University of Dundee

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June 2019

  •  Ian Kelsall and Jiazhen Zhang
    18 Jun 2019

    About 10 years ago, the discovery of the Linear Ubiquitin Assembly Complex (LUBAC) revolutionized our understanding of how the master transcription factor NF-kB was activated.  LUBAC a complex of the three proteins, HOIP, HOIL-1 and Sharpin, produces unique “linear” ubiquitin chains in which ubiquitins are joined to each other by peptide bonds.

  • Dr Kasper Rasmussen
    17 Jun 2019

    A Life Sciences scientist has been awarded £1.4 million from Cancer Research UK to develop research that could bring a ceasefire to cellular warfare taking place within our DNA that can cause blood cancers such as Leukaemia. Dr Kasper Rasmussen is one of only five researchers this year to have been awarded a prestigious Career Development Fellowship by the charity.

  • David Nicolls
    12 Jun 2019

    David Nicolls, a Principal Investigator at the University of Dundee from 1976 until 2000, has been elected  a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) for the ground breaking research that he carried out at Dundee over this period.

  • Ciulli Lab
    11 Jun 2019

    In an article published today in the prestigious journal Nature Chemical Biology, scientists at the University of Dundee and Boehringer Ingelheim have made an important first stride toward drugging undruggable cancer targets using an innovative approach to drug discovery.

  • Co-first authors Wei-Wei Kung, Sarath Ramachandran, and Nikolai Makukhin
    10 Jun 2019

    Researchers in the laboratory of Professor Alessio Ciulli have revealed atomic-resolution images of how an E3 ubiquitin ligase enzyme involved in immune and cell signalling latches on to its protein partners. This is important because these binding events are required for the protein to function properly inside the cell.

  • Drug Discovery Unit
    05 Jun 2019

    The University of Dundee Drug Discovery Unit is delighted to announce it has licensed assets to Corbin Therapeutics to develop possible new treatments for neuroinflammation-based disorders, including multiple sclerosis (MS).

May 2019

  • 29 May 2019

    Around 60 aspiring entrepreneurs from across Scotland’s Universities are now through to the next stage of Converge, Scotland’s leading academic enterprise programme.  Five projects from the University of Dundee, two from the School, have been selected for this stage of the Challenge. The projects from researchers based in Life Sciences are Ten Biotech and In4Derm.

  • Dr Davide Bulgarelli
    21 May 2019

    Green-fingered families could all become plant scientists for the day this weekend as the James Hutton Institute and University of Dundee host a celebration of the power of plants. Every breath we take and every meal we eat owes a debt to plants. From one little seed, planted into soil, many green lives can arise - from small herbs up to big trees, or from ornamental flowers to substantial crops which all animals and mankind need to survive on this planet.

  • Dr Sarah McKim
    17 May 2019

    Cereals provide more calories in the human diet than any other source and their grains underpin beer and whisky production across the globe but we have ‘barley’ begun to harvest the secrets of our cereals, says a University of Dundee plant scientist. Dr Sarah McKim, who specialises in the developmental biology of plants, will help the public gain an insight into the importance of our cereals by sharing how ground-breaking research in Dundee is increasing our understanding of how genes control cereal growth.

  • Green Impact Award Winners and Auditors
    16 May 2019

    Following on from the Schools bronze Green Impact award last year, we have now achieved silver for our sustainable way of working in our laboratory areas. In addition, the staff office team in DDU/WCAIR joined the programme and earned a bronze award. They also received additional awards. These are the 'Innovation for Engagement Award', 'Environmental Improvement Award' and ' Best Newcomer'.

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