At the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research, we have made an exciting discovery about a group of life-threatening parasites.
Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (CAIR)
An exciting new long-term collaboration has been launched between Dundee Rep Theatre and the School's Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research where together they will develop a series of innovative and diverse engagement and performance opportunities for local communities.
The Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) will collaborate with the not-for-profit research and development organisation Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in a bid to discover new pre-clinical drug candidates targeting two parasitic neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), leishmaniasis and Chagas disease.
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Kevin Read and Simon Arthur have been promoted to Personal Chair (Professor) as part of the 2017 Annual Review process for academic staff. Kevin Read will become Professor of Quantitative Pharmacology while Simon Arthur will be Professor of Immune Signalling.
“I would like to congratulate both Kevin and Simon on their well-deserved promotions,” said Professor Julian Blow, Dean of Research in the School of Life Sciences. “Both have made significant contributions to their respective fields over a sustained period of time as well as contributing to teaching our undergraduates.”
Dr. Mattie Christine Pawlowic has opened a new research laboratory jointly in the Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery (BCDD) and our new Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR).
Professor Mike Ferguson CBE, Regius Professor of Life Sciences and Academic Lead for Research Strategy in the School was awarded a Doctor of Science (DSc) in today’s winter graduation at the University of St. Andrews. Professor Dame Sue Black OBE, Director of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification and the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science was honoured alongside Professor Ferguson. She was awarded an honorary Doctor of Medicine (MD).
Professor Ferguson is photographed with University of St Andrews Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sally Mapstone.
The University of Dundee is the world’s most influential pharmaceuticals research institution, according to a major global survey that places it ahead of the likes of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California Berkeley.