University of Dundee

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April 2017

  • 27 Apr 2017

    The University of Dundee has been awarded £7.9 million by the Wellcome Trust for a joint project with GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) to boost efforts to find new drugs to treat some of the world’s most devastating parasitic diseases including visceral and cutaneous leishmaniasis, and Chagas’ disease. These neglected diseases cause substantial suffering and an estimated 60,000 deaths annually world-wide.

  • Barley. Copyright James Hutton Institute
    26 Apr 2017

    An international consortium led in the UK by the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee has published the first high-quality genome sequence of barley in the journal Nature. A ten-nation scientific consortium has reported the first high-quality genome sequence of barley, a development which will assist crop breeders in developing more resilient barley varieties suited to the requirements of the brewing, distilling, food and feed industries.

  • 26 Apr 2017

    The University of Dundee has risen six places in the Complete University Guide league table and now sits 29th in the UK in the 2018 rankings.  The University has climbed 20 places in the survey since 2015 and Dundee features in the UK’s Top Ten for six of the subjects it teaches in this year’s guide. The rise reflects Dundee’s strong performance across a range of indicators.

  • 24 Apr 2017

    Undergraduate Biomedical Sciences student, David Bell, has had his literature review from his Science Communication Honours Project accepted for publication in the open access journal World J Dermatol. David undertook his honours project with Professor Sara Brown in the School of Medicine. The focus of her research is to understand molecular and genetic mechanisms in atopic skin, in particular atopic eczema. David’s review summarises current understanding and highlights some novel treatments in development for this condition.

  • 19 Apr 2017

    Alan Prescott has been award 3rd Prize in the British Society of Cell Biology (BSCB) Image Competition 2017. His confocal image is of a transverse section of the rectus muscle of the eye taken from the mito-QC mouse (McWilliams et al., (2016) JCB, 214(3)). Mitochondria express eGFP and mCherry but in lysosomes the eGFP, green fluorescence is quenched. Bright red dots are mitolysosomes. Nuclei are DAPI blue.

  • 19 Apr 2017

    School of Life Sciences scientists have won a hat-trick of funding awards from the Wellcome Trust that will see more than £6million invested in their research. Professors Doreen Cantrell, Mark Field and Grahame Hardie have been successful in winning grants from Wellcome. 

  • 14 Apr 2017

    Kristina Havas Cavalletti has recently taken up a junior group leader position at the IFOM Cancer Research Institute in Milan. Her research will focus on metabolism, epigenetics and breast cancer. Kristina undertook her PhD in Tom Owen-Hughes lab where she focused on investigating the mechanism of how chromatin-remodelling complexes harness the power of ATP to disrupt chromatin. Following her PhD Kristina took a career break to start a family and returned to research as a postdoc at EMBL Monterotondo in 2012. 

  • 14 Apr 2017

    Scientists from the University of Dundee believe they have taken the first steps towards developing drugs to treat infertile men. 

  • 14 Apr 2017

    Dr Ignacio Moraga has been awarded €1.7 million to investigate the role that communication between cells plays in autoimmune diseases. The prestigious European Research Council (ERC) starting grant will fund his research over the next five years. Dr Moraga and his team are studying immune response action in the hope of designing better medicines for conditions such as lupus, arthritis and other debilitating autoimmune diseases.

  • 06 Apr 2017

    The University of Dundee has been ranked as the top young university in the UK – and one of the best young higher education institutions in the world – for the second year in a row.