16 Nov 2021
University of Dundee researchers have been named “six of the best” in a new list of the world’s most influential academics. Four experts from the University’s School of Life Sciences, and a further two from the School of Medicine, have been named in Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list. They take their place there alongside 24 Nobel laureates.
08 Nov 2021
The annual third year PhD poster session took place last week on-line, with excellent entries from 21 students across the School. Each poster was judged by three of the 12 judges, who included PIs and senior postdoctoral researchers – very many thanks to all who took part and congratulations on setting such high standards. Thanks also to FLUOROCHEM who kindly sponsored the event. This year was incredibly competitive with many excellent posters and enthusiastic presentations. The judges were really tasked with a difficult job. The winners are :
15 Oct 2021
Collaborative research between the Universities of Dundee and Cambridge has uncovered how ‘assassin’ immune cells are able keep on killing as they hunt down cancer cells, repeatedly reloading their toxic weapons.
01 Oct 2021
Vivien Shek, a second year PhD student, has been awarded a Royal Society of Edinburgh Saltire Early Career Fellowship. Vivien’s research focusses on two key areas:
23 Aug 2021
A University of Dundee researcher is to join an international collaboration that brings scientists from academia together with one of the world’s largest pharma companies to help develop new drugs for cancer and other devastating diseases. Doreen Cantrell, Professor of Cellular Immunology at the University’s School of Life Sciences, has been selected to join GSK’s Immunology Network, a programme designed to embed academic scientists in GSK laboratories with the goal to broaden scientific insight and drive major breakthroughs in applied immunology.
18 Aug 2021
Professor Hari Hundal has been appointed as Academic Regional Lead (ARL) for South Asia. International recruitment is a key strategic priority for the University, and Professor Hundal’s personal knowledge of the region and his dedication to the student experience make him an excellent appointee. Professor Hundal is also acting as Race Equality Charter (REC) Lead and has completed a significant amount of work in this area. He will continue to progress in this role.
11 Jun 2021
In recent weeks staff who teach on Biological and Biomedical Sciences programmes have been recognised in the DUSA Student-led teaching awards and the BBSE awards. Professor Hari Hundal won in the Most Inspirational Teaching category of the DUSA Student-led teaching awards for the third year running while the team award went to the Physiology and Pharmacology and Biomembranes Teaching Staff led by Hari.
20 May 2021
Gabriel Sollberger has been awarded funding from the Springboard scheme of the Academy of Medical Sciences, which is designed to help early career researchers establish their independent research programmes.
17 May 2021
Collaborative research between scientists in the Division of Cell Signalling and Immunology and the University of Leeds has been published in eLife. The work highlights a new cytokine signalling model that helps to understand how cytokine responses become dysregulated and contribute to the development of autoimmune diseases – such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
01 Apr 2021
In the summer of 2019, undergraduate student Fergus Buchanan undertook a lab project with Dr Alan Prescott. The research undertaken has been published in Frontiers in Immunology as part of a collaboration with the group of Diego Gomez-Nicola in Southampton. The Pathological Society funded summer school project allowed Fergus to gain confocal and electron microscopy experience from one of the School’s foremost experts over a 12 week period.