The University of Dundee is one of the leading universities in Europe for research in Life Sciences. The 2016 QS World University Rankings in Biological Sciences place Dundee 5th in the UK and 40th in the world as judged by ‘citations-per-paper’, one of the most widely recognized metrics of scientific excellence. The School enjoys a reputation as one of the most dynamic international centres for molecular cell biology and with established expertise in Drug Discovery. The University is a member of the European Lead Factory consortium; a public-private partnership to enable academic groups across Europe to screen their biological targets against an industry standard high throughput screening library. The Dundee group is responsible for leading the development of the HTS triage system, hit validation and medicinal chemistry.