University of Dundee

Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit

Short Code: 
MRCPPU

SLS PhD students selected to participate in Roche Continents 2019

Two PhD students in the School have been selected to join Europe’s finest University students in creative and intellectual collaboration at Roche Continents 2019.

The highly prestigious Roche Continents - a full week of interdisciplinary challenges and inspiration – selects only 100 students from the sciences and arts at European Universities to attend. Tom Snelling from Philip Cohen's Lab (MRC-PPU) and Margarita Kalamara from Nicola Stanley-Wall’s Lab (Molecular Microbiology) are two of those who will take part in the week of activities in Salzburg in August.

Samantha Budd Haeberlein receives Honorary Degree from University of Dundee

The University of Dundee has today awarded an Honorary Doctorate to Dr Samantha Budd Haeberlein who is Vice President of Late Stage Clinical Development at Biogen.

Samantha is a distinguished graduate of Dundee having obtained a First Class Honours Degree in Biochemistry in 1994 and then completing a PhD in 1997 under the supervision of David Nicholls FRS on the bioenergetics of neurons. Since then Samantha has flourished in the pharmaceutical industry over the last 20 years and emerged as a global leader in developing effective therapies against Alzheimer’s disease.

A new twist to the LUBAC story

About 10 years ago, the discovery of the Linear Ubiquitin Assembly Complex (LUBAC) revolutionized our understanding of how the master transcription factor NF-kB was activated.  LUBAC a complex of the three proteins, HOIP, HOIL-1 and Sharpin, produces unique “linear” ubiquitin chains in which ubiquitins are joined to each other by peptide bonds.

Senior Postdoctoral Scientist

The School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee is a world-class academic institution with a reputation for the excellence of its research, its high quality teaching and student experience, and the strong impact of its activities outside academia. With 900 staff from over 60 countries worldwide the School provides a dynamic, multi-national, collegiate and diverse environment with state-of-the-art laboratory, technology and teaching facilities.

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