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July 2018

  • Photo (from left): Ioanna Mastromina, Dr Kim Dale, Professor Kate Storey
    31 Jul 2018

    The latest research from the Dale lab, in collaboration with Professor Kate Storey, has explained the important role that Myc plays in linking different stages of mouse embryonic development. The findings have been published in the journal Development and has been selected to feature as part of that editions’ ‘Research Highlights’ section.

  • Professor Paul Birch
    30 Jul 2018

    Potato blight, caused by the water mould Phytophthora infestans, is the major disease of potatoes worldwide and is thus a threat to food security. New research from the Birch lab in the Division of Plant Sciences based at the James Hutton Institute has discovered a mechanism that could combat late light disease. The findings have been published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

  • Senga Robertson-Albertyn
    27 Jul 2018

    The Microbiology Society announced Senga Robertson-Albertyn, a PhD student from the Division of Plant Sciences based at the James Hutton Institute, as the winner of their 2018 Microbiology Outreach Prize for her project Microbe Motels: How to make a Healthy Poo.

  • 27 Jul 2018

    The University of Dundee has once again ranked among the best universities in the United Kingdom for overall student satisfaction, achieving a top 10 place in the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS). The University recorded overall satisfaction of 88%, well above the sector average of 83% and was ranked second in Scotland. The National Student Survey is a census of nearly half a million students undertaken independently by Ipsos MORI and evaluates how satisfied students are with the quality of their higher education experience.

  • Dr Piers Hemsley
    26 Jul 2018

    Dr Piers Hemsley, a Principal Investigator in the Division of Plant Sciences, has been awarded tenure today. Piers conducts research with the aim to understand how protein S-acylation (palmitoylation) acts to control protein function, with particular emphasis on its role in stress responses and development in plants. Alongside this, Piers is the teaching lead for Plant Sciences which includes being course coordinator for the level 4 plant sciences programme. He also is actively involved in public engagement with activities such as the Gatsby Trust Plant Sciences Masterclasses.

  • 25 Jul 2018

    A new preclinical candidate drug with the potential to treat visceral leishmaniasis, one of the world’s major neglected diseases, has been discovered through a close collaboration between the University of Dundee, GSK and Wellcome.

  • Dr Sarah Coulthurst
    23 Jul 2018

    New collaborative research from the Division of Molecular Microbiology in the School has discovered that a bacterial weapon commonly used by bacteria to kill each other also attacks fungal cells. The work by Dr Sarah Coulthurst, Professor Matthias Trost in Newcastle and colleagues has been published in Nature Microbiology.

  • Cover image for special collection issue
    18 Jul 2018

    A recent publication from the Näthke and Blow laboratories has been selected for a special collection of outstanding 2017/early 2018 Journal of Cell Biology articles focused on Stem Cells and Development. 

  • Dr David Murray
    13 Jul 2018

    David Murray has joined the Division of Cell and Developmental Biology. David comes from Marino Zerial’s laboratory at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Germany, where he was a postdoctoral researcher.

  • Federico Pelisch and Kasper Rasmussen
    11 Jul 2018

    The newest laboratories in the School have been established in the Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression. Former postdoctoral researcher in the Centre, Federico Pelisch, is now establishing his own research group following the award of an MRC Career Development Fellowship while Kasper Rasmussen, joins us from the Biotech Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC) at the University of Copenhagen. Pelisch Laboratory Research Overview