Announcements

Phenomics Discovery Initiative launched News

22nd January, 2016

The Universities of Dundee, Oxford and Edinburgh have announced the formation of the Phenotypic Discovery Initiative (PDi) with Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. the first industry partner joining the initiative. A phenotype is one or more observable features or traits that report changes in a biological system or its reaction its environment. Phenotypic screening is the systematic identification of age...

Top researchers to celebrate the career of retiring Professor News

22nd January, 2016

Some of the world’s top diabetes researchers will gather at the University of Dundee on Friday to pay tribute to Professor Steve Greene. Professor Greene, himself an internationally renowned figure in the field, is retiring after a stellar academic and clinical career which saw him significantly further the medical profession’s knowledge of juvenile diabetes. ‘Discovering Diabe...

Dundee named among world’s `most international’ universities News

14th January, 2016

The University of Dundee has been named among the world’s 'most international’ universities in a new global list compiled by the leading higher education journal, Times Higher Education. Dundee is placed at 123rd in the Top 200 of the rankings. The University was also recently placed in the Top 200 of Times Higher Education’s (THE) latest overall World University Rankings. To c...

Fiona’s tablet tally rises to £53,000 for breast cancer research News

14th January, 2016

Sweet-toothed Taysiders and Fifers have boosted the fantastic fundraising efforts of a Dundee woman through sales of her homemade tablet – with over £53,000 raised for breast cancer research. Mrs Fiona Edwards has been fundraising since 2003 by selling her homemade tablet at running events and through friends and family around Tayside and Fife. Over the course of 2015 she raised &pou...

Patient Care Award for NHS Tayside Physiotherapy Team News

5th January, 2016

The NHS Tayside Musculoskeletal (MSK) Team has been presented with an award for enhancing patient dignity and standards of care by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. The team, which is based across Tayside in GP practices, community and acute hospitals, received the national award at a ceremony in London. The award recognises the work undertaken by physiotherapy staff across Tayside to rede...

OBE for Professor Jill Belch News

5th January, 2016

Professor Jill Belch, Tayside Research and Development Director and outgoing co-Director of AHSP, has been awarded an OBE for her services to medicine. Her personal research career has made an outstanding contribution to the University’s reputation for excellence in translating new knowledge into effective patient care, having led more than 30 international multicentre clinical trials...

Dundee Physio Team Awarded for Excellence News

5th January, 2016

The Dundee Community Rehabilitation Team has won a national award for excellence at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s (CSP) annual awards. The awards recognise physiotherapy staff who show innovation and excellence to provide even better services for patients. The Dundee Community Rehabilitation Team, which is based at Kings Cross, picked up an award at the ceremony in London for dem...

`Sweet spot’ for treating diabetic patients with heart failure News

16th December, 2015

Researchers at the University of Dundee have discovered a 'sweet spot’ in the treatment of diabetes among patients with heart failure. Diabetes and heart disease are frequently seen together in patients and can be a lethal combination. To compound the problem, some anti-diabetic medications have been shown to worsen heart conditions like heart failure, a condition where the heart muscles be...

DNA repair enzyme mapped in atomic detail News

16th December, 2015

An enzyme crucial to the process of DNA repair in our cells has been mapped in atomic detail by researchers at the University of Dundee, the UK’s top-rated University for Biological Sciences. DNA repair plays a key role in human diseases such as cancer. Researchers say that revealing the 3D molecular structure of a key enzyme involved in this process could be an important step towards devel...

‘Value Your NHS’ public campaign in NHS Tayside News

4th December, 2015

In the run up to the busy festive period, NHS Tayside is reminding people to select the health service that best suits their needs, saving Accident & Emergency departments for real emergencies. ‘Know Who To Turn To’ will see all NHS Tayside sites including GPs, pharmacists and health centres distributing credit card sized information cards with important phone numbers and contact...