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January 2018

  • Laura D’Ignazio and Francesca Anna Carrieri
    12 Jan 2018

    Francesca Anna Carrieri and Laura D’Ignazio were recently awarded with a Dundee Plus Award from the University. The award is a recognition of skills acquired in extra-curricular activities in areas such as communication, team work, leadership, problem solving skills, amongst many others.

  • Sarah McKim
    10 Jan 2018

    A University of Dundee academic has been awarded more than £600,000 to study an increasing problem with the cereal crop barley that impacts the commercially important malting process and the shelf-life of animal feed.  Dr Sarah McKim, a School of Life Sciences researcher based at the James Hutton Institute, was awarded a BBSRC research grant to investigate the unfavourable trait, called ‘skinning’, and to develop tools to track it in breeding populations.  

  • Frank Sargent
    08 Jan 2018

    E.coli bacteria shown to be excellent at carbon dioxide conversion

  • 08 Jan 2018

    Senga Robertson, a PhD student from the Bulgarelli lab in Plant Sciences, won the Wellcome Trust Plutonium Zone in the national science communication competition ‘I’m A Scientist, Get Me Out of Here!’

December 2017

  • 19 Dec 2017

    A PhD student at the University of Dundee and James Hutton Institute has been selected as Young Plant Scientist 2018 in the fundamental research category by the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO). Shumei Wang, based at the Institute’s Cell and Molecular Sciences group, has discovered a new pathway involved in infection by Phytophthora infestans, the pathogen responsible for potato late blight. Her work significantly improves the understanding of plant-pathogen interactions and may open new possibilities in the development of defence strategies.

  • 18 Dec 2017

    Dr. Mattie Christine Pawlowic has opened a new research laboratory jointly in the Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery (BCDD) and our new Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR). 

  • Honours Symposium Prize Winners
    15 Dec 2017

    School of Life Sciences and School of Medicine Biological and Biomedical Sciences Education hosted their Honours Symposium this week. The event comprised of poster presentations and competitive talks. Professor Karl Laydecker, Vice-Principal (Learning and Teaching) presented the winning students with their prizes. Poster Prize Winners

  • Professor David Coates
    11 Dec 2017

    Professor David Coates, of the D'Arcy Thompson Unit, Biological and Biomedical Sciences Education in the School, has been presented with his MBE that he was awarded in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours List this year. HRH The Prince of Wales gave Professor Coates the award that was in recognition 'for services to biology’.

  • Professor Sally Mapstone & Professor Michael Ferguson CBE
    07 Dec 2017

    Professor Mike Ferguson CBE, Regius Professor of Life Sciences and Academic Lead for Research Strategy in the School was awarded a Doctor of Science (DSc) in today’s winter graduation at the University of St. Andrews. Professor Dame Sue Black OBE, Director of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification and the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science was honoured alongside Professor Ferguson. She was awarded an honorary Doctor of Medicine (MD). Professor Ferguson is photographed with University of St Andrews Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sally Mapstone.

  • 07 Dec 2017

    A University of Dundee scientist has been awarded €2 million to study how cells respond to infection.   Professor Victoria Cowling, from the School of Life Sciences, has been given the European Research Council grant to investigate T cells, key components of the immune system which fight infection and kill cancer cells.   Professor Cowling said, “I am delighted to receive this award from the European Research Council. This grant is unusual as it encourages high risk research, in our case funding a new area of research in immunology.  

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