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05 Jul 2021
Seven new papers have been published this month in The Biochemical Journal, representing a major collaboration between multiple groups at the Francis Crick Institute in London, University College London and The University of Dundee. Led by John Diffley at the Francis Crick Institute, with important contributions in Dundee from the groups of Yogesh Kulathu and Karim Labib in the MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit, together with Vicky Cowling in the division of Gene Regulation and Expression, the idea was to ‘repurpose’ existing drugs to combat the SARS-CoV-2 virus that caus
20 Feb 2018
Research from Professor Anton Gartner’s group in the Centre for Gene Expression and Regulation has provided new information on the mechanics of cell division. Published today in Nature Communications, the work shows the role of a particular protein in this process that may have implications in understanding some types of breast and ovarian cancer.
13 Nov 2017
Professor Karim Labib will delve into the science behind the fabric of our very existence at the next Café Science event. Professor Labib from the MRCPPU will be talking about DNA and how it passes from one generation to the next. At the event, on Monday 13 November at Avery & Co, he will explain what this process can tell us about the evolution of life.
18 Sep 2017
Life Sciences researcher Professor Karim Labib has been awarded £2million to explore the role that one of the most fundamental processes in cell biology plays in cancer. Professor Labib will receive the grant from Cancer Research UK to study mechanisms that preserve genome integrity during the final stages of chromosome replication in animal cells.
12 May 2017
Scientists in the School have solved a mystery concerning one of the most fundamental processes in cell biology, in a new discovery that they hope may help to tackle cancer one day.
07 Mar 2016
The Royal Society of Edinburgh has announced today that four people from the University of Dundee have been elected as Fellows of the RSE, three of whom are from the Schools of Life Sciences. The new Fellows from the University are: · Wendy Alexander, Vice-Principal (International) · Paul Birch, Professor of Plant Pathology and Deputy Head of the Division of Plant Sciences
31 Oct 2014
Scientists at the Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU) at the University of Dundee have solved an important part of the mystery about one of the most fundamental processes in cell biology.
01 Oct 2013
Karim Labib and his current lab, consisting of Pedro Nkosi (Senior Scientific Officer), Marija Maric (PhD student) and Cecile Evrin (postdoc), have joined the MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU). Karim will take up a senior group leader position within the MRC-PPU and he will also become Dundee University’s Professor of Genome Integrity. Image note: Karim Labib's lab, Left-Right: Pedro Nkosi, Marija Maric, Cecile Evrin and Karim Labib