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27 Apr 2017
The University of Dundee has been awarded £7.9 million by the Wellcome Trust for a joint project with GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) to boost efforts to find new drugs to treat some of the world’s most devastating parasitic diseases including visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis, and Chagas’ disease. These neglected diseases cause substantial suffering and an estimated 60,000 deaths annually world-wide.
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.
08 Mar 2016
World-leading medicinal chemistry and biology at the Universities of Dundee (Scotland) and Cape Town (South Africa) have been allied to the industrial expertise of the Pharmaceuticals Division of Bayer (Germany), one of the world’s leading pharma companies, in an effort to develop critically needed new treatments for tuberculosis (TB). The collaboration combines some of the world’s best knowledge on TB biology, drug discovery and medicinal chemistry, with access to an industrial library of chemical compounds.
Drug Discovery Unit and McLean Lab formalise agreement with Pfizer Inc. to research potential new...05 Feb 2015
The University of Dundee has entered into a Research Program Agreement with Pfizer Inc. to jointly conduct research that may lead to potential novel treatments for Cystic Fibrosis. The project will be carried out as part of Pfizer’s Rare Disease Consortium and builds on a program of research within the laboratory of Professor Irwin McLean, Head of Molecular Medicine at Dundee, and the University’s Drug Discovery Unit.
20 Mar 2013
The 2013 election of new Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh has seen the honour bestowed on three academics from the College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee. The new Fellows from CLS are:
13 Feb 2013
A major new centre to boost the development of drugs to tackle the foremost diseases of the developing world is to be created at the University of Dundee.
19 Apr 2012
The University of Dundee’s Drug Discovery Unit has been nominated for a prestigious industry award recognising excellence in knowledge exchange.
University of Dundee enters into a collaboration agreement with TPP Global Development to establish...27 Oct 2011
The University of Dundee has announced a collaboration agreement with TPP Global Development Ltd to establish a drug development fund.
01 Apr 2010
Scientists from the Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) at the University of Dundee – working together with partners at the University of York and the Structural Genomics Consortium - have made a major breakthrough in identifying new treatments for a fatal disease which infects tens of thousands of Africans each year.