28 Aug 2014
The University of Dundee has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Bangalore BioCluster in India with the aim of creating a joint Drug Discovery Centre to tackle antimicrobial resistance. There is already an active programme of scientific collaboration between Dundee and the Bangalore BioCluster. The Biocluster is jointly supported by the Departments of Biotechnology and Atomic Energy of the Government of India.
27 Aug 2014
The potential to develop new drugs to target a class of enzymes implicated in major diseases such as cancer and neurodegenerative conditions has been boosted with the development of a new drug discovery method in a research effort led by the University of Dundee. The research group have been examining the class of enzymes called deubiquitylases (DUBs). Around 90 DUBs have been identified in the human genome and they are active in almost every process in cells.
18 Aug 2014
The Lamond Group has generated an important new update to its Encyclopedia of Proteome Dynamics (EPD). First launched in 2013 (Larance et. al., 2013 Mol Cell Proteomics. Mar; 12(3): 638-50) the EPD is a free to use, searchable online database that provides access to a large volume of quantitative proteomics and gene expression data characterising proteome dynamics, generated in the Lamond Laboratory at the Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression in the College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee.
11 Aug 2014
Robert Ryan of the Division of Molecular Microbiology at the College of Life Sciences has been awarded a Lister Prize Fellowship. These are prestigious awards which seek to nurture future leaders of biomedical research by providing £200,000 to support the recipient’s research over a five-year period. Robert said, "I am very grateful to receive this Lister Fellowship as I feel the funds will seriously help us in providing new therapeutic strategies for tackling chronic bacterial infections.
07 Aug 2014
Our Foreign Skies: Photography Exhibition at the Mills Observatory This is the first Summer Exhibition to be held by the Observatory allowing this iconic building to remain open during the summer months when it’s too light for star-gazing. GRE is delighted to show our work in a venue popular with the local Dundee community and the project is a first in a series of collaborations between Life Sciences at the University of Dundee and the Mills Observatory focused on 'ways of seeing' the full scale of the known Universe.
06 Aug 2014
The College of Life Sciences is delighted to announce that, as of August 2014, Professor Julian Blow has taken on the role of Dean of Research. Julian, formerly the Director of the Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression, agreed to take on the position which oversees the strategy, operation and administration of all College research, from Mike Ferguson who is stepping down after serving as Dean since 2007.