University of Dundee

CLS Impact and Outreach

Women in STEM take over Science Centre

A host of fun activities aimed at promoting STEM subjects to girls and young women launches in Dundee today.

As part of Dundee Women’s Festival (Friday 5 to Sunday 14 March 2021) and International Women’s Day (Monday 8 March 2021), Dundee Science Centre is teaming up with women scientists at the University of Dundee to promote STEM subjects to younger children.

Dundee honoured for commitment to public engagement

The University of Dundee has become the first university in Scotland – and only the third in the UK – to receive a Gold Watermark in recognition of its commitment to public engagement.

The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) runs the Engage Watermark – a charter mark awarded to universities for excellence in their support and practice of public engagement in all aspects of their work. Dundee was awarded the highest level of accolade currently available following a rigorous assessment involving staff from across the University and partner organisations.

Seed investment for School spin-out In4Derm

The o2h human health EIS Fund has announced its intention to lead an investment into In4Derm, an innovative drug discovery company that is developing next generation topical and oral therapies for widespread inflammatory conditions such as eczema and rheumatoid arthritis. Syndicating with o2h ventures are Meltwind and Wren to complete a first investment in In4Derm.

A spin out from the School, the team has been recognised as Scotland’s top spin out opportunity for 2020 having won the top prize in the 2019 Converge Challenge competition.  

Walking tours offer glimpses into past and future of Dundee’s pioneering scientific research

Locals are invited to explore Dundee’s innovation and discovery in medicine and biology in a new series of self-guided walking tours produced by the University of Dundee.  

Dundee is celebrated internationally for its pioneering work in medical sciences, in particular the University of Dundee’s ground-breaking research into cancer, diabetes, drug development and surgical techniques, but the city has a great deal of extraordinary stories in medicine and biology still unknown to many. 

Science Writing Award for Julia Wcislo

Earlier this month, Julia Wcislo was named runner-up in the Medical Research Council’s Max Perutz Science Writing Award at their virtual award ceremony.

Julia, an MRC funded PhD student in Kevin Read’s lab in the Drug Discovery Unit and Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research, received a runner-up prize of £750 for her article, “The game of hide-and-seek”.

Collaboration to target severe skin diseases

The University of Dundee is to partner with global biopharmaceutical company Almirall to develop new treatments for severe skin diseases with high level of unmet medical need. The collaboration will accelerate the discovery of innovative medicines by bringing together Almirall’s expertise in dermatology with the world-leading work of Professor Alessio Ciulli, from the University’s School of Life Sciences.