University of Dundee

Latest News

July 2009

  • 13 Jul 2009

    DNA 'Swiss army knife' discovered by Dundee scientists Scientists in the Medical Research Council (MRC) Protein Phosphorylation Unit at the University of Dundee have discovered a group of proteins acting like a 'Swiss Army Knife' to repair damaged DNA in our cells, a finding which could have future implications for cancer treatments.

  • 13 Jul 2009

    Scientists in the Medical Research Council (MRC) Protein Phosphorylation Unit at the College of Life Sciences have discovered a protein that acts as a pair of “molecular scissors” to repair damaged DNA in our cells, a finding which could have major implications for cancer treatments.

  • 10 Jul 2009

    The new Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee was announced on Monday 6th July as Professor Pete Downes. Pete Downes has been Acting Principal since the departure of Sir Alan Langlands earlier this year to become Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England. Pete arrived in Dundee 19 years ago and has served, from 1994, as the Head of the Department of Biochemistry, the Head of the School of Life Sciences and, since 2003, the Head of the College of Life Sciences (CLS).