Announcements

\'Communities, Wellbeing and Science\' - public event, Sat Oct 29th News

28th October, 2011

The impacts - both positive and negative - that health and wellbeing issues have on people’s lives will be explored at a day of public engagement hosted by the Social Dimensions of Health Institute (SDHI) in Dundee on Saturday October 29th.The 'Communities, Wellbeing, and Science' event in the Central Library will involve a wide ranging mix of health researchers, geographers, designers, psyc...

Dundee researchers make gene breakthrough News

20th September, 2011

Researchers at the University of Dundee have made a significant breakthrough in understanding how human cells decode genes important for cell growth and multiplication.Dr Joost Zomerdijk and colleagues in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression in the College of Life Sciences at Dundee study the process of transcription, in which cells copy the DNA of genes into RNA, ultimatel...

Minister for Universities and Science given insight into Dundee excellence News

20th September, 2011

David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science, gained an insight into Dundee’s standing as an internationally renowned centre for innovation in life sciences - where world class research is harnessed towards health and economic benefits regionally, nationally and globally - when he visited the University of Dundee on Monday September 19th.Mr Willetts was given a tour of the resear...

Scottish expertise backs major diabetes programme in Kuwait News

20th September, 2011

Scottish expertise in diabetes care and education is being used to deliver a major new education programme for health services in Kuwait.The Masters programme in Diabetes Care and Education is the first major educational programme being delivered as a result of agreements signed last year between the University of Dundee, NHS Tayside, Aridhia Informatics, and the Dasman Diabetes Institute and the...

Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award for Dundee Professor News

16th September, 2011

Professor Tracy Palmer of the University of Dundee has been appointed a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder.Professor Palmer is one of 26 new Award holders named by the Royal Society, the UK's national academy of science. The scheme provides up to 5 years' funding after which the award holder continues with a permanent post at the host university.Professor Palmer holds a Chair in Mo...

Science writing prize for student Amy News

16th September, 2011

Amy Capes, a PhD student in the Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery at the University of Dundee, has won the Medical Research Council's 2011 Max Perutz Science Writing Award for her article 'Putting Sleeping Sickness on the Radar'.In the piece, she described how her research could prevent the parasite which causes sleeping sickness from evading the immune system of the people it i...

Professor Andrew Hopkins appointed SULSA Director News

16th September, 2011

SULSA is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Andrew Hopkins as its new Director.Professor Andrew Hopkins FRSC FSB will begin in his new role immediately and succeeds Professor Mike Tyers, who has taken up a new opportunity at the University of Montreal in Canada.Professor Hopkins is a SULSA Professor at the University of Dundee, where he is Professor of Medicinal Informatics and SU...

Farmer\'s birthday raises thousands for research News

7th September, 2011

A selfless gesture by an Angus farmer who invited hundreds of local people to join his 70th birthday celebrations earlier this year has led to a donation of thousands of pounds to cancer and diabetes research.Allan Sturrock, of Carlogie Farm near Carnoustie, celebrated his birthday in June with a gala day at his farm, which also includes a fishery and an equestrian centre.He invited around 350 fam...

More than £1million awarded for type 1 diabetes research at Dundee News

7th September, 2011

More than £1million awarded for type 1 diabetes research at DundeeResearchers at the University of Dundee have now received more than £1million in funding from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) following several awards in recent years.The latest award of a five-figure sum made by the leading type 1 diabetes charity takes the total they have donated to researchers in Dund...

Dundee shortlisted as University of the Year News

7th September, 2011

The University of Dundee has been shortlisted as University of the Year in the prestigious Times Higher Education Awards 2011.Dundee is one of only six institutions in the running for the award.This is the third time in seven years that Dundee has been nominated for the award, having also been in the running in 2005 and 2008.'We are delighted that the University of Dundee has been shortlisted for...