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May 2021

  • Robbie Waugh
    06 May 2021

    Professor Robbie Waugh, a renowned barley geneticist based at the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee, has been appointed Director of International Barley Hub (IBH). Professor Waugh said, “I’m delighted to take on the challenge of leading IBH. Barley is one of the UK’s most valuable crops and investing in barley research can yield great returns and is likely to have a significant economic impact.”

  • 06 May 2021

    The Lamond group have been awarded a £1.128 million BBSRC research grant to support new studies that will dissect RNA processing mechanisms in the nuclei of human cells. These studies can help to explain molecular mechanisms involved in human diseases, including inherited disorders, cancer and viral infection and may identify new potential drug targets and protein biomarkers for future therapeutic applications.

  • Oluwaseyi Jesusanmi
    04 May 2021

    Oluwaseyi Jesusanmi, a Life Sciences Integrated Masters student, has been awarded a prestigious British Neuroscience Association (BNA) Scholarship. This inaugural scheme has been launched to improve representation, diversity and equity in neuroscience, to support students from currently under-represented ethnic groups in neuroscience and build a supportive community through networking opportunities, bursaries and mentorship. Oluwaseyi was one of seven individuals to be awarded the three-year scholarship. There were 78 applications in total.

  • Helen Brown
    03 May 2021

    Last week, the University recognized students that go above and beyond in their annual Dundee Plus Awards. The awards celebrated the work of students who have used their free time to assist their communities and expand their own skillsets, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.

April 2021

  • Davide Bulgarelli
    30 Apr 2021

    Dr Davide Bulgarelli from the Division of Plant Sciences has been awarded tenure. Davide’s research explores genetic and molecular mechanisms underpinning plant-microbe interactions. In particular, his lab focuses on understanding how microbial communities thriving at the root soil interface, the plant microbiome, are assembled and their contribution for sustainable crop production.

  • Alejandro Brenes
    29 Apr 2021

    Findings from a University of Dundee study help to explain why some females may be more predisposed to disease, suffer worse outcomes of virus infection such as Covid-19, or why they respond differently to drug therapies. Researchers from the University’s School of Life Sciences have discovered that the control of genes on X chromosomes in females can cause much wider effects on cells than previously realised.

  • From left: Veronica Pravata and the Dundee Science Centre Science @ Home kits
    29 Apr 2021

    As part of the University of Dundee’s Celebrating our Public Engagement event, the University crowned the latest winners of the Stephen Fry Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement. The awards celebrate the people and projects that engage with wider audiences, and the benefits they bring to society. The winners across the three categories were announced by former Rector Stephen Fry:

  • Mosquito (credit: Егор Камелев)
    28 Apr 2021

    Experts at the University of Dundee have been awarded £2.4 million to identify compounds that could pave the way for a single dose treatment for malaria. A team at the University’s Drug Discovery Unit (DDU), based within the School of Life Sciences, will utilise the funding to support development of a compound series that inhibits an enzyme involved in protein synthesis.

  • New visualisation of the Covid-19 virus by Fusion Medical Animation
    22 Apr 2021

    The University of Dundee’s contribution to a major Covid-testing facility has been recognised at the 6th Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards. The COVID-19 Collaborative Response Award was made to the Lighthouse Laboratory in Glasgow, hosted by University of Glasgow at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Campus, a major new COVID-19 testing facility established with BioAscent Ltd and the University of Dundee, and subsequently developed and managed by the University of Glasgow in collaboration with high-throughput industry experts BioClavis Ltd.

  • (From left) - Dr Harinath Doodhi and Professor Tomo Tanaka
    16 Apr 2021

    Researchers at the University of Dundee have discovered novel mechanisms for chromosome inheritance by recreating this process in a test tube.

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