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April 2014

  • 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.

March 2014

  • 17 Mar 2014

    The Colworth Medal, the most distinguished award that a biochemical researcher in the early stages of their independent research can receive in the UK, has been awarded to Dr Helen Walden of the University of Dundee. Dr Walden, a principal investigator at the University of Dundee MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit, has been awarded the 2014 Medal. She is the tenth principal investigator at the University’s College of Life Science to be awarded the medal. The Colworth Medal is sponsored by Unilever and presented by the Biochemical Society.

February 2014

  • 25 Feb 2014

    As the highlight of the College’s research year approaches (21-23 March 2014 at Crieff Hydro), the organisers have annoinced the introduction of a session of three short talks to be given by PhD students and Postdoctoral Researchers.

  • 04 Feb 2014

    The Academy of Medical Sciences announced this week that Professor Dario Alessi FRS FRSE FMedSci will deliver the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Distinguished Lecture in the Medical Sciences on 2 July 2014, as part of the annual Fellows Admission Day. Professor Alessi, Director of the MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit at the University of Dundee, was elected as a Fellow of the Academy in 2012.

  • 01 Feb 2014

    The College of Life Sciences is delighted to announce the winners of three of the College’s four awards for research-related activities. CLS invites nominations annually for each of these four prizes as part of the its commitment to encouraging, recognising and celebrating the contribution of Postdoctoral and Doctoral researchers. Dean of Research, Professor Mike Ferguson who awarded the prizes at the annual Research Review of the Year said,

December 2013

  • 13 Dec 2013

    Dr Miratul Muqit, of the MRC-PPU at the University of Dundee, has been awarded the prestigious 2013 Linacre Medal and Prize Lecture of the Royal College of Physicians. The award recognises recent advances which Dr Miratul and his research group have made in understanding the role of enzymes which underlie neurodegeneration in Parkinson’s disease. Dr Muqit is a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow and Programme Leader in the Medical Research Council (MRC) Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit in the College of Life Sciences at Dundee.

November 2013

  • 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.

  • 06 Nov 2013

    Dr Victoria Cowling, of the University of Dundee, has been named as one of this year’s winners of the prestigious European Molecular Biology Organisation Young Investigator Programme (EMBO YIP) Prize. Every year EMBO go to great efforts to scour Europe, Israel, Turkey and Singapore to identify the brightest young Life science researchers and award them with an EMBO YIP Prize.

October 2013

  • Mike Ferguson and Pete Downes
    03 Oct 2013

    The University of Dundee has won a record level of research funding in the year spanning 2012/13 with awards totalling around £140 million. Income from research funding significantly outstripped the previous year’s total of £114 million, which was itself a new high for Dundee and regarded as being exceptional. The figures for 2012/13 once again reflect a particularly strong performance in funding for Life Sciences, boosted by major awards including £24 million from the Medical Research Council to support the MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit.

  • Karim Labib's lab, Left-Right: Pedro Nkosi, Marija Maric, Cecile Evrin and Karim Labib
    01 Oct 2013

    Karim Labib and his current lab, consisting of Pedro Nkosi (Senior Scientific Officer), Marija Maric (PhD student) and Cecile Evrin (postdoc), have joined the MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU). Karim will take up a senior group leader position within the MRC-PPU and he will also become Dundee University’s Professor of Genome Integrity. Image note: Karim Labib's lab, Left-Right: Pedro Nkosi, Marija Maric, Cecile Evrin and Karim Labib