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October 2012

  • 31 Oct 2012

    This year’s GRE symposium is taking place on the 2nd of November in Piperdam. During the day, there will be talks (15min each) and posters (poster size A0 portrait) presented by each group. The event will be concluded by a conference dinner and Ceilidh in the evening.

  • 30 Oct 2012

    Congratulations to Katie Hands (Supervisor: Ron Hay) for successfully defending her PhD Thesis entitled 'Defining the mechanism of arsenic-induced degradation of PML'. Her internal examiner was Stephen Keyse of Ninewells and external examiner was David Grimwade, University of London.

  • 29 Oct 2012

    Researchers at the University of Dundee have uncovered the mechanism of an important human enzyme that plays a role in the development of debilitating diseases including cancer, dementia and diabetes. Professor Daan van Aalten and his team at the University’s College of Life Sciences have been studying how proteins in the cell are regulated by an unusual chemical modification called O-GlcNAc.

  • 26 Oct 2012

    College of Life Sciences, School of Learning & Teaching Student Awards 5pm, Friday 9th November 2012, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee Ceremony begins at 5pm and expected end is 5.30-5.45pm with refreshments to follow

  • 19 Oct 2012

    A new gene and the way it works has been identified as a factor in a skin disease which affects thousands of people in the UK. An international research team led by Professor Irwin McLean at the University of Dundee found that the `p34 gene’ played a key role in causing the disease punctate PPK, which gives sufferers dots of hard, thickened skin which can cause pain and discomfort.

  • 19 Oct 2012

    An international consortium of scientists has published a high resolution draft of the barley genome in the journal Nature. The research will help to produce new and better barley varieties that are vital for the beer and whisky industries. The UK team behind the research was led by Professor Robbie Waugh of Scotland’s James Hutton Institute - who also became a member of the CLS Division of Plant Sciences this summer - working with researchers at The Genome Analysis Centre, Norwich.

  • 15 Oct 2012

    TRANSFORMATION: a new vision for the University of Dundee  MSI Large Lecture Theatre, 16 October, 3- 4 pm

  • 11 Oct 2012

    Congratulations to Joy Chua for successfully defending her thesis entitled, 'Put another RING on it - the role of RNF4 in the vertebrate DNA damage response' and receiving her Ph.D. Her joint supervisors are Ron Hay, GRE at the College of Life Sciences and David Lane of A*Star.

  • 11 Oct 2012

    A fundamental mechanism controlling cells of the human immune system could be key to helping fight inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, new research at the College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee has found.

  • 10 Oct 2012

    The College of Life Sciences led iGEM team has struck gold at an international student competition challenging entrants to build biological systems to operate in living cells. The Dundee side, featuring seven final year undergraduates – four from the College of Life Sciences, two from the School of Engineering, Physics and Mathematics, and one from the School of Computing – were awarded a gold medal at the 2012 iGEM European Jamboree in Amsterdam.