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May 2016

  • 27 May 2016

    A genetic game of `winner takes all’ that sustains the parasitic infections which cause sleeping sickness in humans and nagana in cattle – devastating diseases particularly in rural areas of Africa - has been identified in a research breakthrough led by the University of Dundee.   African trypanosomiasis, or sleeping sickness, affects both humans and animals and has a destructive impact, particularly in rural areas. The disease in humans is typically lethal without therapy and in cattle is the most economically important livestock disease in Africa.  

  • 25 May 2016

    The School of Life Sciences and CAHID Students graduating in 2016 have produced a Yearbook to record their time at the University during their studies, and the friendships made along the way.

  • 24 May 2016

    A drug that has already been approved for treatment of tuberculosis could also be a powerful tool to combat another of the developing world’s major diseases, researchers at the University of Dundee have found. Visceral leishmaniasis is a disease which blights the developing world with 200,000 to 400,000 new cases and 48,000 deaths annually. The vast majority of cases are seen in six countries - Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, South Sudan and Sudan.

  • 23 May 2016

    Congratulations to Kate Storey, Head of the Division of Cell and Developmental Biology, who has been elected as a new EMBO member.  She joins 57 other researchers in life sciences who have been elected in 2016.  50 of the scientists reside in 13 different countries in Europe; eight Associate Members were elected from China, Japan, Lithuania, Singapore and the United States. New EMBO Members are elected annually in recognition of their contributions to scientific excellence. Their selection is a tribute to their research and achievements.

  • 18 May 2016

    Have you ever wondered what it is like to have Impaired Colour Vision (ICV - commonly called colour blindness)? In this interactive exhibit, you will experience seeing through ICV eyes and learn more about this often misunderstood condition.

  • 18 May 2016

    The University of Dundee will host an international symposium this week to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of its Drug Discovery Unit, the world-renowned centre which last year revealed the discovery of a potential anti-malarial compound. The event marks a decade of academic drug discovery and working with partners to deliver possible new treatment for malaria, tuberculosis, leishmaniasis, cancer and many other diseases.

  • 09 May 2016

    Professor David Lilley, from the University of Dundee, is the Royal Society of Chemistry Khorana Prize winner for 2016. The Khorana Prize recognises outstanding achievement award for research at the chemistry and life science interface. Professor Lilley receives £5000, a medal and a certificate.

  • 06 May 2016

    Dr Alessio Ciulli, of the University of Dundee, has been recognised as one of Europe’s rising stars of science with the award of the 2016 MedChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship. MedChemComm is the official journal of the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry. The annual MedChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship is given to a researcher who has made a significant contribution to medicinal chemistry research in the early part of their career.

  • 02 May 2016

    Researchers at the University of Dundee, the UK’s leading university for biological sciences research, have been awarded millions of pounds of new project funding by the Wellcome Trust.