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September 2020

  • Converge Challenge logo
    17 Sep 2020

    The finalists for Converge 2020, Scotland’s leading academic company creation programme, have been announced with representation from the School included on the list with Dr Robyn Hickerson, Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Ten Bio. 

  • Oluwaseyi (Seyi) Jesusanmi
    17 Sep 2020

    Life Science student, Oluwaseyi (Seyi) Jesusanmi, has been named as one of the top undergraduates in the World. Seyi was highly commended in the Life Sciences category of the 2020 Global Undergraduate Awards. The competition, which aims to celebrate top undergraduate coursework and foster interdisciplinary collaboration between students and recent graduates worldwide.

  • Dario Alessi and Miratul Muqit
    16 Sep 2020

    A multi-million dollar research award is the “opportunity of a lifetime” to increase our understanding of Parkinson’s disease, according to a University of Dundee expert. Professor Dario Alessi says that the $9 million, three-year award from the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) initiative will have a transformative impact on Parkinson’s research at the University and the quest to develop new therapies and treatments.

  • Dundee authors (clockwise from top left) - Claire Gorby, Stephan Wilmes, Elizabeth Pohler, Ignacio Moraga, Paul Fyfe.
    16 Sep 2020

    Latest research led by Ignacio Moraga’s lab in the School has shown how binding affinity is key to anti-inflammatory protein Interleukin-10’s (IL-10) biological effects. This work is published today in Science Signaling.

  • Julia Wcislo (credit: Julia Wcislo)
    15 Sep 2020

    An article by Julia Wcislo is one of the ten outstanding articles that have been shortlisted for the 2020 Max Perutz Science Writing Award, the MRC’s annual writing competition.

  •  Conchita Fraguas Bringas. Photo Credit: Cindy Zetino
    14 Sep 2020

    A University of Dundee graduate has discovered key information that will help scientists better understand the virus responsible for the Covid-19 pandemic. Conchita Fraguas Bringas’ has had her research into SARS-CoV-2 published in the journal Access Microbiology, a rare achievement for an undergraduate. Remarkably, Conchita’s computer-based bioinformatics project was undertaken while under the strict Spanish lockdown and while she was completing the final exams of her Biological Sciences degree.

  • THE Awards 2020 logo
    10 Sep 2020

    The annual Times Higher Education Awards shortlist was announced this morning with the School having representation in three categories. David Martin for Most Innovative Teacher of the Year; Bill Hunter for Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year; and the Division of Signal Transduction Therapy (DSTT) for Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of the Year.

  • Professor Tricia Cohen at a meeting in New York in 2003
    07 Sep 2020

    Tricia Cohen, co-founding Principal Investigator of the MRC Protein Phosphorylation Unit died from Lymphoma in August 2020. She was 76. 

  • Summer student Neringa Pratuseviciute with her supervisor Dr Esther Sammler
    02 Sep 2020

    During the SLS summer school students usually expect to gain wet lab experience and benefit from working alongside PhD students and postdoctoral researchers on the bench. The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on this year’s programme as access to the labs was restricted and placements cancelled. Instead, twenty Dundee undergraduates from second and third year undertook virtual projects over a period of five weeks.

  • In4Derm team (from l-r) Dr Andrew Woodland, Dr Rangeetha Jayaprakash, and Dr Mark Bell. Credit: John Post.
    01 Sep 2020

    University of Dundee researchers hope to turn their spinout venture into a biotech company worth hundreds of millions of pounds by helping to treat people with eczema, rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.