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May 2018

  • Dundee Principal Professor Sir Pete Downes and NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye
    07 May 2018

    The University of Dundee and the National University of Singapore (NUS) have established a new partnership which will see students share their study time between Scotland and Singapore and earn a degree from both institutions.

  • Dario Alessi being presented with the Langston Award by Shalini Padmanabhan, Terina Martinez and Marco Baptista
    07 May 2018

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) has awarded MRC PPU Director Dario Alessi the 2018 MJFF Langston Award for “service and dedication to our shared goals of advancing Parkinson's understanding and therapeutic development”. For further information see here. 

  • Dr Cristiane Calixto
    03 May 2018

    A young Brazilian plant scientist whose research focusses on molecular biology and gene expression has been awarded the prestigious Peter Massalski Prize for Meritorious Research for 2018.

  • T. Brucei
    02 May 2018

    At the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research, we have made an exciting discovery about a group of life-threatening parasites.

  • Professor Angus Lamond
    01 May 2018

    Platinum Informatics is a new spin-out company providing state of the art software solutions for the management, visualisation and analysis of large and complex data sets in a wide range of laboratory and industrial environments. The company is commercialising software developed for more than 10 years within the University of Dundee by Professor Angus Lamond’s team in the School of Life Sciences.

  • Dr Bettina Meier, Nadezda Volkova, Professor Anton Gartner and Dr Moritz Gerstung
    01 May 2018

    An interdisciplinary research collaboration has taken a significant step towards understanding the mutational causes of cancers, a finding which may one day lead to personalised cancer treatment. The team from the University of Dundee, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and the Wellcome Sanger Institute used a type of worm called C. elegans as a model to study how cancer-causing genetic mutations arise when DNA is inaccurately replicated or when damaged DNA is not repaired.

April 2018

  • 25 Apr 2018

    The University of Dundee has been ranked 6th in the UK and top in Scotland for graduate prospects in the 2019 edition of the Complete University Guide league tables, which have shown Dundee to be one of the best places in the UK for employability of students.

  • Professor Jason Swedlow
    20 Apr 2018

    The University of Dundee is joining a global effort – with the help of funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – to support development of the Human Cell Atlas, a global effort to map every type of cell in the healthy human body as a resource for studies of health and disease.

  • 16 Apr 2018

    An exciting new long-term collaboration has been launched between Dundee Rep Theatre and the School's Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research where together they will develop a series of innovative and diverse engagement and performance opportunities for local communities.

  • Satpal Virdee and Kuan-Chuan Pao
    12 Apr 2018

    Dr Virdee and colleagues in the Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC PPU) have discovered a novel class of E3 ligase. The E3 ligase, MYCBP2, operates in a unique way, selectively transferring ubiquitin to non-lysine amino acids with selectivity for threonine. The ubiquitin is linked to the threonine amino acid via a chemically distinct ester linkage thereby uncovering an unanticipated area of cellular biology. The findings are published in Nature.

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