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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.
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.
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.
11 Sep 2013
A series of discoveries made by scientists at the University of Dundee is helping to uncover the secrets of how chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases such as Lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are caused and could lead to new treatments being developed.
13 Mar 2013
Research at the University of Dundee targeting the cause of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases which affect millions of people has been boosted by a grant of almost £1.7 million from the Wellcome Trust. Professor Sir Philip Cohen has been given a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award to carry out research over the next five years.
26 Feb 2013
Professor Sir Philip Cohen, of the University of Dundee, will receive the highest award given by the Medical Research Council at a ceremony in the House of Commons on Wednesday February 27th. The Millennium Medal is the MRC’s most prestigious award, presented every two years to an outstanding scientist who has made a major contribution towards the MRC’s mission to improve human health through world -class medical research.
24 Sep 2012
The Medical Research Council (MRC) has awarded a grant of almost £1.5million to researchers at the University of Dundee to carry out research on the mechanisms that prevent inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The award from the MRC’s Infections and Immunity Board has been made to Professor Sir Philip Cohen. Sir Philip and his team have already made significant findings which have identified potential new targets for drugs to treat inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.
13 Jun 2012
Since Philip Cohen arrived in Dundee in 1971, as well as becoming one of the world’s mostly highly cited biochemists and a leader in his field, he has been a major driving force in putting Dundee on the map in scientific terms.
14 May 2012
The University of Dundee and the Medical Research Council (MRC) are pleased to announce new funding of over £14million from a consortium of six pharmaceutical companies for continuing research on the development of new drug treatments for major global diseases.
07 Oct 2010
The Eureka 100 list, published today in The Times, lists the 100 most important and influential people in British science. Sir Philip, Director of the MRC Protein Phosphorylation Unit and of the Scottish Institute for Cell Signalling (SCILLs), is listed for his outstanding contributions to biomedical research, the impact that has had on the development of new drugs and biotechnology companies and for his key role in establishing the Division of Signal Transduction Therapy (DSTT).