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May 2015

  • 28 May 2015

    Alessio Ciulli of the Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery has been awarded the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry (EFMC) Prize for a Young Medicinal Chemist in Academia. This annual prize was established by the EFMC to acknowledge and recognise the work of outstanding young medicinal chemists (within 10 years of completion of a PhD) working in academia within Europe. 

  • 28 May 2015

    A panel discussion on whether consenting adults should be allowed to donate their bodies to art and a fantastical, palace-like structure made with hundreds of milk teeth will bring the ‘Material Concerns’ exhibition at the University of Dundee to a close this weekend.   ‘Material Concerns’ at LifeSpace in the Discovery Centre explores the use of human tissue in life, art and scientific research. The exhibition, which has been running since February, includes ‘Palaces’, a sculpture created by artist Gina Czarnecki.  

  • 28 May 2015

    Nicola Stanley-Wall has been named as this year’s recipient of the W. H. Pierce Prize from the Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM). This prestigious prize is awarded annually at the SfAM Summer Conference to a microbiologist under the age of 40 who has made a substantial contribution to the science of applied microbiology.  The award was instituted in 1984 by the directors of Oxoid to commemorate the life and works of the late William H Pierce, former Chief Bacteriologist of Oxo Ltd and a long-time member of the Society. 

  • Chris Ryan
    28 May 2015

    The UK, and particularly Scotland, has one of the highest rates of asthma worldwide with some estimates as high as 1 in 12 people. Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the airways causing symptoms of coughing, chest tightness and breathlessness. Furthermore, the disease is characterised by episodic increases in the severity of symptoms called exacerbations, which are more familiarly known as asthma attacks.

  • 08 May 2015

    Two PhD students from the Division of Plant Sciences have been recognised as outstanding young scientists by Monogram, the UK network for research on cereal crops and grasses. The Monogram Early Career Excellence Award (MECEA) was awarded to Katie Baker, a PhD student with Andy Flavell and Micha Bayer (James Hutton Institute), after a UK-wide annual competition, for her work on "The chromatin landscape of barley: gene expression, evolution and epigenetics".