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July 2008

  • 31 Jul 2008

    This year the Royal Society of Edinburgh are to honour two professors at the University of Dundee both of whom are affiliated with the College of Life Sciences. The RSE’s Royal Medals for 2008 are being awarded to Professor Roger Fletcher FRS FRSE for his outstanding contribution to mathematics and software development and Sir David Lane FRS FRSE for his outstanding contribution to cancer research through his discovery of P53 tumour suppressor gene.

  • 17 Jul 2008

    Dr. Joao Rodrigues of the Ferguson Lab in the Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery, has been awarded the title of Early Stage Investigator 2008 by the British Society for Proteome Research.

  • 10 Jul 2008

    Professor Sue Black OBE FRSE, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology and Director of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, is the 2008 recipient of the Lucy Mair Medal for Applied Anthropology from the Royal Anthropological Institute. The Lucy Mair Medal is awarded to honour excellence in the application of anthropology to the relief of poverty and distress, and to the active recognition of human dignity.

  • 10 Jul 2008

    Sir Philip Cohen, Director of the Medical Research Council’s Protein Phosphorylation Unit, Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Dundee, and Director-Designate of the newly established Scottish Institute for Cell Signalling, has been awarded the Royal Society’s prestigious Royal Medal, it was announced today (Thursday 10 July). Professor Cohen is the fourth scientist in his Unit to receive an eminent award since the start of the year, making 2008 a particularly special year both for the individual recipients and the Unit as a whole.

  • 02 Jul 2008

    Professor Mike Ferguson, Dean of Research at the University of Dundee’s College of Life Sciences, received his CBE from The Queen in Edinburgh yesterday (Tuesday, 1 July). Professor Ferguson, a Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Royal Society of London and the Academy of Medical Sciences, is a world-renowned specialist in the biochemistry of tropical diseases and was given the award in the New Year’s Honours List for Services to Science.

May 2008

  • 19 May 2008

    Professor Dario Alessi, Deputy Director of the Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation Unit and Professor of Cell Signalling in the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, has been elected a Fellow of The Royal Society of London, the highest accolade a UK scientist can receive. Professor Alessi’s election to the Royal Society recognises his major contributions to our understanding of how mutations in particular enzymes cause diabetes, cancer and hypertension.

  • 19 May 2008

    Prof. Grahame Hardie received an Honorary Degree - Doctor Honoris Causa- from the Medical University of Bialystok, Poland in recognition of his work on the discovery of AMP-activated protein kinase, its role as a sensor of cellular energy status and as a target for drugs aimed at treatment of Type 2 diabetes.

  • 07 May 2008

    Scotland's position as an international leader in the biotechnology field is to be strengthened further with the creation of a £10 million national life sciences institute in Dundee, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong learning Fiona Hyslop said today.

  • 06 May 2008

    Fungi may have an important role to play in the fate of potentially dangerous depleted uranium left in the environment after recent war campaigns, according to a new report from researchers at the University of Dundee. The research, published in the prestigious journal `Current Biology’, found evidence that fungi can “lock” depleted uranium into a mineral form that may be less likely to find its way into plants, animals or the water supply.

April 2008