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January 2021

  • Sarah Coulthurst, Gopal Sapkota and Satpal Virdee
    19 Jan 2021

    Sarah Coulthurst, Gopal Sapkota and Satpal Virdee have been promoted to Personal Chair (Professor) as part of the 2020 Annual Review process for academic staff. Sarah Coulthurst will become Professor of Microbial Interactions, Gopal Sapkota will become Professor of Disease Signalling and Satpal Virdee will become Professor of Chemical Biology.

  • Clockwise from top left: Joana Faria, Trypanosomes, David Horn, Trypanosomes
    11 Jan 2021

    A team at the University of Dundee has identified how random genetic decisions allow parasites to survive in their human and animal hosts.

  • “Careers in Academia and Beyond” seminar series advertising posters
    11 Jan 2021

    Last year was unlike any other, with no exception for the School of Life Sciences Research Staff Association (SLSRSA) at the University of Dundee. If you are unfamiliar with SLSRSA, there’s a clue in the name – we are here to represent research staff within the SLS. We are a small group of volunteers, mainly post docs and research assistants, who seek to improve our fellow community through social events, career development assistance and networking opportunities.

  • 07 Jan 2021

    The University of Dundee has received a seven-figure funding boost as part of a multi-million pound investment in research organisations across the UK. UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has provided £213 million to expand and upgrade existing infrastructure across disciplines. Dundee will benefit through two grants totaling more than £1 million in the areas of life sciences and arts and humanities.

  • LRRK2 Toolkit website homepage
    05 Jan 2021

    To help support worldwide research on LRRK2 biology, the groups of Dario Alessi and Miratul Muqit (University of Dundee) Suzanne Pfeffer and Monther Abu-Remaileh (Stanford University) have generated an LRRK2 Toolkit website in which all of their cDNA clones, antibodies, proteins, cell lines and mouse models are deposited.  

  • Professor Geoff Codd
    05 Jan 2021

    Professor Geoff Codd FRSE, Emeritus Professor of Microbiology in the School of Life Sciences, has been made an MBE in the New Year Honours list, for 'services to Water Quality'.

December 2020

  • 22 Dec 2020

    Cytokines play a crucial role overseeing the correct functioning of the immune system. Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a critical immune-modulatory cytokine that helps to initiate and sustain the inflammatory response. The IL-6–Janus kinase (JAK)–STAT3 signalling is important for cancers resulting from the activation of the intrinsic inflammatory pathway. Yet, despite its relevancy for human health, we have a poor understanding of how IL-6 elicits its pleiotropic activities. 

  • 17 Dec 2020

    The University of Dundee has welcomed the signing of the Tay Cities Deal, which will boost efforts to capitalise on our world-class strengths in biomedicine and forensic science, creating hundreds of new jobs and attracting further investment. The University is leading two major projects within the Tay Cities Deal. These will bring a combined £40million in funding to Dundee from the UK and Scottish Governments.

  • Michele Tinti
    10 Dec 2020

    Michele Tinti, a postdoctoral researcher in Mike Ferguson’s lab, has competed on the international stage to search for a stable mRNA sequence in order to create a stable COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Tony Ly
    10 Dec 2020

    Tony Ly, who is a Wellcome Trust and Royal Society-funded Sir Henry Dale Fellow has joined the Centre for Gene Regulation and Expression as a Principal Investigator. Tony, formerly a postdoctoral researcher in SLS, was awarded a Sir Henry Dale Fellowship to start his independent research group at the Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology at the University of Edinburgh, but recently transferred his fellowship to Dundee.

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