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May 2022

  • David Murray and Hannes Maib
    31 May 2022

    Recent research from David Murray and Hannes Maib has uncovered key mechanistic insights into the delivery of proteins in cells. This work has been published in Current Biology.  

  • 12 May 2022

    The results of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) were announced today. Dundee is the top-ranking University for Biological Sciences research, a position we have maintained since the last REF exercise in 2014. The REF2021 assessment has scored SLS as having a total of 71% of its activities being ‘world leading’ (4*) and 28% of its activities being ‘internationally excellent’ (3*).

  • Professor Kate Storey
    10 May 2022

    Professor Kate Storey, of the University of Dundee, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), the world's oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. Professor Storey is Head of the Division of Cell & Developmental Biology and Chair of Neural Development in the School of Life Sciences at Dundee. Professor Storey said, “Being made a Fellow of the Royal Society is a major honour for any scientist and I am delighted to join the illustrious list of Fellows.

April 2022

  • Medal presentation to Guillermo Serrano Najera
    29 Apr 2022

    Guillermo Serrano Najera was awarded the British Society for Developmental Biology (BSDB) 2022 Beddington Medal at the recent annual meeting of the society. Guillermo received this awarded for his PhD work in Professor Kees Weijer on chick gastrulation

March 2022

  • Professor Inke Näthke
    22 Mar 2022

    Professor Inke Näthke is one of a trio of University of Dundee academics who are among the newest Fellows elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). The RSE is Scotland’s national academy, focused on delivering its mission of ‘knowledge made useful’. Fellows are elected in recognition of their impact in improving the world around them.

February 2022

  • Dr Rastko Sknepnek and Professor Kees Weijer
    23 Feb 2022

    Researchers at the University of Dundee have been awarded £2.1 million from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to determine how thousands of cells self-organise to form the embryonic body plan. The project, undertaken in collaboration with the University of Oxford and University College London, is one of nine funded by an £18 million investment from UKRI and Wellcome through the Physics of Life Strategic Priorities Fund.

  • Professor Jeff Williams
    14 Feb 2022

    Jeffrey Williams, world-leading expert on cell differentiation and a member of the division of Cell and Developmental Biology for 18 years until his retirement in 2016, died in January 2022.   Jeff was well known and highly respected world-wide for his influential work on the molecular control of cell differentiation in the social amoebae Dictyostelium discoideum. During his career, he published 178 articles.

January 2022

  • 19 Jan 2022

    Review of the Year 2021 took place virtually today with the former Interim Dean, Inke Näthke sharing the highlights of activity within the School from 2021. Returning Dean, Julian Blow concluded the review with a look to the future where he highlighted plans for the coming year. The Review included the presentation of the annual School prizes. Here are the winners: People’s Award The People’s Award is for positive contributions to School culture.

October 2021

  • Honours Project Students in lab Oct 2021
    12 Oct 2021

    The new academic year 2021/22 has started and the School has welcomed the new intake of Honours project students. Over the next semester, level 4 undergraduates on the Biological and Biomedical degree programmes will be completing their research projects. The types of project available cover:  

September 2021

  • Professor Kim Dale
    06 Sep 2021

    Professor Kim Dale has been appointed as Assistant Vice-Principal (International) for the University of Dundee. Kim Dale is a Principal Investigator in the Division of Cell and Developmental Biology. Kim is well known to many staff for her work in the international field. This includes throught her roles at a School (as Associate Dean, International) and the University level (as Academic Lead for International activity in the ASEAN region). She is a visiting Professor at Taylor's University, Malaysia.