University of Dundee

Cell and Developmental Biology

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Cell division discoveries published in Nature Communications

Asymmetric cell division is the process through which one cell divides into two cells with different identities. It is of particular importance for stem cells, which divide asymmetrically into another stem cell (thus self-renewing themselves) and a cell destined to become a more specialised cell type, such as for example a neuron or a muscle cell. A model of choice for the study of asymmetric stem cell division are neuroblasts, neural stem cells of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.

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The School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee is a world-class academic institution with a reputation for the excellence of its research, its high quality teaching and student experience, and the strong impact of its activities outside academia. With 900 staff from over 60 countries worldwide the School provides a dynamic, multi-national, collegiate and diverse environment with state-of-the-art laboratory, technology and teaching facilities.

Adenosine suppresses CD8 T cell activity by modulating ligand-independent Notch1 activation: implications for tumor immunity

Dr. Miele is the Cancer Crusaders Professor of Cancer Research and Chair of the Department of Genetics, School of Medicine, at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Miele completed his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees summa cum laude at the University of Naples, Italy, in 1982 and 1987 respectively. His Ph.D.

£2 million boost for Dundee researchers

Two University of Dundee scientists have been awarded prestigious fellowships worth more than £1 million each to fund their research over the next five years. Dr Greg Findlay and Dr David Murray received Sir Henry Dale Fellowships that will enable them to develop the work and profile of their laboratories. Two postdoctoral positions will also be created at Dundee’s School of Life Sciences as a result of the award.

Important role of MYC in embryonic development determined by Dale lab

The latest research from the Dale lab, in collaboration with Professor Kate Storey, has explained the important role that Myc plays in linking different stages of mouse embryonic development. The findings have been published in the journal Development and has been selected to feature as part of that editions’ ‘Research Highlights’ section.