16 Jun 2017

Global recognition for Dundee’s Mother and Infant Research Unit

The University of Dundee’s global contribution to research on mother and infant health and midwifery is being recognised with a record representation at the leading conference in the field in Canada next week. Staff from the University’s Mother and Infant Research Unit (MIRU) will make 17 presentations at the 31st International Colleges of Midwives Triennial Congress in Toronto, the largest gathering in the world of experts in midwifery. Professor Mary Renfrew said, “This is unprecedented representation at the ICM Congress and strongly emphasises the impact Dundee is having in mother and ...

Global recognition for Dundee’s Mother and Infant Research Unit

15 Jun 2017

Dundee researcher recognised as top scientist

The University of Dundee’s Professor Tracy Palmer has been elected as a member of one of the world’s most prestigious scientific organisations. Professor Palmer, based at the University’s School of Life Sciences, is one among the outstanding 65 researchers from across the world to be honoured with election to the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO). The new intake is drawn from 19 European member states as well as Japan and the United States. The organisation aims to support talented researchers at all stages of their careers, stimulate the exchange of scientific information, a...

Dundee researcher recognised as top scientist

15 Jun 2017

Principal’s Challenge raises over £15,000 – and counting!

University of Dundee staff – led by Principal Professor Sir Pete Downes and his wife Elizabeth – have raised over £15,000 through the Principal’s Challenge 2017, held as part of the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations. More than 100 staff joined the final part of the Challenge on Wednesday June 14th, a run from the Medical School campus at Ninewells to Campus Green. Earlier in the day the Principal and Elizabeth were joined by members of staff on a cycle from the Kirkcaldy campus via the University of St Andrews to Tayport and a row across the Tay. Runners and walkers w...

Principal’s Challenge raises over £15,000 – and counting!

15 Jun 2017

‘Foot in the door’ in precision medicine for oesophageal cancer

Scientists at the Universities of Dundee and Aberdeen have established a `foot in the door’ in finding new, precision treatments for patients with oesophageal cancer, one of the hardest forms of the disease to treat. A decade of work led by Professor Russell Petty, Chair of Medical Oncology in the University of Dundee School of Medicine, and involving colleagues at Dundee and the University of Aberdeen, has now produced a genetic diagnostic test relating to a class of drugs that can extend and improve quality of life for some patients. By identifying which patients will benefit from being treated wit...

‘Foot in the door’ in precision medicine for oesophageal cancer

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