University of Dundee

Latest News for 04/2019

February 2019

  • 12 Feb 2019

    Researchers in the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) have been awarded £700,000 to investigate whether bacteria and other natural products found in the Amazon hold the key to developing new drugs for neglected tropical diseases. The team led by Professor Kevin Read will work with colleagues in Brazil to identify novel drug targets and develop new therapies for visceral leishmaniasis and Chagas’ disease.

October 2018

  • 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.

September 2018

  • Photo (from left): Susan Wyllie, David Horn, Eva Rico, Fabio Zuccotto, Richard Wall and Mark Field.
    04 Sep 2018

    Researchers at the University of Dundee have identified a new drug target in parasites that cause major neglected tropical diseases, a discovery that contributes towards a global drive to eliminate these diseases by 2030.

July 2018