7 Jan 2019

University spinout announces major investment, collaboration

Exscientia, a world leader in artificial intelligence (“AI”) driven drug discovery and a spinout company of the University of Dundee, has made two announcements today regarding major investments and collaboration. The Company has raised US$26 million in a Series B financing round to scale up its pipeline and advance selected programmes towards clinical development. The round included participation from new investors Celgene Corporation and specialist healthcare investor GT Healthcare Capital Partners, as well as existing investor Evotec AG. An AI drug discovery collaboration with Roche worth u...

University spinout announces major investment, collaboration

7 Jan 2019

Recognition for Family History qualifications

The University of Dundee’s postgraduate qualifications in Family and Local History have been recognised by Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRA), enabling holders to more easily obtain membership of the organisation. The recognition applies to all three levels of qualification in Family and Local History offered by Dundee’s Centre for Archive and Information Studies (CAIS). This means that Dundee graduates, working professionally in genealogy, can now apply for AGRA Membership by submitting just one example of client work, rather than three. Caroline Brown, Programme Le...

Recognition for Family History qualifications

7 Jan 2019

University and Boehringer Ingelheim collaborate for free access of PROTAC compound

Boehringer Ingelheim to make BET degrader compound MZ 1 available through its opnMe.com portal Support of open access to boost progress in biomedical and drug discovery research MZ 1 compound created at the University of Dundee is the first external compound to be added to Boehringer Ingelheim’s’ opnMe.com portal A PROTAC COMPOUND developed at the University of Dundee is being made available free of charge by the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim through their scientific crowdsourcing platform opnMe.com. The opnMe portal provides free and open access to selected molecules for the sc...

University and Boehringer Ingelheim collaborate for free access of PROTAC compound

28 Dec 2018

Knighthood for Professor Mike Ferguson

Professor Mike Ferguson, Regius Professor of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, has received a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours list. Professor Ferguson has been honoured for his services to science. “I am thrilled to receive this great honour, but minded immediately that it recognises the efforts of many at the University of Dundee – my home for 30 years and an institution where collaboration and cooperation are truly valued, and where advancing knowledge into solutions is highly-prized,” said Professor Ferguson. “Together, we have managed to build in Dundee ...

Knighthood for Professor Mike Ferguson

28 Dec 2018

‘PETAL’ concept sews graduate's seeds of success

The budding career of a University of Dundee graduate is set to bloom after her flower-inspired housing concept won a £30,000 prize. Katarina Spenerova’s modular living design ‘PETAL’ wowed judges as she was named overall winner at the Society of British and International Design’s Student Design Competition. Having taken six months out after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in Interior and Environmental Design in the summer, Katarina, who lives in Aberdeen, said that the prestigious accolade would allow her career to take root. “Being named overall winn...

‘PETAL’ concept sews graduate's seeds of success