20 Sep 2016

Local mum to give back to PAMIS

An Arbroath mum whose children benefit from the work of the University of Dundee based charity PAMIS is to take a tour of Angus toilets to raise money for the organisation this weekend. Lois Speed will cycle throughout Angus visiting Changing Places toilets in a number of towns. She will be accompanied on her trip with other fundraisers and is still looking for more volunteers. Changing Places toilets are large enough to accommodate a wheelchair and up to two carers. All money raised by Lois will go towards helping PAMIS, the only organisation in Scotland that works solely with people with profound and mul...

Local mum to give back to PAMIS

20 Sep 2016

Dundee expert in New York debates on antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a looming global threat that will be brought before the world’s heads of state on September 21st at a historic high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Professor Dilip Nathwani, President of the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Honorary Professor of Infection at the University of Dundee, and Consultant Physician in Infectious Diseases at NHS Tayside, will be among those contributing to the discussions aimed at securing a future of sustainable and effective antibiotics. “The UN General Assembly provides a unique oppor...

Dundee expert in New York debates on antimicrobial resistance

20 Sep 2016

£1.4m investment in Global Excellence Scholarships

The University of Dundee, one of the world’s top 200 universities and the Scottish University of the Year, is investing £1.4million in a new range of scholarships to attract the best students from around the world. Dundee is the Scottish University of the Year 2016 (The Times and Sunday Times) and the top UK university in Times Higher Education’s global rankings of `Universities under 50’. The University consistently offers one of the best student experiences in the UK and was recently named in the top 10 of the UK’s National Student Survey, placing it ahead of Cambridge and O...

£1.4m investment in Global Excellence Scholarships

20 Sep 2016

Academia-industry collaboration gets £7 million to accelerate drug discovery

The University of Dundee has announced renewed funding of more than £7million from three of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies to support its Division of Signal Transduction Therapy (DSTT). Pharmaceutical giants Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline and Merck will provide support of £7.2 million until 2020, enabling scientists at Dundee to continue their fundamental research in multiple therapeutic areas, including cancer, arthritis, lupus, hypertension and Parkinson’s disease. This new round of funding secures 38 posts at Dundee for the next four years. The DSTT comprises...

Academia-industry collaboration gets £7 million to accelerate drug discovery

19 Sep 2016

‘Molecular origami’ enables scientists recreate RNA process in lab

University of Dundee scientists have used nanotechnology to perform ‘molecular origami’ in order to replicate naturally occurring genetic processes, research that may one day help enable the precise, targeted delivery of drug molecules in humans. Nanotechnology is engineering at an unimaginably small scale, that of individual molecules. Nature has led the way with this, constructing complex structures and functioning machines inside living cells, and scientists are taking a lead from this to engineer molecular-scale objects using natural molecules as building blocks. Professor David Lilley,&nbs...

‘Molecular origami’ enables scientists recreate RNA process in lab