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September 2017

  • 29 Sep 2017

    A new article from the Lamond group, published in eLife, reports the identification of the plant biflavone, hinokiflavone, as a pre-mRNA splicing modulator (Pawellek et al., 2017). In collaboration with Ron Hay’s group in GRE and the group of Richard Hartley, (University of Glasgow), they show that both natural and synthetic hinokiflavone inhibits splicing in vitro by blocking spliceosome assembly, specifically preventing progression from the spliceosome complex A to complex B.

  • 28 Sep 2017

    * EVOTEC INVESTS in Exscientia to advance AI-driven DRUG DISCOVERY Evotec AG and Exscientia Ltd - a company ‘spun out’ from research at the University of Dundee - today announced that Evotec has made a € 15 m investment to take a minority stake in Exscientia. 

  • 27 Sep 2017

    Olga Suska from Vicky Cowling’s lab passed her PhD viva today. Her thesis was entitled, ‘Investigating the role and regulation of mRNA capping in pluripotency and differentiation.’ Her internal examiner was Greg Findlay from MRC-PPU and her external examiner was Richard Jenner, University College London.

  • 27 Sep 2017

    Congratulations to the following Life Sciences students and graduates who have been Highly Commended in the 2017 Undergraduate Awards. These awards aim to celebrate top undergraduate coursework and foster interdisciplinary collaboration between students and recent graduates worldwide. Three of our students were Highly Commended in the Life Sciences category. They were: 

  • 26 Sep 2017

    Ilaria Volpi from Julian Blow’s lab passed her PhD viva last week. Her thesis was entitled, “The role of the protein MTBP in DNA replication.” Her examination committee was Karim Labib (Internal Examiner) and Vincenzo Constanzo, Milan (External Examiner). 

  • 26 Sep 2017

    This year, our traditional poster session for PhD students entering into their third year formed part of a Dundee-Tokyo Postgraduate Student Research Symposium, including a group of PhD students and academics from University of Tokyo.

  • 25 Sep 2017

    Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, today visited the University of Dundee where he was given an insight into the world leading research being carried out in Life Sciences.   Dundee is the top-rated University in the UK for biological sciences research. Mr Hammond was given a tour of the School of Life Sciences including the Discovery Centre, the £50million building which was supported by direct funding from the UK Government.  

  • 22 Sep 2017

    The University of Dundee’s LifeSpace Gallery will be paying tribute to the work of D’Arcy Thompson to celebrate the centenary of his seminal book ‘On Growth & Form’.

  • 19 Sep 2017

    Dr Kim Dale from the School has been recently appointed as the University academic lead for International activity in the ASEAN region. This new role acknowledges all the work Kim has undertaken in the region on behalf of the University and the School in her position of SLS Associate Dean, International. In addition, Kim also has a research group in the division of Cell and Developmental Biology which is broadly interested in understanding how genetic interactions come into play at the earliest stages of development to build the developing embryo.

  • 18 Sep 2017

    Life Sciences researcher Professor Karim Labib has been awarded £2million to explore the role that one of the most fundamental processes in cell biology plays in cancer.  Professor Labib will receive the grant from Cancer Research UK to study mechanisms that preserve genome integrity during the final stages of chromosome replication in animal cells.

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