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November 2014

  • 28 Nov 2014

    A stunning image produced by a University of Dundee researcher has been voted the winner of the `Images with Impact’ competition. The image produced by Ian Newton, from the College of Life Sciences at Dundee, wowed visitors to the Great British Bioscience Festival. It showed microtubules but provoked comparisons with Edvard Munch’s famous painting `The Scream’. It was one of eighteen shortlisted pictures on which the public were asked to vote.

  • 18 Nov 2014

    Life Sciences spin-out company ex scientia has been named Young Business of the Year at the second annual Courier Business Awards which were held at Fairmont St Andrews on November 14. 600 local business leaders from Tayside, Fife and Perthshire attended the ceremony at which a total of 14 awards were handed out by host and television comedian Hugh Dennis, including 12 sector-specific prizes covering all aspects of the diverse economy of east central  Scotland.

  • 13 Nov 2014

    Congratulations to: Karen Dowers, Kirsty Davidson, Lucy Ellis, Jennifer Riley, James Irving and Jayaprakash Natarajan who won the BioDundee Quiz on Wednesday 12 November at the Queen's Hotel ousting Thornton's Solicitors from the top position. The Quiz, organised by BioDundee as a great opportunity to network with business and industry in Dundee, make our research known to local economic communities and spread the word about our work within the 16% of Dundee’s economic sector that is driven by Life Sciences. And of course winning is just the icing on the cake...

  • 04 Nov 2014

    A team of students from the University of Dundee has won an unprecedented hat-trick of major prizes at the iGEM world jamboree in Boston for their project to develop `The Lung Ranger’, a device to help combat some of the effects of cystic fibrosis. iGEM – the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition – asks students to tackle a real world problem by designing and building a new device or system from a kit of biological parts.

  • 04 Nov 2014

    Gordon Simpson, a Principal Investigator in both the Division of Plant Sciences, University of Dundee, and at the James Hutton Institute, has been awarded a Personal Chair in Molecular Genetics by the university. Gordon’s research investigates the role of RNA processing in controlling development, particularly the time at which plants flower.