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February 2019

  • 12 Feb 2019

    Researchers in the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) have been awarded £700,000 to investigate whether bacteria and other natural products found in the Amazon hold the key to developing new drugs for neglected tropical diseases. The team led by Professor Kevin Read will work with colleagues in Brazil to identify novel drug targets and develop new therapies for visceral leishmaniasis and Chagas’ disease.

  • Medicine Maker Guide Badge
    11 Feb 2019

    The University of Dundee will help to inspire the next generation of female scientists when it welcomes around 80 local youngsters to campus tonight. Members of Girlguiding Dundee will have the opportunity to earn a unique badge on an educational visit to the University’s School of Life Sciences. The ‘Medicine Maker’ insignia will be awarded to Rainbows, Brownies and Guides when they work with University scientists to learn about bacteria, disease and the role of women scientists to mark UNESCO’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

  • Prof Hari Hundal, Dr Ian Ganley & Prof Rory McCrimmon
    01 Feb 2019

    Researchers from the Schools of Life Sciences and Medicine have been awarded a £275,000 grant from Diabetes UK. This inter-divisional and cross-School funding has been awarded to Professor Hari Hundal (Division of Cell Signalling & Immunology), Dr Ian Ganley (MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit) and Professor Rory McCrimmon (School of Medicine). 

January 2019

  • ‘Gwenda’ by Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay.
    30 Jan 2019

    A new exhibition that explores perceptions of gender in science will go on display this week at the University of Dundee. ‘Disentangle: Science in a Gendered World’, the latest exhibition at the University’s LifeSpace Gallery, will explore how ideas of gender impact on research through an array of contemporary art, historical objects and scientific case studies.

  • RSB Advanced Accreditation logo
    24 Jan 2019

    All our integrated masters (MSci) programmes in Biological and Biomedical Sciences are now fully accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. Previously they had been granted interim Advanced Accreditation, when our degrees had not yet had any graduates. This award builds on the accreditation of our BSc Honours programmes awarded by the Royal Society of Biology in 2016, and makes Dundee one of only eleven universities in the UK to offer a suite of courses which are both accredited at BSc Honours level and have advanced accreditation at MSci level.

  • 16 Jan 2019

    A number of school prizes were presented at Review of the Year today. Innovator of the Year New for this year, Innovator of the Year, two categories were introduced for best innovation and for early-stage new business ideas. In partnership with the Centre of Entrepreneurship, the winners are guaranteed an automatic place in the appropriate category of the University of Dundee, Venture 2019 Final, plus a chance to participate in the on-campus three month summer Elevator accelerator programme.

  • Exscientia team
    07 Jan 2019

    Exscientia, a world leader in artificial intelligence (“AI”) driven drug discovery and a spinout company of the University of Dundee, has made two announcements today regarding major investments and collaboration.

  • Professor Alessio Ciulli
    07 Jan 2019

    ·        Boehringer Ingelheim to make BET degrader compound MZ 1 available through its opnMe.com portal ·        Support of open access to boost progress in biomedical and drug discovery research

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.

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