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March 2019

  • Robyn Hickerson
    08 Mar 2019

    Dr Robyn Hickerson and her team won the Research Staff Award at Venture 2019 competition hosted by the University of Dundee’s Centre of Entrepreneurship. The final involved pitching budding business ideas to an expert panel of judges with the chance to share in a £27,500 prize fund.

  • Grace Harvey, Life Sciences School President
    08 Mar 2019

    Grace Harvey has been elected as the new Life Sciences School President in the recent Dundee University Student Association (DUSA) elections. Grace is currently a second year undergraduate neuroscience student who has served as Vice Principal for level 1 and 2 in Life Sciences. This experience has helped to prepare her for her new role of the school president which is key role in the student representation system. The school president leads the student voice for Life Sciences students and acts as the bridge of communication between the staff, students and DUSA. 

  • Dr Pawlowic receiving her award
    05 Mar 2019

    Dr Mattie Christine Pawlowic, a scientist based at the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) has been named as the inaugural winner of the British Society of Parasitology’s President’s Medal, a new award recognising the UK’s best young researchers in the field of parasitology. The medal will be awarded annually to an outstanding early career researcher who, as well as having already produced international-quality research, demonstrate the potential to become world leaders in parasitology.

  • Professor Geoff Barton and Professor Victoria Cowling
    01 Mar 2019

    Academics from the University of Dundee are among leading figures named today as new Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s National Academy. The new Fellows from the School of Life Sciences are Professor Geoff Barton, Professor of Bioinformatics and Head of the Division of Computational Biology and Professor Victoria Cowling, Professor of Biology and Deputy Head of the Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression.

February 2019

  • DDU team (photo credit: John Post)
    20 Feb 2019

    The University of Dundee Drug Discovery Unit announced a partnership with Takeda, Japan’s largest pharmaceutical company, to develop possible new therapeutic treatments for tau pathology, an underlying feature in several forms of neurodegeneration, including Alzheimer’s disease.

  • 15 Feb 2019

    The University of Dundee has recorded one of the highest scores in the latest International Student Barometer (ISB). With feedback from over 3 million students worldwide across all student types, levels and years of study, the ISB is the world's largest annual survey of international students.

  • Dr David Martin
    13 Feb 2019

    Dr David Martin a senior lecturer from the D'Arcy Thompson Unit in the School is one of three individuals shortlisted for Higher Education Bioscience Teacher of the Year 2019 by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB). The award recognises teachers who have shown an outstanding contribution to higher education in the biosciences.

  • 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). 

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