CLS microscopist Markus Posch's entry has been shortlisted for the finals of the GE Healthcare LifeSciences Imaging competition.
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A team of postgraduate students from the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee has won the Scottish round of the Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) qualifying them for the finals in London in December. Biotechnology YES is an innovative competition developed to raise awareness of the commercialisation of bioscience ideas among postgraduate students and postdoctoral scientists. This is the first time a Scottish team has made it through to the finals.
Researchers at the University of Dundee have uncovered the mechanism of an important human enzyme that plays a role in the development of debilitating diseases including cancer, dementia and diabetes.
Professor Daan van Aalten and his team at the University’s College of Life Sciences have been studying how proteins in the cell are regulated by an unusual chemical modification called O-GlcNAc.
The College of Life Sciences led iGEM team has struck gold at an international student competition challenging entrants to build biological systems to operate in living cells.
The Dundee side, featuring seven final year undergraduates – four from the College of Life Sciences, two from the School of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics, and one from the School of Computing – were awarded a gold medal at the 2012 iGEM European Jamboree in Amsterdam.
A recently discovered `killing system’ employed by bacteria could offer valuable insights into how to combat diseases including antibiotic-resistant hospital-acquired infections.
The College of Life Sciences is once again delighted to be opening its doors to the public as part of the nationwide event Doors Open Day 2012*, when organisations across the city provide free access to buildings members of the public would otherwise not be able to visit.
On Monday 17 September Dr Nicola Stanley-Wall of the Division of Molecular Microbiology at CLS will receive the RSE Beltane Prize for Public Engagement at a Royal Society of Edinburgh Dinner at the stunning mountain resort of Nevis Range, Torlundy, Fort William.
Talking about breast cancer
Crime fiction fans could find themselves at the dead centre of their favourite authors’ forthcoming books in the latest opportunity offered by the Million For A Morgue campaign at the University of Dundee.
On Monday, the JCB DataViewer, a resource that publishes original image data associated with scientific publications, published an image of a whole zebrafish embryo recorded with an electron microscope, at a resolution of 1.6 nm.