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Mike Ferguson honoured by British Society for Parasitology

British Society for Parasitology has awarded Professor Sir Mike Ferguson with an Honorary Membership. This is in recognition of his impact in the field of Parasitology. 

“I am very honoured and grateful to receive this recognition form the BSP. It recognizes the work and creativity of many people who have spent time in my research team and have been our collaborators. This includes Dr Lucia Guther, my longest ever co-worker of 33 years, who has contributed so much to our team. I thank all for the privilege of sharing science with them,” said Mike. 

‘Translating the SUMO signal into biological outputs’

Abstract: Small Ubiquitin-like Modifier (SUMO) is linked to target proteins via a pathway that is mechanistically similar, but quite distinct, from that of ubiquitin. Once SUMO is conjugated to target proteins it is recognised by effector proteins containing SUMO Interaction Motifs (SIMs) that are responsible for generating the biological outputs associated with SUMO modification.

Dundee researchers aim to unlock the physics of life

Researchers at the University of Dundee have been awarded £2.1 million from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to determine how thousands of cells self-organise to form the embryonic body plan.

The project, undertaken in collaboration with the University of Oxford and University College London, is one of nine funded by an £18 million investment from UKRI and Wellcome through the Physics of Life Strategic Priorities Fund.