University of Dundee

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April 2015

  • 30 Apr 2015

    The University of Dundee has been named one of the world’s top 20 universities founded in the last 50 years.   Times Higher Education’s `100 Under 50’ rankings for 2015 place the University of Dundee 19th= in the worldwide rankings.   The University has also been awarded a Gold Award for Citations. Gold badges are awarded to only the top 10% of Universities ranked in the core indicators. Citations are a key measure of impact particularly in the medical and biological sciences, areas in which Dundee holds an international reputation for excellence.  

  • 30 Apr 2015

    According to the QS Rankings of the top universities in the world, Dundee is one of the top ten Universities in the world for Biological Sciences research assessed by citations per paper. QS ranks 800 Universities around the world anually, based on six criteria inlucing, Academic Reputation, Faculty Student Ratio and Citations per paper. Dundee has consistently performed well in the citation per paper ranking, the most reliable indicator of research quality, output and impact used by funding bodies worldwide.

  • 29 Apr 2015

    As part of the LifeSpace season of Material Concerns - exploring the ethical frameworks that exist for the use of human tissue from living consenting donors in science and art - the College of Life Sciences is delighted to host a joint event between Dundee Marrow (the Dundee branch of the Anthony Nolan Trust) and researchers from the Division of Cell Signalling and Immunology.  

  • 23 Apr 2015

    The University of Dundee’s work in advancing gender equality across the institution has been recognised with two Athena SWAN Bronze awards. The Athena SWAN awards recognise commitment and success in developing practices to support the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in academia.

  • 17 Apr 2015

    Professor Geoff Gadd, Head of the Geomicrobiology Group has been awarded two grants from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) as part of their Security of Supply of Minerals initiative. This grant is part of the NERC Security of Mineral Supply Initiative, which is concerned with the conservation, extraction and recovery of valuable elements and microbial metal and mineral transformations are seen as an integral part of future developments. The Security of Mineral Supply initiative with funding of £15 million, is also supported by EPSRC, the Newton Trust and FAPESP.

  • 15 Apr 2015

    The deubiquitylase OTUB1 is ubiquitously expressed and is known to impact key cellular processes, from TGFβ and p53 signalling to DNA damage repair, by targeting a multitude of substrates both in the cytoplasm and nucleus. Until now it was not known how OTUB1 navigated around the subcellular compartments.

  • 15 Apr 2015

    Carles Galdeano of the Ciulli Group has been selected to participate in the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, to be held from 28 June to 3 July 2015, in Lindau, Germany. The annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings provide a globally recognised forum for the transfer of knowledge between generations of scientists. This interdisciplinary meeting, brings together Nobel Laureates and the next generation of talented scientists from the field of physiology and medicine, physics and chemistry to inspire and motivate Nobel Laureates and international "best talents". 

  • 15 Apr 2015

    Xinjin Liang a PhD student in Geoff Gadd’s Lab has been awarded a highly prestigious award by the Chine Government, for her PhD research in the Geomicrobiology Group on fungal biotransformations of metals and minerals. The Award “for Outstanding Students Abroad” will be presented to Xinjin at a ceremony to be held on 24th April at the Chinese Embassy in London.

  • 10 Apr 2015

    Researchers at the University of Dundee have developed hugely powerful new microscopy techniques which can fully visualise a key stage in the development of embryos for the first time.   Determining the mechanisms behind the early development of embryos is key to understanding the causes of many birth defects as well as disease in later life. One of the earliest and most critical stages in embryo development is gastrulation, which in mammals, birds and reptiles is characterised by the formation of the primitive streak.