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May 2022

  • 12 May 2022

    The results of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) were announced today. Dundee is the top-ranking University for Biological Sciences research, a position we have maintained since the last REF exercise in 2014. The REF2021 assessment has scored SLS as having a total of 71% of its activities being ‘world leading’ (4*) and 28% of its activities being ‘internationally excellent’ (3*).

December 2021

  • Professor Geoff Gadd
    16 Dec 2021

    Professor Geoff Gadd has been awarded the 2022 Microbiology Society Marjory Stephenson Prize. This award is made to an individual who has made exceptional contributions to the discipline of microbiology.

December 2020

  • Professor Geoff Gadd
    04 Dec 2020

    Professor Geoff Gadd, Head of the Geomicrobiology Group, has received the 2020 British Mycological Society John Webster Fungal Biology Research award. This is the prime research award of the Society for an "outstanding contribution to fungal research" over a sustained career. It is named after the late John Webster, an eminent British mycologist at the University of Exeter.

January 2020

  • Prokaryotic Metabolism and Physiology book cover
    24 Jan 2020

    The new advanced text book on Prokaryotic Metabolism and Physiology by Byung Hong Kim and Geoff Gadd has been published recently by Cambridge University Press. This book follows on from their successful earlier Bacterial Physiology and Metabolism, first published in 2008, has been extensively revised and updated to take account of latest scientific advances, particularly in genomics and in the understanding of the archaea.

December 2019

  • Professor Geoff Gadd
    18 Dec 2019

    Professor Geoff Gadd, Head of the Geomicrobiology Group, has been recognised twice in recent months through two different awards for research excellence and its contribution across scientific disciplines.

March 2019

  • Robyn Hickerson
    08 Mar 2019

    Dr Robyn Hickerson and her team won the Research Staff Award at Venture 2019 competition hosted by the University of Dundee’s Centre of Entrepreneurship. The final involved pitching budding business ideas to an expert panel of judges with the chance to share in a £27,500 prize fund.

January 2019

  • 16 Jan 2019

    A number of school prizes were presented at Review of the Year today. Innovator of the Year New for this year, Innovator of the Year, two categories were introduced for best innovation and for early-stage new business ideas. In partnership with the Centre of Entrepreneurship, the winners are guaranteed an automatic place in the appropriate category of the University of Dundee, Venture 2019 Final, plus a chance to participate in the on-campus three month summer Elevator accelerator programme.

March 2016

  • 21 Mar 2016

    A naturally occurring red bread mould could be the key to producing more sustainable electrochemical materials for use in rechargeable batteries, researchers at the University of Dundee have found. Fungi that turns bread mouldy may not seem the ideal candidate for a future power solution but the Dundee researchers, reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology, have evidence that might just change that.

December 2015

  • 08 Dec 2015

    Two Professors from the School of Life Sciences have been elected as members of the European Academy of Microbiology (EAM). Professor Tracy Palmer, Head of the Division of Molecular Microbiology and Professor Geoff Gadd, Head of the Geomicrobiology Group are both now members of the EAM, a leadership group of European microbiologists that, in close association with the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS), aims to amplify the impact of microbiology and microbiologists in Europe. 

April 2015

  • 17 Apr 2015

    Professor Geoff Gadd, Head of the Geomicrobiology Group has been awarded two grants from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) as part of their Security of Supply of Minerals initiative. This grant is part of the NERC Security of Mineral Supply Initiative, which is concerned with the conservation, extraction and recovery of valuable elements and microbial metal and mineral transformations are seen as an integral part of future developments. The Security of Mineral Supply initiative with funding of £15 million, is also supported by EPSRC, the Newton Trust and FAPESP.