University of Dundee

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December 2021

  • Professor Geoff Gadd
    16 Dec 2021

    Professor Geoff Gadd has been awarded the 2022 Microbiology Society Marjory Stephenson Prize. This award is made to an individual who has made exceptional contributions to the discipline of microbiology.

December 2020

  • Professor Geoff Gadd
    04 Dec 2020

    Professor Geoff Gadd, Head of the Geomicrobiology Group, has received the 2020 British Mycological Society John Webster Fungal Biology Research award. This is the prime research award of the Society for an "outstanding contribution to fungal research" over a sustained career. It is named after the late John Webster, an eminent British mycologist at the University of Exeter.

January 2020

  • Prokaryotic Metabolism and Physiology book cover
    24 Jan 2020

    The new advanced text book on Prokaryotic Metabolism and Physiology by Byung Hong Kim and Geoff Gadd has been published recently by Cambridge University Press. This book follows on from their successful earlier Bacterial Physiology and Metabolism, first published in 2008, has been extensively revised and updated to take account of latest scientific advances, particularly in genomics and in the understanding of the archaea.

December 2019

  • Professor Geoff Gadd
    18 Dec 2019

    Professor Geoff Gadd, Head of the Geomicrobiology Group, has been recognised twice in recent months through two different awards for research excellence and its contribution across scientific disciplines.

March 2016

  • 21 Mar 2016

    A naturally occurring red bread mould could be the key to producing more sustainable electrochemical materials for use in rechargeable batteries, researchers at the University of Dundee have found. Fungi that turns bread mouldy may not seem the ideal candidate for a future power solution but the Dundee researchers, reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology, have evidence that might just change that.

December 2015

  • 08 Dec 2015

    Two Professors from the School of Life Sciences have been elected as members of the European Academy of Microbiology (EAM). Professor Tracy Palmer, Head of the Division of Molecular Microbiology and Professor Geoff Gadd, Head of the Geomicrobiology Group are both now members of the EAM, a leadership group of European microbiologists that, in close association with the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS), aims to amplify the impact of microbiology and microbiologists in Europe. 

April 2015

  • 17 Apr 2015

    Professor Geoff Gadd, Head of the Geomicrobiology Group has been awarded two grants from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) as part of their Security of Supply of Minerals initiative. This grant is part of the NERC Security of Mineral Supply Initiative, which is concerned with the conservation, extraction and recovery of valuable elements and microbial metal and mineral transformations are seen as an integral part of future developments. The Security of Mineral Supply initiative with funding of £15 million, is also supported by EPSRC, the Newton Trust and FAPESP.

April 2014

August 2012

  • 06 Aug 2012

    Two Principal Investigators from the College of Life Sciences have won the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s inaugural prizes, which recognise some of the top research talent in Scotland at both senior and early career levels. Professor Geoffrey Gadd and Dr. Nicola Stanley-Wall, both of the Division of Molecular Microbiology, are among those who have been awarded these prestigious prizes.

January 2012

  • 06 Jan 2012

    Fungi may be an unexpected ally in efforts to keep hazardous lead contamination under wraps. That’s based on the unexpected discovery by researchers at the College of Life Sciences that fungi can transform lead into its most stable mineral form. The findings, reported in the journal Current Biology, suggest that this interaction between fungi and lead may be occurring in nature anywhere the two are found together. It also suggests that the addition or encouragement of fungi may be a useful treatment strategy for lead polluted sites.