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January 2020

  • Water yam
    21 Jan 2020

    Researchers in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee have helped to uncover and understand the genome of a vitally important orphan crop, called water yam.

  • Lead authors: Mathew Parker and Kasia Knop
    16 Jan 2020

    A study published this week in the journal eLife, by a team at University of Dundee's School of Life Sciences uses a new approach to reveal the complexity and modifications of RNA that are essential to genetic control. They passed RNA through pores developed by Oxford Nanopore Technology to reveal directly the sequence of 1000s of RNA molecules.

  • School Prize Winners 2020
    15 Jan 2020

    Review of the Year 2019 took place today with the Dean, Julian Blow sharing the highlights of activity within the School from 2019. The presentation closed with the annual School prizes presentation. Here are the winners: Innovator of the Year Innovator of the Year is for any member or team within SLS that demonstrably achieved scientific, technical or commercial innovation that came to fruition in 2019.

October 2019

  • SLS 3rd year PhD poster session
    24 Oct 2019

    The annual third year PhD poster session took place this week with excellent entries from 27 students across the School. Each poster was judged by three of the 14 judges who included PIs and senior postdoctoral researchers.

July 2019

  • 05 Jul 2019

    This week has seen two major announcements made on projects that Open Microscopy Environment (OME), led by Professor Jason Swedlow in the School, have collaborated on: 1. Euro-BioImaging European Research Infrastructure Consortia The UK will be joining the Euro-BioImaging European Research Infrastructure Consortia, hosted in Finland, as a founder member. OME has participated in Euro-BioImaging since its inception and has led its efforts to build public resources for imaging data.

March 2019

  • Professor Geoff Barton and Professor Victoria Cowling
    01 Mar 2019

    Academics from the University of Dundee are among leading figures named today as new Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s National Academy. The new Fellows from the School of Life Sciences are Professor Geoff Barton, Professor of Bioinformatics and Head of the Division of Computational Biology and Professor Victoria Cowling, Professor of Biology and Deputy Head of the Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression.

October 2018

August 2018

  • Gabriele Schweikert
    20 Aug 2018

    Dr Gabriele Schweikert has opened a new research laboratory in a joint appointment between the Division of Computational Biology in the School and Cyber Valley in Tuebingen. Gabriele will use Machine Learning Tools to better understand important molecular processes in living cells, with a particular interest in epigenetic mechanisms. 

  • Ulrich Zachariae
    16 Aug 2018

    An electrifying puzzle that has evaded scientists for more than half a century, likened to a cellular Mexican wave, has finally been explained, according to a team of European scientists led by the University of Dundee. The study, published in Nature Chemistry this week, explains how the switches that control signals to and from your brain across your body, making it possible for us to move, think and feel, are controlled.

May 2018

  • Professor Geoff Barton
    28 May 2018

    Funding of £1million has been announced to help University of Dundee scientists tackle the challenges of dealing with big data, just 24 hours after Theresa May heralded the potential of artificial intelligence to transform healthcare.

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