University of Dundee

The University of Dundee is one of the leading universities in Europe for research in Life Sciences. In the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality in UK higher education institutions – REF2014 –Dundee was ranked the top University in Biological Sciences. More recent rankings widely recognized as indicators of scientific excellence place Dundee high in their rankings. The 2017 QS World University Rankings in Biological Sciences place Dundee 5th in the UK, 8th in Europe and 39th in the World as judged by ‘citations-per-paper’, one of the most widely recognized metrics of scientific excellence. This year’s ‘The State of Innovation’ report by Clarivate Analytics ranks Dundee as the most influential scientific research institution in the world for pharmaceuticals for the period 2006-16. The School enjoys a reputation as one of the most dynamic international centres for molecular cell biology, with outstanding laboratory and technology facilities.

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Plant Sciences 2017

Amaro, T., Thilliez, G.J.A., McLeod, R.A., and Huitema, E. (2017) Random mutagenesis screen shows that Phytophthora capsici CRN83_152-mediated cell death is not required for its virulence function(s). Molecular plant pathology.

 d.o.i 10.1111/mpp.12590

PMC 28779542

MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit 2017

Bakshi, S., Taylor, J., Strickson, S., McCartney, T. and Cohen, P. (2017) Identification of TBK1 complexes required for the phosphorylation of IRF3 and the production of interferon beta. Biochem. J. 474, 1163-1174 
doi. 10.1042/BCJ20160992, 2017 
PMID 28159912 
PMC 5350611

Cohen, P. and Strickson, S. (2017) The role of hybrid ubiquitin chains in the MyD88 and other innate immune signalling pathways. Cell Death Differ. 24, 1153-1159 
doi. 10.1038/cdd.2017.17, 2017 
PMID 28475177 
PMC 5520163

Geomicrobiology 2017

Ceci, A., Pinzari, F., Riccardi, C., Maggi, O., Pierro, L., Petrangeli Papini, M., Gadd, G. M. and Persiani, A. M. (2017) Metabolic synergies in the biotransformation of organic and metallic toxic compounds by a saprotrophic soil fungus. Applied microbiology and biotechnologyd.o.i 10.1007/s00253-017-8614-9
PMC: 29138910