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May 2017

  • 17 May 2017

    The University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute are taking part in the international Fascination of Plants Day on Sunday 21st May with a celebration of the power of plants. The free `Plant Power’ event, set amidst the University of Dundee Botanic Garden’s beautiful collection of trees and shrubs, glasshouses, water garden and herb garden, will have a range of activities for all the family between 11am and 4pm.

  • 16 May 2017

    The University of Dundee has continued its climb in prestigious national league tables after being ranked 24th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2018, topping the table in Dentistry and Design & Crafts.  

  • 16 May 2017

    Scientists at the James Hutton Institute, in collaboration with the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Dundee and the Fujian Agricultural and Forestry University of China, have discovered that the pathogen responsible for the devastating crop disease potato late blight manipulates the plants’ growth and development to boost its infection process.

  • Dr Ulrich Zachariae
    15 May 2017

    Researchers from the School have worked with collaborators in Cambridge to uncover the inner workings of a cellular pump which helps bacterial cells neutralise the effects of antibiotics. This work has implications in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and is published today in Nature Microbiology.  

  • 12 May 2017

    Scientists in the School have solved a mystery concerning one of the most fundamental processes in cell biology, in a new discovery that they hope may help to tackle cancer one day.

  • 10 May 2017

    Reported in Nature today, one of the largest sets of high quality human induced pluripotent stem cell lines from healthy individuals has been produced by a consortium involving the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.  Comprehensively annotated and available for independent research, the hundreds of stem cell lines are a powerful resource for scientists studying human development and disease.

  • 10 May 2017

    University of Dundee researchers have shown that it is possible to rapidly target and destroy specific proteins in cells, raising the possibility of developing new ways of targeting ‘undruggable’ proteins in diseases.

  • 09 May 2017

    The Phenomics Discovery Initiative (PDi), a unique collaboration between the pharmaceutical industry and academia, has unveiled its first series of novel phenotypic assays. The assays are under development within the labs of the National Phenotypic Screening Centre (NPSC) – a collaboration between the Universities of Dundee, Edinburgh and Oxford - and are designed to identify new molecules with pharmacological activity in respiratory, oncology, immunology and

  • 08 May 2017

    Professor Kate Storey has been elected to the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.   The Fellows have been elected for their contribution to biomedical and health research, the generation of new knowledge in medical sciences and its translation into benefits to society. This year's elected Fellows have expertise that spans women’s health, immunology, public health, infectious disease and embryonic development, among many other fields.

April 2017

  • 27 Apr 2017

    The University of Dundee has been awarded £7.9 million by the Wellcome Trust for a joint project with GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) to boost efforts to find new drugs to treat some of the world’s most devastating parasitic diseases including visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis, and Chagas’ disease. These neglected diseases cause substantial suffering and an estimated 60,000 deaths annually world-wide.