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May 2019

  • 09 May 2019

    From the 12-15th May, the University of Dundee's Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) is running an international research conference. ‘Setting our Sights on Infectious Diseases’ encapsulates the philosophy of the Centre.

  • NPSC robot
    09 May 2019

    The University of Dundee will share in a new €36.5million, European-wide grant for the European Lead Factory, a public-private partnership to transform drug targets into new medicines.

  • 01 May 2019

    The Complete University Guide announced their rankings for 2020 today. Our Biological Sciences courses have climbed two places from their 2019 to be placed 4th in the UK (1st in Scotland) this year. Dundee’s wider strengths across the life and medical sciences are also recognised with the University in the UK top five for Forensic Science (1st), Dentistry (2nd), Anatomy (4th) and Medicine (5th).

April 2019

  • PARA-SITE-SEEING Passport
    29 Apr 2019

    The deadly parasite Leishmania has been traveling the world for millions of years, catching flights between humans, dogs and other animals throughout history and causing an untold number of deaths. Now, scientists at the University of Dundee are inviting the public to step inside the Para-site-seeing: Departure Lounge to see how humans are fighting back.

  • Dr Stephen Kelley
    26 Apr 2019

    Dr Stephen Kelley has joined the School as a lecturer in pharmacology as part of the D’Arcy Thompson Unit. Stephen has built up extensive research and teaching experience through-out his career at institutions in the US and UK.

  • Dr Alan Prescott and the winning image
    23 Apr 2019

    Alan Prescott has been awarded third place in the annual British Society for Cell Biology (BSCB) image competition. His confocal image is of a cultured mouse embryo fibroblast from the mito-QC mouse. Mitochondria express both eGFP and mCherry but in lysosomes the eGFP, green fluorescence is quenched. Bright red dots are mitolysosomes. The nucleus is DAPI stained, blue. The image features in the Journal of Cell Biology publication from Ian Ganley's lab (McWilliams et al., (2016) JCB, 214(3).

  • Professor Kim Dale
    19 Apr 2019

    Latest research from Professor Kim Dale and collaborators has uncovered further knowledge into the developmental segmentation process which may also impact on our understanding of diseases such as cancer. This research was published this week in EMBO Reports.

  • Professor Doreen Cantrell and Professor Grahame Hardie
    17 Apr 2019

    Researchers from the Division of Cell Signalling and Immunology in the School have shown that a drug previously used to treat Type 2 diabetes could potentially be used to protect against cancer. A study carried out by Professors Grahame Hardie and Doreen Cantrell has shown that the drug phenformin protects mice against a type of cancer called T-cell lymphoma. It does this by switching on the protein AMPK, which was first defined by Professor Hardie in the 1980s. Subsequent research at Dundee showed a link between AMPK and cancer.

  • Photo (from left): Shanade Dunn and Olivia Lombardi
    17 Apr 2019

    One of the most prevalent cancer-causing genes or “oncogenes” is called PI3KCA.  Damaging changes or “mutations” in this oncogene are found in many cancers including cancers of the breast, colon, brain, liver, stomach and lung.   Understanding how cancer-causing genes such as PIK3CA change the behaviour of our cells is key to developing new therapies for cancer patients. 

  • Overview of the HaloPROTAC method to induce post–translational knockdown or endogenous proteins
    15 Apr 2019

    Hannah Tovell an Alessi lab PhD student working closely with the Ciulli lab has published an improved HaloPROTAC method to induce post–translational knockdown of endogenous proteins.  This approach makes use of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology to introduce a Halo tag onto the N or C terminus of any desired target protein that can then be targeted for degradation by a HaloPROTAC probe (see Figure). 

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