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November 2017

  • Journal of Cell Science Cover
    15 Nov 2017

    Maintenance of tissues requires a delicate balance between a number of processes such as the increase in the number of cells (proliferation) and the type of cells they become (differentiation).  Changes in this balance can lead to tumour formation.  Work from Professor Inke Näthke and her colleagues in the Division of Cell and Developmental Biology focussing on the intestinal tract and on colon cancer has shed further light on this area. 

  • Jamie Carrington
    14 Nov 2017

    Congratulations to Jamie Carrington from Prof Julian Blows group who passed his PhD viva today with a thesis entitled “Post-Replicative Resolution of Under-Replication”. His examination committee was Dr Jiri Lukas - University of Copenhagen (External Examiner), Dr Constance Alabert (Internal Examiner) and Prof Anton Gartner (Convenor).

  • 13 Nov 2017

    Mehmet Gundogdu from Prof Daan van Aalten Lab passed his PhD viva today with a thesis entitled “Understanding O-GlcNAc transferase tetratricopeptide repeats.” His examination committee was Prof Ron Hay (Internal Examiner) and Prof Lance Wells, University of Georgia (External Examiner).  

  • Michael Batie
    13 Nov 2017

    Congratulations to Michael Batie from Prof Sonia Rocha lab who has successfully passed his viva today! His thesis was entitled “The Role of JmjC Histone Demethylases and Chromatin Structure in The Hypoxic Response.” His internal examiner was Prof Tom Owen-Hughes and external examiner was Prof Luis del Peso Ovalle from Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas, Madrid.

  • 13 Nov 2017

    A collaboration between the Lamond and Watt groups identifies a key role of specific protein phosphatases in human skin stem cell commitment to differentiation.  

  • 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.

  • 03 Nov 2017

    The research group led by Professor Tomo Tanaka has made a significant new discovery about how cells properly inherit their genetic information.

  • Vice President Hu, Jianzhong presented Professor van Aalten with the Certificate of Appointment and the medal that resembles the Hospital.
    01 Nov 2017

    The University of Dundee has formed a new link with China, with Professor Daan van Aalten from the School of Life Sciences being appointed a guest professor at Xiangya Hospital at Central South University in Changsha, China.   Professor van Aalten is a Wellcome Trust Investigator in the Division of Gene Regulation and Expression in the School of Life Sciences. He is one of the world’s leading authorities on the role of the enzyme O-GlcNAc transferase in neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases.  

October 2017

  • Adrien Rousseau
    31 Oct 2017

    Adrien Rousseau has opened a new laboratory in the MRC PPU to investigate signalling pathways controlling proteasome homeostasis. A major goal of Adrien’s laboratory will be to unravel the crosstalk between protein phosphorylation and ubiquitin proteasomal degradation pathways. The aim is to better understand how cells prevent accumulation of unfolded, misfolded, or damaged proteins that is deleterious and an underlying cause of various age-related diseases, including cancers and neurodegenerative disorders.

  • 27 Oct 2017

    The University of Dundee is the world’s most influential pharmaceuticals research institution, according to a major global survey that places it ahead of the likes of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California Berkeley.