CLS Impact and Outreach
Senga Robertson-Albertyn received the prestigious RSE Innovators Prize for Public Engagement last week at the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Winter Lecture at Wallace High School in Stirling.
Senga is from the Division of Plant Sciences based at the James Hutton Institute and she won the award in recognition of her contribution to communicating science in a fun and interactive way. This work was carried out during the course of her PhD studies.
Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma and Exscientia announce that a phase I clinical study of DSP-1181, that was created using Artificial Intelligence (AI), has been initiated in Japan for the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder as an initial indication.
Review of the Year 2019 took place today with the Dean, Julian Blow sharing the highlights of activity within the School from 2019. The presentation closed with the annual School prizes presentation. Here are the winners:
Innovator of the Year
Innovator of the Year is for any member or team within SLS that demonstrably achieved scientific, technical or commercial innovation that came to fruition in 2019.
Stephen Fry has lavished praise on University of Dundee staff and students who have won awards, named after the University’s former rector, for their success in sharing their work with the public.
The Stephen Fry Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement celebrate the people and projects that engage with wider audiences, and the benefits they bring to society. The winners will receive their awards at the University’s annual Discovery Days event at the Dalhousie Building on Friday 10 January.
The University of Dundee has been placed highly in the UK for the commercialisation of research in the recent Octopus Ventures Entrepreneurial Impact Ranking 2019. Dundee has been ranked 6th in the UK and 1st in Scotland for our success in converting research into successful companies.