University of Dundee

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PhD success for Jamie Carrington

Congratulations to Jamie Carrington from Prof Julian Blows group who passed his PhD viva today with a thesis entitled “Post-Replicative Resolution of Under-Replication”. His examination committee was Dr Jiri Lukas - University of Copenhagen (External Examiner), Dr Constance Alabert (Internal Examiner) and Prof Anton Gartner (Convenor).

Michael Batie passes PhD viva

Congratulations to Michael Batie from Prof Sonia Rocha lab who has successfully passed his viva today! His thesis was entitled “The Role of JmjC Histone Demethylases and Chromatin Structure in The Hypoxic Response.” His internal examiner was Prof Tom Owen-Hughes and external examiner was Prof Luis del Peso Ovalle from Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas, Madrid.

Dundee-China links strengthened with guest professorship for Daan van Aalten

The University of Dundee has formed a new link with China, with Professor Daan van Aalten from the School of Life Sciences being appointed a guest professor at Xiangya Hospital at Central South University in Changsha, China.
Professor van Aalten is a Wellcome Trust Investigator in the Division of Gene Regulation and Expression in the School of Life Sciences. He is one of the world’s leading authorities on the role of the enzyme O-GlcNAc transferase in neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases.

Julianty Frost passes PhD viva

Congratulations to Julianty Frost who passed her PhD viva today with a thesis entitled “VHL inhibitors as chemical probes of the hypoxia signalling pathway”. Her examination committee consisted of Professor Cormac Taylor from University College Dublin Conway Institute (External Examiner), Gopal Saptkota (Internal Examiner) and David Horn (Convenor). Julianty was under the supervision of Alessio Ciulli (Supervisor) and Sonia Rocha (Second Supervisor).

The Lamond lab demonstrates a new approach to study proteome variation across the cell division cycle called PRIMMUS

In a publication in eLife, Ly et al. report a workflow combining FACS and MS-based proteomics to analyse protein abundance and phosphorylation changes proteome-wide across the mitotic cell division cycle, including resolution of mitotic subphases. The approach, called PRIMMUS or proteomics of intracellular immunolabelled cell subsets, combines intracellular immunostaining, FACS, and mass spectrometry to isolate and analyse cell subsets defined by intracellular markers of cell cycle progression.

4 Year Wellcome Trust PhD Programme: C. elegans a model organism to study human health and disease

My lab uses the roundworm C. elegans to ask basic biological questions  Our studies are facilitated by the simplicity of the organism at the developmental and anatomical level, by the ease of its maintenance, and by the power of forward and reverse genetic procedures. Despite of its simplicity, C. elegans is a multicellular organism that shares many fundamental genetic programs with humans.