University of Dundee

Latest News for 11/2019

December 2015

  • 08 Dec 2015

    Two Professors from the School of Life Sciences have been elected as members of the European Academy of Microbiology (EAM). Professor Tracy Palmer, Head of the Division of Molecular Microbiology and Professor Geoff Gadd, Head of the Geomicrobiology Group are both now members of the EAM, a leadership group of European microbiologists that, in close association with the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS), aims to amplify the impact of microbiology and microbiologists in Europe. 

April 2015

  • 17 Apr 2015

    Professor Geoff Gadd, Head of the Geomicrobiology Group has been awarded two grants from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) as part of their Security of Supply of Minerals initiative. This grant is part of the NERC Security of Mineral Supply Initiative, which is concerned with the conservation, extraction and recovery of valuable elements and microbial metal and mineral transformations are seen as an integral part of future developments. The Security of Mineral Supply initiative with funding of £15 million, is also supported by EPSRC, the Newton Trust and FAPESP.

April 2014

August 2012

  • 06 Aug 2012

    Two Principal Investigators from the College of Life Sciences have won the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s inaugural prizes, which recognise some of the top research talent in Scotland at both senior and early career levels. Professor Geoffrey Gadd and Dr. Nicola Stanley-Wall, both of the Division of Molecular Microbiology, are among those who have been awarded these prestigious prizes.

January 2012

  • 06 Jan 2012

    Fungi may be an unexpected ally in efforts to keep hazardous lead contamination under wraps. That’s based on the unexpected discovery by researchers at the College of Life Sciences that fungi can transform lead into its most stable mineral form. The findings, reported in the journal Current Biology, suggest that this interaction between fungi and lead may be occurring in nature anywhere the two are found together. It also suggests that the addition or encouragement of fungi may be a useful treatment strategy for lead polluted sites.

March 2010

  • 09 Mar 2010

    The election of new Fellows to the Royal Society of Edinburgh has seen three scientists and one artist from the University of Dundee recognised by the esteemed organisation.  The latest Fellows to be elected from the University are:

  • 03 Mar 2010

    Warm congratulations to Geoff Codd and Daan van Aalten who were both elected Fellows of The Royal Society of Edinburgh this week (1st March 2010). This is a great honour that reflects the outstanding research done by Geoff and Daan in their respective fields and does great credit to them and to the College of Life Sciences. Former and current Fellows of the RSE include Walter Scott, Charles Darwin, John Logie Baird, William Wordsworth, Niels Bohr, Francis Crick, Sir James Black, Sir Philip Cohen, Sir David Lane, Sir Paul Nurse, Lord (George) Robertson and Fred Sanger.

February 2009

  • 16 Feb 2009

    Two microbiologists from the University of Dundee have been honoured for their work with prestigious awards from the Society for General Microbiology. Professor Geoff Gadd and Dr Nicola Stanley-Wall, both of the Division of Molecular and Environmental Microbiology in the College of Life Sciences at Dundee, have been awarded the Colworth Prize and the Fleming Medal respectively, two of the Society’s top awards.

May 2008

  • 06 May 2008

    Fungi may have an important role to play in the fate of potentially dangerous depleted uranium left in the environment after recent war campaigns, according to a new report from researchers at the University of Dundee. The research, published in the prestigious journal `Current Biology’, found evidence that fungi can “lock” depleted uranium into a mineral form that may be less likely to find its way into plants, animals or the water supply.