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December 2020

  • Tony Ly
    10 Dec 2020

    Tony Ly, who is a Wellcome Trust and Royal Society-funded Sir Henry Dale Fellow has joined the Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression as a Principal Investigator. Tony, formerly a postdoctoral researcher in SLS, was awarded a Sir Henry Dale Fellowship to start his independent research group at the Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology at the University of Edinburgh, but recently transferred his fellowship to Dundee.

  • Jorunn Bos and Yogesh Kulathu
    09 Dec 2020

    Two projects led by School researchers have been awarded millions in funding to help develop their pioneering frontier research in life sciences. The European Research Council (ERC) today announced the winners of its latest Consolidator Grant competition, with a total of €655 million awarded to Europe’s top researchers to aid in the development of their research projects.

  • AvaCare Team: Mostafa Khalil, Ailsa Hershaw, Abigail Johnston, Caitlin Kavanagh
    08 Dec 2020

    Some of the University of Dundee’s best business brains have been honoured as the winners of an enterprise skills competition were announced. AvaCare, an avatar-based app to deliver psychiatry and psychology appointments have been named as the winners of the University’s bi-annual Enterprise Challenge by an external judging panel of business experts.

  • Professor Geoff Gadd
    04 Dec 2020

    Professor Geoff Gadd, Head of the Geomicrobiology Group, has received the 2020 British Mycological Society John Webster Fungal Biology Research award. This is the prime research award of the Society for an "outstanding contribution to fungal research" over a sustained career. It is named after the late John Webster, an eminent British mycologist at the University of Exeter.

  • 2019 third year PhD poster session
    03 Dec 2020

    The annual third year PhD poster session took place this week on-line, with excellent entries from 41 students across the School. Each poster was judged by three of the 14 judges, who included PIs and senior postdoctoral researchers – very many thanks to all who took part!  This year was incredibly competitive with many excellent posters and the winners are:

  • Street Food 2019 with NCCPE Engage Watermark logo
    01 Dec 2020

    The University of Dundee has become the first university in Scotland – and only the third in the UK – to receive a Gold Watermark in recognition of its commitment to public engagement. The National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) runs the Engage Watermark – a charter mark awarded to universities for excellence in their support and practice of public engagement in all aspects of their work. Dundee was awarded the highest level of accolade currently available following a rigorous assessment involving staff from across the University and partner organisations.

November 2020

  • In4Derm team
    30 Nov 2020

    The o2h human health EIS Fund has announced its intention to lead an investment into In4Derm, an innovative drug discovery company that is developing next generation topical and oral therapies for widespread inflammatory conditions such as eczema and rheumatoid arthritis. Syndicating with o2h ventures are Meltwind and Wren to complete a first investment in In4Derm. A spin out from the School, the team has been recognised as Scotland’s top spin out opportunity for 2020 having won the top prize in the 2019 Converge Challenge competition.  

  • Manu De Rycker
    30 Nov 2020

    Dr Manu De Rycker has become an Independent Investigator and has been awarded a New Investigator Research Grant of over £700k from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to study Trypanosoma cruzi parasite heterogeneity and persister parasites.

  • Barley
    26 Nov 2020

    An international research team including scientists from the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee has reached a milestone on the way to unravelling the species-wide genetic diversity of domesticated barley.

  • University of Dundee logo on the Tower Building
    18 Nov 2020

    The University of Dundee has been named the best seat of learning in Scotland for supporting spinout businesses, according to new rankings.