University of Dundee

Drug Discovery Unit

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DDU

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:

Funding award to research potential single dose malaria treatment

Experts at the University of Dundee have been awarded £2.4 million to identify compounds that could pave the way for a single dose treatment for malaria.

A team at the University’s Drug Discovery Unit (DDU), based within the School of Life Sciences, will utilise the funding to support development of a compound series that inhibits an enzyme involved in protein synthesis.

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