PEGblog #1: November 2020

Welcome to PEGblogs - a series of blog posts about postgraduate teaching, work placements and educational research in the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition!

Welcome to this, the first post in our new blog mini-series, PEGblogs, launched in November 2020 via our School Blog page. We will be…

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How we can achieve a sustainable and healthy diet

Working from home has meant that there are new challenges for research, but also some now opportunities. For example, I was invited to give a “Little Lecture” as an online live presentation, which was an enjoyable experience to virtually meet people interested in nutrition research within the School of Medicine,…

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Student research spotlight: Aleksandra

Nine Things Genomes Can Tell Us About Candida Auris

Fungal diseases cause more than 1.5 million deaths every year, which exceeds the global mortality for malaria. A limited number of available antifungal drugs is the mainstay of antifungal therapy. For many years, scientists have cautioned that overuse of antibiotics reduces…

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Undergraduate year placements: student research

Each year a number of Medical Sciences undergraduate students go on placement for a year between their third and fourth year. The placement can be in a commercial company (industry) or an academic environment. The placement year allows the students to further develop their skills and knowledge in an applied…

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Undergraduate student placements in summer 2020

Summer placements for undergraduate students studying medical sciences at the University of Aberdeen have been successfully running this summer, despite the restrictions of COVID-19.

Students have been working remotely within research teams in the School, studying a wide range of topics. These include regulation of the ACE2 gene in COVID-19,…

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