University of Dundee

Latest News

October 2014

  • 31 Oct 2014

    Scientists at the University of Dundee have discovered a hidden `code’ that tells our key genetic molecules how to structure themselves, thereby allowing them to carry out their work.   In a research paper published in the journal Nature Communications, Professor David Lilley and colleagues describe how a crucial part of RNA called the `kink-turn’ operates.  

  • 31 Oct 2014

    Scientists at the Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU) at the University of Dundee have solved an important part of the mystery about one of the most fundamental processes in cell biology.

  • 24 Oct 2014

    The Wellcome Trust have funded a £1m Strategic Award, entitled, "Multidimensional Proteomic Analysis of Metabolic Stress & Cellular Phenotypes", to support a collaborative project led by Professors Angus Lamond and Doreen Cantrell in the College of Life Sciences.

  • 22 Oct 2014

    Ubiquigent Limited, a company specialising in ubiquitin cell-signalling system drug discovery capabilities and services, and the Drug Discovery Unit (the DDU) of the University of Dundee, announced today they have entered into a collaboration agreement to develop and market new ubiquitin system targeted compound libraries aimed at discovering potent and selective therapeutics across multiple areas including; cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic, neurological and musculoskeletal, and infection and immunity.

  • 22 Oct 2014

    A major breakthrough by scientists at the University of Dundee in the study of a set of human proteins has the potential to unlock a huge new area of drug discovery for many diseases including cancer and inflammatory conditions.   The research team led by Dr Alessio Ciulli in the College of Life Sciences at Dundee have developed a new method of selectively targeting the proteins known as BET bromodomains using small molecules.  

  • 17 Oct 2014

    The Discovery Centre for Translational and Interdisciplinary Research, the newest building of the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee has received a Commendation by the Dundee Civic Trust for its outstanding contribution to the townscape of Dundee. The Dundee Civic Trust Awards aim to encourage quality developments that make a positive contribution to the civic realm of Dundee. The jury considered 21 building across the city completed between June 2012 and May 2014. The Discovery Centre and Ninewells Medical School Library are two of 5 commendations.

  • 16 Oct 2014

    One of our favourite Life Sciences images, Microtubules In Vitro by Ian Newton by Ian Newton and Paul Appleton of the Nathke Lab, has been shortlisted for the BBSRC's Images with Impact Competition.   You can view the image and votes for it at:, share the site and promote voting. The twitter hash tag is #ImageswithImpact.  

  • 16 Oct 2014

    Professor Kate Storey head of the Division of Cell and Developmental Biology at the College of Life Sciences has been awarded an unusual prize by MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, recognising her achievements as a woman leader in science. Kate is one of eleven leading women scientists who have been honoured in the MRC’s Suffrage Science initiative in 2014. 

  • 15 Oct 2014

    Professor Claire Halpin will be speaking at at the University of Dundee Botanic Garden Open day on Saturday October 18th which is being hosted by the Dundee Botanic Garden Endowment Trust

  • 02 Oct 2014

    Dr Victoria Cowling, of the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, has been awarded the inaugural Women in Cell Biology Early Career Award Medal by the British Society for Cell Biology.   The Medal has been established to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the BSCB. It will be an annual honour awarded to an outstanding female cell biologist who has started their own research group in the UK within the last seven years.