University of Dundee

The University of Dundee is one of the leading universities in Europe for research in Life Sciences. In the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality in UK higher education institutions – REF2014 –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 2019 for Biomedical and Health Sciences Impact places Dundee is 1st in the UK and Europe, 5th in the World as judged by ‘citations-per-paper’, one of the most widely recognized metrics of scientific excellence. This year’s ‘The State of Innovation’ report by Clarivate Analytics ranks 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.

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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

Plant Sciences 2013

Birch, P. R. and Cooke, D. E. (2013) The early days of late blight. Elife. 2, e00954
doi. 10.7554/eLife.00954
Pubmed. 23795302

Dietrich, R. C., Bengough, A. G., Jones, H. G. and White, P. J. (2013) Can root electrical capacitance be used to predict root mass in soil? Ann Bot. 112, 457-464
doi. 10.1093/aob/mct044
Pubmed. 23493014

Molecular Microbiology 2013

Alcock, F., Baker, M. A., Greene, N. P., Palmer, T., Wallace, M. I. and Berks, B. C. (2013) Live cell imaging shows reversible assembly of the TatA component of the twin-arginine protein transport system. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 110, E3650-3659
d.o.i: 10.1073/pnas.1306738110
PubMed: 3780885
PMC: 24003141