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December 2018

  • 28 Dec 2018

    Professor Mike Ferguson, Regius Professor of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, has received a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours list. Professor Ferguson has been honoured for his service to science.

  • 28 Dec 2018

    Parasitic protozoa called trypanosomes synthesize sugars using an unexpected metabolic pathway called gluconeogenesis, according to a new study published in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens. The research led by Professor David Horn's team, in particular lead author Dr Julie Kovarova, in collaboration with Professors Mike Ferguson (Dundee) and Mike Barrett (Glasgow) note that this metabolic flexibility may be essential for adaptation to environmental conditions and survival in mammalian host tissues.

  • Dr Mattie Pawlowic
    21 Dec 2018

    A University of Dundee researcher has been awarded £1.5 million to investigate a parasite that leads to the death of tens of thousands of children around the world each year and blights the lives of millions more.

  • 19 Dec 2018

    Last week, our annual Honour Project Symposium was held over two days featuring poster presentations by all students on the first day and selected competitive talks given on the second day. Symposium Prize Winners List Poster Prizes

  • Emeritus Professor Colin Watts
    19 Dec 2018

    A previously undiscovered stress signal can kick-start a human cell’s ‘recycling centre’, University of Dundee scientists have revealed.

  • Photo l-r; Rob Kent, Professor Angus Lamond, and Ewan Hunter of the Hunter Foundation
    07 Dec 2018

    Platinum Informatics, a spin-out company from the University of Dundee, was one of the big winners at the Scottish EDGE Awards last night (December 6), receiving £100,000. Platinum Informatics provides state of the art software solutions for the management, visualisation and analysis of large and complex data sets in a wide range of laboratory and industrial environments. The company is commercialising software developed for more than ten years within the University of Dundee by Professor Angus Lamond’s team in the School of Life Sciences.

  • Dr Sarah McKim holding some barley
    05 Dec 2018

    New gene combinations in barley could prove a budding success for breeders and brewers across the world, according to a new study by plant scientists at the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute. The study, published in New Phytologist, suggests new barley lines created by bringing together novel genetic variation, could dramatically benefit the brewing and distilling industries by offering improved grain quality.

  • Professor Sir Pete Downes accepting THE DataPoints Merit Award for the University
    04 Dec 2018

    The University of Dundee lifted the THE DataPoints Merit Award trophy at this year’s Times Higher Education Awards last Thursday (29 November 2018). These awards, now in their 14th year and widely referred to as the “Oscars of higher education”, shine a spotlight on the exceptional achievements of individuals, teams and institutions working in the HE sector today. For the DataPoints Merit Award, Times Higher Education looked at how research performance matched outcomes in global reputation surveys.

November 2018

  • National Phenotypic Screen Centre Robot
    28 Nov 2018

    The quest of researchers at the University of Dundee to develop a new male contraceptive has been boosted with a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Researchers say the $900,000-plus award will enable significant progress to be made over the next two years in the discovery and development of the first safe and effective male contraceptive drug.

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