Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit
The Kulathu Lab at the MRC PPU, University of Dundee is looking to hire two postdocs with strong expertise in biochemistry and structural biology to address exciting questions about how the pseudokinases IRAK2 and IRAK3 regulate innate immune signalling.
Summary of Job Purpose and Principal Duties
The School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee is a world-class academic institution with a reputation for the excellence of its research, its high quality teaching and student experience, and the strong impact of its activities outside academia. With 900 staff from over 40 countries worldwide the School provides a dynamic, multi-national, collegiate and diverse environment with state-of-the-art laboratory, technology and teaching facilities.
Mahima Swamy from the MRC PPU was awarded tenure last month and has also been successful in obtaining £560,000 from the Wellcome Trust as a 2-year extension to her Henry Dale Fellowship. Her research explores how immune cells resident in the gut respond to infection and protect the gut from disease.
Researchers from Adrien Rousseau’s lab in the MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit at the University of Dundee, Scotland, have identified mechanisms contributing to the stress-induced increase in proteasome abundance using yeast. This new study is now published in Nature Cell Biology.
The Medical Research Council has invested £200,000 in a new national network which will help scientists overcome barriers to working in interdisciplinary science
X-Net has been formed to bring together researchers spanning all career stages in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to facilitate the sharing of expertise and knowledge among its members.
By connecting MRC Unit researchers with each other it will harness their experiences of crossing disciplines – in particular from STEM to biomedical and from biomedical to computational.