How do killers kill? Cantrell and Lamond Lab collaboration sheds new light on body’s infection and...10 Nov 2015
Researchers at the University of Dundee have shed new light on the operations of a population of our white bloods cells which play a vital role in killing infected or tumorous cells and fighting infection and diseases like cancer. Cytotoxic T cells are a type of white blood cell found in the human body. They are known to be a strong part of our cellular defences but exactly how they work is not fully understood.
29 Apr 2015
As part of the LifeSpace season of Material Concerns - exploring the ethical frameworks that exist for the use of human tissue from living consenting donors in science and art - the College of Life Sciences is delighted to host a joint event between Dundee Marrow (the Dundee branch of the Anthony Nolan Trust) and researchers from the Division of Cell Signalling and Immunology.
24 Oct 2014
The Wellcome Trust have funded a £1m Strategic Award, entitled, "Multidimensional Proteomic Analysis of Metabolic Stress & Cellular Phenotypes", to support a collaborative project led by Professors Angus Lamond and Doreen Cantrell in the College of Life Sciences.
16 Jul 2014
A University of Dundee researcher has been awarded a £1.3million grant to boost research into the workings of the immune system. The Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award to Professor Paul Crocker will support his laboratory’s research for the next five years. Professor Crocker’s work focuses on proteins which regulate critical functions in our immune system and are influential in various infectious and autoimmune diseases and in septic shock.
06 Jan 2014
Professor Doreen Cantrell, Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, has been awarded a CBE in the 2014 New Year Honours. Professor Cantrell was recognised for her services to life sciences.
09 Dec 2013
Francesca Nardi, a PhD student in Hari Hundal’s lab (Division of Cell Signalling & Immunology), was awarded the accolade of the best presentation at the annual Diabetes UK networking day. The conference, a national meeting held in London last week, saw fellow PhD students (all funded by the charity and working across the UK ), along with professors and lay audience-members vote Francesca’s research presentation as the best.
16 Jul 2013
Dr. Victoria McGuire of the Division of Cell Signalling and Immunology at CLS has been given a LEADERS Award by the Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance SULSA. These awards are given to early career researchers providing funding for training and personal development opportunities in parallel with their research careers.
10 Jun 2013
International collaborative studies undertaken by the Hundal Group (Division of Cell Signalling & Immunology) alongside researchers in Germany and Poland have provided new insight into the mechanisms by which over-supply of saturated fatty acids induce metabolic defects in skeletal muscle – the principal target tissue for the hormone insulin.
29 Apr 2013
Researchers at the College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee have made new discoveries about the regulation of a subpopulation of white blood cells - Cytotoxic T cells - which play a vital role in fighting viral and bacterial infections.
10 Apr 2013
Between September 2012 and September 2013 nine new Principal Investigators will have joined the College of Life Sciences. Six of the newly recruited Principal Investigators have already joined the College, with three more on their way later this year. They represent new appointments across different research divisions and units with expertise in cell and molecular biology, cell signalling, immunology, structural biology, parasitology and drug discovery.