17 Aug 2020
Natalie Bamford, a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the lab of Nicola Stanley-Wall, has been awarded a prestigious two-year EMBO Long-term fellowship to study bacterial biofilms which will help efforts to remove biofilms when they are detrimental or, conversely, aid in the exploitation of biofilms for industrial biotechnology.
11 Jun 2020
Dr Sarah Coulthurst, deputy head of the Division of Molecular Microbiology, has had her Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship renewed for a further five years. The £1.9 million award will allow Sarah and her team to continue their ongoing work to understand how bacteria can use a weapon known as the ‘Type VI secretion system’ to effectively kill or disable other competitor bacteria.
05 Jun 2020
A raft of family-friendly activities highlighting the ‘superhero powers’ of microbes have been lined up by University of Dundee scientists to keep children engaged in science during lockdown. Researchers from the School of Life Sciences are taking over Dundee Science Centre’s Home Learning Programme for five days as of Monday 8 June 2020, supporting parents and carers with home schooling. The team will be sharing the amazing world of life at the far end of the microscope, looking at the monumental impact of microscopic microbes.
15 Jan 2020
Review of the Year 2019 took place today with the Dean, Julian Blow sharing the highlights of activity within the School from 2019. The presentation closed with the annual School prizes presentation. Here are the winners: Innovator of the Year Innovator of the Year is for any member or team within SLS that demonstrably achieved scientific, technical or commercial innovation that came to fruition in 2019.
04 Dec 2019
The School has welcomed three new group leaders in recent months. They are currently establishing their laboratories across three of our divisions. Leeanne McGurk has joined the Division of Cell and Developmental Biology, Megan Bergkessel has joined the Division of Molecular Microbiology while Gabriel Sollberger has joined the Division of Cell Signalling and Immunology. Leeanne McGurk Leeanne joins the School from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia where she was a postdoctoral research associate in the laboratory of Nancy Bonini.
07 Nov 2019
A researcher from the School has been presented with a prestigious science award from the British Federation of Women Graduates (BFWG). Azul Zorzoli, a PhD student from Argentina, has received the Johnstone and Florence Stoney Prize, which recognises outstanding academic excellence in postgraduate researchers.
04 Nov 2019
An interdisciplinary team from across the Schools of Life Sciences and Medicine will take part in the Biotechnology YES 2019 entrepreneurial competition next month. Anna Segarra Fas (Findlay lab, MRC-PPU), Margarida Trigo (Lambert, Martin and Langston labs, Neuroscience), Saria Mansoor (Dorfmueller lab, MMB) and Tom Snelling (Cohen lab, MRC-PPU) have joined together to form the team Recycle Enterprises (RE).
18 Oct 2019
Researchers at the University of Dundee have discovered an enzyme they believe could be key to preventing Group A Streptococcus infections that cause more than 500,000 deaths worldwide each year.
17 Sep 2019
The University of Dundee’s Dr Sarah Coulthurst will lead a £2.7 million effort to investigate whether a ‘nanoweapon’ could be deployed in the global battle against antimicrobial resistance. The World Health Organisation recently ranked antimicrobial resistance as one of the ten biggest threats to global health. As such, there is an urgent need to develop new treatments to prevent millions of lives being lost to diseases that are routinely treated with drugs such as antibiotics at present.
02 Jul 2019
Two PhD students in the School have been selected to join Europe’s finest University students in creative and intellectual collaboration at Roche Continents 2019. The highly prestigious Roche Continents - a full week of interdisciplinary challenges and inspiration – selects only 100 students from the sciences and arts at European Universities to attend. Tom Snelling from Philip Cohen's Lab (MRC-PPU) and Margarita Kalamara from Nicola Stanley-Wall’s Lab (Molecular Microbiology) are two of those who will take part in the week of activities in Salzburg in August.