University of Dundee

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October 2017

  • 05 Oct 2017

    Scientists at the School have identified the structure of a key enzyme that protects the brain against Parkinson’s disease. The result of a decade of work, the research team said that solving the 3D structure and inner workings of the PINK1 enzyme represented a major breakthrough.

  • Different petal number on C. hirsuta
    05 Oct 2017

    Plants show a remarkable sensitivity to their environment. Seasonal changes provide plants with cues to maximise their performance and survival. Day length and the intensity of the sunlight are examples of such signals that help plants decide if they should flower or their seeds should remain dormant. One area where we understand very little is how seasonal cues may control how flower morphology.

  • 03 Oct 2017

    In response to the urgent and global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the Medical Research Foundation (MRF), the charitable foundation of the Medical Research Council, has invested £2.85million in delivering the UK’s first nationwide PhD training programme to focus on this major health challenge.

  • 03 Oct 2017

    The University of Dundee will pay tribute to the hugely influential biologist and mathematician D’Arcy Thompson with a packed programme of events celebrating the 100th anniversary of his seminal book, ‘On Growth and Form’.  

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