12 May 2016

Dundee Professor named Conservationist of the Year

Tony Martin, Professor of Animal Conservation at the University of Dundee, has been named as Conservationist of the Year in recognition of his exceptional leadership of the world’s largest rodent eradication operation. Professor Martin, of the University’s Centre for Remote Environments, received the prestigious award from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). He leads the South Gergia Heritage Trust’s Habitat Restoration Project, which seeks to reverse two centuries of devastation caused by rats that threatens the globally important seabird sanctuary of South Georgia, a British Oversea...

Dundee Professor named Conservationist of the Year

11 May 2016

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. Researchers at the University of Dundee, University of Aberdeen and Imperial College London are testing whether the treatments can prevent the weakening of muscles that commonly affects older people. The research team aims to recruit 450 people aged 70 and over from across the UK. Participants will be given a heart pill (perindopril) or a matching dummy tablet, and also a food supplement powder (leucine) or matching dummy po...

Trial aims to improve muscle strength in older people

6 May 2016

Dundee researcher a rising star of science

Dr Alessio Ciulli, of the University of Dundee, has been recognised as one of Europe’s rising stars of science with the award of the 2016 MedChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship. MedChemComm is the official journal of the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry. The annual MedChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship is given to a researcher who has made a significant contribution to medicinal chemistry research in the early part of their career. The Editorial Board have selected Dr Ciulli as this year’s recipient for his work tackling important biology with elegant chemistry, develo...

Dundee researcher a rising star of science

4 May 2016

Dundee team to research potential 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. The researchers have identified a group of enzymes called SIK’s that reduce the production of chemicals which protect the blood vessels from inflammation.  The team is hoping they can find a way of “switching off” these enzymes so the protective chemicals can do their job. The two year project is being funded with a £137,206 grant from national charity Heart Research UK and ...

Dundee team to research potential cardiovascular disease treatment

2 May 2016

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. The grants include two projects contributing to the fight against antimicrobial resistance, one of the major health problems facing the world today. The grants amount to over £2 million to researchers in the School of Life Sciences at Dundee. Professor Tracy Palmer, Head of the Division of Molecular Microbiology, has been given a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award of £1.2million for her project examining pr...

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