University of Dundee

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May 2021

  • 24 May 2021

    Some of Scotland’s most prominent Parkinson’s Disease campaigners and supporters are to cycle hundreds of miles for a University of Dundee fundraising campaign. Members of the “Shaky Team” will be getting on their bikes to cycle 30 kilometres every third day throughout June for the University’s 30 Days Challenge, raising funds for Parkinson's research at the University.

  • A smiling woman with bob length curly dark brown hair wearing a white lab coat and holding up a corn of barley in her right hand.
    21 May 2021

    Plant Scientists at the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute (JHI) have won funding to establish a partnership with world-class researchers in Australia. This will allow the leading research organisations to pool their expertise towards advances in cereal science, specifically in barley developmental genetics and transcriptomics.

  • Man with short dark brown hair, stubble beard, wearing round rimmed glasses and a black rounded neck top.
    20 May 2021

    Gabriel Sollberger has been awarded funding from the Springboard scheme of the Academy of Medical Sciences, which is designed to help early career researchers establish their independent research programmes.

  • Clockwise from left: Stephan Wilmes, Polly-Anne Jeffrey, Jonathan Martinez-Fabregas, Ignacio Moraga, Elizabeth Pohler and Paul K Fyfe
    17 May 2021

    Collaborative research between scientists in the Division of Cell Signalling and Immunology and the University of Leeds has been published in eLife. The work highlights a new cytokine signalling model that helps to understand how cytokine responses become dysregulated and contribute to the development of autoimmune diseases – such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

  • Steve Land
    13 May 2021

    Dr Stephen Land has been named as one of this year’s winners of the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching.

  • Professor Ian Gilbert
    12 May 2021

    The University of Dundee’s Professor Ian Gilbert has been elected to join the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS). Professor Gilbert is one of 50 prominent biomedical and health scientists to be elected to the respected and influential Fellowship.

  • From left: Helge Dorfmueller and David Martin
    11 May 2021

    Dr Helge Dorfmueller and Dr David Martin from the School have been announced as semi-finalists of Converge 2021. Dr Dorfmueller has created RhaPSeda, a platform that could prove decisive in the battle against the a contagious bacteria StrepA that kills 500,000 people annually, mainly from low-income countries. Despite a 100-year hunt for a vaccine, none currently exists with the pathogen showing increasing signs of antibiotic resistance. RhapSeda’s patented technology significantly reduces manufacturing costs, taking us a step closer to a worldwide solution to this global killer.

  • Robbie Waugh
    06 May 2021

    Professor Robbie Waugh, a renowned barley geneticist based at the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee, has been appointed Director of International Barley Hub (IBH). Professor Waugh said, “I’m delighted to take on the challenge of leading IBH. Barley is one of the UK’s most valuable crops and investing in barley research can yield great returns and is likely to have a significant economic impact.”

  • 06 May 2021

    The Lamond group have been awarded a £1.128 million BBSRC research grant to support new studies that will dissect RNA processing mechanisms in the nuclei of human cells. These studies can help to explain molecular mechanisms involved in human diseases, including inherited disorders, cancer and viral infection and may identify new potential drug targets and protein biomarkers for future therapeutic applications.

  • Oluwaseyi Jesusanmi
    04 May 2021

    Oluwaseyi Jesusanmi, a Life Sciences Integrated Masters student, has been awarded a prestigious British Neuroscience Association (BNA) Scholarship. This inaugural scheme has been launched to improve representation, diversity and equity in neuroscience, to support students from currently under-represented ethnic groups in neuroscience and build a supportive community through networking opportunities, bursaries and mentorship. Oluwaseyi was one of seven individuals to be awarded the three-year scholarship. There were 78 applications in total.