University of Dundee

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June 2017

  • 23 Jun 2017

    Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller, Chair of the Wellcome Trust, one of the world’s largest funders of biomedical research, has been awarded an honorary degree from the University of Dundee.

  • 23 Jun 2017

    About five years ago, researchers in Philip Cohen’s lab discovered that a family of protein kinases, termed the Salt-Inducible Kinases (SIKs), keep macrophages in the pro-inflammatory state needed to combat infection, and that compounds suppressing SIK activity switch macrophages to an anti-inflammatory state that is critical for the resolution of inflammation.

  • 22 Jun 2017

    Dr Marios Stravidis has been awarded for the academic session 2016/17 the Annual School Student Nominated Award for Teaching and Impact on the Student Experience. Congratulations Marios! 

  • 22 Jun 2017

    The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

  • Fiona Plain, Rachel Yee and Samitha (Dilini) Congreve
    22 Jun 2017

    Biomedical Honours students who completed their laboratory-based project with Dr William Fuller in the School of Medicine are the first three authors in his newest publication available today in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. The research provides understanding on the process of heart muscle relaxation between beats which may lead to new targets for treating heart disease. Fiona Plain, Rachel Yee and Samitha (Dilini) Congreve were honours students with Dr Fuller in 14/15, 15/16 and 16/17 respectively. 

  • Andrew Hopkins and Jérémy Besnard
    20 Jun 2017

    Dundee University spin-out company, Exscientia, won two awards at the Chemistry Means Business 2017 Awards, hosted by the UK Royal Society of Chemistry in Manchester last week. Its Chief Executive Officer Andrew Hopkins has been named Chemistry World ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ and Chief Technology Officer Jérémy Besnard won the ‘Rising Star in Industry’ Award for their work at Exscientia, an innovative company at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven drug discovery. 

  • Professor Jason Swedlow
    19 Jun 2017

    A group of UK scientists led by the University of Dundee have demonstrated how aggregating image data from laboratories all around the world has the potential to revolutionise scientific research. 

  • 19 Jun 2017

    A new Centre for Excellence in New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) Research has been created at the University of Dundee to help tackle the emerging epidemic of highly addictive new drugs. The Centre forms the research arm of a wider initiative with the Scottish Police Authority Forensic Services and the Scottish Government, creating a Drugs and NPS forensic capability for Scotland. 

  • Professor David Coates
    19 Jun 2017

    Professor David Coates, of the School of Life Sciences at the University, has been awarded an MBE in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

  • 16 Jun 2017

    Why do dogs have puppies, cats have kittens, and we have children with similar characteristics to ourselves? Because information is passed down through the genes, a library of instruction manuals on how to build all living things. Genes are made of the famous double-helical DNA molecule, that encodes information (the instructions) in its structure, in the order of the pieces (the "bases", of which there are four types) that make it up. RNA is similar, yet more dynamic, a worker rather than just a library. This is the basis of the science of genetics.