderson was awarded his Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly with Jacques Dubochet and Joachim Frank "for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution" in 2017. He continues his research at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge and gave his lecture on "The increasing power of electron cryomicroscopy".

  • 11 Oct 2018

    Three of our undergraduate students were recognised in the Undergraduate Awards 2018. Emma Sands, Emily Scott and Daniel Squair were Highly Commended in the Life Sciences category. This means that they were in the top 10% for their category and this included entrants from students across the world! The awards aim to celebrate top undergraduate coursework and foster interdisciplinary collaboration between students and recent graduates worldwide. Our students submitted work based on their fourth year honours project.

  • Dr Susan Wyllie and team. Credit: University of Dundee
    10 Oct 2018

    In a novel twist for researchers who actively develop drugs to combat tropical diseases, a group of scientists at the University of Dundee have been honoured for putting an end to a promising piece of research.

  • Suze Farrell, Darren Edwards, Lauren Webster and Sandra O'Neill from the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research.
    05 Oct 2018

    The work of scientists in some of Africa’s remotest communities is about to be transformed by the University of Dundee. A team from the University’s Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) will travel to Malawi this week with crates of apparatus to be distributed to local researchers. Part of an ongoing initiative by the University’s School of Life Sciences to support scientists in the developing world, four members of staff from the WCAIR flew out to Africa on yesterday.

  • Dr Davide Bulgarelli
    03 Oct 2018

    A Plant Scientist in Dundee has been awarded almost £1.25 million to study the interaction between plants and soil microbes, with the ultimate aim of boosting sustainable food production.

  • PiCLS Retreat 2018 Group Photo
    01 Oct 2018

    What is a better way to get to know your fellow PhD students than a 3 day trip to the Highlands? On the Friday 21st of September a group of 28 PhD students and 3 Master's students together with a postdoctoral researcher from BCDD Dr. Norma Padilla-Mejia and a volunteer PI Dr. Mattie Pawlovic set out for a 3 day adventure in Abernethy Activity Center in Nethy Bridge, Inverness-shire.