University of Dundee

Latest News for 09/2017

July 2017

  • Dr Rastko Sknepnek
    03 Jul 2017

    A video featuring an interview with Dr Sknepnek and a model of the cellular mosh pit in action can be seen at https://uod.box.com/s/dzdr3p1b4fw8suuvcs8yrr5fuxy14ea3. Researchers led by the University of Dundee have developed a way of exploring a ‘cellular mosh pit’ that may shed light on processes such as embryo development, wound healing and cancer growth.

April 2015

  • 10 Apr 2015

    Researchers at the University of Dundee have developed hugely powerful new microscopy techniques which can fully visualise a key stage in the development of embryos for the first time.   Determining the mechanisms behind the early development of embryos is key to understanding the causes of many birth defects as well as disease in later life. One of the earliest and most critical stages in embryo development is gastrulation, which in mammals, birds and reptiles is characterised by the formation of the primitive streak.  

November 2013

  • PHOQUS Logo
    25 Nov 2013

    The University of Dundee has been awarded funding of almost €4million to bridge the gap between the life and physical sciences in order to better understand cardiovascular pathology and diseases such as cancer. The PHOQUS (PHOtonic tools for Quantitative imaging in tissUeS) project has received a €3.8million (£3.2million) grant from the EU’s FP7 Marie Curie- Innovative Doctoral Programme to further develop state-of-the-art live cell and tissue imaging methodologies and use them to better understand the complex cellular processes underlying embryonic development and disease.

June 2013

  • 13 Jun 2013

    Researchers at the College of Life Sciences have been awarded a Wellcome Trust Grant to further build on the College’s success as an international centre of excellence in the fields of developmental and cell biology. The £800,000 multi-user equipment grant supports the purchase of a multi-photon laser-scanning microscope especially suited for development of cutting edge tissue imaging approaches.

October 2010