University of Dundee

The University of Dundee is one of the leading universities in Europe for research in Life Sciences. In the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality in UK higher education institutions – REF2014 –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 2019 for Biomedical and Health Sciences Impact places Dundee is 1st in the UK and Europe, 5th in the World as judged by ‘citations-per-paper’, one of the most widely recognized metrics of scientific excellence. This year’s ‘The State of Innovation’ report by Clarivate Analytics ranks 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.

Latest News

  • 13 Dec 2019
    Mike Hannan with the stores team for the third year organised a collection point for the Dundee Christmas Toy Appeal that is led by Dundee City Council. Each...
  • SLS Sustainability Team at NWH sorting facility
    11 Dec 2019
    The School of Life Sciences Sustainability Action Team recognises that SLS produces quite a large amount of polymer waste, some of which is not biologically...
  • Melissa D'Ascenzio
    04 Dec 2019
    Dr Melissa D'Ascenzio, a Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the D’Arcy Thompson Unit, has passed her three-year probation period at the University....
  • From left: Leeanne McGurk, Megan Bergkessel and Gabriel Sollberger
    04 Dec 2019
    The School has welcomed three new group leaders in recent months. They are currently establishing their laboratories across three of our divisions. Leeanne...

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iGEM Summer Project

iGEM

The international Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition is the World’s premier synthetic biology competition. Here, multi-disciplinary teams of undergraduates pit their wits, intelligence and innovative skills against each other. The competition takes place every summer and more than 200 Universities from all over the World take part.

James Black Prize Studentships

The School of Life Sciences has a number of James Black Prize Studentships available during the summer of 2020. The studentships will enable undergraduate students with an excellent track record in a scientific discipline, who wish to pursue a future career in scientific research, an opportunity to gain valuable experience of working in a world-class research laboratory within the School of Life Sciences. Successful students will be provided with a salary payment at the National Living Wage to work in in a specific laboratory for 6-8 weeks across the summer months (June, July, August). 

Undergraduate Summer Opportunities

At the School of Life Sciences we are committed to inspiring the next generation of researchers and leaders in life sciences.

We therefore provide a number of summer research opportunities for Undergraduates, giving students the invaluable experience of working in real research laboratories during the summer vacation months. The schemes are open to University of Dundee students and those studying in other UK Universities. However, applicants must have no restrictions on how long they can stay in the UK (e.g. not sponsored on a Tier 4 visa).

Current Students

Resources and opportunities for current undergraduate students at the School of Life Sciences are listed below. Additional services can be accessed by clicking here.

MyDundee

MyDundee is the University of Dundee's web-based student portal, giving our students access to learning materials, student clubs and societies, and many other resources. It also provides access to University of Dundee webmail. All students have a user account on MyDundee.

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