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.
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.
03 Oct 2017
In response to the urgent and global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the Medical Research Foundation (MRF), the charitable foundation of the Medical Research Council, has invested £2.85million in delivering the UK’s first nationwide PhD training programme to focus on this major health challenge.
14 Jun 2017
Ten partnership building projects, including two from the School, have been awarded internal Pump-Priming Funding from the University’s SFC GCRF funding allocation. The aim of the competition, coordinated by Research & Innovation Services (RIS), is to enhance our ability to respond to funding opportunities under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).
15 May 2017
Researchers from the School have worked with collaborators in Cambridge to uncover the inner workings of a cellular pump which helps bacterial cells neutralise the effects of antibiotics. This work has implications in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and is published today in Nature Microbiology.
27 Mar 2017
Antimicrobial resistance is one of the greatest threats to global human and animal health – the O’Neill Report published last year stated that, unless we take urgent action, it will be directly responsible for over 10 million deaths by 2050, more than deaths from cancer or deaths from diabetes, road traffic accidents and cholera combined. A crucial part of the solution is to find new antibiotics to tackle bacterial infections and replace existing treatments which have become ineffective, often through over
04 Nov 2016
Scientists at the University of Dundee have identified a `molecular commando’ which can be stealthily deployed to activate a hypoxic response, a process which can help to fight a range of conditions including stroke, angina, colitis and brain injuries. A Dundee team led by Professor Alessio Ciulli have used pioneering techniques to develop a `small molecule’ chemical probe called VH298, which offers highly targeted access to the parts of the cell which regulate hypoxia, known as the hypoxic signalling pathway.
03 Nov 2016
A newly identified method of activating drugs to combat one of the world’s most destructive `neglected’ diseases could lead to better medicines according to new research led by the University of Dundee. Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a disease which blights the developing world with 200,000 to 400,000 new cases and an estimated 40,000 deaths annually, making it the second biggest parasitic killer after malaria. The vast majority of cases are seen in seven countries - India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Sudan.
Magnificent Microbes returns to the Dundee Science Centre for the Women in Science Festival, 11-12...02 Mar 2016
Have you ever walked through a giant intestine or grown the bacteria that live on your hands? Do you want to!? If so, Magnificent Microbes, the dazzling introduction to microscopic life on 12 March 2016 is the event for you! Since 2010, Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall and a team of over 30 Molecular Microbiologists have revealed the secrets of microbe life to school children, families and adults and kids of all ages through a programme of activities, games and exhibits demonstrating that there’s much more to science than meets the eye.
22 Feb 2016
Professor David Horn, of the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, is to be awarded the prestigious C.A. Wright Memorial Medal from the British Society for Parasitology.