Latest News for 09/2020
23 Apr 2020
A University of Dundee researcher has been awarded £1.6 million in funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to develop machine learning tools for the life sciences. Machine learning has rapidly transformed many aspects of our daily lives in the last decade. It is also increasingly playing a vital role in analysing biomedical data. However, using these techniques to answer fundamental, mechanistic questions about biological processes remains challenging.
11 Jun 2019
In an article published today in the prestigious journal Nature Chemical Biology, scientists at the University of Dundee and Boehringer Ingelheim have made an important first stride toward drugging undruggable cancer targets using an innovative approach to drug discovery.
12 Sep 2018
Scientists launched the new £5 million Scottish Centre for Macromolecular Imaging (SCMI) yesterday at the Medical Research Council University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR). It will be home to a cutting-edge JEOL CryoARM 300, the first cryo-electron microscope of this model in the United Kingdom, which will be used to image biological molecules at near atomic level. The centre is a collaboration between researchers from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and St Andrews.
New methodology for isolating polysomes and other large subcellular structures developed by Lamond...14 Aug 2018
The Lamond laboratory have developed an efficient and highly reproducible new methodology for isolating polysomes and other large subcellular structures, termed ‘Ribo Mega-SEC’, which they have used to study protein translation complexes in cell lines and tissues.
10 Aug 2018
Dr Ramasubramanian Sudaramoorthy and co-workers have determined the structure of an enzyme that regulates access to DNA bound to a ubiquitinylated nucleosome. This work has been published in the journal eLife.
14 Apr 2017
Kristina Havas Cavalletti has recently taken up a junior group leader position at the IFOM Cancer Research Institute in Milan. Her research will focus on metabolism, epigenetics and breast cancer. Kristina undertook her PhD in Tom Owen-Hughes lab where she focused on investigating the mechanism of how chromatin-remodelling complexes harness the power of ATP to disrupt chromatin. Following her PhD Kristina took a career break to start a family and returned to research as a postdoc at EMBL Monterotondo in 2012.
24 Mar 2017
Researchers, including those from Professor Tom Owen-Hughes lab in GRE, have recently published a study which visualises the complex interactions of the molecular machines that control chromatin organisation. The research utilised data collected from the Schools’ newly established cryo-electron microscopy facility, which opens the possibility to other scientists to use this technology for their own research.
08 Jan 2014
University of Dundee is to host the 47th Annual International Meeting of the ESR Spectroscopy Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry from 6th - 10th April 2014. This long running, and highly regarded, international conference is a platform for scientists working in the broad area of Electron Spin Resonance and features the prestigious "Bruker Lecture" awarded annually to a scientist who has made significant contributions to ESR.
23 Mar 2011
Research paper: Chaperone Proteins may influence the transmission of non-genetic information across generations Traditionally chaperones have acted to ensure that social boundaries are not broken. The term is also used at a molecular level in reference to chaperone proteins that regulate the interactions of their cargo.
23 Mar 2011
Andrew Bowman from Tom Owen-Hughes lab successfully passed his PhD viva today, Friday 7th January 2011. Andrew's title was "Characterisation of the (H3-H4) 2-tetramer and its interaction with histone chaperones". He presented his research at 1030 hrs. His internal examiner was Professor Ron Hay and his external examiner was Professor Ernest Laue, University of Cambridge.