05 Mar 2009
The Institute of Cancer Research is one of the leaders of cancer research, influential throughout the world. The Institute was founded in 1909 and has grown to become one of the world’s foremost cancer research organisations.
05 Mar 2009
Warm congratulations to Tom Own-Hughes, Tomo Tanaka and Tracy Palmer who were all elected Fellows of The Royal Society of Edinburgh this week (2 Mar 2009). This is a great honour that reflects the outstanding research done by Tom, Tomo and Tracy in their respective fields and does great credit to them and to the College of Life Sciences. Professor Irene Leigh, Head of The College of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing, and a long-time collaborator of CLS was also elected a Fellow of the RSE.
24 Feb 2009
Leading researchers from across Scotland will guide family audiences into the fascinating world of science at Sensation Science Centre in Dundee this weekend. Researchers from the Universities of Dundee and Edinburgh and the Scottish Association for Marine Science in Oban will be at Sensation on Saturday 28th February and Sunday 1st March to offer a weekend of scientific treats.
20 Feb 2009
The achievements of female scientists and engineers on the national and international stages will be celebrated over the next month with a series of events called Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths). This is the first year of what it is hoped will become an annual event recognising and showcasing the important contributions and achievements of female scientists and engineers within Tayside and Fife.
17 Feb 2009
The University of Dundee’s Diabetes Research Campaign is to benefit again from the support of hundreds of runners set to take part in the second annual Monikie 10km Race. The Diabetes Research Campaign is aiming to raise £3million towards state of the art research and patient care facilities across Angus, Dundee and Perth & Kinross, adding to the world-class diabetes research programmes which are already well-established through the University and NHS Tayside.
16 Feb 2009
Two microbiologists from the University of Dundee have been honoured for their work with prestigious awards from the Society for General Microbiology. Professor Geoff Gadd and Dr Nicola Stanley-Wall, both of the Division of Molecular and Environmental Microbiology in the College of Life Sciences at Dundee, have been awarded the Colworth Prize and the Fleming Medal respectively, two of the Society’s top awards.
06 Feb 2009
Dundee-based Professor Sir Philip Cohen was last night given the award for Leading Contribution to Life Sciences in Scotland at the Scottish Enterprise Life Sciences Annual Dinner 2009.
01 Feb 2009
Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered a missing link in the way cells protect themselves against cancer, according to research published in Genes & Development* today (Sunday).
27 Jan 2009
Bioenergy research in Scotland is set to benefit from the biggest ever single UK public investment in the field, announced today by the main funding agency for the biosciences - the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
24 Dec 2008
Two PIs from the Division of Molecular and Environment Microbiology in the College of Life Sciences have received prestigious awards from the Society for General Microbiology (SGM). Dr. Nicola Stanley-Wall has been awarded the 2009 Fleming Prize in recognition of her outstanding research on the molecular basis of biofilm formation.