University of Dundee

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, with outstanding laboratory and technology facilities.

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Baxter Prize 2017

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Robin E. E. Baxter, the son of Normile and Anne Baxter established a prize in his parents’ name for the University of Dundee to support cancer research. The Baxter family connections go back to the founding of the University of Dundee (originally known as University College of Dundee) by Mary Ann Baxter, Robin’s great, great, great grandfather’s youngest sister and the founding of the University of Abertay (originally known as the Technical College) by her brother, Sir David Baxter, Bart.
 
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MRC Summer School

The MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRCPPU) is  a major Research Centre that focuses on the understanding of the biological roles of  phosphorylation and ubiquitylation and how disruption of these processes cause human diseases such as neurodegeneration, cancer, hypertension and immune disorders.

The Dundee MRCPPU operates as a focal point between life scientists, pharmaceutical companies and clinicians. The aim is to provide a deeper understanding of disease processes to ultimately develop new cures.

Gatsby Plant Science Lectures

Students and teachers are invited to the upcoming inaugural Gatsby Trust Planet Science lecture on November 22nd at 5pm at the School of Life Sciences. The first of an ongoing series, the Gatsby lectures will cover topics such as food security, the ‘green revolution’, biofuels, drug discovery and scientific techniques such as genome sequencing, RNA biology and more.

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