University of Dundee

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January 2017

  • 30 Jan 2017

    Using their expertise in quantitative proteomics, the group of Professor Angus Lamond in GRE has collaborated with the group of former GRE PI Anne Donaldson, now a PI in Aberdeen, to characterise for the first time the role of human RIF1 protein in controlling DNA replication. Many human diseases can result from incorrect DNA replication, either from under- or over-replication. Uncovering the molecular interactions that tightly control this key process in human cells can thus provide vital knowledge relevant to a range of disease mechanisms.

  • Professor Sir Philip Cohen
    26 Jan 2017

    In the mid-to-late 1970s, working with my team here in Dundee, we were doing a lot of research around insulin and diabetes, making a number of significant breakthroughs in our understanding of how insulin works.

  • 26 Jan 2017

    A cancer research project carried out at the School by a local school pupil has reached the final of a prestigious competition. Maria Pisliakova, an S6 pupil at the High School of Dundee, has been selected to present her findings at the Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition in March.

  • 25 Jan 2017

    A new initiative involving reseachers from across Europe; including Professor Victoria Cowling from the School; has been funded by the COST Association. “The European Epitranscriptomics Network” aims to foster the development of the emerging field of Epitranscriptomics, the study of RNA modifications. By understanding the role of RNA modifications in physiology and pathology, novel disease biomarkers and drug targets could be identified.

  • 17 Jan 2017

    The School hosted the 45th Scottish Regional Meeting of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Organic Division on 11th January. The conference is traditionally called the "Perkin Meeting”, and it brings together all the organic chemists in Scotland for a 1 day meeting every year.  It includes the Organic Chemistry Departments of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Strathclyde, Herriot-Watt, St Andrews, Aberdeen and Dundee.

  • 16 Jan 2017

    Stephen Fry has praised University of Dundee academics for their efforts in communicating their research to the public. Professor Jennifer Woof from the School named Engaged Researcher of the Year in recognition of her outstanding work with schools and the public to raise awareness of science.