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May 2010

  • 17 May 2010

    School students and members of the public attended a two-day event on 21 and 22 May 2010: a hands-on science experience for school children and the general public held at local science centre Sensation at which microbiologists from the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee invited visitors to discover the wondrous world of Magnificent Microbes. Although most microbes are invisible to the naked eye, our bodies contain millions of them, they help shape our environment, and we use them without knowing it everyday.

  • 14 May 2010

    Professor Elizabeth Blackburn, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 2009 and Morris Herztein Professor of Biology and Physiology in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco, will give the 2010 Peter Garland Lecture at the College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee at 4 pm on Tuesday 18th May. She will speak on "Control of telomere maintenance and responses to its perturbation", which will include the latest updates on her Nobel Prize winning work.

  • 10 May 2010

    Two PIs from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression at the College of Life Sciences have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society, the world's oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.

  • 06 May 2010

    Four scientists at the College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee have been awarded research fellowships from the Wellcome Trust totalling almost £4million. Dr Mikael Bjorklund and Dr Eric Griffis both received Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellowships worth £700,000 each. Dr Anton Gartner and Dr Jonathan Chubb were awarded Wellcome Trust Senior Fellowships worth £1.43million and £1.1million respectively.

  • 06 May 2010

    Previous Head of College of Life Sciences, Principal Professor Pete Downes Elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences Professor Pete Downes, erstwhile Head of the College of Life Sciences and present Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee, is among 40 of the United Kingdom’s leading medical researchers who have been recognised for excellence in medical science with their election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

  • 05 May 2010

    In May this year the Wellcome Trust Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression welcomed its International Scientific Advisory Board for the second ISAB Symposium.

  • 05 May 2010

    Two Principal Investigators from The Wellcome Trust Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression, are recipients of awards which will bring in a revenue of over £2 million to the College of Life Sciences.

April 2010

  • 07 Apr 2010

    The College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee has been voted once again as one of the top international institutions (outside the US) for postdocs to work in life sciences research in The Scientist Magazine. This year's survey rates Dundee in third place behind the Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research, Horsham and University College, London and CLS is the only research institute in Scotland to be named in the list. The full listing is given below. –  

  • 01 Apr 2010

    Scientists from the Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) at the University of Dundee – working together with partners at the University of York and the Structural Genomics Consortium - have made a major breakthrough in identifying new treatments for a fatal disease which infects tens of thousands of Africans each year.

March 2010

  • 19 Mar 2010

    Professor Frank Sargent, Royal Society University Research Fellow and Professor of Bacterial Physiology, Division of Molecular Microbiology has been awarded the College of Life Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award. These awards are designed to recognise staff achievements in excellence in learning and teaching. Two awards are available each year - Innovation in Teaching Award and Excellence in Teaching Award and it is the Excellence in Teaching that has been awarded to Professor Sargent.