Announcements

£1.3million funding for Dundee research into the cellular division errors that drive cancer News

25th January, 2016

The University of Dundee’s Dr Adrian Saurin has been awarded £1.3million to explore how the body’s cells replicate themselves correctly and why this goes wrong in cancer. Dr Saurin, of the University’s School of Medicine, has received the funding from Cancer Research UK to carry out fundamental research into the mechanism of cellular division. Four new posts will be create...

Medical school access `dominated by most affluent’, says new study News

25th January, 2016

Access to medical school across the UK is still dominated by students from more affluent parts of society, a new study led by the University of Dundee has shown. The study has revealed considerable variation between the four UK nations and between different medical schools. Researchers from the Universities of Dundee and Central Lancashire analysed application data for 22 medical schools and aro...

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...