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May 2017

  • 30 May 2017

    Professor Marino Zerial from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany gave the Bridget Ogilvie Lecture 2017 today with a talk entitled "Mechanics in cell and tissue organization and function".

  • 29 May 2017

    Professor Tracy Palmer is stepping down as Head of Molecular Microbiology (MMB) after 8 years in the position. When Tracy took over from Geoff Gadd in 2009, the division was very much in its infancy. Over that time, Tracy has strived to form a sense of identity and instil an ethos of togetherness within the division. More widely, Tracy has made Dundee known to be a place of excellent research in microbiology to the research community. I met with Tracy to look back on her time at the helm of MMB and to look forward to the exciting new opportunities ahead.

  • 19 May 2017

    The University of Dundee has been rated among the world’s best universities in terms of impact of scientific research, being placed 28th in the 2017 CWTS Leiden Rankings.

  • 19 May 2017

    Exscientia, an innovative company at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven drug discovery, is pleased to announce that it has agreed a strategic research collaboration, and licence option agreement with Sanofi in the high-interest area of metabolic disease.  Exscientia is a spin-out company from the School.

  • 17 May 2017

    The University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute are taking part in the international Fascination of Plants Day on Sunday 21st May with a celebration of the power of plants. The free `Plant Power’ event, set amidst the University of Dundee Botanic Garden’s beautiful collection of trees and shrubs, glasshouses, water garden and herb garden, will have a range of activities for all the family between 11am and 4pm.

  • 16 May 2017

    The University of Dundee has continued its climb in prestigious national league tables after being ranked 24th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2018, topping the table in Dentistry and Design & Crafts.  

  • 16 May 2017

    Scientists at the James Hutton Institute, in collaboration with the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Dundee and the Fujian Agricultural and Forestry University of China, have discovered that the pathogen responsible for the devastating crop disease potato late blight manipulates the plants’ growth and development to boost its infection process.

  • Dr Ulrich Zachariae
    15 May 2017

    Researchers from the School have worked with collaborators in Cambridge to uncover the inner workings of a cellular pump which helps bacterial cells neutralise the effects of antibiotics. This work has implications in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and is published today in Nature Microbiology.  

  • 12 May 2017

    Scientists in the School have solved a mystery concerning one of the most fundamental processes in cell biology, in a new discovery that they hope may help to tackle cancer one day.

  • 10 May 2017

    Reported in Nature today, one of the largest sets of high quality human induced pluripotent stem cell lines from healthy individuals has been produced by a consortium involving the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.  Comprehensively annotated and available for independent research, the hundreds of stem cell lines are a powerful resource for scientists studying human development and disease.