8 Mar 2016

Collaboration to develop new treatments for tuberculosis

World-leading medicinal chemistry and biology at the Universities of Dundee (Scotland) and Cape Town (South Africa) have been allied to the industrial expertise of the Pharmaceuticals Division of Bayer (Germany), one of the world’s leading pharma companies, in an effort to develop critically needed new treatments for tuberculosis (TB). The collaboration combines some of the world’s best knowledge on TB biology, drug discovery and medicinal chemistry, with access to an industrial library of chemical compounds. All three partners in the new collaboration are already members of the Tuberculosis Dr...

Collaboration to develop new treatments for tuberculosis

8 Mar 2016

Four new RSE Fellows for University of Dundee

The Royal Society of Edinburgh has announced today that four people from the University of Dundee have been elected as Fellows of the RSE. The new Fellows from the University are: Wendy Alexander, Vice-Principal (International) Paul Birch, Professor of Plant Pathology and Deputy Head of the Division of Plant Sciences Andrew Hopkins, Professor of Medicinal Informatics and SULSA Research Professor of Translational Biology Karim Labib, Professor of Genome Integrity “I am delighted to see our staff recognised among the range of new Fellows announced by the Royal Society of Edinburgh,” said Profes...

Four new RSE Fellows for University of Dundee

7 Mar 2016

Chemical probe brings new insight into Parkinson’s disease

Pioneering chemical technology developed at the University of Dundee is giving scientists the clearest insight yet into crucial biochemical processes that are active in many diseases, including Parkinson’s disease. Dr Satpal Virdee, leader of the research team, said their findings could `revolutionise’ research capability. Working in collaboration with Dr Miratul Muqit, the Dundee team have already used their newly developed tools to make new discoveries relating to the activity of the Parkin enzyme, which when mutated is a cause of Parkinson’s disease. The results of the research are pub...

Chemical probe brings new insight into Parkinson’s disease

7 Mar 2016

Group identifications affect likelihood of teenagers smoking, drinking and taking cannabis

Teenagers who interact positively with their family, school and friends are far less likely to smoke, binge drink and use cannabis than peers who fail to identify with these social groups, according to research from the University of Dundee. The research team, led by Psychology PhD student Kirsty Miller, surveyed more than 1000 high school pupils aged 13-17 from the Fife area. The results showed that group identification protects against adverse health behaviour, with levels of identification with family, school and friendship groups predicting the likelihood of teenagers having smoked cigarettes, drank to...

Group identifications affect likelihood of teenagers smoking, drinking and taking cannabis

5 Mar 2016

University to award Honorary Degree to Amanda Kopel

Dementia rights campaigner Amanda Kopel, wife of the late Dundee United legend Frank Kopel, is to receive an Honorary Degree from the University of Dundee. Mrs Kopel will receive the degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) from the University during its Summer Graduation ceremonies in June in recognition of her campaign to obtain free personal care for those with dementia under the age of 65 in Scotland. She is also heavily involved in raising awareness of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) – a form of younger-onset dementia associated with repeated sport-related head trauma, which her husband may have su...

University to award Honorary Degree to Amanda Kopel