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September 2019

  • 17 Sep 2019

    The University of Dundee’s Dr Sarah Coulthurst will lead a £2.7 million effort to investigate whether a ‘nanoweapon’ could be deployed in the global battle against anti

  • Professor David Horn
    06 Sep 2019

    School of Life Sciences researcher Professor David Horn will receive a £2.1 million Investigator Award from Wellcome to decode gene expression mechanisms in trypanosomes, pathogenic protozoa that cause a range of human and animal diseases.

  • 05 Sep 2019

    Professor Angus Lamond has been appointed as the 2019-20 British Society for Proteomics Research (BSPR) Lecturer. In this role, the BSPR provides funding to allow Angus to present seminars at Universities and Institutes around the UK to promote research using proteomics technology. As the BSPR Lecturer, Angus is presenting lectures that build on his interests in applying multidimensional proteomics and data science technologies to characterise biological systems and disease mechanisms.

  • 02 Sep 2019

    One of this year's Life Sciences graduates, Caitlin MacInnes, has won the 2019 Royal Society for Biology in Scotland Outreach Champion competition. Caitlin undertook a Science Communication Honours project under the supervision of Dr. Ros Langston at the School of Medicine.

August 2019

  • Hannah Tovell
    29 Aug 2019

    Hannah Tovell a PhD student in Dario Alessi lab working in collaboration with Claire Crafter (AstraZeneca) and Alessio Ciulli and Andrea Testa in his lab have elaborated a compound that we have termed SGK3-PROTAC1 that induces selective degradation of SGK3 protein kinase. Hannah was able to show that SGK3-PROTAC1 suppressed proliferation of ZR-75-1 and CAMA-1 cancer cell lines treated with a PI3K inhibitor (GDC0941) more effectively than could be achieved by a conventional SGK isoform inhibitor (14H), underscoring the benefit of the PROTAC approach.

  • Summer School Students group photo
    16 Aug 2019

    Over 50 undergraduate students have been undertaking life science summer projects within the University over the past few months. They presented their research projects at the Annual Summer School Symposium that took place on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th August. 

  • Three people smiling in front of the School of Life Sciences with two electric bikes
    06 Aug 2019

    The School of Life Sciences is the latest recipient of two new state of the art electric bikes thanks to funding from the Energy Saving Trust in partnership with Transport Scotland. These two additional bikes will complement the existing cycle pool which was first established at the University ten years ago.  Trudy Cunningham University of Dundee's Environmental and Sustainability Officer explained, "As well as forming part of the University’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions and encourage sustainable travel.

July 2019

  • Gopal Sapkota
    31 Jul 2019

    Researchers in the Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC PPU) have solved one of the mysteries of cell division, a discovery which may shed light on cancer development and one day help develop new drugs to treat the disease.

  • Girma Fana measuring barley crops in a poly tunnel
    29 Jul 2019

    Food security and livelihoods for a majority of Ethiopians depends on smallholder farming, and barley is an important crop grown by over 4 million smallholder farmers for multiple uses as food, feed and as a cash crop for an emerging malting and brewing industry.

  • Dr Ingo Hein in a greenhouse with potato plants (image credit: Roger Hyam)
    26 Jul 2019

    Potatoes have been a staple of Britain’s diet for half a millennium, but new research suggests that limited genetic differences in potato lineages has left British and American spuds vulnerable to the disease that caused the Irish potato famine. Plant scientists at the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute have revealed that commercial potato crops are under constant threat of late blight, the pathogen behind one of Europe’s most devastating famines, but wild potato genes might be the cure.

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