University of Dundee

Drug Discovery Unit

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DDU

Major funding award to further new male contraceptive research

University of Dundee research that aims to develop a new male contraceptive has been boosted by major new funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Experts will utilise the $1.7 million award over the next two years to continue their quest to identify suitable compounds with the potential to develop the first safe and effective male contraceptive drug.

Medicinal Chemistry Team Leader

We are offering an enthusiastic and experienced Medicinal Chemist the chance to join the dynamic, multidisciplinary Drug Discovery Unit as a Team Leader.

With your experience gained in the Biotech/Pharma industry or similar, you will lead a talented team of chemists, set and monitor project objectives, and drive interactions between multiple disciplines, and use your experience of multiparameter optimisation to design new molecules to tackle major global diseases.

Dundee research to help eliminate Sleeping Sickness

Almost half a million rapid diagnostic tests developed from research at the University of Dundee will be donated with the aim of helping eliminate the disease known as African sleeping sickness.

The Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) have announced that 450,000 rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) will be donated by global healthcare company Abbott to scale up testing for sleeping sickness. Research in Dundee, in collaboration with the University of Cambridge, led to the development of the BIOLINE HAT 2.0 test, which will accelerate the efficiency of testing.

NMR / Analytical Chemistry Team Leader

The School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee is a world-class academic institution with a reputation for the excellence of its research, its high quality teaching and student experience, and the strong impact of its activities outside academia. With 900 staff from over 40 countries worldwide the School provides a dynamic, multi-national, collegiate and diverse environment with state-of-the-art laboratory, technology and teaching facilities.



Commendations for SLS at Stephen Fry Public Engagement Awards

As part of the University of Dundee’s Celebrating our Public Engagement event, the University crowned the latest winners of the Stephen Fry Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement.

The awards celebrate the people and projects that engage with wider audiences, and the benefits they bring to society. The winners across the three categories were announced by former Rector Stephen Fry:

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