Announcements

Boehringer Ingelheim and University of Dundee collaborate to develop new class of medicines News

14th July, 2016

Boehringer Ingelheim and the University of Dundee will join forces in an exciting collaboration aiming to develop a novel class of medicines that target disease-causing proteins for degradation. The collaboration brings together the expertise of the University’s Dr Alessio Ciulli, one of the pioneers in the field of PROteolysis TArgeting Chimeric molecules (PROTACs), with Boehringer Ingelhe...

Effectiveness of canagliflozin in treating Type 2 diabetes News

12th July, 2016

Research led by the University of Dundee has found that one of a new breed of drugs, which have been approved for treatment of Type 2 diabetes, may be particularly effective without the need to be used in combination with the existing drug, metformin. Three drugs - canagliflozin, dapagliflozin and empagliflozin - that inhibit SGLT2 (sodium-glucose co-transporter-2) have been approved for treatmen...

Professor Steele appointed Chair of UK Screening Committee News

12th July, 2016

Professor Bob Steele, of the University of Dundee, has been appointed as the independent Chair of the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC), the body which advises Ministers and the NHS in all four countries about all aspects of screening policy. Professor Steele is one of the UK’s leading authorities on cancer screening, which plays a vital role in detecting the disease in its earliest...

Dundee and partners to deliver Scotland’s first Graduate Medical Programme News

14th June, 2016

Scotland’s first Graduate Medical Programme, designed to meet the current and future needs of the country’s NHS, will be delivered by the Universities of Dundee, St Andrews and the Highlands and Islands, it has been announced today (June 14th). The Scottish Graduate Entry Medical Programme (ScotGEM) is a four-year programme that could accommodate up to 50 students per year, starting i...

‘Getting Started’ series of teaching booklets turns 15 News

1st June, 2016

Acclaimed series of booklets aimed at supporting clinicians in their teaching roles celebrates its 15th anniversary.  The ‘Getting Started…’ series began life in 2001 as a simple initiative giving on-the-spot help to clinicians involved in teaching students - and it proved to be so popular, staff from the School of Medicine and NHS Tayside will gather to celebrate its 15th...

DEADLINE EXTENDED AHSP Research Support Awards for clinical staff in NHS Tayside News

31st May, 2016

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 8 JULY NHS Tayside clinical staff are invited to apply for new research support funding offered by the Academic Health Science Partnership in Tayside (AHSP).    High quality research, alongside education and training of health professionals and high standards of clinical care underpin the ambition of AHSP to create world-leading improvements in population heal...

Dundee student recognised for cancer prevention work News

25th May, 2016

University of Dundee student Sharandeep Singh has been awarded the first elective bursary from the Scottish Cancer Prevention Network (SCPN) recognising his efforts to help reduce rates of cervical cancer in Punjab, India. Travelling to the rural communities of India, Sharandeep drew upon his clinical experience at Ninewells Hospital to compare the services and knowledge of cervical cancer availa...

Dundee soars in Guardian University Guide 2017 News

23rd May, 2016

The University of Dundee is among the fastest risers in the 2017 Guardian University Rankings, released today, and has topped the UK table in forensic science and archaeology. Dundee is placed 28th in this year’s overall rankings, up ten places from last year. The University had already jumped nine places from the 2015 edition to last year’s. The ranking reflects strong student satis...

Dundee marks International Clinical Trials Day News

20th May, 2016

To mark International Clinical Trials Day on May 20th the teams from the University of Dundee and NHS Tayside were out and about encouraging local people to get involved in research. International Clinical Trials Day celebrates the anniversary of the very first clinical trial, held in 1747 by James Lind, who discovered that citrus fruits such as limes could cure scurvy in sailors. Since then, cli...

Dundee team to research potential cardiovascular disease treatment News

5th May, 2016

A University of Dundee research team hopes to find a new treatment for cardiovascular disease by identifying and “switching off” harmful enzymes that can cause inflammation in the blood vessels. The researchers have identified a group of enzymes called SIK’s that reduce the production of chemicals which protect the blood vessels from inflammation. The team is hoping they can fi...