University of Dundee

Latest News for 09/2017

August 2017

  • Sonia Rocha
    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

July 2017

  • Professor Sonia Rocha
    06 Jul 2017

    Professor Sonia Rocha takes up a new position at the University of Liverpool as Head of Biochemistry this month. Sonia has been in Dundee for over 16 years, starting as a postdoctoral researcher for Professor Neil Perkins and being progressively promoted up to Professor at the end of last year. Sonia was also the academic representative for PiCLS and was the head of the MRC PhD programme.

November 2016

  • 04 Nov 2016

    Scientists at the University of Dundee have identified a `molecular commando’ which can be stealthily deployed to activate a hypoxic response, a process which can help to fight a range of conditions including stroke, angina, colitis and brain injuries. A Dundee team led by Professor Alessio Ciulli have used pioneering techniques to develop a `small molecule’ chemical probe called VH298, which offers highly targeted access to the parts of the cell which regulate hypoxia, known as the hypoxic signalling pathway.

October 2016

  • 14 Oct 2016

    As part of the 2016 Annual Review process for academic staff Alessio Ciulli, Vicky Cowling, Sonia Rocha and Helen Walden have been promoted to Personal Chair (Professor) and Sarah Coulthurst has been promoted to Reader. “I would like to congratulate these outstanding individuals for their well deserved promotions,” said Professor Julian Blow, Dean of Research in the School of Life Sciences. “Encouraging excellence is a core value of the School but that needs to be followed up with recognition and reward.

January 2014

April 2013

  • 16 Apr 2013

    Dr. Sonia Rocha, Deputy Director of the Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression at the College of Life Sciences has been made a Fellow of the Society of Biology. The Society of Biology aims to provide a single unified voice for biology - advising government and influencing policy, advancing education and professional development and encouraging public interest in the life sciences.

April 2011