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October 2017

  • 05 Oct 2017

    Scientists at the School have identified the structure of a key enzyme that protects the brain against Parkinson’s disease. The result of a decade of work, the research team said that solving the 3D structure and inner workings of the PINK1 enzyme represented a major breakthrough.

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    05 Oct 2017

    Plants show a remarkable sensitivity to their environment. Seasonal changes provide plants with cues to maximise their performance and survival. Day length and the intensity of the sunlight are examples of such signals that help plants decide if they should flower or their seeds should remain dormant. One area where we understand very little is how seasonal cues may control how flower morphology.

  • 03 Oct 2017

    In response to the urgent and global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the Medical Research Foundation (MRF), the charitable foundation of the Medical Research Council, has invested £2.85million in delivering the UK’s first nationwide PhD training programme to focus on this major health challenge.

  • 03 Oct 2017

    The University of Dundee will pay tribute to the hugely influential biologist and mathematician D’Arcy Thompson with a packed programme of events celebrating the 100th anniversary of his seminal book, ‘On Growth and Form’.  

September 2017

  • 29 Sep 2017

    A new article from the Lamond group, published in eLife, reports the identification of the plant biflavone, hinokiflavone, as a pre-mRNA splicing modulator (Pawellek et al., 2017). In collaboration with Ron Hay’s group in GRE and the group of Richard Hartley, (University of Glasgow), they show that both natural and synthetic hinokiflavone inhibits splicing in vitro by blocking spliceosome assembly, specifically preventing progression from the spliceosome complex A to complex B.

  • 28 Sep 2017

    * EVOTEC INVESTS in Exscientia to advance AI-driven DRUG DISCOVERY Evotec AG and Exscientia Ltd - a company ‘spun out’ from research at the University of Dundee - today announced that Evotec has made a € 15 m investment to take a minority stake in Exscientia. 

  • 27 Sep 2017

    Congratulations to the following Life Sciences students and graduates who have been Highly Commended in the 2017 Undergraduate Awards. These awards aim to celebrate top undergraduate coursework and foster interdisciplinary collaboration between students and recent graduates worldwide. Three of our students were Highly Commended in the Life Sciences category. They were: 

  • 26 Sep 2017

    This year, our traditional poster session for PhD students entering into their third year formed part of a Dundee-Tokyo Postgraduate Student Research Symposium, including a group of PhD students and academics from University of Tokyo.

  • 25 Sep 2017

    Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, today visited the University of Dundee where he was given an insight into the world leading research being carried out in Life Sciences.   Dundee is the top-rated University in the UK for biological sciences research. Mr Hammond was given a tour of the School of Life Sciences including the Discovery Centre, the £50million building which was supported by direct funding from the UK Government.  

  • 22 Sep 2017

    The University of Dundee’s LifeSpace Gallery will be paying tribute to the work of D’Arcy Thompson to celebrate the centenary of his seminal book ‘On Growth & Form’.

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