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June 2010

  • 23 Jun 2010

    The 2010 class of graduates from the Honours degree in Forensic Anthropology at the University of Dundee have set a new standard – by writing their own textbook for future students. Final-year students on the highly regarded course – who are set to celebrate at their Graduation ceremony on Thursday morning (June 24th) - have written all of the chapters of the soon-to-be-published Forensic Anthropology 2000-2010. It forms a guide to the subject, which will be invaluable to successive cohorts of students.

  • 15 Jun 2010

    CLS First to install Biacore 4000 SPR System enabling fast, reliable and cost-effective screening of fragment libraries

  • 09 Jun 2010

    Hundreds of researchers from Scotland’s internationally renowned Life Sciences sector will gather in St Andrews this week for the annual research symposium of the Scottish Universities Life Sciences Association (SULSA).

  • 08 Jun 2010

    For the past four years, five Programme Leaders in the MRC Protein Phosphorylation Unit (Dario Alessi, Simon Arthur, Philip Cohen, Carol MacKintosh and Kei Sakamoto) and four cell signalling laboratories at the College of Life Sciences in Dundee (Doreen Cantrell, Nick Leslie, Calum Sutherland and Colin Watts) have participated in a Research Training Group with 16 research laboratories at the University of Tübingen.

May 2010

  • 21 May 2010

    Two Professors in the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society, the world's oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. Professors Ron Hay and Angus Lamond have been elected Fellows in recognition of their contribution to our understanding of cellular structures and functions. Theirs is a rare double election for the College and means the College of Life Sciences at Dundee is now home to nine Fellows of the Royal Society, one of the strongest concentrations of Fellows in the UK.

  • 17 May 2010

    School students and members of the public attended a two-day event on 21 and 22 May 2010: a hands-on science experience for school children and the general public held at local science centre Sensation at which microbiologists from the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee invited visitors to discover the wondrous world of Magnificent Microbes. Although most microbes are invisible to the naked eye, our bodies contain millions of them, they help shape our environment, and we use them without knowing it everyday.

  • 14 May 2010

    Professor Elizabeth Blackburn, Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine 2009 and Morris Herztein Professor of Biology and Physiology in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco, will give the 2010 Peter Garland Lecture at the College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee at 4 pm on Tuesday 18th May. She will speak on "Control of telomere maintenance and responses to its perturbation", which will include the latest updates on her Nobel Prize winning work.

  • 10 May 2010

    Two PIs from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression at the College of Life Sciences have been elected Fellows of the Royal Society, the world's oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.

  • 06 May 2010

    Four scientists at the College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee have been awarded research fellowships from the Wellcome Trust totalling almost £4million. Dr Mikael Bjorklund and Dr Eric Griffis both received Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellowships worth £700,000 each. Dr Anton Gartner and Dr Jonathan Chubb were awarded Wellcome Trust Senior Fellowships worth £1.43million and £1.1million respectively.

  • 06 May 2010

    Previous Head of College of Life Sciences, Principal Professor Pete Downes Elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences Professor Pete Downes, erstwhile Head of the College of Life Sciences and present Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee, is among 40 of the United Kingdom’s leading medical researchers who have been recognised for excellence in medical science with their election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

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