University of Dundee

CLS Impact and Outreach

SCIENCE IN THE CITY with Dundee Cancer Centre - FREE COMMUNITY FOCUS DAY at Dundee Science Centre, Saturday 8 February

CLS postdocs have been training in Science Communication at Dundee Science Centre courtesy of Dundee Cancer Centre. Their communication skills will be put to the test this Saturday when they will offer their presentations to members of the public at the Free Community Focus Day, as part of Science in the City.

Why not get the most out of our winter weather by dropping in at Dundee Science Centre with the family, this Saturday, for some hot chocolate and cutting-edge research?


College of Life Sciences Research Awards

The College of Life Sciences is delighted to announce the winners of three of the College’s four awards for research-related activities. CLS invites nominations annually for each of these four prizes as part of the its commitment to encouraging, recognising and celebrating the contribution of Postdoctoral and Doctoral researchers.

Dean of Research, Professor Mike Ferguson who awarded the prizes at the annual Research Review of the Year said,

CAHID to co-ordinate meeting of academics and practitioners exploring the future of forensic science research

The future direction of forensic science research and how it may be expanded beyond a reliance on DNA analysis will be explored at the Royal Society of Edinburgh tomorrow (Thurs Dec 5th).

Until now, this field has been dominated by a single focus on the development of DNA analysis largely to the potential detriment of the application of other technological advances.

Dundee-Glasgow collaboration shows that sleeping sickness parasite’s pores act as efficient drug uptake mechanism

Scientists at the Universities of Dundee and Glasgow have discovered how drugs that have been used for 60 years to kill the parasite that causes sleeping sickness actually work.

Research has revealed that the drugs used to attack Trypanosoma brucei enter through pores in the parasite’s cells known as aquaporins which function as water channels.

It is the first time that drugs have been shown to enter cells through aquaporins and this may have major implications for drug delivery in other diseases.

CAHID awarded Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education

The University of Dundee’s Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification has been awarded a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education.

Presented in recognition of `world class excellence’ the Queen’s Anniversary Prizes are among the most highly-regarded awards for the UK’s universities and colleges.

CAHID, which is headed by Professor Sue Black, is one of the world’s foremost institutions for the study and application of human anatomy, forensic human identification, disaster victim identification and forensic and medical art.

Dundee iGEM team celebrates double-win at the International Finals including being voted most popular project by their peers

The iGEM Team from the University of Dundee have taken two prizes at the World Final of a prestigious international competition designed to advance science and education.

The ten students from the University who won the European Jamboree of the iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) competition in Lyon last month went on to win  prizes at the World Final in Boston for Best Presentation and the `iGEMers Prize’, given to the project voted best by the students taking part.

Winning Dundee iGEM Team members endorsed by entrepreneurs at the cutting edge of research commercialisation

Two members of the Dundee iGEM Team met entrepreneurs and representatives of spinout companies from the University of Dundee today at the Dundee Incubator.

The team who won the iGEM European Championship out of 60 teams from Universities across Europe was invited to the incubator by the manager John Mackenzie who provides guidance and advice to emerging University spinout ventures, and is also Head of Knowledge Exchange at the University’s Research and Innovation Service.

Dundee iGEM team receives support from University Principal Pete Downes and GSK Academic Liaison

The Dundee iGEM Team received another message of support this week from two of the leading supporters of innovation at the University. The team who were crowned European champions out of 60 Universities this October in Lyon, presented their award-winning project to University Principal Pete Downes and Malcolm Skingle CBE, Academic Liaison for GlaxoSmithKline.

"And the winners are..." - Our Foreign Skies Photography Competition winners to be announced at exhibition launch at 4pm on Monday 28 October 2013 in MSI Foyer

The winners of the GRE Photography Competition, "Our Foreign Skies", will be announced on Monday 28 October 2013 in the MSI Foyer at 4pm at a reception to mark the launch of the Exhibition.

The exhibition which was organised and run by the Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression aims to promote views of Scotland and Dundee as seen through the eyes of our international CLS community.