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.