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June 2016

  • 21 Jun 2016

    Parasitic nematode worms are the `hidden enemy’ of farmers world-wide, causing billions of pounds worth of crop damage every year. Now an international research collaboration led by the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute has detailed the genome sequence and inner workings of the yellow potato cyst nematode (PCN), giving scientists new insights into how it can be stopped.

  • 16 Jun 2016

    Congratulations to Gerta Hoxhaj, in Carol MacKintosh's laboartory, for work that was recently published in eLife.  This is the third paper resulting from Gerta's PhD studies.

  • 10 Jun 2016

    In ground-breaking new work published in Molecular Cell, Yogesh Kulathu and colleagues report the discovery of a completely new family of Deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs). Ubiquitin signals impact a wide range of eukaryotic biology. It is therefore very important that these signals are tightly regulated. This layer of regulation is provided by dedicated proteases called deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs), of which there are ~100 encoded in the human genome that can be classified into five families.

  • 06 Jun 2016

    Congratulations to Professor David Coates, Director of LABSe School of Life Sciences, for being a Chancellor's Award Winner 2015-16.