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.
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.
03 May 2021
Last week, the University recognized students that go above and beyond in their annual Dundee Plus Awards. The awards celebrated the work of students who have used their free time to assist their communities and expand their own skillsets, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.