Announcements

Dundee ranked among world\'s best for research News

13th January, 2012

The University of Dundee has been named among the world’s leading centres for scientific research, according to a new league table published today (January 12th).The Leiden Ranking 2012, which uses a sophisticated set of varied indicators to assess the quality and importance of scientific research at 500 of the world’s top universities, places Dundee 78th overall.In the key indicator o...

Dundee ranked among world\'s best for research News

13th January, 2012

The University of Dundee has been named among the world’s leading centres for scientific research, according to a new league table published today (January 12th).The Leiden Ranking 2012, which uses a sophisticated set of varied indicators to assess the quality and importance of scientific research at 500 of the world’s top universities, places Dundee 78th overall.In the key indicator o...

How Scotland is leading the UK in clinical drug trials News

23rd December, 2011

BBC news report...

Groundbreaking cancer trials centre launched in Dundee News

23rd December, 2011

The launch of a new centre to run clinical trials of the newest cancer treatments will put Dundee at the forefront of cancer research and bring benefits to patients in the area.The newly-created joint Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC)*, is the latest addition to the ECMC network of 18 UK centres, which are jointly funded by Cancer Research UK and the Departments of Health in England, Scot...

GSK and the University of Dundee announce new collaboration to develop treatment for Huntington\'s disease News

15th December, 2011

The University of Dundee and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have entered into a joint research project to tackle Huntington's disease, an inherited brain disorder.The project looks to build on the findings of Professor Susann Schweiger, of the University of Dundee, who has discovered a mechanism that controls production of the disease-causing protein involved in Huntington’s Disease.'If we can inhibi...

Dundee Cell Products attracts new grants, appoints new Chairman News

30th November, 2011

Dundee Cell Products Ltd (DCP), a spin-out company from the University of Dundee, has attracted two new grants to support its product development and commercialisation activities.DCP is a supplier of high quality products and innovative tools for biochemistry and molecular and cell biology research. DCP company also offers advanced research services, to facilitate the discovery and development of...

Dundee Professor elected president of international Diabetes body News

23rd November, 2011

Professor Stephen Greene, of the University of Dundee, has been elected President of the International Society of Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD), one of the world's leading bodies on child health.Professor Greene is the Academic Lead on Child Health in the School of Medicine at Dundee. He will serve at ISPAD President from 2012 to 2015, during which time he will oversee their 2014 annu...

Researchers identify skin cancer genes News

23rd November, 2011

The genes which contribute to the most frequently occurring life threatening form of skin cancer have been identified for the first time by a research collaboration between the University of Dundee and scientists at Harvard and University of California, San Francisco. Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) is the most frequently occurring life threatening skin cancer. Unlike other common skin ca...

Government’s lead public health official Professor David R Harper to move to world health organization News

23rd November, 2011

Professor David R Harper CBE, the Chief Scientist and Director General for Health Improvement and Protection at the Department of Health has announced that he will be moving to the World Health Organization, after eight years at the top level of public health in the UK. He will take up a new role on secondment in Geneva to advise on global preparedness for health security, from March 2012.Professo...

Medics miss key opportunities to prevent cancers linked to obesity News

10th November, 2011

People who work in health care are failing to give patients crucial information about the link between obesity and cancer according to new research presented today (Tuesday) at the National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference in Liverpool.Researchers from Dundee University will warn that not enough is being done to prevent obesity related cancers developing or to reduce the risk of cancers...