University of Dundee

Principal Investigators

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Professor Dario Alessi FRS FRSE


Professor of Signal Transduction and Director of MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU) and the Division of Signal Transduction Therapy Unit (DSTT)
Understanding signalling pathways mutated in inherited disorders

Dr Simon Arthur


Reader and Deputy Head of the Division of Cell Signalling and Immunology
Signaling networks that control inflammation

Professor Geoff Barton FRSB


Professor of Bioinformatics
Protein and nucleic acid sequence analysis and function prediction

Professor Paul Birch FRSE


Professor of Plant Pathology and Deputy Head of Division of Plant Sciences
Plant pathogen interactions

Dr Mikael Bjorklund


SULSA Lectureship
Regulation of cell growth in multicellular organisms

Professor Julian Blow FRSE FMedSci


Professor of Chromosome Maintenance and Dean of School
How DNA replication is organised and controlled to ensure precise chromosome duplication

Dr Jorunn Bos


Royal Society of Edinburgh Personal Research Fellow

Professor John Brown


Chair of Molecular Plant Sciences
RNA processing and expression

Dr Davide Bulgarelli


Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Fellow
Structure, function and host control of the plant microbiota

Dr Paul Campbell


Associate Principal Investigator
The application of Physics to Biology

Professor Doreen Cantrell CBE FRS FRSE FMedSci


Professor of Cellular Immunology and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow
T-lymphocyte signal transduction

Professor Alessio Ciulli FRSC


Professor of Chemical and Structural Biology
Chemical and Structural Biology of Protein-Protein Interactions

Professor Geoffrey Codd FRSE


Emeritus Professor of Microbiology
Cyanotoxins and microbial metabolites

Professor Sir Philip Cohen FRS FRSE FMedSci


Professor of Enzymology and Co-Director of the Division of Signal Transduction Therapy (DSTT)
Signaling Networks that Regulate the Innate Immune System

Professor Tricia Cohen FRSB


Professor of Molecular Biology
Protein phosphatases in cellular regulation

Dr Sarah Coulthurst


Reader and Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow
Bacterial pathogens and protein secretion systems

Professor Victoria Cowling


Professor of Biology, Lister Institute Fellow and MRC Senior Fellow
Investigating the regulation, function and therapeutic potential of the mRNA cap

Professor Paul Crocker FRSE


Professor of Glycoimmunology and Head of the Division of Cell Signalling and Immunology
Glycan-dependent regulation of immune and inflammatory responses

Dr Kim Dale


Royal Society University Research Fellow and Associate Dean (International)
Establishing the vertebrate embryonic body plan

Dr Helge Dorfmueller


Royal Society and Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Fellow
Investigation of cell wall biogenesis in Streptococci

Professor Alan Fairlamb CBE, FLS, FRSE, FMedSci, FSB


Professor of Biochemistry and Wellcome Principal Research Fellow
Biochemical Drug Targets in Parasites

Professor Mike Ferguson CBE FRS FRSE FMedSci


Regius Professor of Life Sciences and Academic Lead for Research Strategy
Molecular parasitology, glycobiology and drug discovery

Professor Mark Field


Professor of Cell Biology and Parasitology
Molecular parasitology, intracellular transport, gene expression, eukaryotic evolution

Professor Andy Flavell


Professor of Plant Genomics
Structure, evolution and biodiversity of crop plant genomes

Professor Geoff Gadd FSB FLS FLSW FRSE


Boyd Baxter Chair of Biology
Geomicrobiology, Geomycology and Bioremediation

Dr Ian Ganley


Programme Leader
Molecular analysis of autophagy

Professor Anton Gartner


Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow and Reader
C. elegans genetics as a model to study basic biological problems

Professor Ian Gilbert FRSC


Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Head of the Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery
Design and synthesis of potential therapeutic agents

Dr David Gray


Head of Biology
Molecular Pharmacology and Compound Screening

Professor Claire Halpin FRSE


Acting Associate Dean of Research, Professor of Plant Biology and Biotechnology and Head of the Division of Plant Sciences
Manipulation of plant metabolism using reverse genetics

Professor Grahame Hardie FRS, FRSE, FMedSci


Professor of Cellular Signalling
The LKB1-AMPK signalling cascade

Professor Ron Hay


Professor of Molecular Biology
Role of ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like proteins in transcriptional regulation

Dr Ingo Hein


Principal Investigator
Plant Pathogen Co-evolution

Dr Piers Hemsley


Principal Investigator
Regulation of protein function in plants by S-acylation

Professor Andrew Hopkins FRSC


Chair of Medicinal Informatics and SULSA Research Professor of Translational Biology
Chemoinformatics, chemogenomics and drug discovery

Professor David Horn


Professor of Parasite Molecular Biology
Antigenic variation, drug resistance and RNAi screens in trypanosomes

Dr Edgar Huitema


Senior Lecturer
Mechanisms of virulence acquisition during Phytophthora-host associations

Professor Hari Hundal FHEA FSB


Professor of Molecular Physiology
Hormonal, nutrient and stress-mediated modulation of fuel and energy metabolism

Professor Bill Hunter FRSE, FMedSci, FRSC


Professor of Structural Biology
Protein structure and function; fundamental chemical biology and early stage antimicrobial drug discovery

Dr Jens Januschke


Wellcome Trust and Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellow
Dynamics of cell polarisation

Professor Lyn Jones


Emeritus Professor of Plant Ecology
The Adaptation of Plants to Environmental Stresses

Dr. Yogesh Kulathu


Programme Leader
Ubiquitin signalling mechanisms

Professor Karim Labib


Professor of Genome Integrity
Roles and regulation of the eukaryotic replisome in preserving genome integrity and epigenetics

