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July 2008

  • 02 Jul 2008

    Professor Mike Ferguson, Dean of Research at the University of Dundee’s College of Life Sciences, received his CBE from The Queen in Edinburgh yesterday (Tuesday, 1 July). Professor Ferguson, a Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Royal Society of London and the Academy of Medical Sciences, is a world-renowned specialist in the biochemistry of tropical diseases and was given the award in the New Year’s Honours List for Services to Science.

May 2008

  • 19 May 2008

    Professor Dario Alessi, Deputy Director of the Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation Unit and Professor of Cell Signalling in the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, has been elected a Fellow of The Royal Society of London, the highest accolade a UK scientist can receive. Professor Alessi’s election to the Royal Society recognises his major contributions to our understanding of how mutations in particular enzymes cause diabetes, cancer and hypertension.

  • 19 May 2008

    Prof. Grahame Hardie received an Honorary Degree - Doctor Honoris Causa- from the Medical University of Bialystok, Poland in recognition of his work on the discovery of AMP-activated protein kinase, its role as a sensor of cellular energy status and as a target for drugs aimed at treatment of Type 2 diabetes.

  • 07 May 2008

    Scotland's position as an international leader in the biotechnology field is to be strengthened further with the creation of a £10 million national life sciences institute in Dundee, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong learning Fiona Hyslop said today.

  • 06 May 2008

    Fungi may have an important role to play in the fate of potentially dangerous depleted uranium left in the environment after recent war campaigns, according to a new report from researchers at the University of Dundee. The research, published in the prestigious journal `Current Biology’, found evidence that fungi can “lock” depleted uranium into a mineral form that may be less likely to find its way into plants, animals or the water supply.

April 2008

  • 30 Apr 2008

    Prof. Andrew Hopkins was named as the winner of the  3rd Capps Green Zomaya Award in Medicinal or Computational Chemistry at a conference in Hertfordshire last week.

  • 21 Apr 2008

    The Scottish Government has confirmed a new £10 million life sciences institute for Dundee. “We welcome this announcement from the Scottish Government that they are to provide £10 million to form the Scottish Institute for Cell Signalling at Dundee,” said Sir Philip Cohen who will be leading research at the Scottish Institute for Cell Signalling

  • 03 Apr 2008

    Philip Cohen has been elected a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in recognition of his significant contributions to science. Membership of the NAS is one of the highest honours given to a scientist or engineer in the United States. Sir Philip will be inducted into the Academy next April during its 146th annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

February 2008

  • 29 Feb 2008

    Two awards for College of Life Sciences teachers for undergraduate clinical teaching

  • 25 Feb 2008

    Cafe Science Dundee Monday Feb 25th, 7pm, Borders This week's speaker Prof. Sue Black, "The loss of identity is the greatest defeat: How safe is yours?" (Note: This is a talk and discussion for a non-specialist, public audience) Admission is free