University of Dundee

School of Research

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£7.5 million to accelerate drug discovery process

Three of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies have pledged £7.5 million to allow the University of Dundee’s Division of Signal Transduction Therapy (DSTT) to continue its award-winning work.

Pharmaceutical giants Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, will provide the multi-million pound support for fundamental research in multiple therapeutic areas, including cancer, arthritis, lupus, hypertension and Parkinson’s disease. This new round of funding will support dozens of posts at Dundee for the next four years.

Alliance launched between Dundee and Copenhagen researchers in metabolism and cell signalling

The three-year alliance will allow knowledge, skills and technology sharing, as well as two joint postdoctoral positions, in order to accelerate discoveries on molecular metabolic signalling in control of glucose homeostasis

We are proud to announce the launch of an International Research Alliance between the Medical Research Council Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC PPU), at the University of Dundee, and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR), at the University of Copenhagen.

Virtual work experience to introduce pupils to the world of life science

This week over 40 pupils from across Scotland will come together online to attend a virtual work experience week at the University of Dundee. 

Each year the School of Life Sciences hosts S5-6 students from local schools to give pupils the opportunity to investigate potential career opportunities before moving into further education. This year, the Life Science Work Experience Week has been brought online for the first time and also includes the School of Medicine, introducing pupils from across the country to the world of science research and study at the University. 

Continued excellent levels of student satisfaction and employability for Biological and Biomedical Sciences programmes

The results of the National Student Survey (NSS) 2020 were recently announced with continued successes for our Biological and Biomedical Sciences programmes. Our degrees, offered through the Schools of Life Sciences and Medicine, maintained the high satisfaction rates that have been recorded in recent years.

School Manager

The University of Dundee enjoys an international reputation for excellence that attracts top-class students and academics from across the world – with over 140 countries represented in the University community.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the School of Life Sciences for an accomplished candidate with demonstrable leadership experience and proven success in administration and operational management to take on the role of School Manager. The successful candidate will be expected to address all the responsibilities and duties set out in the attached job description.

Congratulations to Life Sciences Prize Winners 2019/20

We would like to congratulate all of our prize winners for the academic year 2019/20 in the School of Life Sciences. We know it has been a challenging year for many reasons, but the dedication and effort you have all put into your studies has been rewarded by your success in winning a school prize (or in some cases more than one!). For those that have graduated we wish you every success in the future and please do keep in touch! For those that are coming back to continue their studies-we look forward to seeing you in the early Autumn.

Best wishes

Scientists destroy ‘undruggable’ cancer-causing protein

University of Dundee researchers have demonstrated a new method of destroying an ‘undruggable’ protein known to play a role in cancer, raising the possibility of a new therapeutic approach to the disease.

Mutations of the K-Ras protein have long been known to cause many cancers, including lung, colorectal, and pancreatic cancers, but despite decades of work by researchers across the world, an inhibitor for this protein has proven elusive. As a result, scientists have increasingly looked to novel ways of targeting K-Ras.

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The School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee is a world-class academic institution with a reputation for the excellence of its research, its high-quality teaching and student experience, and the strong impact of its activities outside academia. With 900 staff from over 60 countries worldwide the School provides a dynamic, multi-national, collegiate and diverse environment with state-of-the-art laboratory, technology and teaching facilities.

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