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CLS Impact and Outreach

Ubiquigent and University of Dundee Announce Collaboration to Develop Novel Ubiquitin System Targeted Compound Libraries

Ubiquigent Limited, a company specialising in ubiquitin cell-signalling system drug discovery capabilities and services, and the Drug Discovery Unit (the DDU) of the University of Dundee, announced today they have entered into a collaboration agreement to develop and market new ubiquitin system targeted compound libraries aimed at discovering potent and selective therapeutics across multiple areas including; cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic, neurological and musculoskeletal, and infection and immunity.

Vote now for the CLS image shortlisted in the BBSRC's Images with Impact Competition (#ImageswithImpact)

One of our favourite Life Sciences images, Microtubules In Vitro by Ian Newton by Ian Newton and Paul Appleton of the Nathke Lab, has been shortlisted for the BBSRC's Images with Impact Competition.
You can view the image and votes for it at:, share the site and promote voting. The twitter hash tag is #ImageswithImpact.

Sir Paul Nurse to officially open the Centre for Translational and Interdisciplinary Research on 1 October 2014

Nobel Laureate, and President of The Royal Society of London, Sir Paul Nurse will officially open the new £26million Discovery Centre at the University of Dundee on Wednesday October 1st. The Discovery Centre is home to researchers supported by over £31million of research grants, bringing the investment in the total operation to well over £57million.

'Lung Ranger' lassos the UK Cystic Fibrosis community - iGEM 2014 speak at the national CF conference

A team of Dundee students who are developing a device to help combat some of the effects of cystic fibrosis have been invited to present their idea at a national CF conference.
The iGEM team of students from the University of Dundee has spent the summer working on the `Lung Ranger’, which they hope will allow faster and more targeted treatment of infection for CF patients.
Today the students were invited to speak at the Cystic Fibrosis Trust national conference in Manchester and share their idea with patients and clinicians.

The new Centre for Translational and Interdisciplinary Research to open to the public on National Doors Open Day | Saturday 13 September 2014

The College of Life Sciences is delighted to open its doors to the newly built Centre for Translational and Interdisciplinary Research.

Tours of the whole facility will be run at 11:00 and 12:00. Booking is not essential but spaces are limited so please arrive early. Owing to health and safety restrictions children under the age of 12 cannot participate in tours of the laboratory areas.

Our Foreign Skies: Summer Exhibition at the Mills Observatory, August and September 2014

Our Foreign Skies: Photography Exhibition at the Mills Observatory

This is the first Summer Exhibition to be held by the Observatory allowing this iconic building to remain open during the summer months when it’s too light for star-gazing.

GRE is delighted to show our work in a venue popular with the local Dundee community and the project is a first in a series of collaborations between Life Sciences at the University of Dundee and the Mills Observatory focused on 'ways of seeing' the full scale of the known Universe.

Brian Cox backs `The Lung Ranger’

University of Dundee Rector Brian Cox is backing a team of students in their efforts to develop `The Lung Ranger’, a device to help combat some of the effects of cystic fibrosis.
The Rector visited the University’s iGEM 2014 team to find out about their project and give them his support for the international competition. iGEM – the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition – asks students to tackle a real world problem by designing and building a new device or system from a kit of biological parts.

Three distinguished life scientists receive honorary degrees from the University of Dundee

This week, the University of Dundee will bestow three outstanding life scientists with honorary degrees. All three are great friends to the University and have provided invaluable advice and support to The College of life Sciences over many years. We warmly welcome them to Dundee for graduation this week.

Our Honorary Graduands are:

Professor Sir David Baulcombe FRS, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge