University of Dundee

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July 2018

  • 27 Jul 2018

    The University of Dundee has once again ranked among the best universities in the United Kingdom for overall student satisfaction, achieving a top 10 place in the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS). The University recorded overall satisfaction of 88%, well above the sector average of 83% and was ranked second in Scotland. The National Student Survey is a census of nearly half a million students undertaken independently by Ipsos MORI and evaluates how satisfied students are with the quality of their higher education experience.

  • Dr Piers Hemsley
    26 Jul 2018

    Dr Piers Hemsley, a Principal Investigator in the Division of Plant Sciences, has been awarded tenure today. Piers conducts research with the aim to understand how protein S-acylation (palmitoylation) acts to control protein function, with particular emphasis on its role in stress responses and development in plants. Alongside this, Piers is the teaching lead for Plant Sciences which includes being course coordinator for the level 4 plant sciences programme. He also is actively involved in public engagement with activities such as the Gatsby Trust Plant Sciences Masterclasses.

  • 25 Jul 2018

    A new preclinical candidate drug with the potential to treat visceral leishmaniasis, one of the world’s major neglected diseases, has been discovered through a close collaboration between the University of Dundee, GSK and Wellcome.

  • Dr Sarah Coulthurst
    23 Jul 2018

    New collaborative research from the Division of Molecular Microbiology in the School has discovered that a bacterial weapon commonly used by bacteria to kill each other also attacks fungal cells. The work by Dr Sarah Coulthurst, Professor Matthias Trost in Newcastle and colleagues has been published in Nature Microbiology.

  • Cover image for special collection issue
    18 Jul 2018

    A recent publication from the Näthke and Blow laboratories has been selected for a special collection of outstanding 2017/early 2018 Journal of Cell Biology articles focused on Stem Cells and Development. 

  • Dr David Murray
    13 Jul 2018

    David Murray has joined the Division of Cell and Developmental Biology. David comes from Marino Zerial’s laboratory at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Germany, where he was a postdoctoral researcher.

  • Federico Pelisch and Kasper Rasmussen
    11 Jul 2018

    The newest laboratories in the School have been established in the Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression. Former postdoctoral researcher in the Centre, Federico Pelisch, is now establishing his own research group following the award of an MRC Career Development Fellowship while Kasper Rasmussen, joins us from the Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC) at the University of Copenhagen. Pelisch Laboratory Research Overview

  • Trypanosome with red blood cell
    10 Jul 2018

    The African trypanosome causes African sleeping sickness, a hideous disease transmitted by the tsetse fly that, untreated, leads to character disintegration, comma and death. The trypanosome parasite evades the patient’s immune system by ‘antigenic variation’, which is the swapping one protective surface coat for another. 

  • 02 Jul 2018

    The University of Dundee has appointed Professor Andrew Atherton as its new Principal and Vice-Chancellor. Professor Atherton is currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Enterprise at Lancaster University and is an expert in SME policy and China. At Lancaster he is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the overall academic development of the University, and oversees annual planning and major institutional projects.

June 2018

  • Professor Victoria Cowling
    28 Jun 2018

    Professor Victoria Cowling was selected by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) as one of their case studies for the launch last week of their new prestigious £900 million Future Leaders Fellowship Scheme. In 2007, she was a recipient of UK government funding through a Medical Research Council (MRC) Career Development Award. This initial investment in Vicky to allowed her to study a cancer-causing protein called Myc.