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September 2020

  • TenBio team (from left): Dr Michael Conneely & Dr Robyn Hickerson
    25 Sep 2020

    Researchers at the University of Dundee are looking to transform pharmaceutical and cosmetics testing with their spinout venture that offers an alternative for many experiments currently only performed in animals.

  • Dr Joana Faria
    24 Sep 2020

    Joana Faria has been awarded a SULSA Early Career Research Prize for Development and Regulation. The award is made to outstanding early career scientists whose work shows excellent potential to make an impact in the field of life sciences. Joana, a postdoc in Professor David Horn’s lab, competed against three other shortlisted researchers, including two others from the School, in the Development and Regulation theme category at the virtual final on Wednesday. Each finalist had to present to the judging panel on their research and its significance in three minutes.

  • Clockwise from top left: Simon Li, Jason Swedlow, Andy Howden & Frances Wong
    23 Sep 2020

    In the final part of our COVID Stories series, we look at the impact of the coronavirus pandemic upon scientists that do not work in a “wet” laboratory, namely members of our Division of Computational Biology, plus learn about recently funded COVID-19 research now underway in the School. Part 4: Computational Biology and Immunology Research

  • Converge Challenge logo
    17 Sep 2020

    The finalists for Converge 2020, Scotland’s leading academic company creation programme, have been announced with representation from the School included on the list with Dr Robyn Hickerson, Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Ten Bio. 

  • Oluwaseyi (Seyi) Jesusanmi
    17 Sep 2020

    Life Science student, Oluwaseyi (Seyi) Jesusanmi, has been named as one of the top undergraduates in the World. Seyi was highly commended in the Life Sciences category of the 2020 Global Undergraduate Awards. The competition, which aims to celebrate top undergraduate coursework and foster interdisciplinary collaboration between students and recent graduates worldwide.

  • Dario Alessi and Miratul Muqit
    16 Sep 2020

    A multi-million dollar research award is the “opportunity of a lifetime” to increase our understanding of Parkinson’s disease, according to a University of Dundee expert. Professor Dario Alessi says that the $9 million, three-year award from the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) initiative will have a transformative impact on Parkinson’s research at the University and the quest to develop new therapies and treatments.

  • Dundee authors (clockwise from top left) - Claire Gorby, Stephan Wilmes, Elizabeth Pohler, Ignacio Moraga, Paul Fyfe.
    16 Sep 2020

    Latest research led by Ignacio Moraga’s lab in the School has shown how binding affinity is key to anti-inflammatory protein Interleukin-10’s (IL-10) biological effects. This work is published today in Science Signaling.

  • Julia Wcislo (credit: Julia Wcislo)
    15 Sep 2020

    An article by Julia Wcislo is one of the ten outstanding articles that have been shortlisted for the 2020 Max Perutz Science Writing Award, the MRC’s annual writing competition.

  •  Conchita Fraguas Bringas. Photo Credit: Cindy Zetino
    14 Sep 2020

    A University of Dundee graduate has discovered key information that will help scientists better understand the virus responsible for the Covid-19 pandemic. Conchita Fraguas Bringas’ has had her research into SARS-CoV-2 published in the journal Access Microbiology, a rare achievement for an undergraduate. Remarkably, Conchita’s computer-based bioinformatics project was undertaken while under the strict Spanish lockdown and while she was completing the final exams of her Biological Sciences degree.

  • THE Awards 2020 logo
    10 Sep 2020

    The annual Times Higher Education Awards shortlist was announced this morning with the School having representation in three categories. David Martin for Most Innovative Teacher of the Year; Bill Hunter for Outstanding Research Supervisor of the Year; and the Division of Signal Transduction Therapy (DSTT) for Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of the Year.