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Three PIs elected to the RSE 2009

Warm congratulations to Tom Own-Hughes, Tomo Tanaka and Tracy Palmer who were all elected Fellows of The Royal Society of Edinburgh this week (2 Mar 2009).

This is a great honour that reflects the outstanding research done by Tom, Tomo and Tracy in their respective fields and does great credit to them and to the College of Life Sciences.

Professor Irene Leigh, Head of The College of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing, and a long-time collaborator of CLS was also elected a Fellow of the RSE. 

SULSA OMX structured illumination microscope facility launched at the CLS in Dundee

An OMX structured-illumination microscope, one of only seven in the world,is now in site at the University of Dundee College of Life Sciences. The super-resolution microscope has been brought to Scotland by the Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance (SULSA), a strategic partnership between the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, St Andrews and Strathclyde, and the Scottish Funding Council.

The Dow Memorial Lecture 2009

'Tracking down killers in the brain: hot detective work or a stroke of luck?' by Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell.

Lecture at 6pm, Thursday, 19th March 2009, Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill.

How much are radical breakthroughs in the treatment of brain diseases the result of unexpected developments and sheer good luck? That’s one of the questions to be addressed by Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, one of Britain’s most respected scientists, at the University of Dundee’s Dow Memorial Lecture next week.

RSE Honour for four Dundee professors

Four scientists from the University of Dundee are among the latest new Fellows to be elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

The new Fellows to be elected from the University are:

* Professor Irene Leigh, Vice Principal and Head of the College of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing, and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine.
* Professor Tom Owen-Hughes, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Chromatin Structure and Function.

Professor Peter Downes appointed Acting Principal and Vice Chancellor at University of Dundee

Professor Downes has been a Vice-Principal of the University and Head of the College of Life Sciences for the past three years. He is a highly distinguished biochemist who has played a key role in developing life sciences in Dundee to its current position as an internationally-recognised centre of excellence.

Professor Downes will act as Principal and Vice-Chancellor while the University continues the recruitment process to find a successor to Sir Alan Langlands, who is moving to a new role as Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England.

'Dundee' one of the top ten places to work in Europe

'Dundee' one of the top ten places to work in Europe

The University has again been rated as one of the best places in the world to work for post-doctoral researchers.

The annual poll published in The Scientist magazine ranks Dundee as the top UK institution and the fourth-best international (outside of the USA) institution, behind the Max Plank Institute in Germany, the University of Copenhagen and the University Medical Center in Utrecht.

Professor Pete Downes, Acting Principal of the University, said: