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February 2017

  • 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.

  • 20 Feb 2017

    Dr David McEwan, a principal investigator based in the division of Cell Signalling and Immunology, has been awarded a Tenovus Scotland grant for £100k. The grant will allow his group to study the cross talk between autophagy, infection and immunity.

  • 17 Feb 2017

    The world’s only festival dedicated to celebrating women in science will get underway at the University of Dundee next month. The Women in Science Festival celebrates women in science, technology, engineering & maths and aims to promote careers in science to everyone, especially women and girls. Showcasing the exciting research taking place across Scotland, the Festival launches on Saturday, 4th March, with family fun days, exhibitions, film screenings and other events throughout the month. 

  • 15 Feb 2017

    The Royal Society of Edinburgh has announced today that two academics from the School have been elected Fellows of Scotland’s national academy. The new Fellows are: ·David Horn, Professor of Parasite Molecular Biology ·John Rouse, Professor of Chromosome Biology “I am delighted to see our staff recognised among the range of new Fellows announced by the Royal Society of Edinburgh,” said Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee.

  • 15 Feb 2017

    The Barley Away Days is an annual retreat of JHI and SLS researchers working on barley. This year’s 5th Barley Away Days in Birnam Arts Centre near Dunkeld on 9th and 10th of February was a resounding success with external guest speakers from UK (UHI Orkney; Harper Adams; Rothamsted Research; Intelligent Growth Solutions) and abroad (University of Copenhagen; University of Adelaide), as well as talks from JHI and UoD PIs, postdocs and PhD students.

  • Credit: Andrew Lim
    02 Feb 2017

    Communicating the work of scientists to the wider public through public engagement activities is becoming increasingly embedded within the academia. Drug discovery research faces particular challenges to outreach, as misconceptions and falsehoods abound, particularly on the web.

January 2017

  • 30 Jan 2017

    Using their expertise in quantitative proteomics, the group of Professor Angus Lamond in GRE has collaborated with the group of former GRE PI Anne Donaldson, now a PI in Aberdeen, to characterise for the first time the role of human RIF1 protein in controlling DNA replication. Many human diseases can result from incorrect DNA replication, either from under- or over-replication. Uncovering the molecular interactions that tightly control this key process in human cells can thus provide vital knowledge relevant to a range of disease mechanisms.

  • Professor Sir Philip Cohen
    26 Jan 2017

    In the mid-to-late 1970s, working with my team here in Dundee, we were doing a lot of research around insulin and diabetes, making a number of significant breakthroughs in our understanding of how insulin works.

  • 26 Jan 2017

    A cancer research project carried out at the School by a local school pupil has reached the final of a prestigious competition. Maria Pisliakova, an S6 pupil at the High School of Dundee, has been selected to present her findings at the Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition in March.