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SCILLS Recruits Fourth Research Team Leader to Scotland

The SCottish Institute for ceLL Signalling (SCILLS) at the College of Life Sciences, has made another key scientific appointment with the recruitment of Dr Patrick Pedrioli from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETHZ).

Patrick, who is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Institute of Biochemistry at ETHZ, Switzerland’s premier research institute, will relocate to Dundee in December 2009 to take up his position at SCILLS as a Programme Leader. 

CLS scientist receives 2.2 million grant to investigate fatal infections

 CLS scientist receives £2.2 million grant to investigate fatal infections

A College of Life Sciences Principal Investigator has been awarded £2.2million to explore means of combating fungal infections thought to contribute to the deaths of millions of people each year.

Professor Daan van Aalten received the grant from the Medical Research Council to investigate the “molecular mechanisms of fungal cell wall assembly” over the next five years. 

SCILLS Scientist receives 1.4 million euros from ERC

SCILLS Scientist receives 1.4 million euros from the European Research Council

A scientist at the Scottish Institute for ceLL Signaling (SCILLS) at the College of Life Sciences in Dundee has been awarded a 1.4 million euro grant from the European Research Council to support an innovative research programme that could lead to the development of a novel class of drugs to treat cancer.

Dr Thimo Kurz, a Programme Leader within SCILLS at CLS, has received the Starting Grant from the ERC for his research on types of protein modification in human cells.

CLS in top 10 of 'The Scientist' magazine's Survey of the Best Places to Work

CLS once again internationally recognised as one of the best places to work

An international poll of scientists has once again named the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee as one of the best places to work in life sciences research.

The College is among the top three places to work in scientific research in the United Kingdom - second, ahead of the University of Cambridge. It is also the only research institute in Scotland to be named in the list of the top 10 research universities outside the United States.

Blindfold Handshake in the Cell Prevents Diseases

Researchers at the University of Dundee have made a significant new discovery about how cells behave and protect themselves against cancers and genetic disorders.

Professor Tomo Tanaka and his team members Dr Etsushi Kitamura and Mr Shinya Komoto, all at the College of Life Sciences, working in collaboration with researchers in Japan and Germany, have uncovered how cells ensure inheritance of their genetic information in order to prevent diseases.

Two new Fellows of The Royal Society of Edinburgh

Warm congratulations to Geoff Codd and Daan van Aalten who were both elected Fellows of The Royal Society of Edinburgh this week (1st March 2010).

This is a great honour that reflects the outstanding research done by Geoff and Daan in their respective fields and does great credit to them and to the College of Life Sciences.

Former and current Fellows of the RSE include Walter Scott, Charles Darwin, John Logie Baird, William Wordsworth, Niels Bohr, Francis Crick, Sir James Black, Sir Philip Cohen, Sir David Lane, Sir Paul Nurse, Lord (George) Robertson and Fred Sanger.

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