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May 2022

  • David Murray and Hannes Maib
    31 May 2022

    Recent research from David Murray and Hannes Maib has uncovered key mechanistic insights into the delivery of proteins in cells. This work has been published in Current Biology.  

  • Professor Jenny Woof
    19 May 2022

    Professor Jenny Woof has been named as one of this year’s winners of the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching.  Professor Woof commented “I am delighted and honoured to receive this award. I’m very aware that delivery of an excellent programme of teaching can only be achieved through strong teamwork, and I am very fortunate to work with colleagues across the Schools of Life Sciences and Medicine who are so committed to delivery of a first-rate student experience.” 

  • Professor Alessio Ciulli
    17 May 2022

    Professor Alessio Ciulli has been awarded a European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology Awards 2022. He has been named the winner of the 2022 Prous Institute - Overton and Meyer Award for New Technologies in Drug Discovery. This award has been in recognition of his “pioneering work in the field of proteolysis-targeting chimera (PROTAC) technology for drug-induced targeted protein degradation.

  • 12 May 2022

    The results of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) were announced today. Dundee is the top-ranking University for Biological Sciences research, a position we have maintained since the last REF exercise in 2014. The REF2021 assessment has scored SLS as having a total of 71% of its activities being ‘world leading’ (4*) and 28% of its activities being ‘internationally excellent’ (3*).

  • Professor Kate Storey
    10 May 2022

    Professor Kate Storey, of the University of Dundee, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), the world's oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. Professor Storey is Head of the Division of Cell & Developmental Biology and Chair of Neural Development in the School of Life Sciences at Dundee. Professor Storey said, “Being made a Fellow of the Royal Society is a major honour for any scientist and I am delighted to join the illustrious list of Fellows.

  • Tryps Credit: J Faria
    09 May 2022

    A team from the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) at the University of Dundee has developed a new parasite gene-editing technology. This method, known as oligo-targeting, involves delivering short DNA fragments to parasites using a pulse of electricity. The DNA, including the desired edits, is then incorporated into the genomes of cells that are in the process of replicating their DNA. The approach is fast, simple, precise, and inexpensive.

  • 04 May 2022

    University of Dundee spinout Amphista Therapeutics will work with global biopharmaceutical companies as part of strategic collaborations potentially worth more than $2 billion. As part of separate partnerships, Amphista will collaborate with Merck Healthcare and Bristol Myers Squibb to leverage the company’s targeted protein degradation (TPD) technology and generate therapeutics in multiple disease areas.

  • Professor Vicky Cowling
    04 May 2022

    Professor Vicky Cowling has taken up a new position as a Senior Group Leader at the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Beatson Institute in Glasgow. Vicky joined the School of Life Sciences in 2007 to establish her first independent research group. Her team established that formation of a key structure in gene expression, the RNA cap, is regulated by cellular signals and this impacts on which genes are expressed in health and disease.

  • Dr Xingui Liu
    03 May 2022

    Dr Xingui Liu has been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship to undertake research in the lab of Professor Alessio Ciulli in the newly established Centre for Targeted Protein Degradation (CeTPD). The project is in collaboration with Professor Dario Alessi from the MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit and a Japanese pharmaceutical company.