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October 2008

  • 16 Oct 2008

    The SCottish Institute for ceLL Signalling (SCILLS) is a new research centre funded by the Scottish Government. SCILLS was launched on October 1st 2008 and will initially be based on the 4th floor of the Sir James Black Centre in the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee close to Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation Unit (MRC-PPU) with which it will interact closely.  The founding Director of SCILLS is Sir Philip Cohen, also the Director of the MRC-PPU. 

  • 06 Oct 2008

    University of Dundee researchers in areas as diverse as microbiology, engineering, drug discovery, and archive and record development are among those to benefit from more than £3.8million in grants being distributed by the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

  • 03 Oct 2008

    The College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee congratulates Professor David Baulcombe, University of Cambridge, on winning the 2008 Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research. The awards, from the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, have been awarded since 1946 to scientists, physicians and public servants for major contributions to medical science.

September 2008

August 2008

  • 19 Aug 2008

    Professor Grahame Hardie, of the University of Dundee, has been selected for the prestigious 2008 Rolf Luft Award, which he will receive later this month at a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. The award was created in 2000 in honour of Professor Rolf Luft, Sweden’s most famous endocrinologist, and is awarded by the famed Karolinska Institute and the Rolf Luft Foundation for Diabetes Research.

July 2008

  • 31 Jul 2008

    This year the Royal Society of Edinburgh are to honour two professors at the University of Dundee both of whom are affiliated with the College of Life Sciences. The RSE’s Royal Medals for 2008 are being awarded to Professor Roger Fletcher FRS FRSE for his outstanding contribution to mathematics and software development and Sir David Lane FRS FRSE for his outstanding contribution to cancer research through his discovery of P53 tumour suppressor gene.

  • 17 Jul 2008

    Dr. Joao Rodrigues of the Ferguson Lab in the Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery, has been awarded the title of Early Stage Investigator 2008 by the British Society for Proteome Research.

  • 10 Jul 2008

    Professor Sue Black OBE FRSE, Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology and Director of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, is the 2008 recipient of the Lucy Mair Medal for Applied Anthropology from the Royal Anthropological Institute. The Lucy Mair Medal is awarded to honour excellence in the application of anthropology to the relief of poverty and distress, and to the active recognition of human dignity.

  • 10 Jul 2008

    Sir Philip Cohen, Director of the Medical Research Council’s Protein Phosphorylation Unit, Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Dundee, and Director-Designate of the newly established Scottish Institute for Cell Signalling, has been awarded the Royal Society’s prestigious Royal Medal, it was announced today (Thursday 10 July). Professor Cohen is the fourth scientist in his Unit to receive an eminent award since the start of the year, making 2008 a particularly special year both for the individual recipients and the Unit as a whole.