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April 2021

  • Davide Bulgarelli
    30 Apr 2021

    Dr Davide Bulgarelli from the Division of Plant Sciences has been awarded tenure. Davide’s research explores genetic and molecular mechanisms underpinning plant-microbe interactions. In particular, his lab focuses on understanding how microbial communities thriving at the root soil interface, the plant microbiome, are assembled and their contribution for sustainable crop production.

  • Alejandro Brenes
    29 Apr 2021

    Findings from a University of Dundee study help to explain why some females may be more predisposed to disease, suffer worse outcomes of virus infection such as Covid-19, or why they respond differently to drug therapies. Researchers from the University’s School of Life Sciences have discovered that the control of genes on X chromosomes in females can cause much wider effects on cells than previously realised.

  • From left: Veronica Pravata and the Dundee Science Centre Science @ Home kits
    29 Apr 2021

    As part of the University of Dundee’s Celebrating our Public Engagement event, the University crowned the latest winners of the Stephen Fry Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement. The awards celebrate the people and projects that engage with wider audiences, and the benefits they bring to society. The winners across the three categories were announced by former Rector Stephen Fry:

  • Mosquito (credit: Егор Камелев)
    28 Apr 2021

    Experts at the University of Dundee have been awarded £2.4 million to identify compounds that could pave the way for a single dose treatment for malaria. A team at the University’s Drug Discovery Unit (DDU), based within the School of Life Sciences, will utilise the funding to support development of a compound series that inhibits an enzyme involved in protein synthesis.

  • New visualisation of the Covid-19 virus by Fusion Medical Animation
    22 Apr 2021

    The University of Dundee’s contribution to a major Covid-testing facility has been recognised at the 6th Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards. The COVID-19 Collaborative Response Award was made to the Lighthouse Laboratory in Glasgow, hosted by University of Glasgow at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Campus, a major new COVID-19 testing facility established with BioAscent Ltd and the University of Dundee, and subsequently developed and managed by the University of Glasgow in collaboration with high-throughput industry experts BioClavis Ltd.

  • Professor Jason Swedlow
    16 Apr 2021

    A University of Dundee scientist has accepted a role to lead a $55 million initiative aiming to create a “tissue time machine” to fight disease. Jason Swedlow, Professor of Quantitative Cell Biology at Dundee’s School of Life Sciences, has been seconded to the position of Programme Director of Delta Tissue, a global effort to predict the future state of human tissue and the efficacy of available treatments for individuals diagnosed with some of the world’s deadliest diseases.

  • (From left) - Dr Harinath Doodhi and Professor Tomo Tanaka
    16 Apr 2021

    Researchers at the University of Dundee have discovered novel mechanisms for chromosome inheritance by recreating this process in a test tube.

  • Artist impression of Centre for Targeted Protein Degradation lab
    14 Apr 2021

    A new translational research centre will bolster the University of Dundee’s world-leading position in a field of chemical biology that is revolutionising drug discovery, while helping to facilitate the development of high growth companies and create skilled jobs.

  • Drs Conneely and Hickerson
    13 Apr 2021

    A near-£1 million investment will help University of Dundee spinout company Ten Bio Ltd to commercialise the human skin culture system it developed to provide a viable alternative for many experiments currently performed on animals. Led by TRICAPITAL LTD and with matched funding from Scottish Enterprise, the investment of £911,000 will enable the company to progress its mission to transform the testing of new pharmaceutical and cosmetic products. Initial launch of the company’s brand will be in the US, where the majority of potential customers are based.

  • Fergus Buchanan
    01 Apr 2021

    In the summer of 2019, undergraduate student Fergus Buchanan undertook a lab project with Dr Alan Prescott. The research undertaken has been published in Frontiers in Immunology as part of a collaboration with the group of Diego Gomez-Nicola in Southampton. The Pathological Society funded summer school project allowed Fergus to gain confocal and electron microscopy experience from one of the School’s foremost experts over a 12 week period.