University of Dundee

CLS Impact and Outreach

Citizen Science: We Want Your Soil!

Did you know that a single teaspoon of a healthy garden soil can hold up to one billion bacteria?

Provide a sample to learn about your own soil bacteria and help scientist Nicola Stanley-Wall in the School in her research into these bacterial communities! Collect 2 tablespoons of your garden soil or well-rotted compost into a sandwich bag and bring it along to:

P.L.A.N.T.’s Tayport Community Garden
on Sunday 25th of June, 2-4pm 

We will process the samples together and you will get pictures of your own bacteria and information about them.

The Brilliant Club Information Event

Are you a PhD student or Postdoc looking for meaningful, paid teaching experience?

The Brilliant Club is a charity that seeks to increase access to highly selective universities by placing researcher in non-selective state schools, where they deliver a course of tutorials designed around their own, original research.

Like to find out more? The please come along to our information event.

To find out more and make an application, please visit our website:

School spin-out Exscientia announces €250M collaboration agreement with Sanofi

Exscientia, an innovative company at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven drug discovery, is pleased to announce that it has agreed a strategic research collaboration, and licence option agreement with Sanofi in the high-interest area of metabolic disease.  Exscientia is a spin-out company from the School.

Undergraduate student publishes review on eczema.

Undergraduate Biomedical Sciences student, David Bell, has had his literature review from his Science Communication Honours Project accepted for publication in the open access journal World J Dermatol. David undertook his honours project with Professor Sara Brown in the School of Medicine. The focus of her research is to understand molecular and genetic mechanisms in atopic skin, in particular atopic eczema. David’s review summarises current understanding and highlights some novel treatments in development for this condition.