13 Nov 2017
Professor Karim Labib will delve into the science behind the fabric of our very existence at the next Café Science event. Professor Labib from the MRCPPU will be talking about DNA and how it passes from one generation to the next. At the event, on Monday 13 November at Avery & Co, he will explain what this process can tell us about the evolution of life.
03 Nov 2017
The research group led by Professor Tomo Tanaka has made a significant new discovery about how cells properly inherit their genetic information.
01 Nov 2017
The University of Dundee has formed a new link with China, with Professor Daan van Aalten from the School of Life Sciences being appointed a guest professor at Xiangya Hospital at Central South University in Changsha, China. Professor van Aalten is a Wellcome Trust Investigator in the Division of Gene Regulation and Expression in the School of Life Sciences. He is one of the world’s leading authorities on the role of the enzyme O-GlcNAc transferase in neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases.
31 Oct 2017
Adrien Rousseau has opened a new laboratory in the MRC PPU to investigate signalling pathways controlling proteasome homeostasis. A major goal of Adrien’s laboratory will be to unravel the crosstalk between protein phosphorylation and ubiquitin proteasomal degradation pathways. The aim is to better understand how cells prevent accumulation of unfolded, misfolded, or damaged proteins that is deleterious and an underlying cause of various age-related diseases, including cancers and neurodegenerative disorders.
27 Oct 2017
The University of Dundee is the world’s most influential pharmaceuticals research institution, according to a major global survey that places it ahead of the likes of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California Berkeley.
26 Oct 2017
Dr Sarah Coulthurst has been awarded one of the most prestigious prizes in microbiology for her work studying how bacteria are able to cause disease. Dr Coulthurst, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in the University’s School of Life Sciences, has been awarded the Fleming Prize, one of the top honours bestowed by the Microbiology Society. She will receive a £1000 cash prize and has the honour of delivering the 2018 Fleming Prize Lecture at the Microbiology Society’s 2018 Annual Conference in Birmingham in April.
24 Oct 2017
John Rouse, together with researchers Detlev Schindler at the University of Wuerzburg, and Minoru Takata at the University of Kyoto, have won the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund 2017 Discovery Award for the discovery and characterization of the Fanconi anemia gene FANCW. Commenting on the award John said: “I’m delighted that our work on FANCW should be recognized by the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund.
23 Oct 2017
In a publication in eLife, Ly et al. report a workflow combining FACS and MS-based proteomics to analyse protein abundance and phosphorylation changes proteome-wide across the mitotic cell division cycle, including resolution of mitotic subphases. The approach, called PRIMMUS or proteomics of intracellular immunolabelled cell subsets, combines intracellular immunostaining, FACS, and mass spectrometry to isolate and analyse cell subsets defined by intracellular markers of cell cycle progression.
17 Oct 2017
Scientists from the International Barley Hub have discovered a genetic pathway to improved barley grain size and uniformity, a finding which may help breeders develop future varieties suited to the needs of growers and distillers.
16 Oct 2017
Tom McWilliams, a postdoc at the MRC PPU has been awarded a prestigious Academy of Finland Research Fellowship. The Academy of Finland is the pre-eminent scientific funding body in Finland, and their highly competitive research fellowship scheme aims to attract and support young investigators with outstanding potential.