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October 2009

  • 11 Oct 2009

    College of Life Sciences Principal Investigator, Ron Hay FRSE FMedSci, Professor of Molecular Biology at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression has been elected as a Member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation, EMBO.

  • 10 Oct 2009

    Scientists have discovered why a group of cancer drugs are so effective in treating the disease. Although they have been used for many years to treat certain tumours, researchers didn’t know how they worked until now. The findings, published in EMBO Reports and presented at the NCRI Cancer Conference, pave the way for the development of a new range of cancer treatments.

September 2009

  • 28 Sep 2009

     CLS scientist receives £2.2 million grant to investigate fatal infections A College of Life Sciences Principal Investigator has been awarded £2.2million to explore means of combating fungal infections thought to contribute to the deaths of millions of people each year. Professor Daan van Aalten received the grant from the Medical Research Council to investigate the “molecular mechanisms of fungal cell wall assembly” over the next five years. 

  • 07 Sep 2009

    Researchers at the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee are embarking on a £1million project to unlock the secrets of a form of gene regulation that appears to play a role in processes as varied as the flowering of plants to why humans develop some cancers.

  • 06 Sep 2009

    The most recent student in GRE to successfully defend their PhD was Geng Liu. His thesis was on the: "Control of the p53 tumour suppressor protein through the NEDD8 conjugation pathway".

  • 04 Sep 2009

    Professor Sue Black, Director of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification at Dundee University’s College of Life Sciences was awarded an Honorary Degree by the University of Abertay Dundee in recognition of her contribution to the development of the field of Forensic Science and Human Identification.

August 2009

  • 25 Aug 2009

    `Guardian of the Genome’ Reveals More Secrets Scientists at the College of Life Sciences and the College of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing at the University of Dundee have helped uncover new secrets regarding the function of a key gene – p53, known as the `Guardian of the Genome’, which is involved in around 90% of all cancers.

  • 25 Aug 2009

    The SCottish Institute for ceLL Signalling (SCILLS) at the College of Life Sciences, has made another key scientific appointment with the recruitment of Dr Patrick Pedrioli from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETHZ). Patrick, who is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Institute of Biochemistry at ETHZ, Switzerland’s premier research institute, will relocate to Dundee in December 2009 to take up his position at SCILLS as a Programme Leader. 

July 2009

  • 13 Jul 2009

    DNA 'Swiss army knife' discovered by Dundee scientists Scientists in the Medical Research Council (MRC) Protein Phosphorylation Unit at the University of Dundee have discovered a group of proteins acting like a 'Swiss Army Knife' to repair damaged DNA in our cells, a finding which could have future implications for cancer treatments.

  • 13 Jul 2009

    Scientists in the Medical Research Council (MRC) Protein Phosphorylation Unit at the College of Life Sciences have discovered a protein that acts as a pair of “molecular scissors” to repair damaged DNA in our cells, a finding which could have major implications for cancer treatments.

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