21 Jun 2018
Dr Jens Januschke from the Division of Cell and Developmental Biology has been awarded tenure this week. His research focus is on how stem cells work and sometimes malfunction in the developing nervous system of Drosophila. Jens joined the School of Life Sciences in 2012 as a Principal Investigator, where in February 2013 he was awarded a Sir Henry Dale Fellowship. He received an extension to this fellowship in January this year.
18 Jun 2018
Three PhD students in the School have been selected to join Europe’s finest University students in creative and intellectual collaboration at Roche Continents 2018.
15 Jun 2018
Experts at the University of Dundee have concocted a formula for family fun as they celebrate all things science this weekend.
14 Jun 2018
Research by a group of scientists from the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute, along with partners from Glasgow and Durham universities, has found that a genetic process known as alternative splicing has a massive effect on the response of plants to stress from cold temperatures. The paper -published in the American Society of Plant Biologists’ journal The Plant Cell - is already proving very influential and attracting wide interest.
13 Jun 2018
Small may be beautiful but a larger than life exhibition at the University of Dundee will chart the major role that miniature models play in shaping our world. A Working Model of the World will open to the public at the University’s LifeSpace Gallery on Friday 15 June and will be on display until Saturday 22 September 2018.
12 Jun 2018
A new study entitled “Proteomic Analysis of the Cell Cycle of Procylic Form Trypanosoma brucei” has just been published in Molecular and Cellular Proteomics (Crozier et al., 2018, Mol Cell Proteomics 2018 17: 1184-1195). This study resulted from a collaboration between the laboratories of Mike Ferguson (BCDD) and Angus Lamond (GRE). Trypanosoma brucei is an evolutionarily divergent eukaryotic protozoan parasite that causes human and animal trypanosomiasis (also called ‘sleeping sickness’) in sub-Saharan Africa.
08 Jun 2018
The Secretary of State for Scotland, Rt Hon David Mundell MP, heard details of the bids being made as part of the Tay Cities Deal to bolster Dundee’s considerable strengths in biomedical sciences, forensic science and cybersecurity, in a visit to the city today. Representatives of the three bids, including one involving the School, met with the Secretary of State at the Discovery Centre in the School. The bids are set to transform the innovation capacity of the Tay Cities Region delivering jobs and long-term growth. The bids are:
07 Jun 2018
The University of Dundee’s contribution to the UK’s strength in the global life sciences sector is being highlighted this week by its Drug Discovery Unit at one of the world’s major scientific gatherings, the 2018 BIO International Convention in Boston.
06 Jun 2018
The University of Dundee has been ranked 22nd in the world, and 1st in Scotland, in a new league table of universities founded in the post-war ‘Golden Age’.
31 May 2018
Scientists from the University of Dundee will swap lab coats for hiking boots this weekend as they take on one of Scotland’s greatest wildlife trails for charity. A team of four scientists from the University’s School of Life Sciences, hope to finish the 52 mile Cateran Trail within just five days as they aim to raise funds for Cats Protection and Re-Act Scotland.