14 Sep 2020
A University of Dundee graduate has discovered key information that will help scientists better understand the virus responsible for the Covid-19 pandemic. Conchita Fraguas Bringas’ has had her research into SARS-CoV-2 published in the journal Access Microbiology, a rare achievement for an undergraduate. Remarkably, Conchita’s computer-based bioinformatics project was undertaken while under the strict Spanish lockdown and while she was completing the final exams of her Biological Sciences degree.
10 Sep 2020
The annual Times Higher Education Awards shortlist was announced this morning with the School having representation in three categories. David Martin for Most Innovative Teacher of the Year; Bill Hunter for Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year; and the Division of Signal Transduction Therapy (DSTT) for Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of the Year.
07 Sep 2020
Tricia Cohen, co-founding Principal Investigator of the MRC Protein Phosphorylation Unit died from Lymphoma in August 2020. She was 76.
02 Sep 2020
During the SLS summer school students usually expect to gain wet lab experience and benefit from working alongside PhD students and postdoctoral researchers on the bench. The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on this year’s programme as access to the labs was restricted and placements cancelled. Instead, twenty Dundee undergraduates from second and third year undertook virtual projects over a period of five weeks.
01 Sep 2020
University of Dundee researchers hope to turn their spinout venture into a biotech company worth hundreds of millions of pounds by helping to treat people with eczema, rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions.
COVID Stories: Drug Discovery Unit led contributions to worldwide effort to tackle coronaviruses (...01 Sep 2020
Since the end of June, our researchers have been returning to the School of Life Sciences to restart their lab-based research. This work encompasses a diverse range of topics from microbiology to gene regulation and plant sciences to drug discovery. Alongside this, scientists are continuing to contribute to the worldwide efforts to tackle COVID-19. Some projects are progressing while others are just starting up following recent funding awards. What is it like as a scientist working with social distancing and additional measures in place in the research laboratories?
27 Aug 2020
Scientists at the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) at the University of Dundee have been awarded £4.9million in follow-on funding from the Wellcome Trust, boosting their efforts to understand more about potential drugs that could be used to treat neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and other parasitic diseases.
25 Aug 2020
Protein levels in human cells can determine the susceptibility of people to diseases such as ovarian cancer and Alzheimer’s, a University of Dundee study has found. Human cell proteins are the targets of almost all drugs and differences in protein activity or the levels of proteins present are ultimately responsible for many different types of disease.
18 Aug 2020
CARE (Corona Accelerated R&D in Europe) is the largest undertaking of its kind dedicated to discovering and developing urgently needed treatment options for Covid-19 The initiative is committed to a long-term understanding of the disease and development of therapies for Covid-19 and future coronavirus threats in addition to urgent efforts to repurpose existing therapies for a potential immediate response
17 Aug 2020
Natalie Bamford, a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the lab of Nicola Stanley-Wall, has been awarded a prestigious two-year EMBO Long-term fellowship to study bacterial biofilms which will help efforts to remove biofilms when they are detrimental or, conversely, aid in the exploitation of biofilms for industrial biotechnology.