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University of Dundee researchers pioneering novel use of diabetic drug to simultaneously treat heart disease

Researchers at the University of Dundee have launched a series of projects to determine whether a new class of anti-diabetes drugs could also be used to treat heart disease.
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New UK-wide clinical trial aims to improve muscle strength in older people

A UK-wide clinical trial is set to examine whether a commonly used heart pill and a food supplement could improve the health of older people across the UK by improving muscle strength.

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Dundee team to research potential new cardiovascular disease treatment 

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.
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Dundee researchers receive over £2m to boost fight against antimicrobial resistance and diseases

Researchers at the University of Dundee, the UK’s leading university for biological sciences research, have been awarded millions of pounds of new project funding by the Wellcome Trust.
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Document Centre

Project Registration Form To download the Project Registration Form visit the Document Centre

The University now subscribes to the RESEARCHconnect online funding database, which offers thousands of research funding opportunities from local, national, EU and international funders. The RESEARCHconnect service is easy to use and offers the same search and alert tools as were previously available from Research Professional.

By moving across to RESEARCHconnect, academic staff at the University will gain access to two new modules:

GRANTfinder – a database of non-research grants from EU, Government, Lottery, regional and local programmes and charitable trusts for identifying support for capital expenditure, business R&D, collaborative educational projects, the environment, marketing and much more.

POLICYfinder – a database of Government and related policy information from European to local level.

Staff can access the website at

See User Guide RESEARCHconnect for instructions on how to get started. [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 1.2 MB]

Please contact Jillian Balfour in RIS with any questions or to arrange a training session for your research group. 

Research and Innovation Services, the University's technology transfer office, works to enhance funding for university research, manage its licensing and commercial opportunities and thus maximise the long-term benefits for the University and the community.

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Sources of Funding

Technology Transfer - Licensing and Collaborative opportunities on offer at the University of Dundee

KTP - Knowledge Transfer Partnership. An innovative way to introduce new skills or practices into an organisation.

Research Governance and Policy Handbook

Fact File #5 

Medical research

Building on its reputation in medical research  Dundee University was chosen to host the hub laboratory for the Translational Medicine Research Collaboration (TMRC), a £50 M project between four of Scotlandís leading universities, the NHS and Scottish Enterprise. The TMRC carries out research into serious medical disorders.

Learn more about Dundee research success stories past and present in the Fact File section.