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May 2010

April 2010

  • 07 Apr 2010

    The College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee has been voted once again as one of the top international institutions (outside the US) for postdocs to work in life sciences research in The Scientist Magazine. This year's survey rates Dundee in third place behind the Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research, Horsham and University College, London and CLS is the only research institute in Scotland to be named in the list. The full listing is given below. –  

  • 01 Apr 2010

    Scientists from the Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) at the University of Dundee – working together with partners at the University of York and the Structural Genomics Consortium - have made a major breakthrough in identifying new treatments for a fatal disease which infects tens of thousands of Africans each year.

March 2010

  • 19 Mar 2010

    Professor Frank Sargent, Royal Society University Research Fellow and Professor of Bacterial Physiology, Division of Molecular Microbiology has been awarded the College of Life Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award. These awards are designed to recognise staff achievements in excellence in learning and teaching. Two awards are available each year - Innovation in Teaching Award and Excellence in Teaching Award and it is the Excellence in Teaching that has been awarded to Professor Sargent.

  • 10 Mar 2010

    Angus Lamond, Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Dundee, has been awarded the 2011 Novartis Medal and Prize. The award, presented by the Biochemical Society, is one of the UK’s most prestigious prizes in the field of biochemistry. It recognises Professor Lamond’s seminal work on the structure and functional organisation of the nucleus of mammalian cells.

  • 10 Mar 2010

    It is a pleasure to announce that Angus Lamond has been awarded the 2011 Novartis Medal and Prize of the Biochemical Society in recognition of his seminal work on the structure and functional organisation of the nucleus of mammalian cells. The Novartis Medal and Prize is awarded annually in recognition of contributions to the development of any branch of biochemistry. The award is for work carried out in the UK but is open to candidates of any nationality.

  • 09 Mar 2010

    The election of new Fellows to the Royal Society of Edinburgh has seen three scientists and one artist from the University of Dundee recognised by the esteemed organisation.  The latest Fellows to be elected from the University are:

  • 05 Mar 2010

    Dundee scientists studying how plants control the time at which they flower have uncovered an unusual form of gene control that could have implications for both plant and medical science. Researchers at the University of Dundee and SCRI have been studying the genes that determine the time at which a plant will flower.

  • 03 Mar 2010

    Warm congratulations to Geoff Codd and Daan van Aalten who were both elected Fellows of The Royal Society of Edinburgh this week (1st March 2010). This is a great honour that reflects the outstanding research done by Geoff and Daan in their respective fields and does great credit to them and to the College of Life Sciences. Former and current Fellows of the RSE include Walter Scott, Charles Darwin, John Logie Baird, William Wordsworth, Niels Bohr, Francis Crick, Sir James Black, Sir Philip Cohen, Sir David Lane, Sir Paul Nurse, Lord (George) Robertson and Fred Sanger.