Latest News for 09/2017
04 Aug 2017
Biochemists at the Universities of Liverpool and Dundee have been awarded a prestigious Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award in Science of more than £1.5M to study potential disease-causing mechanisms in the cell cycle. The team composed of Professor Sonia Rocha at the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Integrative Biology and Professors Angus Lamond, Jason Swedlow and Stewart Fleming at the University of Dundee will investigate the interplay between oxygen sensing proteins and cell division. Essential for life
19 Jun 2017
A group of UK scientists led by the University of Dundee have demonstrated how aggregating image data from laboratories all around the world has the potential to revolutionise scientific research.
05 Oct 2016
A team of researchers from the Universities of Dundee and Edinburgh have received over £2.5 million of funding to find out more about bacteria biofilms.
30 Aug 2016
The OME Team has been awarded a £1.4M Biomedical Resource Award from the Wellcome Trust to extend the capabilities of its Bio-Formats image file reading library. On receiving the award, Jason Swedlow, Professor of Quantitative Cell Biology and co-founder of OME said “the award is a recognition of the continuing growth of quantitative imaging in the life and biomedical sciences and the scientific community’s need for open source, community-driven tools for handling large, multidimensional image data sets.
Winner of the CLS Innovator of the Year Award 2015: The Open Microscopy Environment - Will Moore,...04 Mar 2015
The College of Life Sciences is delighted to announce that this year’s CLS Innovator of the Year title has been awarded to the Open Microscopy Environment team - Will Moore, Petr Walczysko, Gus Ferguson and Jean-Marie Burel - for their development of the new application, OMERO.figure.
13 Feb 2015
Jason Swedlow and the OME team are to lead a major project to help tackle one of four key biosciences `big data’ challenges identified by the UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. The BBSRC has announced an investment of £7.5 million in new infrastructure to tackle bioscience big data challenges. The new funding will improve the storage and curation of enormous datasets that will unlock untold discoveries in important areas like health, agriculture and sustainable fuels.
CLS researchers strengthen links with scientists at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (...20 Nov 2013
Collaboration between life sciences research in Dundee and India was consolidated last week (11-16 November 2013) by a team of CLS Principal Investigators who visited the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) and the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem) in Bangalore to explore mutual scientific interests and future projects.
31 Oct 2013
Scientists at the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee have identified a protein that could be key in the fight against cancer. Researchers at the College's Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression have demonstrated that cancer cells need a protein called Bod1 to grow and divide. When this protein is removed cancer cells lose control of cell division and die.
An Ocean of Images - Jason Swedlow at Cafe Science, Chambers Coffee House, 34 South Tay Street, 7pm...08 Mar 2013
Award-winning innovator Professor Jason Swedlow speaks about his research to members of the public at Cafe Science next week. Every day scientists across the World are producing huge amounts of information and images from their work. It is difficult to store and share all of this data, which may overwhelm the scientists and computer systems. In some cases this may lead to missed opportunities to identify medical breakthroughs.
20 Feb 2013
The University of Dundee is among 17 projects sharing a £24.5million cash injection to boost the resolution revolution taking place in microscope technology. Three of the UK's research councils - the Medical Research Council, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council – have invested £20.1m, £2.4m and £2m respectively, to establish 17 microscopy platforms that will bring about ground breaking advances in biological and biomedical research.