Past Events

The WeeCAIR Medicinal Garden

19/11/2020 - 19/11/2020

Unearth the science and history of the medicinal plants which influence modern medicine. Find out what's been going on and..

In Conversation With…Beatriz and Irene – Women on the Edge (of a Malarial Breakthrough)

18/11/2020 - 18/11/2020

Malaria kills over half a million people every year, and the parasite is rapidly evolving resistance to current treatments. New..

Practical Aspects of Small Molecule Drug Discovery: At the Interface of Biology, Chemistry and Pharmacology

21/06/2020 - 26/06/2020

This course will now take place 20-25 June 2021. Applicants should have been contacted by someone from the Wellcome Genome..

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BCDD Guest Speaker – Brian Suarez-Mantilla

13/05/2020

Cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak.  Inositol Pyrophosphates Signalling in Trypanosoma cruzi: Novel insights from an ancient organismy. Dr Brian Suarez-Mantilla..

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Parasites: Designing an exhibition about scientific research

14/04/2020

Cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak. Parasites: Battle for Survival Exhibition Curator Sophie Goggins chairs a panel discussion with researchers from..

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BCDD Seminar – 11 March 2020

11/03/2020

This weeks BCDD seminar will be given by Mary Wheldon a member of the Innovative Targets group chemistry team  and..

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5th WCAIR Symposium

05/03/2020

The 6 monthly WCAIR Symposiums are open to all members of WCAIR. They are an opportunity to share the research..

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BCDD Seminar – 04 March 2020

04/03/2020

Kicking off March BCDD seminars we have Julia Wcislo a PhD in the DDU  DMPK group  and Beatrice Colon from..

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BCDD Guest Speaker- Ed Tate

03/03/2020

""Protein modification: from chemical biology to drug discovery"" Ed Tate is Professor of Chemical Biology at Imperial College London, a..

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BCDD Seminar Series-26 February

26/02/2020

The presenter at the BCDD Seminar series in the last week of February is Sandra Carvalho a postdoc in the..

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BCDD Guest Speaker – Craig Mckenzie

19/02/2020

Drug discovery in reverse: Blues, utopioids, spice and the ever evolving world of novel psychoactive substances and street drugs  ..

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BCDD Seminar Series-12 February

12/02/2020

This weeks presenter at the BCDD seminar is Michele Tinti a bioinformatician with the Ferguson group. The Chair is malaria..

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BCDD Seminar Series- 05 February

05/02/2020

Sharon Shepherd, lead of the Protein Production Team,  gives the first BCDD seminar series in February. The Chair is Rupa..

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BCDD Seminar Series-29 January

29/01/2020

To complete the January talks in the BCDD seminar series we have Senyo Botchie a WCAIR Trainee from Ghana who..

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BCDD Seminar Series-22 January

22/01/2020

The 2020 BCDD seminar series continues with talks from Stephen Thompson a chemist with the TB portfolio and Adam Bond..

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BCDD Seminar Series-15 January 2020

15/01/2020

The 2020 BCDD seminar series starts with talks from Luciana Paradela from the Mode of Action group and Victor Sheidt..

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BCDD Seminar Series- 27 November

27/11/2019

This week's speakers  are Ning Zhang from Mark Field's group and Joao Pisco from DDU Biology group. The Chair is..

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BCDD Guest Speaker – Barry Morgan

19/11/2019

25 years of DNA Encoded Chemistry: managing serendipity in pre-clinical small molecule drug discovery? Dr Barry Morgan, Chief Scientific Officer at..

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Federation of Infection Societies Conference 2019

11/11/2019 - 14/11/2019

Hosted by Microbiology Society

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BCDD Seminar Series-6 November

06/11/2019

This week's speaker is Norma Padilla-Meija from Mark Field's group . The Chair is DDU Chemist Malcolm Taylor.  

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BCDD Seminar Series-30 October

30/10/2019

This week's speaker is Conner Craigon from Alessio Ciulli's group . The Chair is Anna Trenaman from David Horn's group...

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Antimicrobial Drug Discovery

29/10/2019

Organised by the Microbiology Society

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BCDD Seminar Series-16 October

16/10/2019

This week's speaker is WCAIR and DDU chemist Peter Campbell from the Malaria group . The Chair is Conner Criagon..

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BCDD Seminar Series-09 October

09/10/2019

This week's speakers are WCAIR Trainee Kit Kay Mak  and Zhe Ji from the Ferguson group . The Chair is Justin..

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BCDD Seminar Series-02 October

02/10/2019

This week's speaker is  Victor Corpas Lopes from the Mode of Action group. The Chair is Ning Zhang.  

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BCDD Guest Speaker – Ian Goodfellow

01/10/2019

Will we ever have a therapeutic for Noroviruses? Ian Goodfellow is Professor of Virology and Deputy Head of Department (Pathology). His..

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BCDD Seminar Series-25 September

25/09/2019

This week's speakers are  Michael Ness a PhD Student with  the DDU DMPK group and Maikel Izquierdo Rivero a WCAIR trainee..

