01 Oct 2019
On October 1st 1969 Philip Cohen became a postdoc in Edmond Fischer’s at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA and started his research on protein phosphorylation. At that time only three protein kinases had been identified and protein phosphorylation was thought-to-be a specialised control mechanism confined to the regulation of glycogen metabolism.
30 Sep 2019
John Raven, Emeritus Professor from the Division of Plant Sciences, has been awarded the Albert I Grand Medal in recognition of his research in the oceanographic field. The award was created in 1948 and is the highest international distinction dedicated to ocean sciences and outreach. For 70 years, the Oceanographic Institute has been highlighting the most prominent scientists who contribute to unveiling and understanding the ocean, as well as world-class figures who raise the attention on the importance of keeping marine ecosystems healthy.
27 Sep 2019
Three Life Science students have been named as some of the top undergraduates in the World, with one named as the top undergraduate in Europe. Scott Sheldrick, Nicholas Gallagher and James Osbourne were were highly commended in the Life Sciences category of the 2019 Global Undergraduate Awards. The competition, which aims to celebrate top undergraduate coursework and foster interdisciplinary collaboration between students and recent graduates worldwide. Scott, Nicholas and James undertook their projects in labs across the Schools of Medicine and Life Sciences:
26 Sep 2019
Dr Andrew Woodland has been named the winner of the 2019 Converge Challenge, scooping £78,000 to develop his new drug discovery company, In4Derm. At a glittering reception at V&A Dundee, Dr Woodland triumphed over 17 fellow academic entrepreneurs with his business, which re-engineers oral drugs and turns them into novel topical drugs to improve the lives of patients living with skin diseases such as eczema.
24 Sep 2019
DEBRA is delighted to share that funding for a fourth year of the University of Dundee’s research into novel gene technology for treating Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) has been agreed. £153,550 towards a total of £504,472 has been provided to enable the team lead by DEBRA Clinical Fellow, Dr Peter van den Akker (pictured), to develop two types of gene technology that can target genetic mutations caused by EB.
23 Sep 2019
The University of Dundee has been awarded almost £5.5 million under a new initiative that combines scientific excellence with a commitment to providing the best possible training environment for PhD students. Dundee is among 15 UK institutions to share in Wellcome’s £127 million PhD Programme in Science. Over the next five years, 25 students will be recruited to the University’s world-leading School of Life Sciences and participate in multidisciplinary research in Cellular Regulation, Protein Modification, Infection and Immunity, and Drug Discovery and Translation.
20 Sep 2019
The University of Dundee has been named University of the Year for Student Experience by The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. The title confirms that Dundee is one of the best places in the United Kingdom to be a student. It follows the University being placed 4th in the UK for overall satisfaction in this year’s National Student Survey, while Dundee was also named the Best Place to Live in Scotland by the Sunday Times earlier this year.
19 Sep 2019
Two academic entrepreneurs from the division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery have made the final of the Converge Challenge 2019. Andrew Woodland (In4Derm) and Michael Conneely (Ten Bio) will now go head-to-head against six other entrepreneurs leading both start-ups and spin-outs at the Converge Awards Final which takes place at the iconic V&A, Dundee later this month.
17 Sep 2019
The University of Dundee’s Dr Sarah Coulthurst will lead a £2.7 million effort to investigate whether a ‘nanoweapon’ could be deployed in the global battle against antimicrobial resistance. The World Health Organisation recently ranked antimicrobial resistance as one of the ten biggest threats to global health. As such, there is an urgent need to develop new treatments to prevent millions of lives being lost to diseases that are routinely treated with drugs such as antibiotics at present.
06 Sep 2019
School of Life Sciences researcher Professor David Horn will receive a £2.1 million Investigator Award from Wellcome to decode gene expression mechanisms in trypanosomes, pathogenic protozoa that cause a range of human and animal diseases.