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August 2009

  • 25 Aug 2009

    `Guardian of the Genome’ Reveals More Secrets Scientists at the College of Life Sciences and the College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing at the University of Dundee have helped uncover new secrets regarding the function of a key gene – p53, known as the `Guardian of the Genome’, which is involved in around 90% of all cancers.

July 2009

  • 13 Jul 2009

    DNA 'Swiss army knife' discovered by Dundee scientists Scientists in the Medical Research Council (MRC) Protein Phosphorylation Unit at the University of Dundee have discovered a group of proteins acting like a 'Swiss Army Knife' to repair damaged DNA in our cells, a finding which could have future implications for cancer treatments.

  • 13 Jul 2009

    Scientists in the Medical Research Council (MRC) Protein Phosphorylation Unit at the College of Life Sciences have discovered a protein that acts as a pair of “molecular scissors” to repair damaged DNA in our cells, a finding which could have major implications for cancer treatments.

  • 10 Jul 2009

    The new Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee was announced on Monday 6th July as Professor Pete Downes. Pete Downes has been Acting Principal since the departure of Sir Alan Langlands earlier this year to become Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England. Pete arrived in Dundee 19 years ago and has served, from 1994, as the Head of the Department of Biochemistry, the Head of the School of Life Sciences and, since 2003, the Head of the College of Life Sciences (CLS).

June 2009

  • 30 Jun 2009

    A long-standing member of University of Dundee staff will retire on Tuesday, June 30th, after more than 42 years of service. Lynda Connelly began her career as a technician in the Department of Anatomy, part of what was then Queens College, Dundee, as an 18-year-old in May 1967. She worked her way to chief technician level and, since November 2007, has made good use of her administration skills as Finance Office supervisor for the University’s College of Life Sciences.

  • 12 Jun 2009

    The SCottish Institute for ceLL Signalling (SCILLS) – established in October 2008 with a £10 million grant from the Scottish Government and based at the University of Dundee - has made its first key scientific appointments with leading researchers recruited from Europe and North America.

  • 07 Jun 2009

    The University of Dundee will confer honorary degrees on six leading figures from the worlds of humanities, sport and science at its Graduation ceremonies next week. Those receiving Honorary Degrees (Doctor of Laws) at the ceremonies on June 24th, 25th and 26th are:

May 2009

  • 31 May 2009

    A University of Dundee scientist has been awarded a £1.9 million Wellcome Trust grant for innovative basic research which could lead to the development of new treatments for a range of debilitating diseases including cancer, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes. Professor Daan van Aalten, at the College of Life Sciences at Dundee, has received the funding from the Wellcome Trust for his research on how proteins in the cell are regulated by an unusual chemical modification called O-GlcNAc.

  • 30 May 2009

    Congratulations to Anton Gartner on being awarded tenure on the 29th of May 2009.

  • 29 May 2009

    Professor Brian Hemmings, a former post-doc (1980-1982) with Professor Sir Philip Cohen FRS and Professor David Glover, former faculty member (1990 - 1998) were elected as Fellows of the Royal Society on 15th May 2009. The College of Life Sciences offers warm congratulations to our former Colleagues.