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April 2018

  • Dominka Kwasna and Syed Arif Abdul Rehman
    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.

  • OME logo
    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.

  • left-to-right, Dr Mehmet Gundogdu, Professor Daan van Aalten and Dr Ulrich Zachariae
    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.

  • 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.

March 2018

  • 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.

  • Gopal Sapkota
    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.

  • Kate and Helen Storey
    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.

  • Anna Segarra Fas, Stuart MacGowan and Jin-Feng Zhao
    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.

  • 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.

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