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October 2018

  • 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.

August 2018

  • Dr Greg Findlay and Dr David Murray
    21 Aug 2018

    Two University of Dundee scientists have been awarded prestigious fellowships worth more than £1 million each to fund their research over the next five years. Dr Greg Findlay and Dr David Murray received Sir Henry Dale Fellowships that will enable them to develop the work and profile of their laboratories. Two postdoctoral positions will also be created at Dundee’s School of Life Sciences as a result of the award.

  • Gabriele Schweikert
    20 Aug 2018

    Dr Gabriele Schweikert has opened a new research laboratory in a joint appointment between the Division of Computational Biology in the School and Cyber Valley in Tuebingen. Gabriele will use Machine Learning Tools to better understand important molecular processes in living cells, with a particular interest in epigenetic mechanisms. 

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