University of Dundee

Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit

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MRCPPU

Prestigious UKRI fellowships for Life Sciences Researchers

Two life sciences researchers have been awarded Future Leaders Fellowships from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Dr Megan Bergkessel, Principal Investigator in the Division of Molecular Microbiology, was awarded over £900k to research how some bacteria can survive in inhospitable environments and the potential for new treatments. Dr Adam Fletcher, a postdoctoral researcher in Dr Satpal Virdee's lab in the MRC PPU, will use the award to begin his independent research programme at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) at the University of Glasgow.

$9 million award an “opportunity of a lifetime” to tackle Parkinson’s

A multi-million dollar research award is the “opportunity of a lifetime” to increase our understanding of Parkinson’s disease, according to a University of Dundee expert.

Professor Dario Alessi says that the $9 million, three-year award from the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) initiative will have a transformative impact on Parkinson’s research at the University and the quest to develop new therapies and treatments.

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