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16 Apr 2021
Researchers at the University of Dundee have discovered novel mechanisms for chromosome inheritance by recreating this process in a test tube.
22 Jan 2020
Professors Vicky Cowling and Tomo Tanaka were given Investigator Awards from Wellcome in the recent funding round. Vicky’s award of £1.3M will allow her to take her expertise on mRNA cap regulation in a new direction while Tomo’s award of ~£1.5M will allow him to continue to build new knowledge on the process of cell division. This will fund their programmes of research for 5 years.
03 Nov 2017
The research group led by Professor Tomo Tanaka has made a significant new discovery about how cells properly inherit their genetic information.
09 Mar 2015
Scientists led by a group at the College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee have made a significant discovery about how our cells properly inherit their genetic information.
10 Jun 2013
The research groups of Professor Tomo Tanaka and Professor Julian Blow, in collaboration with researchers in University of Nottingham and institutes in Japan, have made a significant new discovery about how cells properly inherit their genetic information.
01 Mar 2013
Professor Tomo Tanaka of the Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression has been awarded an European Research Council Advanced Grant to study how cells ensure accurate inheritance of their genetic information while they divide and multiply, a failure in which process causes various human diseases such as cancer and Down’s Syndrome.
24 Jan 2012
Professor Tomo Tanaka has been awarded a highly prestigious Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellowship, for research into "Molecular mechanisms regulating the kinetochore-microtubule interaction in mitosis”.
23 Mar 2011
A bake-sale in aid of Japanese Tsunami disaster fund was held on the morning of the 21st of March in the Atrium of Wellcome Trust Building. Tetsuya Muramoto from Jonathan Chubb’s lab and Etsushi Kitamura from Tomo Tanaka’s lab in GRE organised the event and rallied people from the CLS and Dundee Japanese community to join forces and bake in aid of the victims of the devastating Tsunami that hit the North-east of Japan this year.
23 Mar 2011
Research paper: The ndc80 loop region facilitates formation of kinetochore attachment to the dynamic microtubule plus end Tanaka Lab paper provides insight into essential KT-MT mechanism
17 Feb 2010
Researchers at the University of Dundee have made a significant new discovery about how cells behave and protect themselves against cancers and genetic disorders. Professor Tomo Tanaka and his team members Dr Etsushi Kitamura and Mr Shinya Komoto, all at the College of Life Sciences, working in collaboration with researchers in Japan and Germany, have uncovered how cells ensure inheritance of their genetic information in order to prevent diseases.