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Diabetes patients asked to help with world leading study in Scotland A major diabetes study conducted by researchers in Scotland into how the disease develops and some of the reasons why it varies from patient to patient is now looking to recruit patients from across the country. ‘The most learned polymath of all time’ to be celebrated at conference The Universities of Dundee and St Andrews will from tomorrow host a major conference celebrating D’Arcy Thompson, author of one of the most influential science books of the 20th century and an esteemed former professor at both institutions.
Dundee scientists solve 3D structure of key defence protein against Parkinson’s disease Scientists at the University of Dundee have identified the structure of a key enzyme that protects the brain against Parkinson’s disease. The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards 2018 launched The third Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards are shaping up to be the biggest celebration of business-academic collaborations yet with Scotland’s colleges invited to enter for the first time.
Centenary celebrations for seminal ‘On Growth and Form’ The University of Dundee will pay tribute to the hugely influential biologist and mathematician D’Arcy Thompson with a packed programme of events celebrating the 100th anniversary of his seminal book, ‘On Growth and Form’. Dundee to help deliver £2.85million PhD training programme to tackle antimicrobial resistance In response to the urgent and global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the Medical Research Foundation (MRF), the charitable foundation of the Medical Research Council, has invested £2.85million in delivering the UK’s first nationwide PhD training programme to focus on this major health challenge.
New and simple blood test developed to tackle major livestock disease in Africa New and simple blood test developed to tackle major livestock disease in Africa €15million investment for University spin-out company Exscientia Evotec AG and Exscientia Ltd - a company ‘spun out’ from research at the University of Dundee - today announced that Evotec has made a € 15 m investment to take a minority stake in Exscientia.
Are you brave enough? Students challenge locals to obstacle course Students and staff from the University of Dundee are inviting locals to help raise funds for mental health support by taking on an exhilarating assault course at the heart of campus. Dundee lecturer completes 1000th consecutive daily run A University of Dundee lecturer is celebrating, and resting, after completing his 1000th consecutive daily run.
Chancellor visits `world leading’ life sciences at Dundee Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, today visited the University of Dundee where he was given an insight into the world leading research being carried out in Life Sciences. European diabetes award for Dundee Professor One of the major prizes in Europe for research in diabetes has been awarded to Professor Ewan Pearson, of the University of Dundee.
£2million award for cancer researcher A University of Dundee scientist has been awarded £2million to explore the role that one of the most fundamental processes in cell biology plays in cancer. New diagnostic test for human African Sleeping Sickness A new diagnostic test developed from research at the Universities of Dundee and Cambridge has been launched with the aim of helping eliminate the disease known as African sleeping sickness.
Dundee shortlisted as University of the Year in Times Higher Education Awards The University of Dundee has been shortlisted as the `University of the Year’ for the Times Higher Education Awards 2017.