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September 2014

  • 02 Sep 2014

    A collaboration between two interdisciplinary research groups at the University of Dundee has led to a better understanding of how cells are able to maintain their stability and function in response to environmental challenges and potential threats.  The laboratories of Professors Julian Blow and Tim Newman have published a paper showing how a cell’s gene regulatory network – the system that allows a cell to produce the right set of proteins in response to external and internal environmental triggers – is wired up to maintain its stability. 

July 2014

  • 18 Jul 2014

    The spreading of a cancerous tumour from one part of the body to another may occur through pure chance instead of key genetic mutations, a new study has shown. Physicists from the University of Dundee and Arizona State University have used a statistical model to show that the formation of a new secondary tumour—commonly known as a metastasis—could just as likely derive from “common” cancer cells that circulate in the bloodstream, as from “specialist” cancer cells.

March 2014

  • 12 Mar 2014

    A collaboration between researchers from the Barton and Lamond Groups has resulted in the launch of a new software interface that integrates proteomics data management tools for users of the College of Life Sciences’ Fingerprints Proteomics Facility. (

November 2013

  • 24 Nov 2013

    Professor Geoff Barton of the College of Life Sciences has been awarded a highly-prized Biomedical Resource Grant from the Wellcome Trust. Geoff Barton, Professor of Bioinformatics at the University of Dundee, is Head of the new CLS Division of Computational Biology, an interdisciplinary group, which is the focal point for the convergence of computing, mathematics and the physical sciences with experimental biology.

  • 20 Nov 2013

    Collaboration between life sciences research in Dundee and India was consolidated last week (11-16 November 2013) by a team of CLS Principal Investigators who visited the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) and the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem) in Bangalore to explore mutual scientific interests and future projects.

October 2013

  • 24 Oct 2013

    This Friday, 25th October 2013, the College of Life Sciences will celebrate the formation of its newest research division. The Division of Computational Biology brings together scientists with skills in developing and applying computational, mathematical and biophysical techniques to questions in biological and medical research.