14 Jun 2017
MRC PPU PI Mahima Swamy has been awarded a Sir Henry Dale Fellowship of £1.2 million to study the responses of the gut immune system to infection.
12 Jun 2017
Yogesh Kulathu from the MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU) has been awarded a 2017 Lister Research Prize. This prestigious and highly sought-after prize is given annually by the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine to up to five young researchers in the UK. These awards are intended to help support and nurture future leaders of biomedical research.
02 Jun 2017
The protein TRAF6 is essential for the operation of many physiological processes, ranging from the development of sweat glands and the formation of bone to the operation of the innate immune system. TRAF6 is an E3 ubiquitin ligase and, for many years, it has been widely accepted that it is this enzymatic activity that mediates the essential functions of the protein.
12 May 2017
Scientists in the School have solved a mystery concerning one of the most fundamental processes in cell biology, in a new discovery that they hope may help to tackle cancer one day.
10 May 2017
University of Dundee researchers have shown that it is possible to rapidly target and destroy specific proteins in cells, raising the possibility of developing new ways of targeting ‘undruggable’ proteins in diseases.
16 Mar 2017
The School of Life Sciences Prizes were presented today at the Research Symposium in Crieff. Each of the judging panels commented on the high standard and quality of the entries submitted which exemplifies the research excellence and outstanding public engagement taking place in the School.
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.
26 Jan 2017
In the mid-to-late 1970s, working with my team here in Dundee, we were doing a lot of research around insulin and diabetes, making a number of significant breakthroughs in our understanding of how insulin works.
20 Dec 2016
Last month many researchers from the School took part in the annual Dundee Science Festival and School ‘Open Doors Day’. “It was fantastic to see representation from across the whole School in these recent public engagement events. It is a key skill for scientists at all levels to be able to not only communicate their research to people of all ages and educational backgrounds but to also interact and listen to these individuals as well,” said Professor Julian Blow, Dean of Life Sciences.
20 Oct 2016
Dr Miratul Muqit, a leading researcher into the causes of Parkinson’s disease based at the University of Dundee, has been named as one of this year’s awardees of the prestigious European Molecular Biology Organisation Young Investigator Programme (EMBO YIP).