Announcements

Around 185,000 lives could be lost by 2030 if critical gaps in breast cancer research are not urgently addressed News

8th October, 2013

Charity hopes breast cancer could be overcome within 40 years but greater investment, collaboration and renewed focus is vital Research facilitated by leading research charity, Breast Cancer Campaign, has identified the ten critical gaps that exist in breast cancer research, which, if not urgently addressed, could see the loss of around 185,000* lives by 2030. This landmark research, published t...

University of Dundee wins record level of research funding News

8th October, 2013

The University of Dundee has won a record level of research funding in the year spanning 2012/13 with awards totalling around £140million. Income from research funding significantly outstripped the previous year's total of £114million, which was itself a new high for Dundee and regarded as being exceptional. 'These record figures we have set in each of the past two years are testamen...

Call for applications for the 3rd round of NRS Career Researcher awards: Close date 8th of November 2013 News

8th October, 2013

Dear Colleagues, We have just heard that there will be a 3rd round of NRS Career Researcher awards this year, although the scheme is smaller than in previous years.  • This year, the scheme will offer 2 research sessions (4 sessions in exceptional circumstances) for 3 years.  • It is open to doctors, nurses and allied health professionals employed or funded (whole...

BioDundee Annual Charity BBQ - 14th August 2013 News

12th July, 2013

BIODUNDEE ANNUAL CHARITY BBQ Date: Wednesday 14 August 2013 Time:from 5pm until 8pm (ish) Venue: Dundee University Incubator, James Lindsay Place, Dundee Technopole, Dundee DD1 5JJ Cost: £4 per ticket...

2.3million Euros \'ABLADE\' project to focus lasers on bladder cancer News

28th June, 2013

Bladder cancer is one of the most common forms of the disease - particularly among the over-60s - and one of the hardest to diagnose and treat. Now a new European-wide project co-ordinated by the University of Dundee, working with industrial partners, is to examine whether advanced laser techniques can be used to both detect and treat the disease. Early experiments have discovered that cancerous...

Dundee scientists join fight against heart disease News

28th June, 2013

Heart researchers at the University of Dundee have been awarded a prestigious grant worth almost £300,000 by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). The award is part of a £5 million pound boost for heart research in Scotland. The BHF is announcing the awards following the launch of Fight for Every Heartbeat, its UK-wide campaign to highlight the suffering caused by heart disease and how...

Medical Research Council approves £24million funding to its University of Dundee Unit News

28th June, 2013

A research centre at the University of Dundee dedicated to advancing understanding and treatment of human diseases such as cancer, Parkinson's, immune disorders and hypertension has been awarded £24million by the Medical Research Council to continue its work over the next five years. The funding will enable the Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PP...

Care pathway offers dignity for patients News

18th February, 2013

A pioneering study in Tayside working with community nurses and terminally ill patients has produced a standardised care package which researchers say could be a valuable aid for the NHS and other health systems. The Dignity Care Pathway allows community nurses to better understand the needs of patients, and for the patients themselves to express their own concerns. It has been developed through...

BioCity Scotland announced as UK hub for major European drug discovery project News

18th February, 2013

Scottish First Minister Rt. Hon Alex Salmond MSP has welcomed today's news that a major new pharmaceutical drug discovery initiative is to be centred at BioCity Scotland in Lanarkshire, in partnership with the University of Dundee. The project will bring at least 19 million Euros (£16.3 million) of research funding to Scotland following today's announcement by the Innovative Medicines Initia...

UK\'s largest study into the quality of nursing care to be launched News

18th February, 2013

The University of Stirling is to lead the UK's largest ever study into patient experience and the delivery of frontline health care. Improving Patient Experience of Care (IPEC) will involve around 6000 patients and almost 1000 nurses and other health professionals over a two year period. IPEC will draw on the collective expertise of academics at Stirling, Dundee and Glasgow Caledonian universiti...