University of Dundee

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November 2018

  • 05 Nov 2018

    The success of a University of Dundee collaboration that has attracted almost £60 million of investment, helped develop dozens of drugs for clinical use and won the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Award will be celebrated this week. Scientists, politicians and representatives of some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies will come together to mark the 20th anniversary of the University of Dundee’s Division of Signal Transduction Therapy (DSTT).

May 2018

June 2017

  • 23 Jun 2017

    About five years ago, researchers in Philip Cohen’s lab discovered that a family of protein kinases, termed the Salt-Inducible Kinases (SIKs), keep macrophages in the pro-inflammatory state needed to combat infection, and that compounds suppressing SIK activity switch macrophages to an anti-inflammatory state that is critical for the resolution of inflammation.

  • 02 Jun 2017

    The protein TRAF6 is essential for the operation of many physiological processes, ranging from the development of sweat glands and the formation of bone to the operation of the innate immune system.  TRAF6 is an E3 ubiquitin ligase and, for many years, it has been widely accepted that it is this enzymatic activity that mediates the essential functions of the protein.

January 2017

February 2016

  • 10 Feb 2016

    A Japanese delegation visite the Wellcome Trust Building at the University of Dundee to initiate a partnership seeking to develop new treatments for inflammatory diseases.   Scientists and executives from Ono, Japan’s oldest pharmaceutical company, met with Professor Sir Philip Cohen and leading researchers from the University’s School of Life Sciences to mark the start of the collaboration, which will see the Dundee team help Ono to launch a new drug discovery project.  

December 2014

  • 12 Dec 2014

    This week The Courier ran its Impact 100 list of the most influential individuals and organisations from across Tayside and Fife in 2014.   The University of Dundee is strongly represented in the poll, with 17 placings and listings for staff, students, graduates, honorary graduates and other friends of the University below.   Two of the most prominent members of the College of Life Sciences, Professor Sir Philip Cohen and Professor Mike Ferguson feature on the list as well as long-time CLS associate Professor Sue Black of CAHID.

July 2014

  • 10 Jul 2014

    New research has uncovered how a complex protein pivotal in the development of cancer, viral infection and autoimmune diseases is activated. The discovery answers a key question about one of the most widely-researched proteins in human biology, which has been the subject of tens of thousands of research papers and millions of pounds in research funding.  

June 2014

  • 10 Jun 2014

    Professor Sir Philip Cohen, of the University of Dundee, has been awarded the 2014 Albert Einstein World Award of Science by the World Cultural Council.   The World Cultural Council said the prize was being awarded to Sir Philip for his 40-year outstanding and continuing scientific career devoted to studying and establishing the profound importance of protein phosphorylation in regulating almost every physiological process.  

September 2013

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