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March 2014

  • 24 Mar 2014

    Researchers at the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews have produced new insights into two muscle wasting diseases, including `floppy baby syndrome’ or Spinal Muscular Atrophy, the leading genetic cause of death in children.   Their findings have cast further light on how the genetic defect that causes SMA actually works, an important step in looking for cures.  

  • Students observe red blood cells
    21 Mar 2014

    Newport-on-Tay Primary hosted a science week for its pupils from the 17th to the 21st of March in conjunction with National Science and Engineering Week. During this week, Deena Leslie Pedrioli (DGEM), Patrick Pedrioli, Thimo Kurz (MRC-PPU) and others helped the children experience first hand what it is like to work in a biology lab.

  • 20 Mar 2014

    The College of Life Sciences is pleased to announce that the MSci Programmes in Biological and Physiological Sciences offered by its School of Learning and Teaching have been awarded interim accreditation by the Society of Biology.  Degree accreditation by the Society of Biology acknowledges academic excellence in the biosciences, and highlights degrees that educate the research and development leaders and innovators of the future. 

  • 17 Mar 2014

    The Colworth Medal, the most distinguished award that a biochemical researcher in the early stages of their independent research can receive in the UK, has been awarded to Dr Helen Walden of the University of Dundee. Dr Walden, a principal investigator at the University of Dundee MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit, has been awarded the 2014 Medal. She is the tenth principal investigator at the University’s College of Life Science to be awarded the medal. The Colworth Medal is sponsored by Unilever and presented by the Biochemical Society.

  • 12 Mar 2014

    A collaboration between researchers from the Barton and Lamond Groups has resulted in the launch of a new software interface that integrates proteomics data management tools for users of the College of Life Sciences’ Fingerprints Proteomics Facility. (

  • 06 Mar 2014

    Uncontrolled cell growth and division is a hallmark of cancer. Now a research project led by the University of Dundee has provided the most complete description to date of the gene activity which takes place as human cells divide.

  • 05 Mar 2014

    Professor Claire Halpin of the Division of Plant Sciences at the College of Life Sciences has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). Professors Halpin is among 53 new Fellows recognised by the RSE as having achieved excellence within their discipline or profession. These outstanding academics come from a wide variety of disciplines, spanning the arts, business, science and technology sectors.

  • 03 Mar 2014

    The achievements of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths will be celebrated at the Women In Science Festival 2014 this month. Women In Science 2014 will also highlight the many opportunities there are for women to pursue a career in science and related subjects. It is the only festival in the World to focus on celebrating women in science and this year will present a range of film screenings, exhibitions, talks and family fun days.