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Go West: scientist to use pedal power to fundraise for Parkinson’s campaign

All roads lead west for a University of Dundee scientist who is using pedal power to fund research into Parkinson’s disease.

Dr Mathieu Soetens, a Postdoctoral Researcher at Dundee’s Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit, will be in the saddle for a fortnight as he attempts to ride to one of Scotland’s most westerly points.

From Friday 3 June, he will be pedalling hundreds of miles – as well as hopping on the odd boat – to complete his journey to St Kilda, which he is embarking upon in aid of the Dundee Parkinson’s Research Campaign.

IUBMB Lecture to mark the scientific achievements of Tricia Cohen

The EMBO Workshop entitled “Reversible phosphorylation, signal integration and drug discovery” concluded last week in Vouliagmeni, near Athens, Greece  with a special lecture to mark the seminal contributions made by Tricia Cohen to the field of Protein Phosphatases. The lecture, sponsored by the International Union of Biochemistry (IUBMB), was given by Alexandra Newton of the University of California at San Diego and entitled “Protein kinase C emerging from quarantine: Phosphate as a safety switch”.