Latest News for 06/2022
06 May 2021
The Lamond group have been awarded a £1.128 million BBSRC research grant to support new studies that will dissect RNA processing mechanisms in the nuclei of human cells. These studies can help to explain molecular mechanisms involved in human diseases, including inherited disorders, cancer and viral infection and may identify new potential drug targets and protein biomarkers for future therapeutic applications.
29 Apr 2021
Findings from a University of Dundee study help to explain why some females may be more predisposed to disease, suffer worse outcomes of virus infection such as Covid-19, or why they respond differently to drug therapies. Researchers from the University’s School of Life Sciences have discovered that the control of genes on X chromosomes in females can cause much wider effects on cells than previously realised.
10 Mar 2021
In the recent round of applications for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships, the School had a 100% success rate! Over the coming months, three scientists from across the globe will commence their new research projects. Angus Cowan from Melbourne, Australia and Claudia Diehl from Aachen, Germany will join Professor Alessio Ciulli’s lab while Angela Harrison, also from Melbourne, will join Professor Angus Lamond’s team.
25 Aug 2020
Protein levels in human cells can determine the susceptibility of people to diseases such as ovarian cancer and Alzheimer’s, a University of Dundee study has found. Human cell proteins are the targets of almost all drugs and differences in protein activity or the levels of proteins present are ultimately responsible for many different types of disease.
11 May 2020
Scientists and clinicians based at the Schools of Life Sciences and Medicine at the University have been awarded funding from the Chief Scientist Office that will help identify those most vulnerable to severe symptoms of coronavirus. The team led by Professor Doreen Cantrell, a Professor of Cellular Immunology and Professor James Chalmers, a leading respiratory disease physician at Ninewells, has been awarded £294,000 to help identify patients experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 whose condition could significantly worsen.
13 Mar 2020
New research by Greg Findlay’s group in the MRC-PPU has identified a signalling system that controls embryonic stem cell development, which has implications for understanding how tissues form within the mammalian embryo. The paper, by Rosalia Fernandez-Alonso and Francisco Bustos, post-doctoral investigators in Greg’s lab, uncovers a new role for the EPH-Ephrin system in regulating stem cell differentiation.
07 Oct 2019
Scientists at the University of Dundee have carried out one of the most comprehensive studies into how immune cells sense and respond to their environment to fight infection and destroy tumours. The research team, who have published their findings in the journal Nature Immunology, said the results provide important insights into how immune responses might be manipulated for the treatment of autoimmune diseases and cancer.
05 Sep 2019
Professor Angus Lamond has been appointed as the 2019-20 British Society for Proteomics Research (BSPR) Lecturer. In this role, the BSPR provides funding to allow Angus to present seminars at Universities and Institutes around the UK to promote research using proteomics technology. As the BSPR Lecturer, Angus is presenting lectures that build on his interests in applying multidimensional proteomics and data science technologies to characterise biological systems and disease mechanisms.
07 Dec 2018
Platinum Informatics, a spin-out company from the University of Dundee, was one of the big winners at the Scottish EDGE Awards last night (December 6), receiving £100,000. Platinum Informatics provides state of the art software solutions for the management, visualisation and analysis of large and complex data sets in a wide range of laboratory and industrial environments. The company is commercialising software developed for more than ten years within the University of Dundee by Professor Angus Lamond’s team in the School of Life Sciences.
06 Sep 2018
The newest spin-out company from the School, Platinum Informatics Ltd, has already been recognised by Converge Challenge who aim to create a new generation of entrepreneurs in Scotland. The company founded by Professor Angus Lamond and Rob Kent has made the final for the Converge Challenge award category for those with an established idea. The company looks to maximise the efficiency and productivity of the modern workplace by enabling access to Big Data Technology.