University of Dundee

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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

March 2013

  • 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.

February 2013

  • 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.

September 2012

  • 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.

June 2012

  • 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.

May 2012

October 2010

  • 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).