University of Dundee

Latest News for 08/2022

April 2022

  • Professor Grahame Hardie
    06 Apr 2022

    Professor Grahame Hardie, from the School of Life Sciences, has been awarded the prestigious Sir Philip Randle Lecture in recognition of his record of excellence in biochemistry. The lecture is one of a series of awards presented by the Biochemical Society each year. Professor Hardie will give the lecture at a meeting of the Society in 2023.

November 2021

  • 16 Nov 2021

    University of Dundee researchers have been named “six of the best” in a new list of the world’s most influential academics. Four experts from the University’s School of Life Sciences, and a further two from the School of Medicine, have been named in Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers 2021 list. They take their place there alongside 24 Nobel laureates.

November 2020

  • 18 Nov 2020

    Six University of Dundee researchers have been named on a “who’s who” list of the world’s most influential academics. Four experts from the University’s School of Life Sciences, and a further two from the School of Medicine, have been named in Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list.

February 2020

July 2019

  • Grahame Hardie, Diana Vara-Ciruelos and Fiona Russell
    10 Jul 2019

    Prof. Grahame Hardie and two of his co-workers, Diana Vara-Ciruelos and Fiona Russell, have published a review in the journal Open Biology with a title inspired by the classic novella by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. Their article discusses the controversial role in cancer of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), which was first defined and named by Prof. Hardie at the University of Dundee in the late 1980s.

April 2019

  • 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.

July 2017

  • 19 Jul 2017

    A scientific collaboration between researchers in Scotland and China has uncovered a new kind of `energy sensor’ in our cells, changing our understanding of how the body monitors glucose levels and switches on the supply of alternative `fuels’. It is thought the research, published in the journal Nature, could have particular implications for diabetes, in which the level of glucose in the blood is abnormally high.

April 2017

  • 19 Apr 2017

    School of Life Sciences scientists have won a hat-trick of funding awards from the Wellcome Trust that will see more than £6million invested in their research. Professors Doreen Cantrell, Mark Field and Grahame Hardie have been successful in winning grants from Wellcome. 

July 2016

February 2013

  • 05 Feb 2013

    A review in Nature by Grahame Hardie of the Division of Cell Signalling and Immunology at CLS and Luke O’Neill (Trinity College Dublin) suggests that AMPK-activating drugs have both anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory properties.

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