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April 2017

  • 24 Apr 2017

    Undergraduate Biomedical Sciences student, David Bell, has had his literature review from his Science Communication Honours Project accepted for publication in the open access journal World J Dermatol. David undertook his honours project with Professor Sara Brown in the School of Medicine. The focus of her research is to understand molecular and genetic mechanisms in atopic skin, in particular atopic eczema. David’s review summarises current understanding and highlights some novel treatments in development for this condition.

  • 19 Apr 2017

    Alan Prescott has been award 3rd Prize in the British Society of Cell Biology (BSCB) Image Competition 2017. His confocal image is of a transverse section of the rectus muscle of the eye taken from the mito-QC mouse (McWilliams et al., (2016) JCB, 214(3)). Mitochondria express eGFP and mCherry but in lysosomes the eGFP, green fluorescence is quenched. Bright red dots are mitolysosomes. Nuclei are DAPI blue.

  • 19 Apr 2017

    School of Life Sciences scientists have won a hat-trick of funding awards from the Wellcome Trust that will see more than £6million invested in their research. Professors Doreen Cantrell, Mark Field and Grahame Hardie have been successful in winning grants from Wellcome. 

  • 14 Apr 2017

    Kristina Havas Cavalletti has recently taken up a junior group leader position at the IFOM Cancer Research Institute in Milan. Her research will focus on metabolism, epigenetics and breast cancer. Kristina undertook her PhD in Tom Owen-Hughes lab where she focused on investigating the mechanism of how chromatin-remodelling complexes harness the power of ATP to disrupt chromatin. Following her PhD Kristina took a career break to start a family and returned to research as a postdoc at EMBL Monterotondo in 2012. 

  • 14 Apr 2017

    Scientists from the University of Dundee believe they have taken the first steps towards developing drugs to treat infertile men. 

  • 14 Apr 2017

    Dr Ignacio Moraga has been awarded €1.7 million to investigate the role that communication between cells plays in autoimmune diseases. The prestigious European Research Council (ERC) starting grant will fund his research over the next five years. Dr Moraga and his team are studying immune response action in the hope of designing better medicines for conditions such as lupus, arthritis and other debilitating autoimmune diseases.

  • 06 Apr 2017

    The University of Dundee has been ranked as the top young university in the UK – and one of the best young higher education institutions in the world – for the second year in a row.

March 2017

  • 29 Mar 2017

    Juliana Oliveira De Souza, a visiting student from Brazil on the Science without Borders programme has had the work she conducted in Dundee published in the highly-respected journal ChemMedChem. Juliana undertook the third year of her undergraduate degree in Dundee as part of the 2015/16 BSc Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery degree programme.

  • 27 Mar 2017

    Antimicrobial resistance is one of the greatest threats to global human and animal health – the O’Neill Report published last year stated that, unless we take urgent action, it will be directly responsible for over 10 million deaths by 2050, more than deaths from cancer or deaths from diabetes, road traffic accidents and cholera combined. A crucial part of the solution is to find new antibiotics to tackle bacterial infections and replace existing treatments which have become ineffective, often through ove

  • 24 Mar 2017

    Researchers, including those from Professor Tom Owen-Hughes lab in GRE, have recently published a study which visualises the complex interactions of the molecular machines that control chromatin organisation. The research utilised data collected from the Schools’ newly established cryo-electron microscopy facility, which opens the possibility to other scientists to use this technology for their own research.