University of Dundee

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July 2018

  • 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.

  • 27 Jun 2018

    Each year at their annual Summer Conference, the Society of Applied Microbiology (SfAM) award their prestigious W H Pierce Prize to a young microbiologist who‘s made a substantial contribution to the science of applied microbiology. This year, they are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2018 W H Pierce Prize is Dr Sarah Coulthurst, of the School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee.

  • 26 Jun 2018

    The School of Life Sciences in the first School in the University to be awarded a Green Impact Award. The School has achieved a bronze award in the accreditation scheme that encourages sustainable and environmentally friendly behaviour throughout the university.