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May 2018

  • Image (clockwise from top left): Dhaval Varshney, Olivia Lombardi, Victoria Cowling, Gabriele Schweikert.
    09 May 2018

    A collaboration between the Schweikert and Cowling research groups in the School of Life Sciences has uncovered a new mechanism of transcription regulation in mammals. The findings have been published in Cell Reports.

  • Dundee Principal Professor Sir Pete Downes and NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye
    07 May 2018

    The University of Dundee and the National University of Singapore (NUS) have established a new partnership which will see students share their study time between Scotland and Singapore and earn a degree from both institutions.

  • Dario Alessi being presented with the Langston Award by Shalini Padmanabhan, Terina Martinez and Marco Baptista
    07 May 2018

    The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) has awarded MRC PPU Director Dario Alessi the 2018 MJFF Langston Award for “service and dedication to our shared goals of advancing Parkinson's understanding and therapeutic development”. For further information see here. 

  • Dr Cristiane Calixto
    03 May 2018

    A young Brazilian plant scientist whose research focusses on molecular biology and gene expression has been awarded the prestigious Peter Massalski Prize for Meritorious Research for 2018.

  • T. Brucei
    02 May 2018

    At the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research, we have made an exciting discovery about a group of life-threatening parasites.

  • Professor Angus Lamond
    01 May 2018

    Platinum Informatics is a new spin-out company providing state of the art software solutions for the management, visualisation and analysis of large and complex data sets in a wide range of laboratory and industrial environments. The company is commercialising software developed for more than 10 years within the University of Dundee by Professor Angus Lamond’s team in the School of Life Sciences.

  • Dr Bettina Meier, Nadezda Volkova, Professor Anton Gartner and Dr Moritz Gerstung
    01 May 2018

    An interdisciplinary research collaboration has taken a significant step towards understanding the mutational causes of cancers, a finding which may one day lead to personalised cancer treatment. The team from the University of Dundee, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and the Wellcome Sanger Institute used a type of worm called C. elegans as a model to study how cancer-causing genetic mutations arise when DNA is inaccurately replicated or when damaged DNA is not repaired.