University of Dundee

CLS Impact and Outreach

LifeSpace: Meet the Artist - Battle of Blister

Genetic Moo will talk about their work currently on show as part of Silent Signal in LifeSpace. Battle of Blister by Genetic Moo with Dr Neil Dufton (Imperial College London) is an immersive film that takes the viewer on a fantastic voyage through the inflammation process, charting the escalation from fly bite to full scale engagement. This work will be screened from the 3rd November until the 14th November. 

Congratulations following Promotions for Academic Staff

As part of the 2016 Annual Review process for academic staff Alessio Ciulli, Vicky Cowling, Sonia Rocha and Helen Walden have been promoted to Personal Chair (Professor) and Sarah Coulthurst has been promoted to Reader. “I would like to congratulate these outstanding individuals for their well deserved promotions,” said Professor Julian Blow, Dean of Research in the School of Life Sciences. “Encouraging excellence is a core value of the School but that needs to be followed up with recognition and reward.

Dundee MS Therapy Centre chosen by students as charity of the year

University of Dundee students have voted MS Therapy Centre as their 2016 Raising and Giving (RAG) Charity.

With well over 300 votes cast for 20 different charity nominations, MS Therapy Centre, was chosen as the charity of choice by the students at Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA).

Chosen charities can expect to receive the support and proceeds from RAG fundraising efforts held by DUSA and the 160 student societies over the year.

The secret war of Staphylococcus aureus revealed

Staphylococcus aureus, a bacterium that colonises approximately 30% of the human population at any one time, has now been shown to attack other bacteria, according to ground-breaking research from the University of Dundee.

The bacterium which often inhabits the skin of humans and animals can cause a wide range of illnesses including minor skin infections to pneumonia, sepsis and toxic shock syndrome.

Staphylococcus aureus is also one of the world’s most common causes of hospital-acquired infections.