University of Dundee

Latest News for 09/2020

April 2020

  • Model for the full-length human OGT
    28 Apr 2020

    Researchers in the School have discovered a new neurodevelopmental disease caused by genetic mutations and helped explain why patients with these mutations suffer this condition. Around 1% of the global population are affected by intellectual disability, a condition characterised by significant limitations in both intellectual function and in adaptive behaviour. It was known that a molecule called GlcNAc was found on proteins related to intellectual disability, but its exact role in this disease remained unclear.

August 2017

  • Liam Mcmulkin
    01 Aug 2017

    A University of Dundee student is taking matters into his own hands this summer as he develops new sign language for specialist biological terms currently missing from formal British Sign Language (BSL). Liam Mcmulkin, a second year Life Sciences student who has been deaf since birth, came up with the idea after becoming frustrated at the lack of complex scientific terms in BSL.

June 2017

  • 22 Jun 2017

    Dr Marios Stravidis has been awarded for the academic session 2016/17 the Annual School Student Nominated Award for Teaching and Impact on the Student Experience. Congratulations Marios! 

September 2016

  • 09 Sep 2016

    In the last 10-15 years stem cells have been catapulted from a relatively obscure research topic to the international limelight. Hardly a week goes by without some news story about a “ground breaking discovery” or “exciting new therapy” involving stem cells. Are these cells really as exciting as people think? What are they, where do they come from and how are they used in modern medicine? Why are private stem cell clinics springing up all over the world, and can they really deliver on their promises? What about the ethics of stem cell research?