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December 2021

  • Professor Julian Blow and Professor Miratul Muqit
    16 Dec 2021

    The Royal Society’s first open access title, Open Biology, has reached its 10th Anniversary. To kick off a year of celebration, Subject Editors have highlighted their favourite articles from the past decade. Of the nine top publications selected, two are from Dundee, with work from the research groups of Julian Blow and Miratul Muqit being highlighted. 

  • Fergus Preston
    16 Dec 2021

    Fergus Preston, who is undertaking a PhD within the DDU and WCAIR, was one of 10 successful applicants for the Scientific Update Young Chemist award.  This award is open to PhD students presenting work at the Scientific update 7th Winter Process Chemistry Conference, 8-9 December 2021.

  • Professor Geoff Gadd
    16 Dec 2021

    Professor Geoff Gadd has been awarded the 2022 Microbiology Society Marjory Stephenson Prize. This award is made to an individual who has made exceptional contributions to the discipline of microbiology.

  • Dr Susan Wyllie
    15 Dec 2021

    Dr Susan Wyllie, Head of the Mode of Action group within WCAIR and Principal Investigator in the School of Life Sciences, underwent a successful tenure review recently.

  • Dr Graham Christie
    07 Dec 2021

    Dr Graham Christie has been appointed as Academic Regional Lead (ARL) for South East Asia (ASEAN). “I am delighted to be taking on the ARL role for South East Asia and very much looking forward to working with the international team. I am particularly excited by the opportunities that the role affords in working with colleagues from across the University and beyond to continue to develop our strategy for recruitment of students from the ASEAN region,” said Graham.

  • Affinitas Biosciences Ltd Team (Left to right: Ailsa, Lee, Bill)
    06 Dec 2021

    Three PhD students from the MRC PPU have successfully made It through to the final round of the Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES). Ailsa Black (Rousseau lab), Bill Carton (Sapkota lab) and Lee Armstrong (Kulathu lab) took part as team “Affinitas Biosciences Ltd” with their idea to supplement a chewing gum with a nanobody that specifically targets and inhibits tooth decaying bacteria.

November 2021

  • 26 Nov 2021

    The University of Glasgow’s Lighthouse Laboratory project has won the Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of the Year trophy at the seventeenth annual THE Awards.

  • Aanchal Udaynath Pareri
    17 Nov 2021

    Aanchal Udaynath Pareri’s decision to give up her job and move 5,000 miles to study would have been life-changing at any time, but doing so at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic made the switch even more momentous. Her choice to relocate from Mumbai has certainly paid off, however, as Aanchal (26) is about to undertake a PhD at the University of Dundee as she aims to fulfil her dream of becoming a cancer researcher.

  • 16 Nov 2021

    University of Dundee researchers have been named “six of the best” in a new list of the world’s most influential academics. Four experts from the University’s School of Life Sciences, and a further two from the School of Medicine, have been named in Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list. They take their place there alongside 24 Nobel laureates.

  • Professor Miratul Muqit
    12 Nov 2021

    Scientists at the University of Dundee and Harvard Medical School have identified the key targets of an enzyme that play a critical role in protecting the brain against the development of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is the fastest growing degenerative disorder of the brain. Patients develop involuntary movements and increasing disability. To date there is no cure or treatments that can slow the disease course.