University of Dundee

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September 2018

  • Professor Hari Hundal and Professor Anton Gartner
    24 Sep 2018

    University of Dundee scientists have been awarded Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) grants totalling more than £1 million to fund their research into cancer and diabetes.

October 2017

  • 24 Oct 2017

    John Rouse, together with researchers Detlev Schindler at the University of Wuerzburg, and Minoru Takata at the University of Kyoto, have won the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund 2017 Discovery Award for the discovery and characterization of the Fanconi anemia gene FANCW. Commenting on the award John said: “I’m delighted that our work on FANCW should be recognized by the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund.

February 2017

  • 15 Feb 2017

    The Royal Society of Edinburgh has announced today that two academics from the School have been elected Fellows of Scotland’s national academy. The new Fellows are: ·David Horn, Professor of Parasite Molecular Biology ·John Rouse, Professor of Chromosome Biology “I am delighted to see our staff recognised among the range of new Fellows announced by the Royal Society of Edinburgh,” said Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee.

February 2016

  • 04 Feb 2016

    Scientists at the University of Dundee have discovered that “molecular scissors” that repair damaged and abnormal DNA are critical for keeping cancers at bay.   The laboratory of Professor John Rouse at the University’s Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitlation Unit (MRC-PPU) first discovered that a protein called FAN1 was important for cutting and repairing damaged DNA in our cells in 2010.  

August 2011

  • 09 Aug 2011

    John Rouse, a Programme Leader in the MRC Protein Phosphorylation Unit (MRC-PPU), has been awarded a Personal Chair in Chromosome Biology by the University of Dundee in recognition of his outstanding contributions to our understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in repairing damaged DNA.

February 2011

  • 22 Feb 2011

    Dr. John Rouse, a Programme Leader at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Protein Phosphorylation Unit in the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee has been awarded the 2011 Tenovus Medal. The Tenovus Medal Lecture has been presented annually at the University of Glasgow since 1992 and is awarded each year to a scientist under the age of 40 with a Scottish link whose work has had a major impact on the field of cancer.

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.