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June 2016

  • 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.

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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. 

August 2015

  • 31 Aug 2015

    Childhood memories of sticky hands from melting ice cream cones could soon become obsolete, thanks to a new food ingredient. Scientists have discovered a naturally occurring protein that can be used to create ice cream that is more resistant to melting than conventional products. The protein binds together the air, fat and water in ice cream, creating a super-smooth consistency.

June 2015

May 2015

  • 28 May 2015

    Nicola Stanley-Wall has been named as this year’s recipient of the W. H. Pierce Prize from the Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM). This prestigious prize is awarded annually at the SfAM Summer Conference to a microbiologist under the age of 40 who has made a substantial contribution to the science of applied microbiology.  The award was instituted in 1984 by the directors of Oxoid to commemorate the life and works of the late William H Pierce, former Chief Bacteriologist of Oxo Ltd and a long-time member of the Society. 

February 2015

  • 23 Feb 2015

    Professor Tracy Palmer, Head of the Division of Molecular Microbiology at the College of Life Sciences has been elected to the Fellowship of the American Academy of Microbiology. The Academy is the honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology, and recognises excellence, originality, and leadership in the microbiological sciences; her election to this group is an international mark of distinction.  

November 2014

  • 04 Nov 2014

    A team of students from the University of Dundee has won an unprecedented hat-trick of major prizes at the iGEM world jamboree in Boston for their project to develop `The Lung Ranger’, a device to help combat some of the effects of cystic fibrosis. iGEM – the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition – asks students to tackle a real world problem by designing and building a new device or system from a kit of biological parts.

September 2014

  • 05 Sep 2014

    A team of Dundee students who are developing a device to help combat some of the effects of cystic fibrosis have been invited to present their idea at a national CF conference.   The iGEM team of students from the University of Dundee has spent the summer working on the `Lung Ranger’, which they hope will allow faster and more targeted treatment of infection for CF patients.   Today the students were invited to speak at the Cystic Fibrosis Trust national conference in Manchester and share their idea with patients and clinicians.