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February 2018

  • Two University of Dundee projects winners
    23 Feb 2018

    A project at the European Lead Factory, led by scientists at the School, won the Multiparty Collaboration Award at this year’s Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards.

  • Professor David Coates
    22 Feb 2018

    Professor David Coates, of the School of Life Sciences, has been appointed as one of the panel members to carry out assessments for the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework subject-level pilot project during spring 2018.  Professor Coates, who received an MBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List last year for services to biology, will sit on the Natural Sciences panel.

  • Ye Hong
    20 Feb 2018

    Research from Professor Anton Gartner’s group in the Centre for Gene Expression and Regulation has provided new information on the mechanics of cell division. Published today in Nature Communications, the work shows the role of a particular protein in this process that may have implications in understanding some types of breast and ovarian cancer.

  • 20 Feb 2018

    Katarzyna Knop, a post-doctoral researcher in Gordon Simpson’s lab, has been awarded a two-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship. Her research will focus on gene expression in plants, in particular those involved in plant immune responses.

  • Dr Helge Dorfmueller and Dr Harunori Yoshikawa
    12 Feb 2018

    Dr Helge Dorfmueller and Dr Harunori Yoshikawa have been awarded Tenvous Scotland grants in the most recent round of funding. Dr Dorfmueller, a Principal Investigator in the Division of Molecular Microbiology, was awarded a 2 year large research grant worth almost £100k. The funding will allow Dr Dorfmueller to investigate a biosynthetic carbohydrate as a vaccine candidate for Streptococcus pyogenes infections. S. pyogenes is a major human pathogen, causing more than 500,000 deaths annually worldwide.

  • Mouse dissociated embryonic kidney cells reforming into a kidney organoid
    09 Feb 2018

    Dr. Eleanor Williams has received the Biocuration Career Award in 2018 from the International Society for Biocuration.

  • Januschke lab: Anne Ramat, Nicolas Loyer, Matthew Hannaford & Jens Januschke
    08 Feb 2018

    After successfully defending his PhD in November last year, Matthew Hannaford's PhD work is now published in eLIFE.

  • barley image © James Hutton Institute
    07 Feb 2018

    Dundee’s position as an international hub for research into cereals – particularly barley – has been given a boost with the award of a grant which will create new connections with Australia. The award of a £150,000 from the Universities UK International Rutherford Fund Strategic Partner initiative will allow the University of Dundee to bring seven Early Career Researchers from Australia to Dundee for periods ranging from one to twelve months between March 2018 and March 2019.  

  • Figure 1: Declining T cell production leads to increasing disease incidence.
    06 Feb 2018

    - Study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests ageing immune system plays a larger role in cancer incidence than previously thought. - Findings may explain higher likelihood of men developing cancer than women. - This epidemiological research could have major implications for global fight against cancer if borne out by further studies.

  • Sarah-Lena Offenburger
    02 Feb 2018

    Research in the laboratory of Professor Anton Gartner has discovered two novel molecules that could help in the fight against Parkinson’s disease. The work published in back to back papers in PLOS Genetics show that these two molecules protect against loss of dopaminergic neurons. This loss is one of the hallmarks of Parkinson’s disease.