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July 2017

  • 19 Jul 2017

    A scientific collaboration between researchers in Scotland and China has uncovered a new kind of `energy sensor’ in our cells, changing our understanding of how the body monitors glucose levels and switches on the supply of alternative `fuels’. It is thought the research, published in the journal Nature, could have particular implications for diabetes, in which the level of glucose in the blood is abnormally high.

  • Dr Miratul Muqit
    18 Jul 2017

    Dr Miratul Muqit has been awarded the prestigious Francis Crick Medal and Lecture by the Royal Society in recognition of discoveries that have led to better understanding of the causes of Parkinson’s disease.

  • Dr Jens Januschke
    07 Jul 2017

    Cells need to be able to control the localization of their content to fulfil specific functions. How cells position proteins, which make up most of the cells content is therefore a central problem in cell and developmental biology. The control of protein distribution is complex, but it has become clear that the localization of mRNA (the template for protein production) can influence where proteins are positioned. Local pools of mRNA can serve as spatially restricted source of the synthesis of the encoded protein.

  • Professor Sonia Rocha
    06 Jul 2017

    Professor Sonia Rocha takes up a new position at the University of Liverpool as Head of Biochemistry this month. Sonia has been in Dundee for over 16 years, starting as a postdoctoral researcher for Professor Neil Perkins and being progressively promoted up to Professor at the end of last year. Sonia was also the academic representative for PiCLS and was the head of the MRC PhD programme.

  • Medical Research Scotland Summer Students
    05 Jul 2017

    The School is delighted to welcome five of our undergraduate students who are undertaking Medical Research Scotland funded vacation scholarships with researchers in the School. These scholarships have the additional challenge of requiring the PI and student to apply for funding together.

  • 05 Jul 2017

    Pre-clinical collaboration focused on up to 10 targets nominated by GSK

  • 03 Jul 2017

    Research by Rosalia Fernandez-Alonso, a post-doctoral investigator in Dr. Greg Findlay’s lab in the MRC-PPU, has been published in and featured on the cover of the July edition of the journal EMBO Reports. The paper identifies a new type of molecular switch involving BET bromodomain proteins, which enables embryonic stem (ES) cells to differentiate into mesendoderm, an important precursor cell that gives rise to tissues and organs such as pancreas, liver, heart and blood.

  • Dr Rastko Sknepnek
    03 Jul 2017

    A video featuring an interview with Dr Sknepnek and a model of the cellular mosh pit in action can be seen at Researchers led by the University of Dundee have developed a way of exploring a ‘cellular mosh pit’ that may shed light on processes such as embryo development, wound healing and cancer growth.

June 2017

  • 29 Jun 2017

    Dr Jim Proctor, Jalview Coordinator, Bioinformatician and Open Source Software Developer, from the School has co-authored an article in the Conversation, Data visualisation isn’t just for communication, it’s also a research tool.

  • 27 Jun 2017

    Dr Miratul Muqit has received a prestigious award recognising his breakthroughs in understanding Parkinson’s disease. Dr Muqit is both a Consultant Neurologist at Ninewells Hospital, where he treats Parkinson’s patients, and a researcher carrying out cutting-edge research into the debilitating condition in the School. He has been awarded the 2018 Graham Bull Prize in Clinical Science and Goulstonian Lecture of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).