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January 2021

  • Top row from left: Ingo Hein, Jens Januschke, Steve Land. Bottom row from left: Beatriz Baragana, Sheriar Hormuzdi and Susan Wyllie
    20 Jan 2021

    Ingo Hein, Jens Januschke, Steve Land, Beatriz Baragana, Sheriar Hormuzdi and Susan Wyllie promoted as part of the 2020 Annual Review process for academic staff. Inke Nathke, Interim Dean of School said, “I am delighted to congratulate Ingo Hein, Jens Januschke and Stephen Land on their promotions to Reader, Sheriar Hormuzdi to Senior Lecturer and also Beatriz Baragana and Susan Wyllie. It is a fitting acknowledgment of their outstanding contributions to research and teaching and I am proud to have such accomplished colleagues in our School.”  Ingo Hein

  • Clockwise from top left: Joana Faria, Trypanosomes, David Horn, Trypanosomes
    11 Jan 2021

    A team at the University of Dundee has identified how random genetic decisions allow parasites to survive in their human and animal hosts.

October 2020

  • Julia Wcislo Runner-up in Max Perutz Science Writing Award 2020
    28 Oct 2020

    Earlier this month, Julia Wcislo was named runner-up in the Medical Research Council’s Max Perutz Science Writing Award at their virtual award ceremony. Julia, an MRC funded PhD student in Kevin Read’s lab in the Drug Discovery Unit and Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research, received a runner-up prize of £750 for her article, “The game of hide-and-seek”.

September 2020

  • Dr Joana Faria
    24 Sep 2020

    Joana Faria has been awarded a SULSA Early Career Research Prize for Development and Regulation. The award is made to outstanding early career scientists whose work shows excellent potential to make an impact in the field of life sciences. Joana, a postdoc in Professor David Horn’s lab, competed against three other shortlisted researchers, including two others from the School, in the Development and Regulation theme category at the virtual final on Wednesday. Each finalist had to present to the judging panel on their research and its significance in three minutes.

  • Julia Wcislo (credit: Julia Wcislo)
    15 Sep 2020

    An article by Julia Wcislo is one of the ten outstanding articles that have been shortlisted for the 2020 Max Perutz Science Writing Award, the MRC’s annual writing competition.

August 2020

  • Dr Susan Wyllie
    27 Aug 2020

    Scientists at the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) at the University of Dundee have been awarded £4.9million in follow-on funding from the Wellcome Trust, boosting their efforts to understand more about potential drugs that could be used to treat neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and other parasitic diseases.

July 2020

  • (from left): Mike Hannan, Karen Pope and Carol Urquhart
    02 Jul 2020

    During lockdown, the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee was not closed. Work continued albeit on a much smaller scale than usual, with the majority of the ongoing research focussed on coronavirus. Our support staff were absolutely critical in keeping the research complex functioning to allow this important work to happen. As we have entered phase 2 of the Scottish Government’s route map out of lockdown, we look back over the past few months and the challenges that our community in the School encountered and had to overcome.

June 2020

  • Design your own microbe creation (Image credit: Elliot Erskine)
    05 Jun 2020

    A raft of family-friendly activities highlighting the ‘superhero powers’ of microbes have been lined up by University of Dundee scientists to keep children engaged in science during lockdown. Researchers from the School of Life Sciences are taking over Dundee Science Centre’s Home Learning Programme for five days as of Monday 8 June 2020, supporting parents and carers with home schooling. The team will be sharing the amazing world of life at the far end of the microscope, looking at the monumental impact of microscopic microbes.

April 2020

  • DDD10749 - Malaria Compound
    28 Apr 2020

    Back in October 2013 Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) selected a compound designed and developed at the Drug Discovery Unit (DDU), University of Dundee to enter preclinical development. In June 2015, the discovery, properties and mode of action of the compound DDD107498 were published in the journal Nature.

  • Robot at work in the Drug Discovery Unit
    16 Apr 2020

    The University of Dundee is working with partners around the world as part of an expanding effort to rapidly repurpose existing drugs against Covid-19. An international research network established by Scripps Research centres around ReFRAME, the world’s leading collection of drugs known to be safe in humans. The network of collaborating scientific laboratories is aiming to leverage ReFRAME to find antiviral compounds against the novel coronavirus.

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