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July 2012

  • 30 Jul 2012

    It may have been a wash-out summer but the sun came out for the GRE BBQ which took place on Wednesday (25th July) at the Botanic Gardens. The day was a great success with a huge turnout including GRE families.  

  • 27 Jul 2012

    Scientists from the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute have teamed up with researchers in the USA to use a new technique to sequence the genes of the plant Arabidopsis. This approach, which allows researchers to see exactly where a plant's genes end, could be applied to crops in the hope of boosting efforts to breed new varieties.

  • 26 Jul 2012

    Scientists from the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews have been awarded £580,000 for leading-edge equipment to further their investigations into biochemical processes that play a role in all human disease states.

  • 24 Jul 2012

    An evolutionary leap made at the bottom of the ocean over 500 million years ago gives new insights into the causes of human diseases such as diabetes, cancer and neurological disorders, according to newly published research from scientists at the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews.

  • 20 Jul 2012

    Edgar Huitema, Principal Investigator in the Division of Plant Sciences at the College of Life Sciences, Dundee has been awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant. The European Research Council aims to support research that is beyond the state of the art and will lead to ground-breaking discoveries.

  • 20 Jul 2012

    The Wellcome Trust has awarded the University of Dundee a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship for Dr. Vikram Narayan (Gartner Group) for his research “Delineating the ageing proteome: Convergence of aging pathways in Caenorhabditis.” The Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships are highly prestigious awards of £250,000 paying for the researchers salary and research expenses over a four-year period.

  • 20 Jul 2012

    The Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression (GRE), led by Professors Angus Lamond and Julian Blow, has been given a £5.4 million grant. Established in 2008, GRE is one of the leading research centres studying the cell biology of gene expression and chromosome biology. It has attracted scientists from around the world to come to work in Dundee. The GRE Centre comprises thirteen research groups and over 100 scientists.

  • 20 Jul 2012

    Congratulations to Yasmeen Ahmad and Remi Sonneville - both at the Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression - on jointly winning the 2012 Tim Hunt Prize for Cell Biology.  

  • 19 Jul 2012

    The Wellcome Trust has announced over £11 million in strategic funding to two research groups at the University of Dundee. A team led by Professor Irwin McLean has been awarded around £5.9m to help establish a Centre for Dermatology and Genetic Medicine, building on Dundee’s international reputation for research into the causes of skin diseases and developing new medicines for inherited skin disorders.

  • 10 Jul 2012

    Local and Scottish media have given extensive and positive coverage to the story of the beginning of construction on the new Centre for Translational and Interdisciplinary Research which began on 9 July 2012. 

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