University of Dundee

Latest News for 12/2021

August 2021

  • Two women both wearing white lab coats sat looking up to a partially out of shot person wearing a light blue lab coat.
    10 Aug 2021

    The twelve major BSc Honours degree programmes offered by the University of Dundee in Biological and Biomedical Sciences have been awarded accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology for a further five years.  These programmes are Biochemistry, Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery, Biological Sciences (including with specialisms), Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Microbiology, Biomedical Sciences, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, and Physiological Sciences. Re-accreditation follows an independent and rigorous review by the Society.

July 2020

May 2019

  • Illustration by Letty Wilson
    16 May 2019

    The University of Dundee’s renowned comics artists and writers have produced a new publication raising awareness of the serious and much misunderstood autoimmune condition coeliac disease. ‘Understanding Coeliac Disease’ will be launched on Thursday 16 May to mark Coeliac Disease Awareness Week. The 24-page comic seeks to make more people aware of what it is like to live with coeliac disease, the only treatment for which is a strict life-long gluten free diet.

January 2019

  • RSB Advanced Accreditation logo
    24 Jan 2019

    All our integrated masters (MSci) programmes in Biological and Biomedical Sciences are now fully accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. Previously they had been granted interim Advanced Accreditation, when our degrees had not yet had any graduates. This award builds on the accreditation of our BSc Honours programmes awarded by the Royal Society of Biology in 2016, and makes Dundee one of only eleven universities in the UK to offer a suite of courses which are both accredited at BSc Honours level and have advanced accreditation at MSci level.

November 2017

  • Rebecca Buick
    27 Nov 2017

    One of this year's Life Sciences graduates, Rebecca Buick, has won the 2017 Royal Society for Biology in Scotland Outreach Champion competition. Rebecca undertook a Science Communication Honours project under the supervision of Jenny Woof, and also took part in a couple of other events that Jenny was engaged in during the Dundee Science Festival 2016.

January 2017

  • 16 Jan 2017

    Stephen Fry has praised University of Dundee academics for their efforts in communicating their research to the public. Professor Jennifer Woof from the School named Engaged Researcher of the Year in recognition of her outstanding work with schools and the public to raise awareness of science.

December 2016

  • 12 Dec 2016

    Jenny Woof has been promoted to Personal Chair (Professor) to add to her position as Associate Dean for Quality and Academic Standards in the School. "I am delighted to congratulate Jenny Woof on her Personal Chair. This is a fitting acknowledgment of the outstanding contributions she has made to the academic life of the School and her work as Associate Dean for Quality and Academic Standards" said Professor Julian Blow, Dean of School of Life Sciences.

July 2016

  • 18 Jul 2016

    Dr David Booth, Programme Lead for Biological Science in Life and Biomedical Sciences Education (LABSe), has been announced the winner of the 2016 School of Life Sciences Teaching Award for Good Practice. The award is open to all staff who teach on the Life Sciences Degree Programme and is designed to recognise examples of interesting, effective, innovative practice with no other specific criteria in teaching.