30 Dec 2010
Professor Alan Fairlamb, head of the Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery at the Collge of Life Sciences has been elected to the Council of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Professor Fairlamb has been a Fellow of the Academy since 2005; his Council post will take effect after the Academy’s AGM today, Thursday 18 November 2010. As a part of his Council duties Professor Fairlamb will attend all Academy Council meetings and the admission ceremony for New Fellows.
16 Dec 2010
Anna Plechanovova from Ron Hay's Lab successfully passed her PhD Viva yesterday, Wednesday 15th December 2010. Anna's title was "Structural analysis of RNF4, a ubiquitin E3 ligase with specificity for polymeric chains of SUMO". She presented her research at 12 noon.
13 Dec 2010
Professor Irwin McLean, of the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, has registered an impressive hat-trick of awards after being awarded the top dermatology society prizes for Europe, America and Asia.
07 Dec 2010
Collaboration between Plant Sciences and two research groups in Argentina leads to Nature paper: Linking alternative splicing and the circadian clock in Arabidopsis and Drosophila A paper on alternative splicing and circadian rhythms in the model plant (Arabidopsis thaliana) and fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) was published in Nature on 4 November 2010 (Nature 468, 112-116).
04 Dec 2010
The 18th Wellcome Trust Centre For Gene Regulation & Expression Principal Investigators Retreat was held at Fernie Castle, Letham, Cupar on Friday 3 December 2010. In spite of the snow and inclement weather across the country, the biannual retreat was well-attended and acknowledged to be a great success.