14 Jun 2017

Yogesh Kulathu awarded Lister Research Prize Fellowship

The University of Dundee’s Dr Yogesh Kulathu has received a coveted £200,000 prize after being identified as one of the brightest emerging stars in the field of biomedical research. Dr Kulathu has been awarded a Lister Research Prize Fellowship. These prestigious and highly sought-after prizes are given annually by the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine to up to five young researchers in the UK and are intended to help support and nurture future research leaders. The prize may be used in any appropriate way to support the holder’s research, other than the provision or augmentation of...

Yogesh Kulathu awarded Lister Research Prize Fellowship

12 Jun 2017

‘Big Data’ resource raises possibility of research revolution

A group of UK scientists led by the University of Dundee have demonstrated how aggregating image data from laboratories all around the world has the potential to revolutionise scientific research. A team headed by Professor Jason Swedlow in the University’s School of Life Sciences has built the Image Data Resource (IDR), a public database that collects and integrates imaging data related to experiments published in leading scientific journals. This means that ‘Big Data’ from imaging experiments conducted by scientists all over the world that were previously too large and difficult to shar...

‘Big Data’ resource raises possibility of research revolution

26 May 2017

Smokers asked to help measure effects of electronic and tobacco cigarettes on World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day arrives next Wednesday, May 31st, at a time when increasing numbers of smokers are switching to e-cigarettes and vaping. New tobacco legislation which has just come into effect is also anticipated to have an impact, with the packaging and size of cigarette packs changing. The cheapest packs now cost close to £9. As more smokers make the move from tobacco cigarettes to electronic versions, researchers at the University of Dundee are asking them to help with a research project looking into the effects of e-cigarettes. “This is a vital question we need to answer – what a...

Smokers asked to help measure effects of electronic and tobacco cigarettes on World No Tobacco Day

25 May 2017

Damaging immune response may be cause of COPD infections

Researchers at the University of Dundee have made an important discovery about why patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) suffer frequent chest infections, potentially paving the way for new treatments. The team, led by Dr James Chalmers, has shown that the behaviour of a type of white blood cell, called neutrophils, changes when patients have COPD. Normally neutrophils remove bacteria from the lungs by ‘eating’ them, a highly efficient process called phagocytosis that causes no damage to the lung. This study, however, shows that in patients with COPD, the ability to eat bac...

Damaging immune response may be cause of COPD infections

22 May 2017

Awards recognise impact of skin disease research at Dundee

The international impact of dermatological research from the University of Dundee has been recognised by two major awards to Irene Leigh CBE, Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. Professor Leigh has been awarded the British Society of Investigative Dermatology Medal, the highest honour in UK dermatological research. She has also been given the highest honour of the Society of Investigative Dermatology, the leading US research society at their recent meeting in Portland, Oregon. The awards recognise contributions to research in skin cancer, genetic disease and tissue engineering. Professor Lei...

Awards recognise impact of skin disease research at Dundee