28 Aug 2014

Dundee-India partnership to create Drug Discovery Unit in Bangalore

The University of Dundee has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Bangalore BioCluster in India with the aim of creating a joint Drug Discovery Centre to tackle antimicrobial resistance. There is already an active programme of scientific collaboration between Dundee and the Bangalore BioCluster. The Biocluster is jointly supported by the Departments of Biotechnology and Atomic Energy of the Government of India. Antimicrobial resistance is a hugely important issue for the whole world and one where scientific innovation needs to meet advanced biotechnology to deliver new, badly needed, therapeutics....

28 Aug 2014

Professor Tracey Wilkinson appointed Cox Chair of Anatomy

Professor Tracey Wilkinson has been appointed as the University of Dundee’s Principal Anatomist and Cox Chair of Anatomy. Professor Wilkinson will be based in the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) and takes up her post following the retirement of Professor Roger Soames. Professor Wilkinson is medically qualified with a PhD in biomechanics and anatomy, and has worked in several universities both in the UK and abroad. Her arrival in Scotland now means that she has worked in each of the home countries, having previously been based in Cardiff, Belfast and London. She has also worked for...

27 Aug 2014

Researchers make drug discovery breakthrough

The potential to develop new drugs to target a class of enzymes implicated in major diseases such as cancer and neurodegenerative conditions has been boosted with the development of a new drug discovery method in a research effort led by the University of Dundee. The research group have been examining the class of enzymes called deubiquitylases (DUBs). Around 90 DUBs have been identified in the human genome and they are active in almost every process in cells. Drugs that target components of the ubiquitin system are predicted to become of major importance to the pharmaceutical industry in the future. Howev...

22 Aug 2014

`Sustaining Rural Scotland’ – Design In Action

£20k prototype funding on offer  Climate change and the increasing pressure on the planet’s natural resources mean raising awareness and innovating around environmental sustainability has never been more urgent. But how can rural Scotland address these issues? The University of Dundee’s `Design In Action’ project will bring rural businesses, entrepreneurs and retailers together with designers, technologists and academics at a major Chiasma event at New Lanark in October to identify and create potential solutions to support climate action for rural Scotland. John Thackara, the...

21 Aug 2014

Launch of Tayside Institute for Global Health

A new centre raising awareness of worldwide health issues and promoting global citizenship will be launched by the University of Dundee tomorrow. The Tayside Institute for Global Health (TIGH) will be launched at the Gannochy Trust Lecture Theatre, School of Medicine, Ninewells Hospital, on Friday, 22nd August. The inter-disciplinary collaboration will focus on learning, research and direct service in predominantly low income countries and resource-poor areas. It will engage with staff and students from the University and NHS Tayside with an interest in the subject and making a difference to global health ...