Our research flows from fundamental science using model organisms to translational research on medically- and economically-significant pathogens
Our goal is to advance the science of molecular microbiology through high-quality research. We want our discoveries to be well-known nationally and internationally. We promote and benefit from collaborations with colleagues in allied disciplines including immunology, structural biology, gene regulation, genomics, proteomics, and more.
Our research topics currently include:
- fundamental physiological processes in microbial cells, including transport and generation of the cell surface
- bacterial growth arrest and responses to resource limitation
- microbial sensing of environmental signals
- inter-bacterial and inter-microbial interactions
- molecular determinants of bacterial virulence
- host responses to microbial pathogens
- identification of potential targets for antimicrobial intervention or biotechnological applications
We are dedicated to teaching and to providing great learning experiences. We are passionate about bringing in talented students and scientists to study microbiology, and we value diversity in our field. We aim to create a friendly, inclusive, and exciting environment for research and teaching, and developing careers.
We believe in sharing our knowledge with the public. We take part in various activities to showcase our research, including exhibitions with images of microbes in different scales, and we even made a book to go along with one of our exhibits.
Head of Division
Deputy Head of Division
Dan Neill has joined the Division of Molecular Microbiology, as Senior Lecturer.
The School of Life Sciences Annual Research Symposium returned to Crieff Hydro after a 4-year hiatus.
A new University of Dundee spinout opportunity hopes to create vaccines against Strep A as well as novel vaccines for other human and animal diseases, while reducing our reliance on antibiotics.
We have a bumper crop of promotions this year as part of the 2022 Annual Review process for academic staff.
A University of Dundee researcher who has amazed thousands of children with tales of the microbial fiesta taking place on their hands has been recognised for her commitment to making science accessible to the public.
Helge Dorfmueller has been awarded a Career Development Award from the Wellcome Trust.