University to mark collaboration with Japanese pharma company

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A Japanese delegation will tomorrow visit the University of Dundee to initiate a partnership seeking to develop new treatments for inflammatory diseases. Scientists and executives from Ono, Japan’s oldest pharmaceutical company, will meet with leading researchers from the University’s School of Life Sciences to mark the start of the collaboration, which will see the Dundee team help Ono to launch a new drug discovery project. Ono are seeking to develop a new therapy for common inflammatory diseases based on scientific discoveries made in Dundee. Professor Sir Philip Cohen, of the School of Life...

Making Dundee home

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Students at the University of Dundee are being encouraged to embrace neighbourliness as part of a new campaign starting this week. ‘Be A Good Neighbour’ will be launched at Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) from 12-2pm on Thursday, 11th February when representatives from charities, Dundee City Council and University departments will come together to promote the value of being a good neighbour to students in accommodation across the city. In an effort to improve relations between locals and the student body, the campaign will provide information on iss...

‘Pole Tay Pole’ – new exhibition at University

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A new exhibition featuring artworks inspired by Dundee's historic connection with polar exploration and whaling will open at the University of Dundee’s D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum this Friday. As the city was a major centre of the European whaling industry, Dundee men sailed regularly to the Arctic seas, bringing back not just whale product but specimens for museums and Inuit artefacts traded with the native people they met. The city’s expertise in building whaling ships led the Discovery and many other Antarctic exploration vessels to be built in the city, while former Dundee student ...

Managing Antibiotic Resistance returns after early success

According to the World Health Organisation, antimicrobial-resistant infections currently claim at least 50,000 lives each year across Europe and the US alone. Tackling this growing health problem requires education of healthcare professionals on a global scale, which is why the University of Dundee has launched a course which can be studied anywhere in the world. The Antimicrobial Stewardship: Managing Antibiotic Resistance MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) will be launched on Monday 8th February. This is the second time the course has run – last year nearly 1500 people from countries as varied as Su...

€2million to investigate DNA damage and repair

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A University of Dundee researcher has been awarded a prestigious €2million grant to investigate how DNA becomes damaged, leading to ageing and disease. Dr Helen Walden, of the University’s School of Life Sciences, has been awarded the European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant. The highly competitive awards are given to the best and most creative researchers working in Europe. The funding will create four new research posts at the University’s Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU). Dr Walden and her team will look to discover how to repa...