14 Jun 2016

Dundee named among Europe’s most innovative universities

University top in Scotland The University of Dundee is ranked among the top 20 most innovative universities in Europe, and first in Scotland, in a new ranking produced by Reuters. Reuters say their list of Europe’s 100 most innovative universities `identifies the educational institutions that are doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies, and help drive the global economy.’ Dundee is ranked 18th in the list, with only Imperial, Cambridge, Oxford and Manchester ranking higher in the UK. “This is yet another accolade for us in a year when we have been named Scottish Unive...

Dundee named among Europe’s most innovative universities

14 Jun 2016

Researchers discover new enzyme family

Researchers from the University of Dundee have discovered a new family of enzymes that could provide greater understanding into the development of diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Frontotemporal dementia. In research published online in the journal Molecular Cell, Dr Yogesh Kulathu and colleagues from the University’s School of Life Sciences have reported the discovery of a completely new group of Deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs). This contradicts the scientific community’s widely held belief that all families of DUBs had already been identified. Ubiquitin signals impact on a wide ...

Researchers discover new enzyme family

14 Jun 2016

Scotland’s first Graduate Medical Programme

Scotland’s first Graduate Medical Programme, designed to meet the current and future needs of the country’s NHS, will be delivered by the Universities of Dundee, St Andrews and the Highlands and Islands, it has been announced today (June 14th). The Scottish Graduate Entry Medical Programme (ScotGEM) is a four-year programme that could accommodate up to 50 students per year, starting in the academic year 2018/19 subject to approval from the General Medical Council. The programme will have a particular focus on recruitment of Scottish graduates to increase the likelihood of trainees remaining in ...

Scotland’s first Graduate Medical Programme

13 Jun 2016

Potato parasite’s `toolkit’ revealed

Parasitic nematode worms are the `hidden enemy’ of farmers world-wide, causing billions of pounds worth of crop damage every year. Now an international research collaboration led by the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute has detailed the genome sequence and inner workings of the yellow potato cyst nematode (PCN), giving scientists new insights into how it can be stopped. “This is an exciting discovery which reveals the potato cyst nematode’s ‘parasitism toolkit’,” said Dr Sebastian Eves-van den Akker, of the University of Dundee’s Division of Plant...

Potato parasite’s `toolkit’ revealed

10 Jun 2016

Dame Commander for Professor Sue Black in Birthday Honours

Professor Sue Black of the University of Dundee, one of the world’s foremost experts in forensic anthropology, has received a Damehood in HM The Queen’s 90th birthday Honours. Professor Black is Director of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) and co-Director of the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, based at the University of Dundee. Her forensic expertise has been crucial to a number of high-profile criminal cases, including the conviction of Scotland’s largest paedophile ring in 2009 and more recently the conviction of Richard Huckle, the UK’s mos...

Dame Commander for Professor Sue Black in Birthday Honours