University of Dundee

Latest News for 08/2022

June 2022

  • 20 Jun 2022

    The University of Dundee is among the UK research organisations to benefit from a £118 million funding package to accelerate knowledge exchange, translation and commercialisation. Dundee will receive £1.61 million over the next three years as part of the Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) investment made by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The initiative will support critical early-stage translation of research to transform public services, create new jobs, attract private investment, and forge new partnerships with business and charities.

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.

June 2021

  • From left: Professor David Gray (credit: John Post) and Professor Jason Swedlow
    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.

April 2021

  • New visualisation of the Covid-19 virus by Fusion Medical Animation
    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.

April 2020

  • Robot at work in the Drug Discovery Unit
    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.

  • Professor David Gray in the DDU Biology Lab. Credit: John Post
    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).

October 2019

  • Professor David Gray in the DDU laboratory (credit: John Post)
    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).

February 2019

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