University of Dundee

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October 2016

  • Dr Miratul Muqit
    20 Oct 2016

    Dr Miratul Muqit, a leading researcher into the causes of Parkinson’s disease based at the University of Dundee, has been named as one of this year’s awardees of the prestigious European Molecular Biology Organisation Young Investigator Programme (EMBO YIP).

  • 14 Oct 2016

    As part of the 2016 Annual Review process for academic staff Alessio Ciulli, Vicky Cowling, Sonia Rocha and Helen Walden have been promoted to Personal Chair (Professor) and Sarah Coulthurst has been promoted to Reader. “I would like to congratulate these outstanding individuals for their well deserved promotions,” said Professor Julian Blow, Dean of Research in the School of Life Sciences. “Encouraging excellence is a core value of the School but that needs to be followed up with recognition and reward.

  • Emeritus Principal Adam Neville CBE
    13 Oct 2016

    We are deeply saddened today at the news that Professor Adam Neville, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University from 1978 to 1987, has died at the age of 93.

  • 12 Oct 2016

    University of Dundee students have voted MS Therapy Centre as their 2016 Raising and Giving (RAG) Charity. With well over 300 votes cast for 20 different charity nominations, MS Therapy Centre, was chosen as the charity of choice by the students at Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA). Chosen charities can expect to receive the support and proceeds from RAG fundraising efforts held by DUSA and the 160 student societies over the year.

  • Professor Tracy Palmer
    10 Oct 2016

    Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterium that colonises approximately 30% of the human population at any one time, has now been shown to attack other bacteria, according to ground-breaking research from the University of Dundee. The bacterium which often inhabits the skin of humans and animals can cause a wide range of illnesses including minor skin infections to pneumonia, sepsis and toxic shock syndrome. Staphylococcus aureus is also one of the world’s most common causes of hospital-acquired infections.

  • Stutterer
    07 Oct 2016

    A unique artwork commissioned by the University of Dundee that explores the human genome has gone on display at the UK home of the Human Genome Project for the first time.

  • 07 Oct 2016

    New research from the University of Dundee has discovered that cells of average size are the Olympic athletes of the cellular world, performing better than those which are too big or two small. When cells and tissue are observed under the microscope, the size of the cells is one of the most obvious features. However, while cells are small in general, cell size varies from one cell type to another - a muscle cell for example is much bigger than a white blood cell.

  • 06 Oct 2016

    A talented international scientist has been awarded £1.35million from Cancer Research UK to bring her ground breaking research into how tumours develop to the University of Dundee. Dr Constance Alabert is one of only three researchers this year to have been awarded a prestigious Career Development Fellowship by the charity.

  • 06 Oct 2016

    Teaching staff in our School of Learning and Teaching received a postcard from Rio from alumnus Hannah Dines. Hannah graduated from Dundee in 2015 with a BSc Honours degree in Physiology and competed as part of the ParaCycling team in the T2 trike event. It was a lovely surprise and much appreciated by all the staff who taught her.                                 

  • Biofilm
    05 Oct 2016

    A team of researchers from the Universities of Dundee and Edinburgh have received over £2.5 million of funding to find out more about bacteria biofilms.