Research at the College of Life Sciences into how plants respond to changes in environmental conditions and stress has been boosted by research grants from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) totalling over £1 million.
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Sir Philip Cohen was last night given the award for Leading Contribution to Life Sciences in Scotland at the Scottish Enterprise Life Sciences Annual Dinner 2009.
'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:
The Irish Centre for Human Rights is co-hosting with the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, University of Dundee, a conference on Human Rights and Forensic Science which will take place at NUI Galway on April 24 & 25, 2009. This one and a half day conference will explore current and potential future application of forensic science disciplines in the field of human rights. Issues of both a practical and theoretical nature will be discussed and speakers will be drawn from the fields of law, medicine and science.
Professor Sir Philip Cohen, Director of the Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation Unit at the University of Dundee, will today (April 29th) be presented with the Society for Biomolecular Sciences (SBS) Achievement award.
Sir Philip will receive the honour at the 15th annual conference of the Society, which is being held at the Lille Grand Palais in Lille, France.
Three academics from the University of Dundee are among forty of the United Kingdom's leading doctors and medical researchers who have been recognised for excellence in medical science by their election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Academy Fellows are elected for outstanding contributions to the advancement of medical science, for innovative application of scientific knowledge or for their conspicuous service to healthcare.
The new Fellows to be elected from Dundee are:
A University of Dundee scientist is the first UK winner of the prestigious 2009 Young Scientist Award presented by the Federation of European Biomedical Societies.
The award, which comes with prize money of €10,000, has been given to Professor Frank Sargent in the Division of Molecular Microbiology at the College of Life Sciences at Dundee.
Professor Irwin McLean, of the University of Dundee, has been awarded the American Skin Association Achievement Award for his pioneering work on skin diseases.
Professor McLean, who discovered that mutations on the filaggrin gene cause eczema and other related disorders, was presented with the award at the Society for Investigative Dermatology Annual Meeting in Montreal.
Photo opportunity: 11am, Tuesday May 12th 11am
Wellcome Trust Building,
Old Hawkhill, University of Dundee.
Professor Dame Louise Johnson FRS, of the University of Oxford, has delivered the 25th Peter Garland Lecture at the University of Dundee.
The Peter Garland Lecture is the most important lecture held in the College of Life Sciences and has been held every year since 1985. The lecture is named after the University’s first Professor of Biochemistry, who was instrumental in developing Life Sciences at Dundee over the period 1970-1984.