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November 2018

  • Dr Greg Findlay
    19 Nov 2018

    Dr Greg Findlay from the Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC PPU) and an associate of the Division of Cell Development and Biology has been awarded tenure today.

  • Microscopy image of blight infection
    08 Nov 2018

    Scientists at the James Hutton Institute, in collaboration with colleagues in the School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Huazhong Agricultural University, Heilongjiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences (both China) and Wageningen University (Netherlands), have shed further light into the mechanisms through which the potato blight pathogen interacts with plant cells to promote disease.

  • Professor Miratul Muqit
    07 Nov 2018

    Scientists in the School have confirmed that a key cellular pathway that protects the brain from damage is disrupted in Parkinson’s patients, raising the possibility of new treatments for the disease. Parkinson’s is a disabling disorder of the brain for which there is no cure. Mutations in two genes called PINK1 and Parkin are associated with early-onset forms of Parkinson’s. Both encode distinct classes of enzymes that play a pivotal role in protecting the brain against stress.

  • “Allertek” team Luke Fulcher, Lambert Montava Garriga, Maria Zachari and Marianna Longo
    06 Nov 2018

    PhD students from the MRC PPU took part in the Biotechnology YES 2018 entrepreneurial competition last week. Luke Fulcher (Sapkota lab), Lambert Montava Garriga (Ganley lab), Maria Zachari (Ganley lab) and Marianna Longo (Ganley lab) formed the team “AllerTek” which sought to combat the presence of food allergens in meals.  The biotechnology YES competition allows PhD students from across the UK to compete against each other with their ideas in a “dragons den” style pitch to secure theoretical funding for their innovation.

  • 05 Nov 2018

    The success of a University of Dundee collaboration that has attracted almost £60 million of investment, helped develop dozens of drugs for clinical use and won the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Award will be celebrated this week. Scientists, politicians and representatives of some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies will come together to mark the 20th anniversary of the University of Dundee’s Division of Signal Transduction Therapy (DSTT).

October 2018

  • 3rd year PhD student poster session
    25 Oct 2018

    Yesterday, saw our annual poster session for our third year PhD students take place in the School. The event allows our students to present their research findings to attendees from across the School. The day was a great success with lots of insightful scientific conversations taking place.

  • Athena SWAN Silver Award logo
    24 Oct 2018

    In recognition of the ongoing commitment to gender equality for all in our University community, the School has been granted a new Athena SWAN award. The School now holds a Silver Award following our previous Bronze Award granted in 2015.

  • Professor Kim Dale and Professor Miratul Muqit
    23 Oct 2018

    Kim Dale and Miratul Muqit have been promoted to Personal Chair (Professor) as part of the 2018 Annual Review process for academic staff. 

  • Prof Julian Blow, Dr Richard Henderson, Prof Peter Garland, Prof sir Pete Downes
    17 Oct 2018

    Nobel Prize winning molecular biologist Dr Richard Henderson gave the Peter Garland Lecture today, the 15th Nobel Laureate to do so. Dr Henderson was awarded his Nobel Prize in Chemistry jointly with Jacques Dubochet and Joachim Frank "for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution" in 2017. He continues his research at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge and gave his lecture on "The increasing power of electron cryomicroscopy".

  • 11 Oct 2018

    Three of our undergraduate students were recognised in the Undergraduate Awards 2018. Emma Sands, Emily Scott and Daniel Squair were Highly Commended in the Life Sciences category. This means that they were in the top 10% for their category and this included entrants from students across the world! The awards aim to celebrate top undergraduate coursework and foster interdisciplinary collaboration between students and recent graduates worldwide. Our students submitted work based on their fourth year honours project.

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