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January 2018

  • Courtesy of Charlie Murphy at Tempting Failure festival. Photographer Yiota Demetriou
    30 Jan 2018

    An exhibition of art and science exploring how perceptions of space affect gestures, balance and movement will go on display this week at the University of Dundee’s LifeSpace Gallery.   ‘Trajectories’, LifeSpace’s first exhibition of 2018, will see work by artists Charles Robert Harrison, Charlie Murphy and Studio Senses featured alongside research on perceptions and experiences of dementia carried out by scientists at University College London.  

  • Yashwini Meenowa from Mauritius celebrates studying in Dundee
    26 Jan 2018

    International students at the University of Dundee have rated their overall satisfaction at over 93 per cent, one of the highest scores in the latest International Student Barometer (ISB).   With feedback from over 3 million students worldwide across all student types, levels and years of study, the ISB is the world's largest annual survey of international students.   The results of ISB’s Autumn 2017 survey have just been released to participating universities.  

  • Professor Anton Gartner
    24 Jan 2018

    The charity Worldwide Cancer Research has awarded a School of Life Sciences researcher just over £200,000 to study ways to improve the use of chemotherapy. The research, led by Professor Anton Gartner from the Centre of Gene Regulation and Expression, could one day help identify people who would benefit the most from a particular type of treatment.

  • 23 Jan 2018

    Francesca Anna Carrieri, a PhD student in Kim Dales laboratory, has been awarded the best Italian early-stage researcher working in Scotland in Life Sciences. Part of the 2017 “Italy Made Me” Award scheme, the Italian Embassy invited young Italian researchers from across the United Kingdom to submit applications to honour the accomplishments of young Italian researchers in several academic domains including Life Sciences.

  • 22 Jan 2018

    Last week, at Review of the Year, Professor Julian Bow presented the annual School Prizes. The awards recognise excellence by members of the School in research and public engagement.

  • Laura Monlezun, Giuseppina Mariano and Sarah Coulthurst.
    19 Jan 2018

    Research from Dr Sarah Coulthurst’s group in the Division of Molecular Microbiology has provided new information on how bacteria fight with each other. Published today in Cell Reports, the work showed how the victimised cell’s own proteins can be hijacked by the actions of aggressive bacteria wielding a weapon called the ‘Type VI secretion system’.

  • Dr Jens Januschke
    19 Jan 2018

    A scientist in the School has been awarded £568,000 by the Wellcome Trust and the Royal Society to research stem cells within fruit flies, which could have broad implications for understanding how stem cell division can cause cancer in humans. Dr Jens Januschke from the Division of Cell and Developmental Biology has received an extension of his Sir Henry Dale Fellowship to investigate how stem cells work and sometimes malfunction in the developing nervous system of Drosophila, also known as the fruit fly.

  • 17 Jan 2018

    Kevin Read and Simon Arthur have been promoted to Personal Chair (Professor) as part of the 2017 Annual Review process for academic staff. Kevin Read will become Professor of Quantitative Pharmacology while Simon Arthur will be Professor of Immune Signalling. “I would like to congratulate both Kevin and Simon on their well-deserved promotions,” said Professor Julian Blow, Dean of Research in the School of Life Sciences. “Both have made significant contributions to their respective fields over a sustained period of time as well as contributing to teaching our undergraduates.”

  • 15 Jan 2018

    Mitophagy is the autophagic removal of damaged or impaired mitochondria. A new study published in Cell Metabolism from Ian Ganley and colleagues, shows for the first time that dopaminergic neurons within the substantia nigra undergo a striking amount of mitophagy. This is important because it is this population of neurons that degenerate in Parkinson’s Disease (PD) and impaired mitophagy has been implicated in this pathology.

  • Laura D’Ignazio and Francesca Anna Carrieri
    12 Jan 2018

    Francesca Anna Carrieri and Laura D’Ignazio were recently awarded with a Dundee Plus Award from the University. The award is a recognition of skills acquired in extra-curricular activities in areas such as communication, team work, leadership, problem solving skills, amongst many others.