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February 2017

  • Dr Alain-Pierre Petit
    27 Feb 2017

    Pierre Petit, a structural biologist from Ian Gilberts group in the Drug Discovery Unit has been awarded a Tenovus Scotland grant for £14,860. This grant will allow Pierre to learn more about neuroepithelial transforming gene 1 (NET1)-PH / RhoA interface which could be used as a target to fight the invasive phenotype of the gastric adenocarcinoma.

  • 24 Feb 2017

    A new nature trail highlighting the use of a tiny worm in ground-breaking scientific research will go on display this weekend around Mills Observatory in Dundee.   Designed by Caitlyn Vesey, a third-year Fine Art student from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee, the trail features rhyming clues which snake around Balgay Hill and in to the Observatory.  

  • 22 Feb 2017

    Professor Sheng-Cai Lin, Dean of Life Sciences at Xiamen University, China gave the School of Life Science

  • Aida Rodrigo Albors
    21 Feb 2017

    Aida Rodrigo Albors, a post-doctoral researcher in Kate Storey’s lab, has been awarded a two-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship. The fellowship will enable Aida to use single-cell transcriptomics and high-resolution microscopy to explore in detail the heterogeneous population of ependymal cells in the mouse spinal cord. Ependymal cells are intriguing because despite having a differentiated phenotype, they retain neural stem cell potential throughout life.

  • 20 Feb 2017

    Dr David McEwan, a principal investigator based in the division of Cell Signalling and Immunology, has been awarded a Tenovus Scotland grant for £100k. The grant will allow his group to study the cross talk between autophagy, infection and immunity.

  • 17 Feb 2017

    The world’s only festival dedicated to celebrating women in science will get underway at the University of Dundee next month. The Women in Science Festival celebrates women in science, technology, engineering & maths and aims to promote careers in science to everyone, especially women and girls. Showcasing the exciting research taking place across Scotland, the Festival launches on Saturday, 4th March, with family fun days, exhibitions, film screenings and other events throughout the month. 

  • 15 Feb 2017

    The Royal Society of Edinburgh has announced today that two academics from the School have been elected Fellows of Scotland’s national academy. The new Fellows are: ·David Horn, Professor of Parasite Molecular Biology ·John Rouse, Professor of Chromosome Biology “I am delighted to see our staff recognised among the range of new Fellows announced by the Royal Society of Edinburgh,” said Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee.

  • 15 Feb 2017

    The Barley Away Days is an annual retreat of JHI and SLS researchers working on barley. This year’s 5th Barley Away Days in Birnam Arts Centre near Dunkeld on 9th and 10th of February was a resounding success with external guest speakers from UK (UHI Orkney; Harper Adams; Rothamsted Research; Intelligent Growth Solutions) and abroad (University of Copenhagen; University of Adelaide), as well as talks from JHI and UoD PIs, postdocs and PhD students.

  • Credit: Andrew Lim
    02 Feb 2017

    Communicating the work of scientists to the wider public through public engagement activities is becoming increasingly embedded within the academia. Drug discovery research faces particular challenges to outreach, as misconceptions and falsehoods abound, particularly on the web.