12 Dec 2014
This week The Courier ran its Impact 100 list of the most influential individuals and organisations from across Tayside and Fife in 2014. The University of Dundee is strongly represented in the poll, with 17 placings and listings for staff, students, graduates, honorary graduates and other friends of the University below. Two of the most prominent members of the College of Life Sciences, Professor Sir Philip Cohen and Professor Mike Ferguson feature on the list as well as long-time CLS associate Professor Sue Black of CAHID.
31 Oct 2014
Scientists at the Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU) at the University of Dundee have solved an important part of the mystery about one of the most fundamental processes in cell biology.
22 Oct 2014
Ubiquigent Limited, a company specialising in ubiquitin cell-signalling system drug discovery capabilities and services, and the Drug Discovery Unit (the DDU) of the University of Dundee, announced today they have entered into a collaboration agreement to develop and market new ubiquitin system targeted compound libraries aimed at discovering potent and selective therapeutics across multiple areas including; cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic, neurological and musculoskeletal, and infection and immunity.
02 Oct 2014
Dr Victoria Cowling, of the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, has been awarded the inaugural Women in Cell Biology Early Career Award Medal by the British Society for Cell Biology. The Medal has been established to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the BSCB. It will be an annual honour awarded to an outstanding female cell biologist who has started their own research group in the UK within the last seven years.
27 Aug 2014
The potential to develop new drugs to target a class of enzymes implicated in major diseases such as cancer and neurodegenerative conditions has been boosted with the development of a new drug discovery method in a research effort led by the University of Dundee. The research group have been examining the class of enzymes called deubiquitylases (DUBs). Around 90 DUBs have been identified in the human genome and they are active in almost every process in cells.
10 Jul 2014
New research has uncovered how a complex protein pivotal in the development of cancer, viral infection and autoimmune diseases is activated. The discovery answers a key question about one of the most widely-researched proteins in human biology, which has been the subject of tens of thousands of research papers and millions of pounds in research funding.
10 Jun 2014
Professor Sir Philip Cohen, of the University of Dundee, has been awarded the 2014 Albert Einstein World Award of Science by the World Cultural Council. The World Cultural Council said the prize was being awarded to Sir Philip for his 40-year outstanding and continuing scientific career devoted to studying and establishing the profound importance of protein phosphorylation in regulating almost every physiological process.
21 Apr 2014
Dr Kris Clark, of the University of Dundee, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from Arthritis Research UK that will support his groundbreaking work developing new treatments for inflammatory arthritis over the next five years. The career development fellowship provides £400,000 of funding which will allow Dr Clark to establish his first independent laboratory within the MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit within the College of Life Sciences at Dundee.
10 Apr 2014
Professor Sir Philip Cohen has been elected a Corresponding Member of the Australian Academy of Science, one of only 27 scientists from around the world to hold the honour. Sir Philip, Professor of Enzymology and Deputy Director of the Division of Signal Transduction Therapy (DSTT) at the University of Dundee, was recognised for his outstanding contributions to the life sciences. The list includes two Nobel Laureates, while Sir David Attenborough is one of the eight Corresponding Members from the UK.
01 Apr 2014
A new chemical messenger that is critical in protecting the brain against Parkinson’s disease has been identified by scientists at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit at the University of Dundee.