University of Dundee

College of Life Sciences

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CLS

Chancellor’s Award for Jenny Woof

Professor Jenny Woof has been named as one of this year’s winners of the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching. 

Professor Woof commented “I am delighted and honoured to receive this award. I’m very aware that delivery of an excellent programme of teaching can only be achieved through strong teamwork, and I am very fortunate to work with colleagues across the Schools of Life Sciences and Medicine who are so committed to delivery of a first-rate student experience.” 

Drug Discovery Award for Alessio Ciulli

Professor Alessio Ciulli has been awarded a European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology Awards 2022. He has been named the winner of the 2022 Prous Institute - Overton and Meyer Award for New Technologies in Drug Discovery. This award has been in recognition of his “pioneering work in the field of proteolysis-targeting chimera (PROTAC) technology for drug-induced targeted protein degradation.

Dundee ranked top University for Biological Sciences in REF 2021

The results of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) were announced today. Dundee is the top-ranking University for Biological Sciences research, a position we have maintained since the last REF exercise in 2014. The REF2021 assessment has scored SLS as having a total of 71% of its activities being ‘world leading’ (4*) and 28% of its activities being ‘internationally excellent’ (3*).

Royal Society honour for Professor Kate Storey

Professor Kate Storey, of the University of Dundee, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), the world's oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.

Professor Storey is Head of the Division of Cell & Developmental Biology and Chair of Neural Development in the School of Life Sciences at Dundee.

Professor Storey said, “Being made a Fellow of the Royal Society is a major honour for any scientist and I am delighted to join the illustrious list of Fellows.

Parasite gene-editing technology for profiling drug-resistance mutations

A team from the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) at the University of Dundee has developed a new parasite gene-editing technology. This method, known as oligo-targeting, involves delivering short DNA fragments to parasites using a pulse of electricity. The DNA, including the desired edits, is then incorporated into the genomes of cells that are in the process of replicating their DNA. The approach is fast, simple, precise, and inexpensive.

Amphista announces collaborations potentially worth $2 billion

University of Dundee spinout Amphista Therapeutics will work with global biopharmaceutical companies as part of strategic collaborations potentially worth more than $2 billion.

As part of separate partnerships, Amphista will collaborate with Merck Healthcare and Bristol Myers Squibb to leverage the company’s targeted protein degradation (TPD) technology and generate therapeutics in multiple disease areas.

Vicky Cowling appointed as Senior Group Leader at Beatson Institute, Glasgow

Professor Vicky Cowling has taken up a new position as a Senior Group Leader at the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Beatson Institute in Glasgow.

Vicky joined the School of Life Sciences in 2007 to establish her first independent research group. Her team established that formation of a key structure in gene expression, the RNA cap, is regulated by cellular signals and this impacts on which genes are expressed in health and disease.

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