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Latest News for 12/2021

October 2008

  • 16 Oct 2008

    The SCottish Institute for ceLL Signalling (SCILLS) is a new research centre funded by the Scottish Government. SCILLS was launched on October 1st 2008 and will initially be based on the 4th floor of the Sir James Black Centre in the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee close to Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation Unit (MRC-PPU) with which it will interact closely.  The founding Director of SCILLS is Sir Philip Cohen, also the Director of the MRC-PPU. 

August 2008

  • 19 Aug 2008

    Professor Grahame Hardie, of the University of Dundee, has been selected for the prestigious 2008 Rolf Luft Award, which he will receive later this month at a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. The award was created in 2000 in honour of Professor Rolf Luft, Sweden’s most famous endocrinologist, and is awarded by the famed Karolinska Institute and the Rolf Luft Foundation for Diabetes Research.

July 2008

  • 10 Jul 2008

    Sir Philip Cohen, Director of the Medical Research Council’s Protein Phosphorylation Unit, Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Dundee, and Director-Designate of the newly established Scottish Institute for Cell Signalling, has been awarded the Royal Society’s prestigious Royal Medal, it was announced today (Thursday 10 July). Professor Cohen is the fourth scientist in his Unit to receive an eminent award since the start of the year, making 2008 a particularly special year both for the individual recipients and the Unit as a whole.

May 2008

  • 19 May 2008

    Professor Dario Alessi, Deputy Director of the Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation Unit and Professor of Cell Signalling in the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, has been elected a Fellow of The Royal Society of London, the highest accolade a UK scientist can receive. Professor Alessi’s election to the Royal Society recognises his major contributions to our understanding of how mutations in particular enzymes cause diabetes, cancer and hypertension.

  • 07 May 2008

    Scotland's position as an international leader in the biotechnology field is to be strengthened further with the creation of a £10 million national life sciences institute in Dundee, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong learning Fiona Hyslop said today.

April 2008

  • 21 Apr 2008

    The Scottish Government has confirmed a new £10 million life sciences institute for Dundee. “We welcome this announcement from the Scottish Government that they are to provide £10 million to form the Scottish Institute for Cell Signalling at Dundee,” said Sir Philip Cohen who will be leading research at the Scottish Institute for Cell Signalling

  • 03 Apr 2008

    Philip Cohen has been elected a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of his significant contributions to science. Membership of the NAS is one of the highest honours given to a scientist or engineer in the United States. Sir Philip will be inducted into the Academy next April during its 146th annual meeting in Washington, D.C.