09 Feb 2018
Dr. Eleanor Williams has received the Biocuration Career Award in 2018 from the International Society for Biocuration.
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.
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.
29 Jun 2017
Dr Jim Proctor, Jalview Coordinator, Bioinformatician and Open Source Software Developer, from the School has co-authored an article in the Conversation, Data visualisation isn’t just for communication, it’s also a research tool.
19 Jun 2017
A group of UK scientists led by the University of Dundee have demonstrated how aggregating image data from laboratories all around the world has the potential to revolutionise scientific research.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.