03 Oct 2018
A Plant Scientist in Dundee has been awarded almost £1.25 million to study the interaction between plants and soil microbes, with the ultimate aim of boosting sustainable food production.
20 Aug 2018
Dr Gabriele Schweikert has opened a new research laboratory in a joint appointment between the Division of Computational Biology in the School and Cyber Valley in Tuebingen. Gabriele will use Machine Learning Tools to better understand important molecular processes in living cells, with a particular interest in epigenetic mechanisms.
16 Aug 2018
An electrifying puzzle that has evaded scientists for more than half a century, likened to a cellular Mexican wave, has finally been explained, according to a team of European scientists led by the University of Dundee. The study, published in Nature Chemistry this week, explains how the switches that control signals to and from your brain across your body, making it possible for us to move, think and feel, are controlled.
28 May 2018
Funding of £1million has been announced to help University of Dundee scientists tackle the challenges of dealing with big data, just 24 hours after Theresa May heralded the potential of artificial intelligence to transform healthcare.
09 May 2018
A collaboration between the Schweikert and Cowling research groups in the School of Life Sciences has uncovered a new mechanism of transcription regulation in mammals. The findings have been published in Cell Reports.
20 Apr 2018
The University of Dundee is joining a global effort – with the help of funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – to support development of the Human Cell Atlas, a global effort to map every type of cell in the healthy human body as a resource for studies of health and disease.
03 Apr 2018
Nature Research journal Scientific Data is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal for descriptions of scientifically valuable datasets, and research that advances the sharing and reuse of scientific data. These data descriptors provide a path for publishing datasets associated with scientific publications.
02 Apr 2018
Scientists in the School have identified the effects of a mutation that gives rise to a form of Intellectual Disability. Intellectual Disability is a type of developmental brain disorder in young patients which to date remains poorly understood and is incurable. Researchers focussed on mutations in the OGT gene, which plays a critical role in protecting brain cells against stress. In patients harbouring OGT mutations, this protective effect is lost.
19 Mar 2018
Last week, the School’s Annual Research Symposium was held at Crieff Hydro. The programme of talks and poster presentations covered the diverse research taking place in the School. Newly appointed Principal Investigators and Professors gave talks alongside more junior members of the School, who spoke as part of the SLS showcase sessions.
20 Feb 2018
Katarzyna Knop, a post-doctoral researcher in Gordon Simpson’s lab, has been awarded a two-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship. Her research will focus on gene expression in plants, in particular those involved in plant immune responses.