Exciting new advances have been made to technology developed at the University of Dundee to enhance the sharing of scientific data for the benefit of human health.
CLS Impact and Outreach
Scientists from the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute have teamed up with researchers in the USA to use a new technique to sequence the genes of the plant Arabidopsis. This approach, which allows researchers to see exactly where a plant's genes end, could be applied to crops in the hope of boosting efforts to breed new varieties.
An evolutionary leap made at the bottom of the ocean over 500 million years ago gives new insights into the causes of human diseases such as diabetes, cancer and neurological disorders, according to newly published research from scientists at the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews.
Local and Scottish media have given extensive and positive coverage to the story of the beginning of construction on the new Centre for Translational and Interdisciplinary Research which began on 9 July 2012.
Bernard Pecoul, Director of Drugs for Neglected Diseases (DNDi) visited the Drug Discovery Unit on Thursday 21 June 2012. Dr. Pecoul was in Dundee to receive an Honorary Doctorate at the University of Dundee Graduation ceremony earlier in the day.
Ever watched a forensics team tackle a crime scene on a TV drama and wondered how it works? Well, the University of Dundee’s Professor Sue Black and her crack team will be showing people what a forensic investigation really consists of this weekend.
The new building for the Centre for Translational and Interdisciplinary Research at the College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee has been awarded a rating of “Excellent” by BREEAM, the world’s leading design and assessment method for sustainable buildings.
Scientists at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Protein Phosphorylation Unit at the University of Dundee have discovered a new molecular switch that acts to protect the brain from developing Parkinson’s disease.
The findings have helped scientists understand how genetic mutations in a gene called PINK1 lead to Parkinson’s in patients as young as 8 years old - which could eventually lead to new ways to diagnose and treat the condition.
Microbiology and the Curriculum for Excellence – Health and Well-Being
The University of Dundee and the Medical Research Council (MRC) are pleased to announce new funding of over £14million from a consortium of six pharmaceutical companies for continuing research on the development of new drug treatments for major global diseases.