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David Lane and Roger Fletcher awarded RSE Royal Medals 2008

This year the Royal Society of Edinburgh are to honour two professors at the University of Dundee both of whom are affiliated with the College of Life Sciences. The RSE’s Royal Medals for 2008 are being awarded to Professor Roger Fletcher FRS FRSE for his outstanding contribution to mathematics and software development and Sir David Lane FRS FRSE for his outstanding contribution to cancer research through his discovery of P53 tumour suppressor gene.

Over 2 million more in grants for College of Life Sciences gene researchers

Researchers at the University of Dundee studying how cells control the output of specific genes have been awarded £2.8million in grants by the Wellcome Trust, the UK’s largest medical research charity.

Dr Joost Zomerdijk, based in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression at the College of Life Sciences, has been awarded £1.1million and Professor Jeff Williams, also based at the College of Life Sciences, has been given £1.7million.

1.7 million grant from the Wellcome Trust for Mike Ferguson and Ian Gilbert to further investigate African Sleeping Sickness

 £1.7million grant from the Wellcome Trust for Mike Ferguson and Ian Gilbert to further investigate African Sleeping Sickness

Researchers at the University of Dundee have been granted £1.7million to try and find the chink in the armour of one of the world’s most neglected tropical diseases.

SCILLS, the SCottish Institute for CeLL Signalling launches new website

The SCottish Institute for ceLL Signalling (SCILLS) is a new research centre funded by the Scottish Government. SCILLS was launched on October 1st 2008 and will initially be based on the 4th floor of the Sir James Black Centre in the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee close to Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation Unit (MRC-PPU) with which it will interact closely.  The founding Director of SCILLS is Sir Philip Cohen, also the Director of the MRC-PPU. 

Grahame Hardie to receive Luft Award 2008

Professor Grahame Hardie, of the University of Dundee, has been selected for the prestigious 2008 Rolf Luft Award, which he will receive later this month at a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden.

The award was created in 2000 in honour of Professor Rolf Luft, Sweden’s most famous endocrinologist, and is awarded by the famed Karolinska Institute and the Rolf Luft Foundation for Diabetes Research.

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