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June 2014

  • Brian Cox and the iGEM Team 2014
    21 Jun 2014

    University of Dundee Rector Brian Cox is backing a team of students in their efforts to develop `The Lung Ranger’, a device to help combat some of the effects of cystic fibrosis.   The Rector visited the University’s iGEM 2014 team to find out about their project and give them his support for the international competition. 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.  

  • Frank Sargent
    13 Jun 2014

    Professor Frank Sargent of the College of Life Sciences’ Division of Molecular Microbiology has received the University of Dundee Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

February 2014

  • 06 Feb 2014

    Teachers from Dundee primary schools attended a Continuing Professional Development training session led by  Dr Nicola Stanley-Wall and Dr James Chalmers of the Division of Molecular Microbiology at the College of Life Sciences. Held at the Dundee Science Centre, the aim of the session was to maximise the impact of the hugely succesful Magnificent Microbes outreach event, which in 2010 and 2012 set the gold standard for University Outreach activitities with schools and and the general public.

January 2014

November 2013

  • 05 Nov 2013

    The iGEM Team from the University of Dundee have taken two prizes at the World Final of a prestigious international competition designed to advance science and education. The ten students from the University who won the European Jamboree of the iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) competition in Lyon last month went on to win  prizes at the World Final in Boston for Best Presentation and the `iGEMers Prize’, given to the project voted best by the students taking part.

October 2013

  • Richard Bickerton, Chris Earl, Philip Rodger and Professor Andrew Hopkins
    23 Oct 2013

    Two members of the Dundee iGEM Team met entrepreneurs and representatives of spinout companies from the University of Dundee today at the Dundee Incubator. The team who won the iGEM European Championship out of 60 teams from Universities across Europe was invited to the incubator by the manager John Mackenzie who provides guidance and advice to emerging University spinout ventures, and is also Head of Knowledge Exchange at the University’s Research and Innovation Service.

  • iGEM Team with Pete Downes and Malcolm Skingle
    23 Oct 2013

    The Dundee iGEM Team received another message of support this week from two of the leading supporters of innovation at the University. The team who were crowned European champions out of 60 Universities this October in Lyon, presented their award-winning project to University Principal Pete Downes and Malcolm Skingle CBE, Academic Liaison for GlaxoSmithKline.

  • The team with project supporter Brian Cox
    14 Oct 2013

    The Dundee iGEM team have been crowned European champions in a prestigious international competition designed to advance science and education.  

  • Brian Cox's cartoon alter-ego
    04 Oct 2013

    Dundee University Rector Brian Cox met his own bacterial alter-ego when he visited a student team at the College of Life Sciences, preparing for a major international competition. Brian has backed the Dundee team set to take part in the iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) competition in Lyon later this month and paid them an impromptu visit in June. He returned to visit the team on Friday October 4th to see how their project has been progressing and wish them well.

September 2013