University of Dundee

Expertise Profiles

The School of Life Sciences is internationally recognised as one of the fastest growing and most productive research institutes in Europe. Our mission as a University is to transform lives locally and globally. Whilst basic research is our foundation, we work in collaboration with a variety of external stakeholders to translate our work to solve “real world” problems. The School of Life Sciences has a well-established track record of working with industry that has contributed to some of these recent accolades for the University. These accolades are hard won and we want to continue to translate our excellent research.

Follow our links to the latest work we are doing in AgriTech; Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR); Artificial Intelligence; Cancer; Immunotherapy; Neurodegeneration; and Regenerative Medicine.

Economic Impact

The School's global reputation for research excellence has enabled us to forge important strategic partnerships and attract inward investment from industrial collaborators, spin-out companies and in-house service units. This has had significant local impacts, stimulating the emergence of a regional biotechnology cluster which makes a major contribution to the Tayside economy and currently accounts for 16% of local jobs.

We have a successful record in launching spin-out companies which has helped drive the establishment of a Tayside biotechnology industry.

Our start-ups and spin-outs

Industrial Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering (iCASE) PhD studentships

The University of Dundee–Medical Research Council doctoral training programme in Quantitative and Interdisciplinary Biomedicine (QIBIOMED-DTP) offers Industrial Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering (iCASE) PhD studentships. Companies interested in being iCASE partners are invited to contact the Director, Professor Bill Hunter ( in the first instance. For more information on the scheme visit our iCASE studentship page.