Translational Research in Dundee

The University of Dundee has a number of staff leading the field of translational medicine.

The University considers translational medicine an institutional priority as demonstrated by various initiatives and collaborations.

  • The Tayside Tissue Bank houses secure bio-repository, which was also recently announced as one of only four core locations for the first ever National breast cancer tissue bank.
  • Launched in 2008 as a £15 million University/NHS Tayside partnership the Clinical Research Centre Tayside is a state of the art hub facility for the conduct of patient-based research and clinical trials of all phases.
  • The Tayside Medical Science Centre (TASC) combines the research strengths of the University of Dundee with NHS Tayside and is a node of the Scottish Academic Health Sciences Collaboration. The Centre aims to make research management and governance more efficient and promote a stronger culture of research within the NHS.
  • A £15 million investment in Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) facilities and staff which aims to translate basic research discoveries into candidate drugs to treat diseases, especially those neglected by major pharmaceutical companies.
  • The Health Informatics Centre, a partnership between the University of Dundee, NHS Tayside and NHS National Services Scotland, provides secure access to a comprehensive set of linkable data about health and healthcare within the Tayside population, allowing investigation of the contribution of the individual, the community and the health service to the basis of health and disease.
  • One of the largest research collaborations between the pharmaceutical industry, the Division of Signal Transduction Therapy (DSTT) is a UK research institution that aims to develop new drugs based on world leading research.
  • Partnership in SINAPSE, building a common platform for multicentre imaging research across Scotland, with critical mass of expertise to support human imaging research.