Trainees on the Practical Aspects Course in Uruguay

Practical Aspects of Drug Discovery Course in Uruguay

We had the pleasure of our first in person course since 2019 last week.  The Practical Aspects of Drug Discovery..

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‘Lysyl-tRNA synthetase, a target for urgently needed M. tuberculosis drugs’ published in Nature Communications.

The DDU Tuberculosis team have recently published an article that discusses Lysyl-tRNA synthetase as a new target for urgently needed..

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Head and shoulder shot of Michele Tinti who wears a blue jumper and blue and white checked shirt.

Top 10 place for Michele Tinti in machine learning competition

Dr Michele Tinti recently participated in a biomedicine crowdsourced challenge instigated by DREAM Challenges. Michele was placed 10th out of..

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Head shot of Prof Ian Gilbert

Prof Ian Gilbert appointed as new Head of DDU

The Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) is delighted to announce that Professor Ian Gilbert has been appointed to be the Head..

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Doors Open Day a Sunny Success

For the first time since the founding of the Wellcome Centre, we have taken part in Dundee's Doors Open Day...

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Parasite cell division cycles decoded

A team from the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) at the University of Dundee has used a high-throughput genetic..

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A wide angle view of our on-campus medicinal garden

Even more in-person events

Following on from some excellent summer events in Stobswell, we'll be running even more in-person events into the autumn, in..

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Photo shows Manu De Rycker standing at lectern with his presentation title slide on a large screen behind him.


Dr Manu De Rycker,  Head of Translational Parasitology at WCAIR and DDU, attended the WorldLeish7 conference in Cartagena, Colombia in..

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WCAIR Training – Chemistry Problem Sessions

As a part of our training programme, we host weekly problem solving sessions with our trainees. In these sessions, we..

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High-content screening image from the DDU Trypanosoma cruzi assay.

Multi-million-pound award to counter “silent killer” disease

A deadly disease that can kill victims who may never know they were infected is to be targeted by WCAIR..

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