Professor Angus Lamond FRS FRSE FMedSci


Professor of Biochemistry
Nuclear structure proteomics and gene expression

Professor David Lilley FRS FRSE FRSC


Professor of Molecular Biology and Director of the Cancer Research UK Nucleic Acid Structure Research Group
Nucleic acid structure

Professor Carol MacKintosh


Professor of Molecular Signalling and and Head of Postgraduate Studies
Diabetes and cancer as disorders of 'signal multiplexing' in the vertebrate animals

Dr Sarah McKim


Royal Society of Edinburgh Personal Research Fellow
Developmental biology of plant architecture

Professor Irwin McLean FRS FRSE FMedSci


Professor of Human Genetics
Dermatology and Genetic Medicine - treating genetic disease

Dr Arno Muller


Reader
Cell signaling networks in polarised tissue establishment and remodeling

Dr Miratul Muqit


Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in Clinical Science and Programme Leader
Elucidation of the PINK1 signaling pathway in Parkinson’s disease

Professor Inke Nathke


Professor of Epithelial Biology and Cancer, Deputy Head of the Division of Cell & Developmental Biology
From molecules to tissue architecture

Professor Timothy Newman


Professor of Biophysics & SULSA Research Professor of Systems Biology
Theoretical and computational analysis of fluctuations in biological systems.

Dr David Norman


Reader in Structural Biology
Magnetic Resonance, FRET, EPR, Spin-labeling and PELDOR

Professor Tom Owen-Hughes FRSE


Professor of Chromatin Structure and Function, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow
Chromatin structure and gene regulation

Professor Tracy Palmer FRSE FSB FAAM MEAM


Professor of Molecular Microbiology
Protein transport across bacterial membranes

Dr Andrei Pisliakov


Senior Lecturer in Physics & Dundee Fellow
Computational Biophysics

Professor John Raven FRS FRSE


Emeritus Professor
Interactions among resources in the growth of phytoplankton

Dr Kevin Read


Head of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
Drug discovery, lead optimisation and preclinical development

Professor Sonia Rocha


Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, CR-UK Senior Research Fellow and Deputy-Head of The Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression
Investigating the mechanisms controlling gene expression in hypoxia

Professor John Rouse


Programme Leader in Protein Phosphorylation
Control of chromosome stability and DNA repair in health and disease

Dr Gopal Sapkota


Programme Leader in Protein Phosphorylation
Untangling the TGFβ and Wnt signalling networks in cells, development and human diseases

Professor Frank Sargent FRSE


Professor of Bacterial Physiology
Assembly and targeting of complex bacterial enzymes

Professor Pauline Schaap FRSE


Professor of Developmental Signalling
Experimental and evolutionary reconstruction of developmental signalling pathways

Professor Gordon Simpson


Professor of Molecular Genetics
RNA and Development

Professor Janet Sprent OBE, FRSE


Emeritus Professor of Plant Biology and Nodulation in legumes

Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall


Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Head of the Division of Molecular Microbiology
Understanding the molecular mechanism of biofilm formation

Professor Mike Stark


Emeritus Professor of Yeast Molecular Biology
Regulation of Yeast Cell Growth and Division

Dr Marios Stavridis


Principal Investigator & Lecturer
Pluripotent stem cell biology

Professor Kate Storey FRSE


Professor of Neural Development and Head of the Division of Cell and Developmental Biology
Neural differentiation in embryos and embryonic stem cells

Professor Jason Swedlow FRSE


Professor of Quantitative Cell Biology
Mitotic chromosome dynamics

Professor Tomo Tanaka FRSE


Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology, Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow
Mechanisms ensuring proper chromosome segregation in mitosis

Dr Peter Taylor


Research Associate in Molecular Physiology
Mechanisms of amino acid transport across mammalian cell membranes

Professor Daan van Aalten FRSE


Professor of Biological Chemistry
The role of the O-GlcNAc posttranslational modification in neurodegeneration

Dr Satpal Virdee


Programme Leader in Protein Ubiquitylation
Chemical Biology Approaches for Studying The Ubiquitin System

Professor Helen Walden


Professor of Protein Structure & Function and Programme Leader
Specificity and disease in the ubiquitin system

Professor Colin Watts FRS FRSE FMedSci


Professor of Immunobiology
The Cell Biology of the Immune System

Professor Robbie Waugh FRSE


Personal Chair of Crop Genomics
Personal Chair of Crop Genomics

Professor Kees Weijer FRSE


Professor of Developmental Physiology and Head of Systems Biology
Cell-cell signalling and chemotactic cell movement during development

Professor Jeff Williams FRSE


Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow
Signal transduction pathways that regulate Dictyostelium gene expression

Professor Jenny Woof FRSB, FHEA


Professor and Associate Dean (Quality & Academic Standards)

Professor Paul Wyatt FRSE


Professor of Drug Discovery and Head of the Drug Discovery Unit
The discovery of therapeutics for neglected diseases and the translation of novel biology through small molecule drug discovery

Ulrich Zachariae


Reader/PI
Computational Biophysics and Drug Discovery

Dr Joost Zomerdijk


Reader in Gene Regulation and Expression
Molecular mechanisms and control in transcription by RNA polymerase I

Dr. Constance Alabert


Principal Investigator
DNA replication in the context of chromatin – Implications for human diseases

Dr Greg Findlay


Programme Leader
Embryonic Stem Cell Signaling Modules

Dr. David McEwan


Principal Investigator

Dr. Ignacio Moraga Gonzalez


Principal Investigator

Professor Van Steensel


Clinical Professor of Genetic Dermatology
Genetic dermatology - from the clinical identification of novel disorders to ciliary biology

Dr Rastko Sknepnek


Lecturer and Dundee Fellow
Computational soft condensed matter and biophysics group