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November 2016

  • 28 Nov 2016

    A new winter season at Mills Observatory will begin with an interactive project demonstrating how the ‘C. elegans’, a minuscule worm that lives in your compost, helps world-leading research carried out at the University of Dundee. A massive interactive video wall will allow visitors to get up close and personal with the inner world of the 1mm long roundworm, some of whom have been used by NASA and other space agencies to test the effects of space on aging and the effects of weightlessness.

  • 16 Nov 2016

    The University of Dundee announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The project will enable a unique collaboration bringing together expertise at Dundee in male fertility and drug discovery to help identify possible new male contraceptive drugs.

  • 15 Nov 2016

    The annual Life & Biomedical Sciences Education Student Awards Ceremony at the University of Dundee were held recently to recognise the accomplishments of dozens of high-achieving undergraduates. 51 students were congratulated for their hard work over the last academic year in LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery, at the Wellcome Trust Biocentre, School of Life Sciences.

  • Solvay Conference attendees 2016
    11 Nov 2016

    Last month Professor David Lilley from the School of Life Sciences was selected to chair a session at the prestigious Solvay Conference in Brussels. The Solvay Conferences began in 1911 and take place every three years in physics or chemistry. The event is invitation-only and attended by around 50 scientists who are the world leaders in the area of the meeting. The 1911 Solvay Conference in Physics was the first international conference in physics ever to be organised.

  • 04 Nov 2016

    Scientists at the University of Dundee have identified a `molecular commando’ which can be stealthily deployed to activate a hypoxic response, a process which can help to fight a range of conditions including stroke, angina, colitis and brain injuries. A Dundee team led by Professor Alessio Ciulli have used pioneering techniques to develop a `small molecule’ chemical probe called VH298, which offers highly targeted access to the parts of the cell which regulate hypoxia, known as the hypoxic signalling pathway.

  • 04 Nov 2016

    A team of students from the University of Dundee and local school pupils have both won gold medals at this year’s iGEM Jamboree in Boston, USA.

  • Professor Alan Fairlamb
    03 Nov 2016

    A newly identified method of activating drugs to combat one of the world’s most destructive `neglected’ diseases could lead to better medicines according to new research led by the University of Dundee. Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a disease which blights the developing world with 200,000 to 400,000 new cases and an estimated 40,000 deaths annually, making it the second biggest parasitic killer after malaria. The vast majority of cases are seen in seven countries - India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Sudan.

  • 03 Nov 2016

    Professor Fiona Powrie FRS from Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford gave the Bridget Ogilvie Lecture 2016 yesterday with a talk entitled “Gut reactions: Immune pathways in the intestine in health and disease”. We were delighted that Dame Bridget Ogilvie was also in attendance.