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June 2021

  • From left: Professor David Gray (credit: John Post) and Professor Jason Swedlow
    11 Jun 2021

    Researchers at the University of Dundee are among those celebrating being named in HM The Queen’s birthday honours. David Gray, Head of Biology and Professor of Translational Biology at the University’s Drug Discovery Unit, has been given a BEM for services to the Delivery of Testing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

May 2021

  • Professor Ian Gilbert
    12 May 2021

    The University of Dundee’s Professor Ian Gilbert has been elected to join the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS). Professor Gilbert is one of 50 prominent biomedical and health scientists to be elected to the respected and influential Fellowship.

April 2021

  • 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:

January 2021

  • School of Life Sciences Review of the Year text superimposed over a photo of the School
    20 Jan 2021

    Review of the Year 2020 took place virtually today with the Dean, Inke Nathke sharing the highlights of activity within the School from 2020 which was dominated by the coronavirus pandemic. The Review included the presentation of the annual School prizes, many were awarded in recognition of how many members of our School community worked so hard to ensure the School could still undertake its work while ensuring the safety for all. The People’s Award, the newly established Dean’s Commendation and Merit Award and PiCLS Best Mentor Award recognised some of those people.

  • Top row from left: Ingo Hein, Jens Januschke, Steve Land. Bottom row from left: Beatriz Baragana, Sheriar Hormuzdi and Susan Wyllie
    20 Jan 2021

    Ingo Hein, Jens Januschke, Steve Land, Beatriz Baragana, Sheriar Hormuzdi and Susan Wyllie promoted as part of the 2020 Annual Review process for academic staff. Inke Nathke, Interim Dean of School said, “I am delighted to congratulate Ingo Hein, Jens Januschke and Stephen Land on their promotions to Reader, Sheriar Hormuzdi to Senior Lecturer and also Beatriz Baragana and Susan Wyllie. It is a fitting acknowledgment of their outstanding contributions to research and teaching and I am proud to have such accomplished colleagues in our School.”  Ingo Hein

  • Clockwise from top left: Joana Faria, Trypanosomes, David Horn, Trypanosomes
    11 Jan 2021

    A team at the University of Dundee has identified how random genetic decisions allow parasites to survive in their human and animal hosts.

October 2020

  • Julia Wcislo Runner-up in Max Perutz Science Writing Award 2020
    28 Oct 2020

    Earlier this month, Julia Wcislo was named runner-up in the Medical Research Council’s Max Perutz Science Writing Award at their virtual award ceremony. Julia, an MRC funded PhD student in Kevin Read’s lab in the Drug Discovery Unit and Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research, received a runner-up prize of £750 for her article, “The game of hide-and-seek”.

September 2020

  • Dr Joana Faria
    24 Sep 2020

    Joana Faria has been awarded a SULSA Early Career Research Prize for Development and Regulation. The award is made to outstanding early career scientists whose work shows excellent potential to make an impact in the field of life sciences. Joana, a postdoc in Professor David Horn’s lab, competed against three other shortlisted researchers, including two others from the School, in the Development and Regulation theme category at the virtual final on Wednesday. Each finalist had to present to the judging panel on their research and its significance in three minutes.

  • Julia Wcislo (credit: Julia Wcislo)
    15 Sep 2020

    An article by Julia Wcislo is one of the ten outstanding articles that have been shortlisted for the 2020 Max Perutz Science Writing Award, the MRC’s annual writing competition.

August 2020

  • Dr Susan Wyllie
    27 Aug 2020

    Scientists at the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) at the University of Dundee have been awarded £4.9million in follow-on funding from the Wellcome Trust, boosting their efforts to understand more about potential drugs that could be used to treat neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and other parasitic diseases.

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