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July 2022

  • Professor Alessio Ciulli
    28 Jul 2022

    The University of Dundee and Bio-Techne, a global life sciences company providing innovative tools and bioactive reagents, will partner to commercialise technology developed at Dundee that enhances the understanding of undruggable diseases. Bio-Techne has signed an exclusive licencing agreement to commercialise Dundee’s BromoTAG® system and fund the recruitment of postdoctoral researchers at the University’s Centre for Targeted Protein Degradation (CeTPD).

  • Dr. Melissa D’Ascenzio, Dr. Andrew Cook and Dr. Graham Pullin
    28 Jul 2022

    A team of researchers from the University of Dundee have received funding to develop a wheelchair-friendly lab coat, and they’re looking for lab users to get involved in the project.  Dr. Melissa D’Ascenzio of the School of Life Sciences and Dr. Andrew Cook and Dr. Graham Pullin of DJCAD were awarded the grant by the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Inclusion and Diversity fund.

  • Dr Manu De Rycker
    27 Jul 2022

    A deadly disease that can kill victims who may never know they were infected is to be targeted by University of Dundee scientists following a multi-million funding award. Experts at the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research aim to develop a new drug treatment for Chagas disease, which can live in a person’s body for decades before killing without warning. The terrifying disease is estimated to affect millions of people, with current treatments both limited in effectiveness and coming with significant side-effects.

  • Mahima Swamy
    26 Jul 2022

    Mahima Swamy from the MRC PPU was awarded tenure last month and has also been successful in obtaining £560,000 from the Wellcome Trust as a 2-year extension to her Henry Dale Fellowship. Her research explores how immune cells resident in the gut respond to infection and protect the gut from disease.

  • From left: Valentina Spiteri, Mark Nakasone, and Charlotte Crowe
    26 Jul 2022

    Early career researchers in the School have received support from the Scottish Universities Life Sciences Alliance (SULSA) to establish new life sciences networks by providing funds towards the running of a network event. Valentina Spiteri, Charlotte Crowe, and Mark Nakasone, all from Alessio Ciulli’s laboratory, were awarded funding to establish an early career targeted protein degradation network and a cryo-EM in drug discovery network. 

  • Tom Williams
    18 Jul 2022

    Researchers from Adrien Rousseau’s lab in the MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit at the University of Dundee, Scotland, have identified mechanisms contributing to the stress-induced increase in proteasome abundance using yeast. This new study is now published in Nature Cell Biology.

  • Professor Julian Blow
    13 Jul 2022

    Professor Julian Blow has been announced as the new Chair of the Lister Institute Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC). He takes over from Professor John Iredale, currently the interim Executive Chair of the Medical Research Council, who will become Chair of the Institute.  As a member of the SAC since 2019, Julian is “absolutely delighted” to take on this new position – particularly because of his own longstanding association with the Lister Institute.

  • X-NET logo
    11 Jul 2022

    The Medical Research Council has invested £200,000 in a new national network which will help scientists overcome barriers to working in interdisciplinary science  X-Net has been formed to bring together researchers spanning all career stages in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to facilitate the sharing of expertise and knowledge among its members.   By connecting MRC Unit researchers with each other it will harness their experiences of crossing disciplines – in particular from STEM to biomedical and from biomedical to computational.