04 Apr 2018
In a paper just published in Molecular Cell, Dominka Kwasna from Yogesh Kulathu’s group at the MRC PPU, in collaboration with Ian Gibbs-Seymour at the University of Oxford, reports the discovery of a completely new class of enzymes that is important for protecting the cell’s DNA from damage.
03 Apr 2018
Nature Research journal Scientific Data is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal for descriptions of scientifically valuable datasets, and research that advances the sharing and reuse of scientific data. These data descriptors provide a path for publishing datasets associated with scientific publications.
02 Apr 2018
Scientists in the School have identified the effects of a mutation that gives rise to a form of Intellectual Disability. Intellectual Disability is a type of developmental brain disorder in young patients which to date remains poorly understood and is incurable. Researchers focussed on mutations in the OGT gene, which plays a critical role in protecting brain cells against stress. In patients harbouring OGT mutations, this protective effect is lost.
DNDi, GlaxoSmithKline, and University of Dundee to identify drug candidates to treat leishmaniasis...02 Apr 2018
The Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) will collaborate with the not-for-profit research and development organisation Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in a bid to discover new pre-clinical drug candidates targeting two parasitic neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), leishmaniasis and Chagas disease.
24 Mar 2018
The University of Dundee has been ranked among the top universities in the United Kingdom – and 2nd in Scotland – in the 2018 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. This year’s survey ranks 116 universities across the UK. Dundee is placed 14th overall, one place higher than last year. Dundee is 2nd in Scotland, just behind its close neighbour the University of St Andrews.
23 Mar 2018
Researchers from the University of Dundee and the Francis Crick Institute have made a significant discovery about a cellular pathway associated with developmental defects and a myriad of diseases ranging from alopecia to colorectal cancer.
22 Mar 2018
The award-winning Storey sisters will launch their latest exhibition in Dundee this week, fusing the worlds of fashion and cellular biology.
19 Mar 2018
Last week, the School’s Annual Research Symposium was held at Crieff Hydro. The programme of talks and poster presentations covered the diverse research taking place in the School. Newly appointed Principal Investigators and Professors gave talks alongside more junior members of the School, who spoke as part of the SLS showcase sessions.
Phenomics Discovery Initiative expands portfolio to new disease areas, translating the best biology...08 Mar 2018
The Phenomics Discovery Initiative (PDi) has expanded its assay portfolio to a total of 11 complex phenotypic assays that are relevant to human pathophysiology in areas of unmet clinical need including neuropsychiatric illnesses, dementia, cancer and respiratory infections.
07 Mar 2018
A Parkinson’s patient who has lived with the disease for more than a decade has visited the University of Dundee to see how money he has raised will be used to research potential new treatments for the condition.