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CLS Impact and Outreach

YES!: CLS Postgrads win the Scottish heat of the Biotechnology (YES) Young Entrepreneurs Scheme

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.

Breakthrough in understanding role of enzyme in disease

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.

iGEM of an idea wins Gold for Dundee students

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.

Nicola Stanley-Wall to receive the RSE Beltane Prize for Public Engagement at a special ceremony in Fort William

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.

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