The finalists for Converge 2020, Scotland’s leading academic company creation programme, have been announced with representation from the School included on the list with Dr Robyn Hickerson, Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Ten Bio.
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An article by Julia Wcislo is one of the ten outstanding articles that have been shortlisted for the 2020 Max Perutz Science Writing Award, the MRC’s annual writing competition.
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.
This week over 40 pupils from across Scotland will come together online to attend a virtual work experience week at the University of Dundee.
Each year the School of Life Sciences hosts S5-6 students from local schools to give pupils the opportunity to investigate potential career opportunities before moving into further education. This year, the Life Science Work Experience Week has been brought online for the first time and also includes the School of Medicine, introducing pupils from across the country to the world of science research and study at the University.
A raft of family-friendly activities highlighting the ‘superhero powers’ of microbes have been lined up by University of Dundee scientists to keep children engaged in science during lockdown.
Researchers from the School of Life Sciences are taking over Dundee Science Centre’s Home Learning Programme for five days as of Monday 8 June 2020, supporting parents and carers with home schooling.
The team will be sharing the amazing world of life at the far end of the microscope, looking at the monumental impact of microscopic microbes.
The van Aalten lab has been awarded ScotPEN Wellcome Engagement Award to run an innovative project focused on the role of science, lifestyle and one’s social circle in managing neurodegenerative diseases (NDs). The Care to Share project aims to equip participants with practical strategies and networks important in dealing with NDs.
The Care to Share project will utilise games to:
The University careers service announced the winners of this year's Dundee Plus Awards at an online ceremony last week. These awards honour students who have developed transferrable skills through a host of extra-curricular activities.
Life Sciences were well represented with a number of students from the School named as finalists. Sophie Stewart and Caitlin Kavanagh were named as winners in their respective categories.
A University of Dundee spinout has announced a multi-million pound deal to develop first-in-class cancer therapeutics that harness the body’s natural processes to selectively and efficiently degrade and remove disease causing proteins.
DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN POSTPONED. APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE.
A project to grow the Tay Cities Biomedical cluster of world-class life sciences companies will generate hundreds of millions of pounds for the local economy and strengthen Scotland’s reputation as a centre of excellence, according to new economic analysis.
The proposed Tay Cities Biomedical Cluster, led by the University of Dundee in partnership with NHS Tayside, has been earmarked for £25million in initial funding from the Scottish Government through the Tay Cities Deal.