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October 2013

  • With Bod1 removed this cancer cell cannot move many of its chromosomes (shown in green) to the middle of the cell. As a result the cell cannot divide into two and will eventually kill itself.
    31 Oct 2013

    Scientists at the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee have identified a protein that could be key in the fight against cancer. Researchers at the College's Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression have demonstrated that cancer cells need a protein called Bod1 to grow and divide. When this protein is removed cancer cells lose control of cell division and die.

  • Leishmania Infection
    28 Oct 2013

    Arsenic contamination of water supplies may have played a significant role in the development of widespread resistance in the Indian subcontinent to an important drug used to treat leishmaniasis, the second-largest parasitic killer in the world. Visceral leishmaniasis infects around half a million people across the world every year and close to one-in-ten of those die.

  • 24 Oct 2013

    This Friday, 25th October 2013, the College of Life Sciences will celebrate the formation of its newest research division. The Division of Computational Biology brings together scientists with skills in developing and applying computational, mathematical and biophysical techniques to questions in biological and medical research.  

  • Richard Bickerton, Chris Earl, Philip Rodger and Professor Andrew Hopkins
    23 Oct 2013

    Two members of the Dundee iGEM Team met entrepreneurs and representatives of spinout companies from the University of Dundee today at the Dundee Incubator. The team who won the iGEM European Championship out of 60 teams from Universities across Europe was invited to the incubator by the manager John Mackenzie who provides guidance and advice to emerging University spinout ventures, and is also Head of Knowledge Exchange at the University’s Research and Innovation Service.

  • iGEM Team with Pete Downes and Malcolm Skingle
    23 Oct 2013

    The Dundee iGEM Team received another message of support this week from two of the leading supporters of innovation at the University. The team who were crowned European champions out of 60 Universities this October in Lyon, presented their award-winning project to University Principal Pete Downes and Malcolm Skingle CBE, Academic Liaison for GlaxoSmithKline.

  • 21 Oct 2013

    The University of Dundee’s award-winning Division of Signal Transduction Therapy (DSTT) will tomorrow celebrate the 50th meeting of the collaboration, which brings scientists at the University together with the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies. Established in 1998, DSTT is a unique collaboration between researchers in the MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU) at Dundee and six global pharma giants - AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen Pharmaceutica, Merck Serono and Pfizer.

  • 21 Oct 2013

    The winners of the GRE Photography Competition, "Our Foreign Skies", will be announced on Monday 28 October 2013 in the MSI Foyer at 4pm at a reception to mark the launch of the Exhibition. The exhibition which was organised and run by the Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression aims to promote views of Scotland and Dundee as seen through the eyes of our international CLS community.

  • The team with project supporter Brian Cox
    14 Oct 2013

    The Dundee iGEM team have been crowned European champions in a prestigious international competition designed to advance science and education.  

  • 09 Oct 2013

    2013 PiCLS Seminar Friday 25th October 2013 at 4pm in the Large Lecture Theatre Prof. Mariano Barbacid, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas “Targeting K-Ras Signaling in Cancer” The invited speaker for this year’s PiCLS Lecture is Professor Mariano Barbacid, from the Molecular Oncology Programme, at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO) in Spain. Professor Barbacid is internationally renowned for isolating the mutated human cancer gene, K-Ras, which has been implicated in about one-fifth of all human cancers.

  • Barley
    08 Oct 2013

      The productivity of major crops such as barley could get a boost in the future thanks to discoveries in the inner workings of genes and how they influence crop development, a new study from the James Hutton Institute and the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Dundee has shown.