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December 2016

  • 12 Dec 2016

    Jenny Woof has been promoted to Personal Chair (Professor) to add to her position as Associate Dean for Quality and Academic Standards in the School. "I am delighted to congratulate Jenny Woof on her Personal Chair. This is a fitting acknowledgment of the outstanding contributions she has made to the academic life of the School and her work as Associate Dean for Quality and Academic Standards" said Professor Julian Blow, Dean of School of Life Sciences.

  • 09 Dec 2016

    A Dundee-based diabetes support group is `adopting’ two research projects at the University of Dundee. Dundee Diabetes Scotland Group has been running for over 50 years and works to support sufferers of Diabetes to help manage their condition. The group is now winding down but is bowing out with a generous gesture to researchers at the University, one of the UK’s leading centres for diabetes research.

November 2016

  • 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

    Professor Fiona Powrie FRS from Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford gave the Bridget Ogilvie Lecture 2016 yesterday with a talk entitled “Gut reactions: Immune pathways in the intestine in health and disease”. We were delighted that Dame Bridget Ogilvie was also in attendance.  

July 2016

  • 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. 

  • 05 Jul 2016

    Research led by the University of Dundee has found that one of a new breed of drugs, which have been approved for treatment of Type 2 diabetes, may be particularly effective without the need to be used in combination with the existing drug, metformin.

April 2016

  • 25 Apr 2016

    Researchers at the University of Dundee have made new discoveries about the importance of nutrients for a subpopulation of white blood cells - T cells - that play a vital role in fighting cancer and infections.   Professor Doreen Cantrell, Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow in the School of Life Sciences at the University, said the discovery opened up a new area to explore for pharmacological targets in T cell-mediated diseases, as well as in cancer therapy and chronic infection.  

  • 05 Apr 2016

    A group of `double agent’ cells, which both protect us from some infections while also contributing to tissue damage in various inflammatory conditions, could be manipulated to offer a new approach to treating conditions such as asthma, following research led by the University of Dundee. Researchers led by Professor Colin Watts in the School of Life Sciences at Dundee have uncovered a critical survival factor for a group of white blood cells called eosinophils.

March 2016

  • 30 Mar 2016

    Professor Doreen Cantrell, Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow and Dean of the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, is to be awarded one of the UK’s most prestigious honours in biochemistry, the Novartis Medal and Prize.  

December 2015

  • 18 Dec 2015

    An enzyme crucial to the process of DNA repair in our cells has been mapped in atomic detail by researchers at the University of Dundee, the UK’s top-rated University for Biological Sciences.   DNA repair plays a key role in human diseases such as cancer. Researchers say that revealing the 3D molecular structure of a key enzyme involved in this process could be an important step towards developing future drugs.