University of Dundee

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Wellcome multi-million pound boost for biomedical research at Dundee

The world renowned biomedical research which takes place at the University of Dundee has received a multi-million pound boost from Wellcome, the global charitable foundation.

Wellcome has awarded the University £3.75million from their Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF), which enables universities in the UK and Ireland to invest in areas that are of mutual strategic importance to Wellcome and the individual institutions. 

The ISSF grant will support biomedical research at Dundee, in particular helping fund:

Plant Sciences PhD students take part in Biotechnology YES

A team of PhD students from Plant Sciences represented the University of Dundee when they took part in the Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (Biotechnology YES) plant, microbial and environment workshop hosted by Syngenta, a leading agricultural company, in Newcastle recently. Senga Robertson, Rory McLeod, Estela Domingo Torres and Ruth Hamilton attended the competition that took place over three days. All teams taking part attended presentations from leading industry figures about all aspects of knowledge exchange and the commercialisation of ideas.