College of Life Sciences
A project at the European Lead Factory, led by scientists at the School, won the Multiparty Collaboration Award at this year’s Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards.
Professor David Coates, of the School of Life Sciences, has been appointed as one of the panel members to carry out assessments for the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework subject-level pilot project during spring 2018. Professor Coates, who received an MBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List last year for services to biology, will sit on the Natural Sciences panel.
PiCLS Annual Lecture
Research from Professor Anton Gartner’s group in the Centre for Gene Expression and Regulation has provided new information on the mechanics of cell division. Published today in Nature Communications, the work shows the role of a particular protein in this process that may have implications in understanding some types of breast and ovarian cancer.
Katarzyna Knop, a post-doctoral researcher in Gordon Simpson’s lab, has been awarded a two-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship. Her research will focus on gene expression in plants, in particular those involved in plant immune responses.
Yumeng Mao is a Senior Scientist at AstraZeneca in Cambridge, UK who is interested in the development of small molecule drugs that potentiate anti-tumour immunity. Yumeng started his training in tumour immunology in 2009 with Dr. Karl-Erik Hellstrom at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. Subsequently, he completed his doctoral and post-doctoral work at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden with Prof. Rolf Kiessling.