University of Dundee

The University of Dundee is one of the leading universities in Europe for research in Life Sciences. We make fundamental discoveries on the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying health and disease in humans, animals, plants, parasites and bacteria and translate that knowledge to address global challenges. In the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality in UK higher education institutions – REF2021 –Dundee was ranked the top University in Biological Sciences. More recent rankings widely recognized as indicators of scientific excellence place Dundee high in their rankings. The CWTS Leiden Ranking 2021 for Biomedical and Health Sciences Impact places Dundee is 5th in the UK and Europe, 11th in the World and the 2021 QS World University Rankings in Biological Sciences place Dundee 2nd in the UK, 3rd in Europe and 19th in the World as judged by ‘citations-per-paper’, one of the most widely recognized metrics of scientific excellence. ‘The State of Innovation’ report by Clarivate Analytics in 2017 ranked Dundee as the most influential scientific research institution in the world for pharmaceuticals for the period 2006-16. The School enjoys a reputation as one of the most dynamic international centres for molecular cell biology, with outstanding laboratory and technology facilities.


Statement on diversity, equity and inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential for us to ensure a vibrant and sustainable workplace culture. Accordingly, we aim to support and develop all our staff and students so they can work to the best of their ability. This requires professional conduct that creates a culture where everyone feels empowered and safe to question and challenge behaviours that compromise this goal. Accordingly, we expect performance at the highest standard of integrity for everything we do, not only in how we conduct all our activities, but also how we work together, treat each other and how we interact with external partners. 

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Cell Signalling and Immunology 2011

Aalto, K., Autio, A., Kiss, E. A., Elima, K., Nymalm, Y., Veres, T. Z., Marttila-Ichihara, F., Elovaara, H., Saanijoki, T., Crocker, P. R., Maksimow, M., Bligt, E., Salminen, T. A., Salmi, M., Roivainen, A. and Jalkanen, S. (2011) Siglec-9 is a novel leukocyte ligand for vascular adhesion protein-1 and can be used in PET imaging of inflammation and cancer. Blood. 118, 3725-3733
doi. 10.1182/blood-2010-09-311076
Pubmed. 21821708

Cell Signalling and Immunology 2012

Aregger, M. and Cowling, V. H. (2012) E2F1-dependent methyl cap formation requires RNA pol II phosphorylation. Cell Cycle. 11, 2146-2148
doi. 10.4161/cc.20620
Pubmed. 22592528

Berglund, F. M., Weerasinghe, N. R., Davidson, L., Lim, J. C., Eickholt, B. J. and Leslie, N. R. (2012) Disruption of epithelial architecture caused by loss of PTEN or by oncogenic mutant p110alpha/PIK3CA but not by HER2 or mutant AKT1. Oncogene
doi. 10.1038/onc.2012.459
Pubmed. 23085752

Cell and Developmental Biology Publications 2008

Yue,Q., Wagstaff , L., Yang,X., Weijer C.J., and Münsterberg, A. (2008) Wnt3a mediated chemorepulsion controls movement patterns of cardiac progenitors and requires RhoA function. Development 135, 1029-37

Sweetman, D., Wagstaff, L., Cooper, O., Weijer, C., and Münsterberg A. (2008) The migration of paraxial and lateral plate mesoderm cells emerging from the late primitive streak is controlled by different Wnt signals. BMC Dev Biol 8, 63-78

Cell and Developmental Biology Publications 2009

Appleton, P. L., Quyn, A. J., Swift, S. and Nathke, I. (2009) Preparation of wholemount mouse intestine for high-resolution three-dimensional imaging using two-photon microscopy. Journal of Microscopy-Oxford. 234, 196-204

Chuai, M., Dormann, D. and Weijer, C. J. (2009) Imaging cell signalling and movement in development. Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology. 20, 947-955

Chuai, M. and Weijer, C. J. (2009) Regulation of cell migration during chick gastrulation. Current Opinion in Genetics & Development. 19, 343-349

Cell and Developmental Biology Publications 2010

Araki, T., van Egmond, W. N., van Haastert, P. J. and Williams, J. G. (2010) Dual regulation of a Dictyostelium STAT by cGMP and Ca2+ signalling. J. Cell Sci, 123, 837-841.

Chen, Z.-H., Schilde, C., and Schaap, P. (2010) Functional dissection of ACR, a deeply conserved inducer of spore encapsulation. J. Biol Chem.

Chubb, J. a. L., TB (2010) Bursts and pulses:  insights from single cell studies into transcriptional mechanisms. Current Opinion in Genetics and Development 20, 478-484.

Cell and Developmental Biology 2011

Bouskila, M., Esoof, N., Gay, L., Fang, E. H., Deak, M., Begley, M. J., Cantley, L. C., Prescott, A., Storey, K. G. and Alessi, D. R. (2011) TTBK2 kinase substrate specificity and the impact of spinocerebellar-ataxia-causing mutations on expression, activity, localization and development. The Biochemical journal. 437, 157-167
d.o.i. 10.1042/BJ20110276
Pubmed: 3739326
PMC: 21548880

Cell and Developmental Biology 2012

Araki, T., Kawata, T. and Williams, J. G. (2012) Identification of the kinase that activates a nonmetazoan STAT gives insights into the evolution of phosphotyrosine-SH2 domain signaling. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 109, E1931-1937
d.o.i 10.1073/pnas.1202715109
Pubmed: 3396520
PMC: 22699506