University of Dundee

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From sleeping cell to assassin – how immune cells work

Scientists at the University of Dundee have carried out one of the most comprehensive studies into how immune cells sense and respond to their environment to fight infection and destroy tumours. The research team, who have published their findings in the journal Nature Immunology, said the results provide important insights into how immune responses might be manipulated for the treatment of autoimmune diseases and cancer.

Research Technician

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.

Life Sciences students named amongst World's best

Three Life Science students have been named as some of the top undergraduates in the World, with one named as the top undergraduate in Europe.

Scott Sheldrick, Nicholas Gallagher and James Osbourne were were highly commended in the Life Sciences category of the 2019 Global Undergraduate Awards. The competition, which aims to celebrate top undergraduate coursework and foster interdisciplinary collaboration between students and recent graduates worldwide. 

Scott, Nicholas and James undertook their projects in labs across the Schools of Medicine and Life Sciences:

Angus Lamond appointed the British Society for Proteomics Research Lecturer of the Year 2019-20

Professor Angus Lamond has been appointed as the 2019-20 British Society for Proteomics Research (BSPR) Lecturer. In this role, the BSPR provides funding to allow Angus to present seminars at Universities and Institutes around the UK to promote research using proteomics technology. As the BSPR Lecturer, Angus is presenting lectures that build on his interests in applying multidimensional proteomics and data science technologies to characterise biological systems and disease mechanisms.

Early Stage Researcher

A PhD position is available in the laboratory of Ron Hay FRS ( s/ron_hay) in the School of Life Sciences University of Dundee, Dundee, UK to study “The role of Arsenic in modulating PML/TRIM19 activity”. The successful applicant would be part of TRIM-NET, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action - Innovative Training Networks (GA 813599 – H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018) training network in drug discovery targeting TRIM ubiquitin ligases.

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Major announcements from OME collaborative projects

This week has seen two major announcements made on projects that Open Microscopy Environment (OME), led by Professor Jason Swedlow in the School, have collaborated on:

1. Euro-BioImaging European Research Infrastructure Consortia

The UK will be joining the Euro-BioImaging European Research Infrastructure Consortia, hosted in Finland, as a founder member. OME has participated in Euro-BioImaging since its inception and has led its efforts to build public resources for imaging data.