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.
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.
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,
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.