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June 2016

  • 30 Jun 2016

    Satpal Virdee has been awarded a BBSRC Responsive Mode award of £650,000 allowing his lab to further develop technology they pioneered that enables the activity-based profiling of E3 ligases.

  • 30 Jun 2016

    Francesca Carrieri and Maithili Shroff to join Europe’s finest University students in creative and intellectual collaboration at Roche Continents 2016   Two Ph.D. students from Life Sciences at the University of Dundee have been invited to the highly prestigious Roche Continents - a full week of interdisciplinary challenges and inspiration at Roche Continents which takes place in Salzburg (during the Salzburg Festival) from 10th – 16th August 2016.  

  • 29 Jun 2016

    The intestinal tract undergoes many changes during development.  To accommodate the growing body, it has to elongate and widen.  This also serves to increase the surface area for nutrient absorption. The key process that facilitates intestinal tissue expansion is called crypt fission. Importantly, crypt fission is also involved in adenoma growth. Despite the importance of crypt fission, the mechanisms controlling it are poorly understood. Understanding how crypt fission is regulated in normal tissue can help us to determine how the process changes in cancer.

  • 29 Jun 2016

    You might be wondering why you’ve seen the familiar face of Oor Wullie outside of Life Sciences? Over the weekend 55 colourful statues of Scotland’s favourite rascal were placed around the City of Discovery ahead of the Oor Wullie Bucket Trail launch this week. The Wullie’s will be out there for the public to find and snap selfies with until Saturday August 27.

  • 28 Jun 2016

    Similar to Italian Heavy pigs, 'Parma Ham' mice grow long bones, have high muscle mass and put on fat as they age. Research recently published in PNAS has provided insights into the reasons for this.

  • 26 Jun 2016

    Parliamentary Links Day is an annual meeting to discuss the future of Science. Organised by the Royal Society of Biology on behalf of the science and technology community, this is the largest scientific event on the annual parliament calendar, which brings together scientists, learned societies, authorities and Members of Parliament. Marilia Costa, PhD student in Frank Sargent lab, as an active member of the Microbiology Society has been selected and invited to attend 2016 Links Day on Tuesday 28th of June at the House of Parliament and House of Lords.

  • 21 Jun 2016

    Parasitic nematode worms are the `hidden enemy’ of farmers world-wide, causing billions of pounds worth of crop damage every year. Now an international research collaboration led by the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute has detailed the genome sequence and inner workings of the yellow potato cyst nematode (PCN), giving scientists new insights into how it can be stopped.

  • 16 Jun 2016

    Congratulations to Gerta Hoxhaj, in Carol MacKintosh's laboartory, for work that was recently published in eLife.  This is the third paper resulting from Gerta's PhD studies.

  • 10 Jun 2016

    In ground-breaking new work published in Molecular Cell, Yogesh Kulathu and colleagues report the discovery of a completely new family of Deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs). Ubiquitin signals impact a wide range of eukaryotic biology. It is therefore very important that these signals are tightly regulated. This layer of regulation is provided by dedicated proteases called deubiquitinating enzymes (DUBs), of which there are ~100 encoded in the human genome that can be classified into five families.

  • 06 Jun 2016

    Congratulations to Professor David Coates, Director of LABSe School of Life Sciences, for being a Chancellor's Award Winner 2015-16.