University of Dundee

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April 2018

  • 25 Apr 2018

    The University of Dundee has been ranked 6th in the UK and top in Scotland for graduate prospects in the 2019 edition of the Complete University Guide league tables, which have shown Dundee to be one of the best places in the UK for employability of students.

  • Professor Jason Swedlow
    20 Apr 2018

    The University of Dundee is joining a global effort – with the help of funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – to support development of the Human Cell Atlas, a global effort to map every type of cell in the healthy human body as a resource for studies of health and disease.

  • 16 Apr 2018

    An exciting new long-term collaboration has been launched between Dundee Rep Theatre and the School's Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research where together they will develop a series of innovative and diverse engagement and performance opportunities for local communities.

  • Satpal Virdee and Kuan-Chuan Pao
    12 Apr 2018

    Dr Virdee and colleagues in the Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC PPU) have discovered a novel class of E3 ligase. The E3 ligase, MYCBP2, operates in a unique way, selectively transferring ubiquitin to non-lysine amino acids with selectivity for threonine. The ubiquitin is linked to the threonine amino acid via a chemically distinct ester linkage thereby uncovering an unanticipated area of cellular biology. The findings are published in Nature.

  • Professor Dario Alessi
    12 Apr 2018

    Professor Sir Ian Wilmut – who led the team that created Dolly the sheep – has backed an initiative to tackle Parkinson’s disease, after being diagnosed with the condition.

  • The Discovery in Antarctica (image credit - Dundee Heritage Trust)
    05 Apr 2018

    She is one of the world’s most famous ships and is synonymous with British scientific endeavour, and more than a century after her historic expedition to Antarctica, RRS Discovery is still revealing her secrets.

  • Dominka Kwasna and Syed Arif Abdul Rehman
    04 Apr 2018

    In a paper just published in Molecular Cell, Dominka Kwasna from Yogesh Kulathu’s group at the MRC PPU, in collaboration with Ian Gibbs-Seymour at the University of Oxford, reports the discovery of a completely new class of enzymes that is important for protecting the cell’s DNA from damage.

  • OME logo
    03 Apr 2018

    Nature Research journal Scientific Data is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal for descriptions of scientifically valuable datasets, and research that advances the sharing and reuse of scientific data. These data descriptors provide a path for publishing datasets associated with scientific publications.

  • left-to-right, Dr Mehmet Gundogdu, Professor Daan van Aalten and Dr Ulrich Zachariae
    02 Apr 2018

    Scientists in the School have identified the effects of a mutation that gives rise to a form of Intellectual Disability. Intellectual Disability is a type of developmental brain disorder in young patients which to date remains poorly understood and is incurable. Researchers focussed on mutations in the OGT gene, which plays a critical role in protecting brain cells against stress. In patients harbouring OGT mutations, this protective effect is lost.

  • 02 Apr 2018

    The Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) will collaborate with the not-for-profit research and development organisation Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in a bid to discover new pre-clinical drug candidates targeting two parasitic neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), leishmaniasis and Chagas disease.