The Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) (see http://www.drugdiscovery.dundee.ac.uk) is a fully integrated drug discovery operation based within a world class Life Sciences research environment. Its remit is to complement BioPharma activities by tackling both neglected diseases and early stage small molecule validation of novel drug targets across a range of potential therapeutic areas.
15 Oct 2021Collaborative research between the Universities of Dundee and Cambridge has uncovered how ‘assassin’ immune cells are able keep on killing as they hunt down...
12 Oct 2021The new academic year 2021/22 has started and the School has welcomed the new intake of Honours project students. Over the next semester, level 4...
08 Oct 2021An industry-wide consortium, led by producer organisation G’s Growers and supported by the James Hutton Institute, the University of Dundee and James Hutton...
08 Oct 2021The University of Dundee is one of the best universities in the UK for producing successful spinouts, according to a new report. The University Spinout Report...
Plant SciencesClosing Date:20 Oct 2021
Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation UnitClosing Date:20 Oct 2021
Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation UnitClosing Date:22 Oct 2021
Life Sciences OfficeClosing Date:22 Oct 2021
The work of the group centres on the structural, dynamic and chemical properties of nucleic acids, and their recognition by and interactions with proteins. Nucleic acids perform many roles in the cell. They act as the store of genetic information (DNA), the genetic messenger and template for the synthesis of proteins (mRNA), the processing of mature spliced RNA (snRNA) and precisely processed RNA (snoRNA), as an enzyme (ribozymes, including peptidyl transferase activity of the ribosome) and even in the control of gene expression (miRNA species, and riboswitches).
The MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (PPU) 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.
Plants form the basis of life on Earth providing food to sustain human and animal life, as well as being exploited for natural products and medicine. They are essential to the atmosphere in fixing carbon and releasing oxygen. The importance of plant sciences to the world’s ecosystems is highlighted by the current concerns over climate change and fuel and food security.
The Dundee Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) was founded in 2006 with the aim of translating basic science into lead compounds to validate putative drug targets, to use as tools to investigate disease pathways and, when appropriate, advance to pre-clinical drug candidates.
The Division of Cell Signalling and Immunology hosts research groups whose work is relevant to the pathologies associated with cancer, diabetes, infectious disease, autoimmunity and allergy.
The overarching theme of the Division is "the discovery of chemical solutions to biological problems" through excellence in basic and applied multidisciplinary research.
The Division of Computational Biology brings together scientists with skills in developing and applying computational, mathematical and biophysical techniques to questions in biological and medical research.
The Geomicrobiology Group carries out research on the geoactive properties of microorganisms in order to understand their importance in key biosphere processes and their applied potential.