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January 2019

  • 16 Jan 2019

    A number of school prizes were presented at Review of the Year today. Innovator of the Year New for this year, Innovator of the Year, two categories were introduced for best innovation and for early-stage new business ideas. In partnership with the Centre of Entrepreneurship, the winners are guaranteed an automatic place in the appropriate category of the University of Dundee, Venture 2019 Final, plus a chance to participate in the on-campus three month summer Elevator accelerator programme.

  • Exscientia team
    07 Jan 2019

    Exscientia, a world leader in artificial intelligence (“AI”) driven drug discovery and a spinout company of the University of Dundee, has made two announcements today regarding major investments and collaboration.

  • Professor Alessio Ciulli
    07 Jan 2019

    ·        Boehringer Ingelheim to make BET degrader compound MZ 1 available through its opnMe.com portal ·        Support of open access to boost progress in biomedical and drug discovery research

December 2018

  • 28 Dec 2018

    Professor Mike Ferguson, Regius Professor of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, has received a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours list. Professor Ferguson has been honoured for his service to science.

  • 28 Dec 2018

    Parasitic protozoa called trypanosomes synthesize sugars using an unexpected metabolic pathway called gluconeogenesis, according to a new study published in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens. The research led by Professor David Horn's team, in particular lead author Dr Julie Kovarova, in collaboration with Professors Mike Ferguson (Dundee) and Mike Barrett (Glasgow) note that this metabolic flexibility may be essential for adaptation to environmental conditions and survival in mammalian host tissues.

  • Dr Mattie Pawlowic
    21 Dec 2018

    A University of Dundee researcher has been awarded £1.5 million to investigate a parasite that leads to the death of tens of thousands of children around the world each year and blights the lives of millions more.

  • 19 Dec 2018

    Last week, our annual Honour Project Symposium was held over two days featuring poster presentations by all students on the first day and selected competitive talks given on the second day. Symposium Prize Winners List Poster Prizes

  • Emeritus Professor Colin Watts
    19 Dec 2018

    A previously undiscovered stress signal can kick-start a human cell’s ‘recycling centre’, University of Dundee scientists have revealed.

  • Photo l-r; Rob Kent, Professor Angus Lamond, and Ewan Hunter of the Hunter Foundation
    07 Dec 2018

    Platinum Informatics, a spin-out company from the University of Dundee, was one of the big winners at the Scottish EDGE Awards last night (December 6), receiving £100,000. Platinum Informatics provides state of the art software solutions for the management, visualisation and analysis of large and complex data sets in a wide range of laboratory and industrial environments. The company is commercialising software developed for more than ten years within the University of Dundee by Professor Angus Lamond’s team in the School of Life Sciences.

  • Dr Sarah McKim holding some barley
    05 Dec 2018

    New gene combinations in barley could prove a budding success for breeders and brewers across the world, according to a new study by plant scientists at the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute. The study, published in New Phytologist, suggests new barley lines created by bringing together novel genetic variation, could dramatically benefit the brewing and distilling industries by offering improved grain quality.

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