University of Dundee

The Scottish Institute for Cell Signalling to be set up in Dundee

21 Apr 2008

The Scottish Government has confirmed a new £10 million life sciences institute for Dundee.

“We welcome this announcement from the Scottish Government that they are to provide £10 million to form the Scottish Institute for Cell Signalling at Dundee,” said Sir Philip Cohen who will be leading research at the Scottish Institute for Cell Signalling

“Cell Signalling is one of the largest branches of the life sciences and an area of great importance to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Dundee is recognised as a world leader in this field and the new institute will not only reinforce its position but also enable it to develop new strengths in emerging areas of cell signalling that will furnish the major drug targets of the future.”

SCILLS (the SCottish Institute for ceLL Signalling) will enable the composition of a critical mass of key researchers in this field to stimulate Scotland’s biotechnology industry for the future.

Funding for the new Institute will be provided by the Scottish Funding Council through the University of Dundee.