Researchers in this Division investigate the mechanisms of differentiation in developing organisms, stem cells and adult tissues and how these are corrupted in disease states.
20 Jan 2022Mutations in PINK1 are the second most frequent cause of autosomal recessive early-onset Parkinson’s disease. PINK1 is activated upon mitochondrial damage to...
19 Jan 2022Review of the Year 2021 took place virtually today with the former Interim Dean, Inke Näthke sharing the highlights of activity within the School from 2021....
19 Jan 2022A parasitic infection that affects millions of people around the world is to be targeted by a £2.5 million drug discovery programme at the Universities of...
19 Jan 2022Two researchers from the MRC PPU have been awarded places in the Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance (SULSA) Forging Futures Scheme. Bill Carton (...
- ‘Cell organization as a program of trafficking’
- Small Lecture Theatre: Medical Sciences Institute, SLS / Teams
- "Childhood cancer epigenetic drug development...
- "Understanding neutrophil influence on T cell...
- In Person: MSI Small Lecture Theatre* Online: Microsoft Teams
Biological ServicesClosing Date:26 Jan 2022
Biological Chemistry and Drug DiscoveryClosing Date:28 Jan 2022
Plant SciencesClosing Date:28 Jan 2022
UK National Phenotypic Screening CentreClosing Date:28 Jan 2022
The Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression (GRE) was created within the University of Dundee School of Life Sciences in January 2008. Our aim is to build and enhance GRE as a world leading research centre studying the cell biology of gene expression and chromosome biology.
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.
Choose a subject area that inspires you. Genuine fascination with the area of research helps you to learn quickly and provides motivation to carry you through the times when experiments are not working out as planned.
The Medical Research Council 4-year programme provides integrated research training in Quantitative and Interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical science. The programme consists of three rotation projects followed by a 3-year PhD project. This programme is closed to new applications.
The prestigious Wellcome Four-Year PhD Training Programme in Molecular and Cellular Biology allows students to do a year of rotation projects followed by a conventional 3-Yr PhD project. Students select 3 rotation projects of around 3 months duration each, in the areas of "Cell and Developmental Biology, Immunology", "Molecular Microbiology, Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery" and "Gene Regulation and Expression".