University of Dundee

Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression

Principal Investigators

Professor Julian Blow FRSE FMedSci
Professor of Chromosome Maintenance
How DNA replication is organised and controlled to ensure precise chromosome duplication
Professor Victoria Cowling
Professor of Biology, Lister Institute Fellow, MRC Senior Fellow and Deputy-Head of The Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression
Investigating the regulation, function and therapeutic potential of the mRNA cap
Professor Anton Gartner
Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow and Reader
C. elegans genetics as a model to study basic biological problems
Professor Ron Hay
Professor of Molecular Biology
Role of ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like proteins in transcriptional regulation
Professor Angus Lamond FRS FRSE FMedSci
Professor of Biochemistry
Nuclear structure proteomics and gene expression
Professor Tom Owen-Hughes FRSE
Professor of Chromatin Structure and Function, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow
Chromatin structure and gene regulation
Professor Mike Stark
Emeritus Professor of Yeast Molecular Biology
Regulation of Yeast Cell Growth and Division
Professor Jason Swedlow FRSE
Professor of Quantitative Cell Biology
Mitotic chromosome dynamics
Professor Tomo Tanaka FRSE
Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology, Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow
Mechanisms ensuring proper chromosome segregation in mitosis
Dr Joost Zomerdijk
Reader in Gene Regulation and Expression
Molecular mechanisms and control in transcription by RNA polymerase I
Dr. Constance Alabert
Principal Investigator
DNA replication in the context of chromatin – Implications for human diseases

Associate Principal Investigators

Professor Geoff Barton FRSB
Professor of Bioinformatics
Protein and nucleic acid sequence analysis and function prediction
Professor Sonia Rocha
Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and CR-UK Senior Research Fellow.
Investigating the mechanisms controlling gene expression in hypoxia
Professor Gordon Simpson
Professor of Molecular Genetics and Deputy Head of Division of Plant Sciences
RNA and Development
Professor Daan van Aalten FRSE
Professor of Biological Chemistry
The role of the O-GlcNAc posttranslational modification in neurodegeneration