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March 2019

  • Professor Andrew Hopkins
    21 Mar 2019

    Exscientia, a world leader in artificial intelligence (“AI”) driven drug discovery and a spinout company of the University of Dundee announced today that it has entered a three-year AI drug discovery partnership with leading biopharma company Celgene, including an initial $25 million upfront payment and eligibility to receive substantial milestones based on the clinical, regulatory and commercial success of the program.

  • Professor John Peters
    19 Mar 2019

    Professor John Peters was presented with a FaME Award for session 2018-2019 at the annual awards ceremony from the Faculty of Medical Educators (FaME), in association with the School of Medicine. The ceremony took place within the Medical School at Ninewells Hospital on the 18th. March.

  • ASEAN Academics Abroad group photo
    11 Mar 2019

    The University has launched an exciting new initiative called Academics Abroad which is a project designed to raise the profile of the University in key geographies by taking high profile, engaging academics from a variety of disciplines to host large-scale multidisciplinary Discover Dundee events. These are aimed at being memorable, high quality, impactful events that will build brand awareness and reputation in these geographies ultimately leading to increased student numbers through both open recruitment and partnerships.

  • Robyn Hickerson
    08 Mar 2019

    Dr Robyn Hickerson and her team won the Research Staff Award at Venture 2019 competition hosted by the University of Dundee’s Centre of Entrepreneurship. The final involved pitching budding business ideas to an expert panel of judges with the chance to share in a £27,500 prize fund.

  • Grace Harvey, Life Sciences School President
    08 Mar 2019

    Grace Harvey has been elected as the new Life Sciences School President in the recent Dundee University Student Association (DUSA) elections. Grace is currently a second year undergraduate neuroscience student who has served as Vice Principal for level 1 and 2 in Life Sciences. This experience has helped to prepare her for her new role of the school president which is key role in the student representation system. The school president leads the student voice for Life Sciences students and acts as the bridge of communication between the staff, students and DUSA. 

  • Dr Mattie Christine Pawlowic
    05 Mar 2019

    Dr Mattie Christine Pawlowic, a scientist based at the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) has been named as the inaugural winner of the British Society of Parasitology’s President’s Medal, a new award recognising the UK’s best young researchers in the field of parasitology. The medal will be awarded annually to an outstanding early career researcher who, as well as having already produced international-quality research, demonstrate the potential to become world leaders in parasitology.

  • Professor Geoff Barton and Professor Victoria Cowling
    01 Mar 2019

    Academics from the University of Dundee are among leading figures named today as new Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s National Academy. The new Fellows from the School of Life Sciences are Professor Geoff Barton, Professor of Bioinformatics and Head of the Division of Computational Biology and Professor Victoria Cowling, Professor of Biology and Deputy Head of the Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression.

February 2019

  • DDU team (photo credit: John Post)
    20 Feb 2019

    The University of Dundee Drug Discovery Unit announced a partnership with Takeda, Japan’s largest pharmaceutical company, to develop possible new therapeutic treatments for tau pathology, an underlying feature in several forms of neurodegeneration, including Alzheimer’s disease.

  • 15 Feb 2019

    The University of Dundee has recorded one of the highest scores in the latest International Student Barometer (ISB). With feedback from over 3 million students worldwide across all student types, levels and years of study, the ISB is the world's largest annual survey of international students.

  • Dr David Martin
    13 Feb 2019

    Dr David Martin a senior lecturer from the D'Arcy Thompson Unit in the School is one of three individuals shortlisted for Higher Education Bioscience Teacher of the Year 2019 by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB). The award recognises teachers who have shown an outstanding contribution to higher education in the biosciences.

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