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November 2019

  • 07 Nov 2019

    A researcher from the School has been presented with a prestigious science award from the British Federation of Women Graduates (BFWG). Azul Zorzoli, a PhD student from Argentina, has received the Johnstone and Florence Stoney Prize, which recognises outstanding academic excellence in postgraduate researchers.

  • from left to right: Vladimir Borodkin, Andrii Gorelik, Daan van Aalten, Andrew Ferenbach, Sergio Galan Bartual
    07 Nov 2019

    A University of Dundee discovery has the potential to help scientists better understand neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Researchers, led by Professor Daan van Aalten in the School, have developed a new way to tag proteins in human cells with a small sugar molecule called O-GlcNAc. There are over 20,000 proteins in every human cell and approximately 20% of these contain O-GlcNAc. The exact role played by O-GlcNAc remains a mystery but the molecule is found on proteins related to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease and intellectual disability.

  • Professor Paul Crocker in lab
    06 Nov 2019

    Paul Crocker is stepping down as Head of Cell Signalling and Immunology (CSI) after 5 years in the position.  While reflecting on his time in this role, Paul wanted to acknowledge the key people that made his job so much easier.

  • Nick Brewer
    05 Nov 2019

    Nick Brewer, Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching for the School has been promoted to Reader as part of the 2019 Annual Review process for academic staff. Nick said, “I feel very lucky to be working with such amazing and professional colleagues in DTU-after all it’s not difficult to look good when you are surrounded by great people”.

  • Team photo (from left): Anna Segarra Fas, Tom Snelling, Margarida Trigo and Saria Mansoor
    04 Nov 2019

    An interdisciplinary team from across the Schools of Life Sciences and Medicine will take part in the Biotechnology YES 2019 entrepreneurial competition next month. Anna Segarra Fas (Findlay lab, MRC-PPU), Margarida Trigo (Lambert, Martin and Langston labs, Neuroscience), Saria Mansoor (Dorfmueller lab, MMB) and Tom Snelling (Cohen lab, MRC-PPU) have joined together to form the team Recycle Enterprises (RE).

October 2019

  • Dundee-based authors from left: Raja Nirujogi, Axel Knebel, Francesca Tonelli, Pawel Lis , Kerryn Berndsen, Thomas Macartney and Mark Dorward.
    31 Oct 2019

    Researchers at the University of Dundee have made a discovery they believe has the potential to put the brakes on the ‘runaway train’ that is Parkinson’s disease. The team, based at the Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU) in the School of Life Sciences, have discovered a new enzyme that inhibits the LRRK2 pathway. Mutations of the LRRK2 gene are the most common cause of genetic Parkinson’s.

  • 31 Oct 2019

    Professor David Lilley has been made a visiting professor at Nankai University in Tianjin, China. Nankai is one of the top 20 universities in China and is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year. Professor Lilley visited Nankai university last week where he was presented with the official notification of his professorship. He then delivered a lecture to students and scientists within the Pharmaceutical Chemistry department of the university.

  • Alessio Ciulli at Galien Foundation
    29 Oct 2019

    School of Life Science’s Professor Alessio Ciulli was amongst a selected group of world’s leading expert scientists and key opinion leaders who spoke at the Galien Forum on October 24, 2019, at the Alexandria Center in New York City. Alessio’s panel, entitled ‘Drugging the Undruggable with Novel Approaches to Small Molecule Design’, was chaired by Pfizer’s Chief Scientific Officer and President, Worldwide Research, Development and Medical, Mikael Dolsten.

  • SLS 3rd year PhD poster session
    24 Oct 2019

    The annual third year PhD poster session took place this week with excellent entries from 27 students across the School. Each poster was judged by three of the 14 judges who included PIs and senior postdoctoral researchers.

  • PiCLS Symposium 21019 Organisation Committee with guest speakers
    21 Oct 2019

    The annual PiCLS Symposium 2019 took place last week at West Park Conference Centre. The event involved fabulous talks given by guest speakers, Wendy Bickmore, Helmut Grubmuller, Donita Brady, Benjamin Parcell and Hao Wu, interspersed with flash talks and poster sessions given by members of the postgraduate community in the School. Flash talks winners:

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