University of Dundee

College of Life Sciences

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CLS

David Martin shortlisted for Higher Education Bioscience Teacher of the Year 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.

Natural products from the Amazon may help to treat neglected diseases

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.

Dundee's young women to become medicine makers

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.

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