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'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:

Conference on Human Rights and Forensic Science

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.

Sir Philip Cohen to receive the SBS Achievement Award

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.

New Fellows elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences

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:

Peter Garland Lecture 2009

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.