University of Dundee

Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit

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MRCPPU

Technician

We are looking for an enthusiastic research technician to join a team involved in running and optimizing PCR for genotyping from small tissue samples and also assisting with various in vivo studies. The responsibilities also include recording routine study data using electronic system and coordinating in vivo experiments. As you are required to be involved in various in vivo studies, experience in with in vivo models is essential. Possession or willingness to possess a Home Office personal license is essential.

 

'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.

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.

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