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February 2018

  • Mouse dissociated embryonic kidney cells reforming into a kidney organoid
    09 Feb 2018

    Dr. Eleanor Williams has received the Biocuration Career Award in 2018 from the International Society for Biocuration.

  • Figure 1: Declining T cell production leads to increasing disease incidence.
    06 Feb 2018

    - Study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests ageing immune system plays a larger role in cancer incidence than previously thought. - Findings may explain higher likelihood of men developing cancer than women. - This epidemiological research could have major implications for global fight against cancer if borne out by further studies.

July 2017

  • Dr Rastko Sknepnek
    03 Jul 2017

    A video featuring an interview with Dr Sknepnek and a model of the cellular mosh pit in action can be seen at https://uod.box.com/s/dzdr3p1b4fw8suuvcs8yrr5fuxy14ea3. Researchers led by the University of Dundee have developed a way of exploring a ‘cellular mosh pit’ that may shed light on processes such as embryo development, wound healing and cancer growth.

June 2017

May 2017

  • Dr Ulrich Zachariae
    15 May 2017

    Researchers from the School have worked with collaborators in Cambridge to uncover the inner workings of a cellular pump which helps bacterial cells neutralise the effects of antibiotics. This work has implications in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and is published today in Nature Microbiology.  

March 2017

  • 16 Mar 2017

    The School of Life Sciences Prizes were presented today at the Research Symposium in Crieff. Each of the judging panels commented on the high standard and quality of the entries submitted which exemplifies the research excellence and outstanding public engagement taking place in the School.

December 2016

  • Jenny Woof and Dana Hutton at Dundee Science Festival
    20 Dec 2016

    Last month many researchers from the School took part in the annual Dundee Science Festival and School ‘Open Doors Day’. “It was fantastic to see representation from across the whole School in these recent public engagement events. It is a key skill for scientists at all levels to be able to not only communicate their research to people of all ages and educational backgrounds but to also interact and listen to these individuals as well,” said Professor Julian Blow, Dean of Life Sciences.

September 2016

  • 30 Sep 2016

    Complementary and collaborative research from the research groups of Professor Julian Blow and Professor Tim Newman has been published in two sister papers in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The work focuses on experimental and theoretical evidence that unreplicated DNA can pass through mitosis for resolution in the following cell cycle.

December 2015

  • 18 Dec 2015

    An enzyme crucial to the process of DNA repair in our cells has been mapped in atomic detail by researchers at the University of Dundee, the UK’s top-rated University for Biological Sciences.   DNA repair plays a key role in human diseases such as cancer. Researchers say that revealing the 3D molecular structure of a key enzyme involved in this process could be an important step towards developing future drugs.  

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