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September 2017

  • 22 Sep 2017

    The University of Dundee’s LifeSpace Gallery will be paying tribute to the work of D’Arcy Thompson to celebrate the centenary of his seminal book ‘On Growth & Form’.

  • 19 Sep 2017

    Dr Kim Dale from the School has been recently appointed as the University academic lead for International activity in the ASEAN region. This new role acknowledges all the work Kim has undertaken in the region on behalf of the University and the School in her position of SLS Associate Dean, International. In addition, Kim also has a research group in the division of Cell and Developmental Biology which is broadly interested in understanding how genetic interactions come into play at the earliest stages of development to build the developing embryo.

  • 18 Sep 2017

    Life Sciences researcher Professor Karim Labib has been awarded £2million to explore the role that one of the most fundamental processes in cell biology plays in cancer.  Professor Labib will receive the grant from Cancer Research UK to study mechanisms that preserve genome integrity during the final stages of chromosome replication in animal cells.

  • 12 Sep 2017

    A new diagnostic test developed from research at the Universities of Dundee and Cambridge has been launched with the aim of helping eliminate the disease known as African sleeping sickness. Sleeping sickness, or Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT), is caused by parasites transmitted by tsetse flies in sub-Saharan Africa and has a devastating impact, causing thousands of deaths each year.

  • 11 Sep 2017

    The University of Dundee has been shortlisted as the 'University of the Year’ for the Times Higher Education Awards 2017. The shortlisting recognises the University’s remarkable progress over the academic year 2015-16. Following a realignment of the University’s academic and professional structure, which took effect in August 2015, we have:

August 2017

  • 28 Aug 2017

    The Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) in the School has generated £2.7 million income to the University from industrial collaborations for their high quality therapeutic projects where there is a clinical unmet need. This has been from progress in the derisking of novel potential drug targets with the aim of developing new, innovative treatments for disease, through its Innovative Targets Portfolio Programme.

  • Dr Marios Stavridis
    25 Aug 2017

    Dr Marios Stavridis, Lecturer in the D'Arcy Thompson Unit, has been appointed to the role of Programme Lead for Biological Sciences, taking up responsibility for leading on the delivery and management of all our Biological Sciences BSc degree programmes. In addition, Marios is academic lead for assessment and until earlier this year was the study exchanges coordinator for the School.

  • 10 Aug 2017

    University of Dundee research is the best in the UK at influencing innovation, according to a new report published today. The Nature Index 2017 Innovation supplement sheds new light on the impact academic research is having on innovation by examining how research articles are cited in third-party patents across the world.

  • 09 Aug 2017

    The University of Dundee is ranked 9th in the UK in the 2017 National Student Survey (NSS), achieving a top 10 place for a second successive year. The University recorded overall satisfaction of 90 per cent, well above the sector average of 84 per cent, and was ranked 2nd in Scotland. These positive results follow on from the University being given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the first Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), the results of which were published in June. 

  • 08 Aug 2017

    Charlotte Hurst has been recognised for her research and science communication work by the Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) and the Biochemical Society respectively. Charlotte was named Young Plant Scientist of the Year at the SEB Annual Meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden last month and shortlisted for the Biochemical Society Science Communication competition, video category.

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