University of Dundee

CLS Impact and Outreach

“Our Foreign Skies” GRE Photography Competition: the Shortlist

The shortlist for the GRE Photography Competition: Our Foreign Skies has been announced.

The exhibition which was organised and run by the Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression aims to promote views of Scotland and Dundee as seen through the eyes of our international CLS community. Our Foreign Skies is the brainchild of Ana Agostinho, a student in Anton Gartner’s Lab who completed her PhD in 2013 and is now a postdoc at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Ana, herself a prize-winning photographer said,

Dundee researchers play major role in helping GlaxoSmithKline with development of new anti-cancer drug.

Researchers at the University of Dundee have played a key role in the development of a new anti-cancer drug targeting melanoma.

GlaxoSmithKline have announced that their BRAF protein kinase inhibitor Dabrafenib (Tafinlar), has been approved by both the European Commission and the United States Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of unresectable or metastatic melanoma associated with the BRAF V600E mutation.

Unresectable melanoma is that which cannot be removed by surgery, while metastatic melanoma is that which has spread to other parts of the body.

Cafe Science: "Neglected Diseases - Dundee's Quest for New Medicines" with Professor Alan Fairlamb, 7pm Monday 30 Sept, Chambers, 34 South Tay Street

Dundee’s quest for new treatments for neglected diseases to be explored at Café Science event

The University of Dundee’s efforts to combat neglected tropical diseases in the developing world will be discussed at the next Café Science event to take place.

Professor Alan Fairlamb of the University’s Drug Discovery Unit will outline the cutting-edge work being carried out in order to develop new medicines for diseases such as Leishmaniasis, Chagas Disease, and African Sleeping Sickness at Chambers Coffee House & Restaurant on Monday, 30th September.

Primitive Streak

Fashioning science to create a new way of understanding the origins of human life

CLS PI Kate Storey and her sister, artist and designer Helen Storey are taking their boundary-breaking collaboration Primitive Streak on a nation-wide tour including Sheffiled, Newcastle and London.

Exhibition and events details:

February 21st to March 12th, 10 Dresses from Primitive Streak including the new Lung Dress at the Winter Garden, Sheffield
Monday – Saturday, 8am – 11pm
Sunday 8am – 8pm