University of Dundee

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May 2009

  • 31 May 2009

    A University of Dundee scientist has been awarded a £1.9 million Wellcome Trust grant for innovative basic research which could lead to the development of new treatments for a range of debilitating diseases including cancer, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes. Professor Daan van Aalten, at the College of Life Sciences at Dundee, has received the funding from the Wellcome Trust for his research on how proteins in the cell are regulated by an unusual chemical modification called O-GlcNAc.

  • 30 May 2009

    Congratulations to Anton Gartner on being awarded tenure on the 29th of May 2009.

  • 29 May 2009

    Professor Brian Hemmings, a former post-doc (1980-1982) with Professor Sir Philip Cohen FRS and Professor David Glover, former faculty member (1990 - 1998) were elected as Fellows of the Royal Society on 15th May 2009. The College of Life Sciences offers warm congratulations to our former Colleagues.

  • 21 May 2009

    Professor Sir David Lane and Professor Birgit Lane are to leave the University of Dundee and take up full-time appointments with the Agency for Science, Technology and Research in Singapore from 1st September 2009. Sir David Lane will resume his position as Chief Scientist to the Agency for Science, Technology and Research. Birgit Lane will resume full-time duties as Executive Director of the Institute of Medical Biology at the Agency, which she helped to establish.

  • 19 May 2009

    A University of Dundee scientist’s research into diabetes has been boosted by a £12,500 donation by a local fundraising group. The Dundee and District Diabetes UK Volunteer Group will present Dr Kei Sakamoto of the Medical Research Council (MRC) Protein Phosphorylation Unit with a cheque at the Wellcome Trust Building on Tuesday, May 26.

  • 18 May 2009

    Professor Dame Louise Johnson FRS, of the University of Oxford, has delivered the 25th Peter Garland Lecture at the University of Dundee. The Peter Garland Lecture is the most important lecture held in the College of Life Sciences and has been held every year since 1985. The lecture is named after the University’s first Professor of Biochemistry, who was instrumental in developing Life Sciences at Dundee over the period 1970-1984.

  • 11 May 2009

    Photo opportunity: 11am, Tuesday May 12th 11amWellcome Trust Building, Old Hawkhill, University of Dundee.

  • 08 May 2009

    Professor Irwin McLean, of the University of Dundee, has been awarded the American Skin Association Achievement Award for his pioneering work on skin diseases. Professor McLean, who discovered that mutations on the filaggrin gene cause eczema and other related disorders, was presented with the award at the Society for Investigative Dermatology Annual Meeting in Montreal.

  • 08 May 2009

    A University of Dundee scientist is the first UK winner of the prestigious 2009 Young Scientist Award presented by the Federation of European Biomedical Societies. The award, which comes with prize money of €10,000, has been given to Professor Frank Sargent in the Division of Molecular Microbiology at the College of Life Sciences at Dundee.

  • 01 May 2009

    Three academics from the University of Dundee are among forty of the United Kingdom's leading doctors and medical researchers who have been recognised for excellence in medical science by their election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Academy Fellows are elected for outstanding contributions to the advancement of medical science, for innovative application of scientific knowledge or for their conspicuous service to healthcare. The new Fellows to be elected from Dundee are: