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March 2017

  • 24 Mar 2017

    Researchers, including those from Professor Tom Owen-Hughes lab in GRE, have recently published a study which visualises the complex interactions of the molecular machines that control chromatin organisation. The research utilised data collected from the Schools’ newly established cryo-electron microscopy facility, which opens the possibility to other scientists to use this technology for their own research. 

  • 16 Mar 2017

    The School of Life Sciences Prizes were presented today at the Research Symposium in Crieff. Each of the judging panels commented on the high standard and quality of the entries submitted which exemplifies the research excellence and outstanding public engagement taking place in the School.

  • 13 Mar 2017

    Scientists at the University of Dundee have reported a major breakthrough in targeting the causes of many diseases, using a `kiss of death’ to destroy proteins which had previously been regarded as `undruggable’. Much is known about proteins such as Ras and Myc, which are known to be culpable in human cancer, and Huntingtin, which causes Huntingdon’s disease, but as yet they have proved stubbornly resistant to efforts to find ways of tackling them with drugs.

  • HerStory of Science
    10 Mar 2017

    HerStory of Science opened at the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee on Friday, 3rd March with some of the descendants of those featured in attendance. A series of outdoor posters consider the early history of women's contributions to science from a local perspective.

  • TS ribozyme
    06 Mar 2017

    Professor David Lilley most recent research findings have been published in Nature Chemical Biology today. The paper describes the crystal structure of a new ribozyme (called TS). Ribozymes are RNA molecules that act like enzymes to accelerate chemical reactions. The great majority of enzymes are made of proteins, but a small sub-set are made of RNA (a close chemical cousin of the familiar DNA).

  • 06 Mar 2017

    Research teams based at the Universities of Dundee and Edinburgh are looking to partner with the pharmaceutical industry to better understand the biological processes that could allow the development of new drugs to support tissue regeneration or repair.  

February 2017

  • Dr Alain-Pierre Petit
    27 Feb 2017

    Pierre Petit, a structural biologist from Ian Gilberts group in the Drug Discovery Unit has been awarded a Tenovus Scotland grant for £14,860. This grant will allow Pierre to learn more about neuroepithelial transforming gene 1 (NET1)-PH / RhoA interface which could be used as a target to fight the invasive phenotype of the gastric adenocarcinoma.

  • 24 Feb 2017

    A new nature trail highlighting the use of a tiny worm in ground-breaking scientific research will go on display this weekend around Mills Observatory in Dundee.   Designed by Caitlyn Vesey, a third-year Fine Art student from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee, the trail features rhyming clues which snake around Balgay Hill and in to the Observatory.  

  • 22 Feb 2017

    Professor Sheng-Cai Lin, Dean of Life Sciences at Xiamen University, China gave the School of Life Scienc

  • Aida Rodrigo Albors
    21 Feb 2017

    Aida Rodrigo Albors, a post-doctoral researcher in Kate Storey’s lab, has been awarded a two-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship. The fellowship will enable Aida to use single-cell transcriptomics and high-resolution microscopy to explore in detail the heterogeneous population of ependymal cells in the mouse spinal cord. Ependymal cells are intriguing because despite having a differentiated phenotype, they retain neural stem cell potential throughout life.