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March 2011

  • 23 Mar 2011

    The GRE Symposium 2011 will be held on Friday 4th November 2011. Please note this date in your diary.

  • 23 Mar 2011

    Rocha Lab Research Paper: "Mechanism of hypoxia-induced NFÿB" A recent paper in Cell Cycle, co-authored by GRE PI Sonia Rocha, "Mechanism of hypoxia-induced NFÿB" define a novel pathway regulating NF-kappaB activation. (Authors: Andrew Melvin, Sharon Mudie and Sonia Rocha) volume 10, issue 6.

  • 23 Mar 2011

    The Wellcome Trust centre for Gene Regulation and Expression at the College of Life Sciences hosted Professor Mike Stratton of the Sanger Institute on Monday 17 January 2011. Mike Stratton is Director of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, where he is joint head of the Cancer Genome Project, which aims to elucidate the genetic causes of human cancers. He is also Professor of Cancer Genetics at the Institute of Cancer Research.

  • 23 Mar 2011

    Andrew Bowman from Tom Owen-Hughes lab successfully passed his PhD viva today, Friday 7th January 2011. Andrew's title was "Characterisation of the (H3-H4) 2-tetramer and its interaction with histone chaperones". He presented his research at 1030 hrs. His internal examiner was Professor Ron Hay and his external examiner was Professor Ernest Laue, University of Cambridge.

  • 23 Mar 2011

    Congratulations to Professor Ron Laskey one of the members of the GRE International Scientific Advisory Board who was recognized in the Queen's New Year's Honours list announced on 31 December 2010.

  • 16 Mar 2011

    Congratulations to Professor Julian Blow: Two new Blow Lab papers examine different aspects of DNA replication

  • 15 Mar 2011

    On the 12th of March, Sara ten Have, Kelly Hodge and Dalila Bensaddek (Lamond Lab) all participated in Sensational Women in Science a public outreach programme at Dundee Science Centre in which scientists from the Centre got together to educate kids and adults about what proteins are, what they do and how we measure them.

  • 14 Mar 2011

    Researchers at the new Division of Cell Signalling and Immunology at the College of Life Sciences, Dundee have developed new insights into the operation of white blood cells which play a vital role in fighting viral infections and dealing with organ transplants. Cytotoxic T cells are a subpopulation of white blood cells that have an essential role in fighting fight viral infections. They work by killing the cells in our bodies that are infected with viruses. They also play a key role in how the human body rejects organ transplants.

  • 14 Mar 2011

    Sander van Kasteren who until recently was a Henry Wellcome Fellow in Colin Watts’s lab has won a 2012 Biochemical Society Early Career Research Award. Now at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Sander won the award for research carried out in the Watts lab at CLS. The Award is for work carried out under the research Theme Panel: Biotechnology & Bioinformatics.

  • 14 Mar 2011

    An international collaboration led by the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee has made a significant breakthrough in understanding the causes of peanut allergy. Peanut allergy affects 1-2% of children in the UK and may result in a severe or life-threatening allergic reaction. The number of people affected by peanut allergy has increased dramatically over the past 20-30 years, but the causes of the disease are unknown.

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