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11 Jun 2021
Researchers at the University of Dundee are among those celebrating being named in HM The Queen’s birthday honours. David Gray, Head of Biology and Professor of Translational Biology at the University’s Drug Discovery Unit, has been given a BEM for services to the Delivery of Testing during the Covid-19 pandemic.
22 Apr 2021
The University of Dundee’s contribution to a major Covid-testing facility has been recognised at the 6th Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards. The COVID-19 Collaborative Response Award was made to the Lighthouse Laboratory in Glasgow, hosted by University of Glasgow at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Campus, a major new COVID-19 testing facility established with BioAscent Ltd and the University of Dundee, and subsequently developed and managed by the University of Glasgow in collaboration with high-throughput industry experts BioClavis Ltd.
16 Apr 2020
The University of Dundee is working with partners around the world as part of an expanding effort to rapidly repurpose existing drugs against Covid-19. An international research network established by Scripps Research centres around ReFRAME, the world’s leading collection of drugs known to be safe in humans. The network of collaborating scientific laboratories is aiming to leverage ReFRAME to find antiviral compounds against the novel coronavirus.
03 Apr 2020
The University of Dundee has helped establish Scotland’s central COVID-19 testing facility in support of the national response to the coronavirus pandemic. The centre, based at the University of Glasgow, was announced by the UK Government yesterday as part of a series of measures to increase testing and response to the spread of COVID-19 across the UK. It will be opened in collaboration with the Scottish Government and industry experts from BioAscent Discovery Ltd and Dundee’s Drug Discovery Unit (DDU).
02 Oct 2019
David Gray has been promoted to Personal Chair. He takes the title of Professor of Translational Biology which is in recognition of his extensive work within the Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) and Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR).
20 Feb 2019
The University of Dundee Drug Discovery Unit announced a partnership with Takeda, Japan’s largest pharmaceutical company, to develop possible new therapeutic treatments for tau pathology, an underlying feature in several forms of neurodegeneration, including Alzheimer’s disease.
15 Dec 2011
The University of Dundee and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have entered into a joint research project to tackle Huntington’s disease, an inherited brain disorder.