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October 2018

  • Dr Susan Wyllie and team. Credit: University of Dundee
    10 Oct 2018

    In a novel twist for researchers who actively develop drugs to combat tropical diseases, a group of scientists at the University of Dundee have been honoured for putting an end to a promising piece of research.

  • Suze Farrell, Darren Edwards, Lauren Webster and Sandra O'Neill from the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research.
    05 Oct 2018

    The work of scientists in some of Africa’s remotest communities is about to be transformed by the University of Dundee. A team from the University’s Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) will travel to Malawi this week with crates of apparatus to be distributed to local researchers. Part of an ongoing initiative by the University’s School of Life Sciences to support scientists in the developing world, four members of staff from the WCAIR flew out to Africa on yesterday.

  • Dr Davide Bulgarelli
    03 Oct 2018

    A Plant Scientist in Dundee has been awarded almost £1.25 million to study the interaction between plants and soil microbes, with the ultimate aim of boosting sustainable food production.

  • PiCLS Retreat 2018 Group Photo
    01 Oct 2018

    What is a better way to get to know your fellow PhD students than a 3 day trip to the Highlands? On the Friday 21st of September a group of 28 PhD students and 3 Master's students together with a postdoctoral researcher from BCDD Dr. Norma Padilla-Mejia and a volunteer PI Dr. Mattie Pawlovic set out for a 3 day adventure in Abernethy Activity Center in Nethy Bridge, Inverness-shire.

September 2018

  • Professor Hari Hundal and Professor Anton Gartner
    24 Sep 2018

    University of Dundee scientists have been awarded Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) grants totalling more than £1 million to fund their research into cancer and diabetes.

  • Dr Nicolas Loyer and Dr Jens Januschke
    14 Sep 2018

    Asymmetric cell division is the process through which one cell divides into two cells with different identities. It is of particular importance for stem cells, which divide asymmetrically into another stem cell (thus self-renewing themselves) and a cell destined to become a more specialised cell type, such as for example a neuron or a muscle cell. A model of choice for the study of asymmetric stem cell division are neuroblasts, neural stem cells of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.

  • Opening of SCMI in Glasgow
    12 Sep 2018

    Scientists launched the new £5 million Scottish Centre for Macromolecular Imaging (SCMI) yesterday at the Medical Research Council University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR). It will be home to a cutting-edge JEOL CryoARM 300, the first cryo-electron microscope of this model in the United Kingdom, which will be used to image biological molecules at near atomic level. The centre is a collaboration between researchers from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and St Andrews.

  • 06 Sep 2018

    The newest spin-out company from the School, Platinum Informatics Ltd, has already been recognised by Converge Challenge who aim to create a new generation of entrepreneurs in Scotland. The company founded by Professor Angus Lamond and Rob Kent has made the final for the Converge Challenge award category for those with an established idea. The company looks to maximise the efficiency and productivity of the modern workplace by enabling access to Big Data Technology. 

  • Photo (from left): Susan Wyllie, David Horn, Eva Rico, Fabio Zuccotto, Richard Wall and Mark Field.
    04 Sep 2018

    Researchers at the University of Dundee have identified a new drug target in parasites that cause major neglected tropical diseases, a discovery that contributes towards a global drive to eliminate these diseases by 2030.

  • 03 Sep 2018

    Three new funding awards from the Global Challenges Research Fund were recently made to research teams in the Division of Plant Sciences.

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