07 Jun 2017
Dr Helge Dorfmueller, from the Division of Molecular Microbiology, has won an award recognising the best research project funded by Tenovus Scotland. He has received the Sir Robin MacLellan Travel Award for his study 'Towards the discovery of chemical tools to prevent human infection caused by pathogenic Streptococcus pyogenes'. Dr Dorfmueller has been awarded £3000 towards the cost of travelling to a conference or symposium to enable the dissemination of Tenovus Scotland-funded research.
29 May 2017
Professor Tracy Palmer is stepping down as Head of Molecular Microbiology (MMB) after 8 years in the position. When Tracy took over from Geoff Gadd in 2009, the division was very much in its infancy. Over that time, Tracy has strived to form a sense of identity and instil an ethos of togetherness within the division. More widely, Tracy has made Dundee known to be a place of excellent research in microbiology to the research community. I met with Tracy to look back on her time at the helm of MMB and to look forward to the exciting new opportunities ahead.
04 Nov 2016
A team of students from the University of Dundee and local school pupils have both won gold medals at this year’s iGEM Jamboree in Boston, USA.
14 Oct 2016
As part of the 2016 Annual Review process for academic staff Alessio Ciulli, Vicky Cowling, Sonia Rocha and Helen Walden have been promoted to Personal Chair (Professor) and Sarah Coulthurst has been promoted to Reader. “I would like to congratulate these outstanding individuals for their well deserved promotions,” said Professor Julian Blow, Dean of Research in the School of Life Sciences. “Encouraging excellence is a core value of the School but that needs to be followed up with recognition and reward.
10 Oct 2016
Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterium that colonises approximately 30% of the human population at any one time, has now been shown to attack other bacteria, according to ground-breaking research from the University of Dundee. The bacterium which often inhabits the skin of humans and animals can cause a wide range of illnesses including minor skin infections to pneumonia, sepsis and toxic shock syndrome. Staphylococcus aureus is also one of the world’s most common causes of hospital-acquired infections.
05 Oct 2016
A team of researchers from the Universities of Dundee and Edinburgh have received over £2.5 million of funding to find out more about bacteria biofilms.
01 Aug 2016
Prof. Nicola Stanley-Wall, in the Division of Molecular Microbiology, has been named as the recipient of the 2016 Wain Medal. This prize is awarded to a scientist aged 40 years or under and recognises excellent research in biochemistry. The Medal Lecture is a public lecture held at the University of Kent and in addition to receiving the Medal, Nicola will also receive an Award of £1,000.
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.
26 Jun 2016
Parliamentary Links Day is an annual meeting to discuss the future of Science. Organised by the Royal Society of Biology on behalf of the science and technology community, this is the largest scientific event on the annual parliament calendar, which brings together scientists, learned societies, authorities and Members of Parliament. Marilia Costa, PhD student in Frank Sargent lab, as an active member of the Microbiology Society has been selected and invited to attend 2016 Links Day on Tuesday 28th of June at the House of Parliament and House of Lords.
02 May 2016
Researchers at the University of Dundee, the UK’s leading university for biological sciences research, have been awarded millions of pounds of new project funding by the Wellcome Trust.