Announcements

Wellcome Trust announces £11m boost for Dundee Researchers News

19th July, 2012

The Wellcome Trust has announced over £11million in strategic funding to two research groups at the University of Dundee.A team led by Professor Irwin McLean has been awarded around £5.9m to help establish a Centre for Dermatology and Genetic Medicine, building on Dundee's international reputation for research into the causes of skin diseases and developing new medicines for inherited...

Lorraine Kelly to lay first brick for Medical School extension Photocall/interview opportunities News

4th July, 2012

11am, Friday July 6thClinical Research Centre, NinewellsLorraine Kelly, the television presenter and former Rector of the University of Dundee, will lay the first brick of a major new extension to the University's Medical School on Friday July 6th.Lorraine maintains close links with the University, for which she was Rector between 2004 and 2007."I'm delighted to lay the first brick of this im...

Researchers enter The Crucible News

28th June, 2012

Civic Reception: 6.15pm, Thursday June 28th,Discovery Point, Dundee.The next generation of leading researchers in Scotland will gather in Dundee over the next two days for a major workshop on Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation.Scottish Crucible@Dundee will see 31 talented researchers from across Scotland come together to explore and enhance their innovative capacity, with a series of talks a...

Scotland signs up to AcoRD guidance for attributing the costs of health research News

27th June, 2012

Following consultation with Scottish NHS R&D offices, the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) announce that Scotland signs up to guidelines for Attributing the costs of Research and Development in NHSScotland (AcoRD). This announcement brings Scotland into line with England, who published guidance earlier this year. Wales and Northern Ireland are expected to announce their policies in the coming mont...

TASC is conducting a short internet based survey on clinical research training. News

26th June, 2012

Your responses will help us to improve and build upon our current clinical research training service. All completed surveys from staff employed by NHS Tayside, Universities of Dundee or Abertay, will be entered into a prize draw for £50 worth of shopping vouchers.To complete survey please click here    Please note, that if you are employed by NHS Forth Valley or NHS Fife...

Dundee team provides new insights into diabetes treatment News

14th June, 2012

Researchers from the University of Dundee have made an important discovery about the world’s most commonly prescribed diabetes medicine, which also protects against cancer and cardiovascular disease, opening up the possibility of developing more effective treatments.The Dundee team, led by Dr Graham Rena of the Department of Cardiovascular and Diabetes Medicine, has furthered understanding o...

Molecular \'On-Off\' Switch for Parkinson\'s disease discovered by Dundee scientists News

23rd May, 2012

Scientists at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Protein Phosphorylation Unit at the University of Dundee have discovered a new molecular switch that acts to protect the brain from developing Parkinson's disease.The findings have helped scientists understand how genetic mutations in a gene called PINK1 lead to Parkinson's in patients as young as 8 years old - which could eventually lead to new way...

ScotCRN two children research case studies available to view, Bids & Apples… News

18th May, 2012

Please click here to view BIDs and Apples children research case studies....

Academia-pharma collaboration attracts £14.4million funding in the UK to accelerate drug discovery News

14th May, 2012

The University of Dundee and the Medical Research Council (MRC) are pleased to announce new funding of over £14million from a consortium of six pharmaceutical companies for continuing research on the development of new drug treatments for major global diseases.The consortium, called the Division of Signal Transduction Therapy (DSTT), includes six of the world's leading pharmaceutical compani...

Dundee duo recognised for outstanding contribution to medical science News

14th May, 2012

Professors Julian Blow and Dario Alessi from the University of Dundee have received the prestigious honour of election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.Julian Blow is Professor of Chromosome Maintenance and Deputy-Head of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression within the University's College of Life Sciences, while Professor Alessi is Director of the Medic...