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Wellcome Centre Public Engagement Officers Quarterly Meet Up

24/09/2019 - 25/09/2019

This week WCAIR is hosting the quarterly gathering of public engagement officers from across the Wellcome Centres. The PE officers..

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BCDD Guest Speaker – Wael Houssen

18/09/2019

Enzymatic modification of cyclic peptides for enhanced cellular permeability Dr Wael Houssen is a Senior Research Fellow in the School..

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BCDD Guest Speaker- Professor Ariel Silber

11/09/2019

Proline, a "metabolic penknife" for the dangerous lifestyle of Trypanasoma cruzi. Ariel graduated and made his PhD at the Faculty..

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BCDD Guest Speaker- Gavin Wright

04/09/2019

Genome-led vaccine target discovery for animal African trypanosomiasis. Gavin is interested in the molecular basis of cellular recognition events. The..

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4th WCAIR Symposium

02/09/2019

Save the date ! The 4th WCAIR symposium will take place on Monday 2nd September. The WCAIR Symposiums bring together..

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BCDD Guest Speaker- Rob Moon

03/07/2019

Unravelling parasite invasion in P. knowlesi: from basic biology to vaccine and drug development After a PhD at Imperial College working on..

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BCDD Seminar Series-12 June

12/06/2019

This week's speakers are  Luciana De Sousa Paradela from the Mode of Action group and Kayo Ono from Mark Field's..

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases 8th Annual Symposium

05/06/2019

EID are pleased to announce their 8th Annual Symposium on Wednesday 5th June at the Royal College of Physicians on..

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BCDD Seminar Series-29 May

29/05/2019

This week's speaker is Liam Ferguson who is a PhD student with the DMPK group. Liam will be presenting on..

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WCAIR at Stobfest 2019

18/05/2019 - 18/05/2019

We're going on a day trip to Stobfest! In partnership with Dundee Science Centre, we'll be at Stobfest's fabulous Gala..

Setting our sights on infectious diseases

Setting our sights on infectious diseases

12/05/2019 - 15/05/2019

The Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) invites you to join us in Dundee from 12-15 May 2019. The aim..

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BCDD Guest Speaker- Marcus Lee

24/04/2019

New genetic approaches for antimalarial target discovery The repeated emergence of antimalarial resistance underscores the importance of identifying new drug..

Practical Aspects of Drug Discovery: At the Interface of Biology, Chemistry and Pharmacology (Cape Town, South Africa)

07/04/2019 - 12/04/2019

In collaboration with the Wellcome Genome Campus and the Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D), University of Cape Town, we are pleased..

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BCDD Seminar Series-27 March

27/03/2019

This week's speakers are Malcolm Taylor from the Cryptosporidium Chemistry team and Neil Norcross  from the Apicomplexan Chemistry team. The..

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BCDD Guest Speaker – Giulia Bandini

20/03/2019

Toxoplasma gondii has distinct secretory and nucleocytosolic O-fucosylation pathways   We welcome back to University of Dundee  Professor Guilia Bandini...

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BCDD Guest Speaker – Dr Mostafa Rateb

15/03/2019

Microbial Natural Products: challenges - success Natural products discovery is currently quite challenging as the rate of re-isolation is quite..

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BCDD Guest Speaker- Dr. Guzmán Álvarez

13/03/2019

AN ANTIPARASITIC DRUG AGAINST T. CRUZI, T. BRUCEI AND LEISHMANIA SPP. One shoot three birds.

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4th Meeting of Infectious Diseases Research Initiative Scotland

06/03/2019 - 07/03/2019

The 4th 'Infectious Diseases Research Initiative Scotland' or IDRIS Meeting is combined with the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research Spring..

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BCDD Guest Speaker – Professor Matthias Marti

27/02/2019

Revisiting Plasmodium transmission biology for malaria elimination Matthias Marti is a molecular and cell biologist with 20 years of experience..

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BCDD Guest Speaker – Dr Elizabeth Ballou

13/02/2019

Environmental signals trigger ploidy shifts in the human fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans Elizabeth's lab focus on the major human fungal..

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BCDD Guest Speaker- Dr Steven Cobb

04/02/2019

The Development of Peptide- and Peptoid-based Agents for Combating NTDs Biography Steven Cobb carried out his PhD with Professor David..

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Disentangle, Science in a Gendered World

02/02/2019 - 06/04/2019

An exhibition of contemporary art, historical objects and scientific case studies that consider how gender can be 'seen' or 'positioned'..

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Preview: Disentangle, Science in a Gendered World

31/01/2019

An exhibition of contemporary art, historical objects and scientific case studies that consider how gender can be 'seen' or 'positioned'..

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BCDD Seminar Series-30 Jan

30/01/2019

This week's speakers are Alasdair Smith from the DDU chemistry team and Apicomplexan portfolio and Kwok Ho Chan from Allessio..

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BCDD Seminar series-23 Jan

23/01/2019

This week's speakers are Filip Zmuda from the DDU Biology team and Kinetoplastid Portfolio and Michele Tinti from Mike Ferguson's..