New Development Fellow boosts infection research

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  Dr Andreas Haag joins the School of Medicine as a Research Development Fellow in the Infection and Global Health Division. He specialises in studies on the molecular interactions of Mobile Genetic Elements (MGE) in the pathogenic bacterium Staphylococcus aureus and how …

13th December 2021 | igh


New Multimorbidity PhD programme

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HEALTH PROFESSIONALS IN SCOTLAND WILL BECOME LEADING EXPERTS IN MULTIMORBIDITY The School of Medicine at the University of St Andrews joins a consortium of Scottish universities led by the University of Glasgow to deliver a new PhD programme, funded by …

16th November 2021 | cmed


Innovation for African Universities (IAU) grant awarded

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  Dr Wilber Sabiiti and partners at Ghanaian University of Health Sciences and University of Cape Coast have been awarded the Innovation for African Universities (IAU) grant.  The grant will facilitate the establishment of long-term institutional partnerships focusing on translation …

12th October 2021 | igh


Dr Hernandez Santiago appointed to SAPG

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Dr Virginia Hernandez Santiago, Clinical Lecturer in General Practice at the School of Medicine, has recently been appointed to the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group (SAPG). The group, established in 2008 at the request of the Scottish Government, promotes the safe …

30th September 2021 | igh


The global fight against tuberculosis

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Medical research is one of the most important outputs for a university, with breakthroughs potentially saving lives around the world. Professor Stephen Gillespie and colleagues at the School of Medicine have done just this, developing global capacity to improve tuberculosis treatment by developing shorter, safer drug regimens, and improved diagnostics for monitoring treatment. Heat map of tuberculosis …

30th September 2021 | igh


Two winners selected at the School of Medicine Dragons’ Den Competition

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This year’s School of Medicine Research Away Day, saw the return of the School’s very own Dragons’ Den competition where early career researchers had the opportunity to pitch research ideas to win £5000 to support their project.   SCREDS Lecturer, Dr …

24th September 2021 | igh


Launch of UNITE4TB partnership marks a new era in Tuberculosis treatment development

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Scientists from the University of St Andrews Infection and Global Health Research Division at the School of Medicine will play a key role in UNITE4TB, a global partnership to accelerate the development of new Tuberculosis (TB) drug regimens, as part of …

15th July 2021 | igh


New St. Andrews PhD graduate finds a future in antimicrobial research

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  It’s graduation season at St. Andrews and a new batch of PhD students are finally crossing the “finish line”.  Among those is Kerry Falconer, a PhD student from the Infection and Global Health division.    Kerry started at St. …

29th June 2021 | igh


Research team looking at the use of UVC light to kill viruses

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New research is analysing the use of UVC light to see if it can prevent the transmission of airborne viruses. The project was awarded an Innovate UK Grant of £296,000 to investigate the safety and efficacy of UVC light.    …

9th June 2021 | igh


European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Symposium

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Stephen Gillespie joined distinguished international colleagues on a European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) Symposium “Tuberculosis: Bringing new science to diagnostics”.  Speaking were Professors Ulrika Simmonson from University of Uppsala (Pharmacometrics) Jan-Willem Alffenaar from the University of …

19th May 2021 | igh