Scottish Crucible 2017 - Call for applications now open! News

5th December, 2016 @ 11.28 am

Scottish Crucible is the prestigious leadership and development programme for early career researchers in Scotland.   Applications are now invited from Senior Research Fellows and Lecturers in their first academic posts - or their equivalents from Research Institutes, SMEs and spin-out companies - for Scottish Crucible 2017.  Please see the attached flier for more information, furt...


The Wellcome Trust has awarded the University of Dundee £3.75million News

17th November, 2016 @ 10.02 am

The Wellcome Trust has awarded the University of Dundee £3.75million from their Institutional Strategic Support Fund (ISSF), which enables universities in the UK and Ireland to invest in areas that are of mutual strategic importance to Wellcome and the individual institutions.  The ISSF grant will support biomedical research at Dundee, in particular helping fund:    &nb...


the Chief Scientist Office is looking to appoint National Clinical Leads for the following specialties. News

12th October, 2016 @ 12.55 pm

As part of the restructuring of the NHS Research Scotland Network, the Chief Scientist Office is looking to appoint National Clinical Leads for the following specialties Ageing Dermatology Ophthalmology Respiratory Disease Full details are available from the CSO website http://www.cso.scot.nhs.uk/national-clinical-leads/ Applications, comprising a CV and cover letter should be submitted...


NRS Career Researcher Fellowships - We are now inviting applications to this scheme with a closing date of noon on Thursday 10th November 2016 News

29th September, 2016 @ 08.16 am

NRS Career Researcher Fellowships   The NRS Career Researcher scheme was launched in 2011 to support NHS-funded clinical staff in developing a research career within their NHS post.  The award provides funding for protected time to contribute to, conduct and lead clinical research. This will lead to strengthening the research culture in the NHS and to increasing capacity in areas...


SISCC Seminar: The Role of Context News

16th August, 2016 @ 02.32 pm

Improvement/Implementation ScienceCapacity and Capability-building Seminar Series The Role of Context Where: Iris Murdoch Building, University of StirlingWhen: 3rd October 2016, 09.30 to 15.30 Speakers include:Professor Glenn Robert, King’s College LondonJoanne Matthews, Healthcare Improvement Scotland Programme and event details Contextual factors impact upon the success and sustainabi...


Tayside Biorepository Awarded Accreditation News

4th August, 2016 @ 02.09 pm

NHS Tayside and University of Dundee biorepository has been awarded accreditation following the successful review by Health Improvement Scotland. Tayside Biorepository (TBR) is an established bio-resource that stores and makes available a large variety of matched normal and diseased tissues and is committed to facilitating medical research both for academic and commercial users. NHS Tayside R&am...


AHSP Clinical Fellowships awards announced News

14th July, 2016 @ 11.33 am

The Academic Health Sciences Partnership in Tayside (AHSP) announced three new Clinical Fellowships in the latest round of funding which is aimed to promote and support translational research within NHS Tayside by enabling clinicians to develop an independent research portfolio. 2 year fellowships commencing in September 2016 were awarded to: Dr Michael Miller (Gastroenterology) Dr Esther Sam...


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

14th July, 2016 @ 10.52 am

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 @ 07.52 am

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 @ 07.48 am

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...