University of Dundee

The University of Dundee is one of the leading universities in Europe for research in Life Sciences. We make fundamental discoveries on the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying health and disease in humans, animals, plants, parasites and bacteria and translate that knowledge to address global challenges. In the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality in UK higher education institutions – REF2021 –Dundee was ranked the top University in Biological Sciences. More recent rankings widely recognized as indicators of scientific excellence place Dundee high in their rankings. The CWTS Leiden Ranking 2021 for Biomedical and Health Sciences Impact places Dundee is 5th in the UK and Europe, 11th in the World and the 2021 QS World University Rankings in Biological Sciences place Dundee 2nd in the UK, 3rd in Europe and 19th in the World as judged by ‘citations-per-paper’, one of the most widely recognized metrics of scientific excellence. ‘The State of Innovation’ report by Clarivate Analytics in 2017 ranked Dundee as the most influential scientific research institution in the world for pharmaceuticals for the period 2006-16. The School enjoys a reputation as one of the most dynamic international centres for molecular cell biology, with outstanding laboratory and technology facilities.


Statement on diversity, equity and inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential for us to ensure a vibrant and sustainable workplace culture. Accordingly, we aim to support and develop all our staff and students so they can work to the best of their ability. This requires professional conduct that creates a culture where everyone feels empowered and safe to question and challenge behaviours that compromise this goal. Accordingly, we expect performance at the highest standard of integrity for everything we do, not only in how we conduct all our activities, but also how we work together, treat each other and how we interact with external partners. 

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ScotPEN Annual Gathering 2021

The Scottish Public Engagement Network (ScotPEN) is a group dedicated to supporting practitioners of public engagement across Scotland, both within higher education and without. We have over 700 members from a variety of backgrounds, and every year we hold an annual gathering with sessions dedicated to skills development, networking and sharing of good practice.

This year our gathering will be virtual, which allows us to hold even more ambitious and exciting sessions.


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Arends DW, Miellet WR, Langereis JD, Ederveen THA, van der Gaast-de Jongh CE, van Scherpenzeel M, Knol MJ, van Sorge NM, Lefeber DJ, Trzciński K, Sanders EAM, Dorfmueller HC, Bootsma HJ, de Jonge MI. 2021. Examining the distribution and impact of single nucleotide polymorphisms in the capsular locus of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 19A. Infection and Immunity. 89(11):Article e00246-21.