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October 2020

  • Francisco Bustos and Greg Findlay
    19 Oct 2020

    Latest research from Greg Findlay’s lab in the MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU) is published today in Developmental Cell. The work discovered a new pathway which is disrupted in people with Intellectual Disability and could provide a new therapeutic strategy for these individuals.

  • Megan Bergkessel and Adam Fletcher
    19 Oct 2020

    Two life sciences researchers have been awarded Future Leaders Fellowships from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Dr Megan Bergkessel, Principal Investigator in the Division of Molecular Microbiology, was awarded over £900k to research how some bacteria can survive in inhospitable environments and the potential for new treatments. Dr Adam Fletcher, a postdoctoral researcher in Dr Satpal Virdee's lab in the MRC PPU, will use the award to begin his independent research programme at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) at the University of Glasgow.

  • Professor Jason Swedlow
    15 Oct 2020

    University of Dundee experts are assisting in a major international effort to reveal the secrets of human cells.

  • Dr Robyn Hickerson and Dr Michael Conneely
    08 Oct 2020

    University of Dundee spinout company Ten Bio Ltd has won £65,000 in a national competition supporting Scotland’s most exciting new enterprises.

  • Professor Alessio Ciulli
    08 Oct 2020

    The University of Dundee is to partner with global biopharmaceutical company Almirall to develop new treatments for severe skin diseases with high level of unmet medical need. The collaboration will accelerate the discovery of innovative medicines by bringing together Almirall’s expertise in dermatology with the world-leading work of Professor Alessio Ciulli, from the University’s School of Life Sciences.

September 2020

  • TenBio team (from left): Dr Michael Conneely & Dr Robyn Hickerson
    25 Sep 2020

    Researchers at the University of Dundee are looking to transform pharmaceutical and cosmetics testing with their spinout venture that offers an alternative for many experiments currently only performed in animals.

  • Dr Joana Faria
    24 Sep 2020

    Joana Faria has been awarded a SULSA Early Career Research Prize for Development and Regulation. The award is made to outstanding early career scientists whose work shows excellent potential to make an impact in the field of life sciences. Joana, a postdoc in Professor David Horn’s lab, competed against three other shortlisted researchers, including two others from the School, in the Development and Regulation theme category at the virtual final on Wednesday. Each finalist had to present to the judging panel on their research and its significance in three minutes.

  • Clockwise from top left: Simon Li, Jason Swedlow, Andy Howden & Frances Wong
    23 Sep 2020

    In the final part of our COVID Stories series, we look at the impact of the coronavirus pandemic upon scientists that do not work in a “wet” laboratory, namely members of our Division of Computational Biology, plus learn about recently funded COVID-19 research now underway in the School. Part 4: Computational Biology and Immunology Research

  • Converge Challenge logo
    17 Sep 2020

    The finalists for Converge 2020, Scotland’s leading academic company creation programme, have been announced with representation from the School included on the list with Dr Robyn Hickerson, Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Ten Bio. 

  • Oluwaseyi (Seyi) Jesusanmi
    17 Sep 2020

    Life Science student, Oluwaseyi (Seyi) Jesusanmi, has been named as one of the top undergraduates in the World. Seyi was highly commended in the Life Sciences category of the 2020 Global Undergraduate Awards. The competition, which aims to celebrate top undergraduate coursework and foster interdisciplinary collaboration between students and recent graduates worldwide.