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April 2008

  • 03 Apr 2008

    Philip Cohen has been elected a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of his significant contributions to science. Membership of the NAS is one of the highest honours given to a scientist or engineer in the United States. Sir Philip will be inducted into the Academy next April during its 146th annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

February 2008

  • 29 Feb 2008

    Two awards for College of Life Sciences teachers for undergraduate clinical teaching

  • 25 Feb 2008

    Cafe Science Dundee Monday Feb 25th, 7pm, Borders This week's speaker Prof. Sue Black, "The loss of identity is the greatest defeat: How safe is yours?" (Note: This is a talk and discussion for a non-specialist, public audience) Admission is free

  • 22 Feb 2008

    SULSA is an alliance of six universities aimed at embedding the Life Sciences in Scotland as a world leading force by bringing together resources and coherent planning of research strategy. The formation of SULSA has been boosted by a £76m investment programme supported by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) and the constituent universities. SULSA is offering PhD studentships in its three research themes: Cell Biology, Systems Biology and Translational Biology.

January 2008

  • 30 Jan 2008

    The continued expansion of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee will be marked with the opening this week of a new Division of Molecular and Environmental Microbiology. The new Division is housed in the Medical Sciences Institute, which has been given a £6 million refurbishment to accommodate this and other new units within the College of Life Sciences.

  • 10 Jan 2008

    The Wellcome Trust, the UK's largest medical research charity, today announces the launch of its innovative new clinical PhD programmes at centres of excellence across the UK. The £40 million initiative is part of a major investment in postgraduate biomedical research training in the UK and will significantly increase the support that the Trust provides for clinicians wishing to undertake rigorous research training.

November 2006

  • 28 Nov 2006

    Teaching and research activities based on a unique collection of juvenile skeletal remains held at the University of Dundee have been boosted by a significant donation from a local trust. The R. J. Larg Family Trust has presented £2500 to the University’s Unit of Human Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology to help preserve the Scheuer Collection and allow it to be safely developed for wider use.

October 2006

  • 11 Oct 2006

    On 11 October 2006 Linda Morris and Nick Brewer were awarded the Honorary Graduates' Award for Innovative Teaching. Linda and Nick redeveloped the chemistry course and received the award for "Making first year chemistry modules a foundation course for Life Sciences students".

May 2006

  • 25 May 2006

    The transformation of chemistry teaching at the University of Dundee has been recognised by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), which has awarded Dr Linda Morris a prestigious Higher Education Teaching Award (25 May 2006). The RSC Higher Education Teaching Awards are made in recognition of outstanding teaching skills and/or development of innovative materials/methods in Higher Education.

May 2003

  • 28 May 2003

    Teaching in the Life Sciences has been given a boost with the release of a University Guide which named Biosciences and Anatomy as two subjects taught at the University of Dundee which have an extremely high national ranking. Biosciences, which includes biochemistry, sports biomedicine, biological sciences and physiology, was ranked 2nd of the 100 plus Universities in the UK, just behind Cambridge and beating Oxford into third place. Anatomy teaching in Dundee was ranked 6th best in the UK, top in Scotland for both disciplines.

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