19 Jan 2022
Review of the Year 2021 took place virtually today with the former Interim Dean, Inke Näthke sharing the highlights of activity within the School from 2021. Returning Dean, Julian Blow concluded the review with a look to the future where he highlighted plans for the coming year. The Review included the presentation of the annual School prizes. Here are the winners: People’s Award The People’s Award is for positive contributions to School culture.
30 Sep 2021
Researchers from the Universities of Dundee and Oxford have made a discovery that helps explain why variations in the virus that causes Covid-19 spread so rapidly. Coronaviruses are so named because of the spikes on their surface that make it look like a crown, the Latin word for which is corona. The virus uses these spikes to attach to and enter cells, where they then replicate. All common SARS-CoV-2 variants have mutations in the part of their Spike proteins that binds to cells.
29 Apr 2021
As part of the University of Dundee’s Celebrating our Public Engagement event, the University crowned the latest winners of the Stephen Fry Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement. The awards celebrate the people and projects that engage with wider audiences, and the benefits they bring to society. The winners across the three categories were announced by former Rector Stephen Fry:
16 Apr 2021
A University of Dundee scientist has accepted a role to lead a $55 million initiative aiming to create a “tissue time machine” to fight disease. Jason Swedlow, Professor of Quantitative Cell Biology at Dundee’s School of Life Sciences, has been seconded to the position of Programme Director of Delta Tissue, a global effort to predict the future state of human tissue and the efficacy of available treatments for individuals diagnosed with some of the world’s deadliest diseases.
16 Mar 2021
Researchers at the University of Dundee have identified novel interaction sites on the mRNA Capping Enzyme that are essential for its activity. The results, which have implications for how gene expression is regulated in human cells and could lead to new treatment strategies for diseases such as cancer, are published in the journal Nucleic Acids Research.
08 Mar 2021
A host of fun activities aimed at promoting STEM subjects to girls and young women launches in Dundee today. As part of Dundee Women’s Festival (Friday 5 to Sunday 14 March 2021) and International Women’s Day (Monday 8 March 2021), Dundee Science Centre is teaming up with women scientists at the University of Dundee to promote STEM subjects to younger children.
18 Feb 2021
Matthew Parker and Giulia Saredi have been awarded SULSA ECR development funding in the first round of the scheme. The scheme is aimed at helping postdocs with two or more years post-PhD experience develop their own projects and begin the process of becoming independent researchers. The money is used to upskill, start new collaborations, or generate pilot data.
08 Feb 2021
Interactions between world-class research and teaching can bring truly remarkable impacts. The ‘Dundee Virtual Microscope’ a collaboration between Dr Paul Felts from the School of Science & Engineering and the OME group led by Professor Jason Swedlow in the School is a prime example.
15 Oct 2020
University of Dundee experts are assisting in a major international effort to reveal the secrets of human cells.
23 Sep 2020
In the final part of our COVID Stories series, we look at the impact of the coronavirus pandemic upon scientists that do not work in a “wet” laboratory, namely members of our Division of Computational Biology, plus learn about recently funded COVID-19 research now underway in the School. Part 4: Computational Biology and Immunology Research