University of Dundee

College of Life Sciences

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'Molecular nutrition of the gut-liver axis: the impact of dietary fibres for the small intestine’

Professor Muller is a renowned expert in the area of molecular nutrition related to lipid homeostasis, nutrigenomics and nutritional systems biology and his work is focussed on the molecular mechanisms underlying genome-wide effects of foods (specific bioactive components or nutrients) on immuno-metabolic health and plasticity.

Chancellor's Award for Professor John Peters

Professor John Peters, Professor of Pharmacology has been awarded the Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching at the University of Dundee.

Winners of the Chancellor's Award must demonstrate enhancement to practice, sustainable change and impact as a result of their teaching. Furthermore, the Award demands evidence of support for transformational learning and a legacy from the changes and impact which the winners effected. 

Major funding could get to the root of crop diseases

A world-leading plant disease researcher at the University of Dundee has been awarded major funding for a study which may explain the mechanisms of crop killing diseases across the globe.

Plant diseases currently account for 40 per cent of crop losses each year world-wide, representing a serious threat to food security.

Professor Paul Birch, Head of the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Dundee, was awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant, worth just under €2.5million for the next five years.

Kim Dale named Best Postgraduate Supervisor in Student Led Teaching Awards

Last Friday, the Dundee University Student Association (DUSA) celebrated the lecturers who help make our university one of the best in the world, at their annual Student Led Teaching Awards (SLTA).

Kim Dale from the School was named Best Postgraduate Supervisor after being shortlisted for the second year in a row. “I am so touched to have been nominated by two of my PhD students, Lucas Morales Moya and Francesca Carrieri, as they both know it is one of the parts I love most about my job,” said Kim.

Findlay lab makes new insights into the molecular pathways that cause intellectual disability

New research by Greg Findlay’s group in the MRC-PPU has made progress in understanding the fundamentals of intellectual disability, a developmental disorder thought to affect 1-2% of the world’s population. The paper by Francisco Bustos, a post-doctoral investigator, and Anna Segarra-Fas, a PhD student in Greg’s lab, shows that genetic mutations found in intellectual disability patients impair the catalytic activity of an E3 ubiquitin ligase called RNF12.