Announcements

Tayside is skin cancer \'hotspot\' News

31st May, 2011

A Dundee-based scientist involved in skin cancer research says Tayside is a UK "hot spot" for skin cancer along with the south coast of England and the Scottish Borders.While acknowledging that the high incidence of skin cancer locally could result from better recording of skin cancers in Dundee than elsewhere, Dr Charlotte Proby Clinical Reader in Dermatology at Dundee University's Scho...

Cancer experts to gather in Dundee News

21st May, 2011

Cancer experts from leading centres in Dundee and Belfast will gather later this week to discuss the latest advances in research and foster future collaborations.More than 100 delegates are expected for the Dundee-Belfast Cancer Centres’ Joint Symposium, which takes place on Thursday May 12th and Friday May 13th at the University of Dundee.Dundee and Belfast are both Cancer Research UK Centr...

Dundee to lead Drug Discovery Network News

21st May, 2011

The Drug Discovery Unit at the University of Dundee, together with other leading not-for profit UK drug discovery and chemistry groups, is to coordinate building a UK-wide network in a developing area of drug discovery.Professors Ian Gilbert and Paul Wyatt, based in the Drug Discovery Unit at Dundee, have received a £200,000 networking grant from the EPSRC, BBSRC and MRC for the project invo...

Wellcome Trust grants more than £6million to Dundee Researchers News

21st May, 2011

Two researchers at the University of Dundee have been awarded a total of more than £6million in grants from the Wellcome Trust.Professor Jason Swedlow and Professor Tom Owen-Hughes, both based in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression at the College of Life Sciences, have received grants of £4.2million and £2million respectively.Professor Swedlow, recently n...

Beta Blockers may help COPD sufferers News

21st May, 2011

Beta blockers, the group of drugs commonly prescribed to patients with heart diseases, may also have considerable benefits for sufferers of diseases such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema, according to new research led by the University of Dundee.Researchers in the Asthma and Allergy Group at Dundee studied the effects of beta blockers on patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD...

Royal Society Honour for Professor Doreen Cantrell News

21st May, 2011

Professor Doreen Cantrell, Head of the College of Life Sciences and Vice-Principal of the University of Dundee, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.Professor Cantrell is one of 44 new Fellows and eight new Foreign Members elected to the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science. She has been recognized for her internationally renowned work in the field of immunology.Sir...

Professor Allan Struthers elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences News

10th May, 2011

Professor Allan Struthers, of the University of Dundee Medical School, is among 40 of the United Kingdom’s leading medical researchers who have been recognised for excellence in medical science with their election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.Academy Fellows are elected for outstanding contributions to the advancement of medical science, for innovative application of...

HRH The Princess Royal opens new Centre for Molecular Medicine News

30th April, 2011

HRH The Princess Royal will visit the University of Dundee on Tuesday April 19th, when she will officially open the new Centre for Molecular Medicine and also visit the College of Life Sciences.The Centre for Molecular Medicine (CMM) is a new facility housed within the Clinical Research Centre, a state of the art research facility and imaging centre which is part of the University’s School o...

£4000 cheque presentation to Breast Cancer Research News

30th April, 2011

Two ladies from Kinross who have raised thousands of pounds for charity will make their latest donation to Breast Cancer Research tomorrow (Tuesday April 19th).Gillian Young and her friend Zoe Tod have been amazing in their quest to raise funds for breast cancer research and in total they have donated £7,000 over the past 2 years. They have held fundraising events including Zumba Classes, ra...

£1million grant boosts academia-business links News

30th April, 2011

Links between Tayside’s internationally renowned Life Sciences research institutes and businesses across Scotland are being strengthened through a funding package of more than £1million.The University of Dundee, the University of Abertay Dundee, Dundee City Council (through the BioDundee project) and the James Hutton Institute (formerly the Scottish Crop Research and Macaulay Land Rese...