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July 2018

  • Dr Sarah Coulthurst
    23 Jul 2018

    New collaborative research from the Division of Molecular Microbiology in the School has discovered that a bacterial weapon commonly used by bacteria to kill each other also attacks fungal cells. The work by Dr Sarah Coulthurst, Professor Matthias Trost in Newcastle and colleagues has been published in Nature Microbiology.

June 2018

  • 27 Jun 2018

    Each year at their annual Summer Conference, the Society of Applied Microbiology (SfAM) award their prestigious W H Pierce Prize to a young microbiologist who‘s made a substantial contribution to the science of applied microbiology. This year, they are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2018 W H Pierce Prize is Dr Sarah Coulthurst, of the School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee.

May 2018

April 2018

February 2018

  • Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall
    27 Feb 2018

    Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall, of the University of Dundee, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE).  

  • Dr Helge Dorfmueller and Dr Harunori Yoshikawa
    12 Feb 2018

    Dr Helge Dorfmueller and Dr Harunori Yoshikawa have been awarded Tenvous Scotland grants in the most recent round of funding. Dr Dorfmueller, a Principal Investigator in the Division of Molecular Microbiology, was awarded a 2 year large research grant worth almost £100k. The funding will allow Dr Dorfmueller to investigate a biosynthetic carbohydrate as a vaccine candidate for Streptococcus pyogenes infections. S. pyogenes is a major human pathogen, causing more than 500,000 deaths annually worldwide.

January 2018

  • Laura Monlezun, Giuseppina Mariano and Sarah Coulthurst.
    19 Jan 2018

    Research from Dr Sarah Coulthurst’s group in the Division of Molecular Microbiology has provided new information on how bacteria fight with each other. Published today in Cell Reports, the work showed how the victimised cell’s own proteins can be hijacked by the actions of aggressive bacteria wielding a weapon called the ‘Type VI secretion system’.

  • Frank Sargent
    08 Jan 2018

    E.coli bacteria shown to be excellent at carbon dioxide conversion

October 2017

  • 26 Oct 2017

    Dr Sarah Coulthurst has been awarded one of the most prestigious prizes in microbiology for her work studying how bacteria are able to cause disease.   Dr Coulthurst, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in the University’s School of Life Sciences, has been awarded the Fleming Prize, one of the top honours bestowed by the Microbiology Society. She will receive a £1000 cash prize and has the honour of delivering the 2018 Fleming Prize Lecture at the Microbiology Society’s 2018 Annual Conference in Birmingham in April.  

June 2017

  • Tracy Palmer
    15 Jun 2017

    The University of Dundee’s Professor Tracy Palmer has been elected as a member of one of the world’s most prestigious scientific organisations. Professor Palmer is one among the outstanding 65 researchers from across the world to be honoured with election to the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO). The new intake is drawn from 19 European member states as well as Japan and the United States.

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