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December 2017

  • 19 Dec 2017

    A PhD student at the University of Dundee and James Hutton Institute has been selected as Young Plant Scientist 2018 in the fundamental research category by the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO). Shumei Wang, based at the Institute’s Cell and Molecular Sciences group, has discovered a new pathway involved in infection by Phytophthora infestans, the pathogen responsible for potato late blight. Her work significantly improves the understanding of plant-pathogen interactions and may open new possibilities in the development of defence strategies.

  • 18 Dec 2017

    Dr. Mattie Christine Pawlowic has opened a new research laboratory jointly in the Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery (BCDD) and our new Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR). 

  • Honours Symposium Prize Winners
    15 Dec 2017

    School of Life Sciences and School of Medicine Biological and Biomedical Sciences Education hosted their Honours Symposium this week. The event comprised of poster presentations and competitive talks. Professor Karl Laydecker, Vice-Principal (Learning and Teaching) presented the winning students with their prizes. Poster Prize Winners

  • Professor David Coates
    11 Dec 2017

    Professor David Coates, of the D'Arcy Thompson Unit, Biological and Biomedical Sciences Education in the School, has been presented with his MBE that he was awarded in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours List this year. HRH The Prince of Wales gave Professor Coates the award that was in recognition 'for services to biology’.

  • Professor Sally Mapstone & Professor Michael Ferguson CBE
    07 Dec 2017

    Professor Mike Ferguson CBE, Regius Professor of Life Sciences and Academic Lead for Research Strategy in the School was awarded a Doctor of Science (DSc) in today’s winter graduation at the University of St. Andrews. Professor Dame Sue Black OBE, Director of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification and the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science was honoured alongside Professor Ferguson. She was awarded an honorary Doctor of Medicine (MD). Professor Ferguson is photographed with University of St Andrews Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sally Mapstone.

  • 07 Dec 2017

    A University of Dundee scientist has been awarded €2 million to study how cells respond to infection.   Professor Victoria Cowling, from the School of Life Sciences, has been given the European Research Council grant to investigate T cells, key components of the immune system which fight infection and kill cancer cells.   Professor Cowling said, “I am delighted to receive this award from the European Research Council. This grant is unusual as it encourages high risk research, in our case funding a new area of research in immunology.  

  • 06 Dec 2017

    The School of Life Sciences has been awarded a prestigious Gold Watermark for its work in bringing world-class science to the wider community.   The School is the first to receive the faculty-level Gold Engage Watermark award from the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement.   To achieve a Gold award the School of Life Sciences needed to demonstrate that they are a beacon of excellence when it comes to sharing the work they do with the wider community and show how public engagement has built substantial momentum over several years.