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August 2020

  • Professor Dario Alessi
    06 Aug 2020

    Three of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies have pledged £7.5 million to allow the University of Dundee’s Division of Signal Transduction Therapy (DSTT) to continue its award-winning work. Pharmaceutical giants Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline and Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, will provide the multi-million pound support for fundamental research in multiple therapeutic areas, including cancer, arthritis, lupus, hypertension and Parkinson’s disease. This new round of funding will support dozens of posts at Dundee for the next four years.

  • Professor Dario Alessi and Professor Kei Sakamoto
    03 Aug 2020

    The three-year alliance will allow knowledge, skills and technology sharing, as well as two joint postdoctoral positions, in order to accelerate discoveries on molecular metabolic signalling in control of glucose homeostasis We are proud to announce the launch of an International Research Alliance between the Medical Research Council Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC PPU), at the University of Dundee, and the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR), at the University of Copenhagen.

  • Virdee lab
    03 Aug 2020

    A research team led by the University of Dundee’s Dr Satpal Virdee has identified a potential new strategy for treating a range of neurodegenerative diseases and neurological disorders for which there are limited treatments. 

July 2020

  • 27 Jul 2020

    This week over 40 pupils from across Scotland will come together online to attend a virtual work experience week at the University of Dundee.  Each year the School of Life Sciences hosts S5-6 students from local schools to give pupils the opportunity to investigate potential career opportunities before moving into further education. This year, the Life Science Work Experience Week has been brought online for the first time and also includes the School of Medicine, introducing pupils from across the country to the world of science research and study at the University. 

  • Undergraduate students in lab practical class
    24 Jul 2020

    The results of the National Student Survey (NSS) 2020 were recently announced with continued successes for our Biological and Biomedical Sciences programmes. Our degrees, offered through the Schools of Life Sciences and Medicine, maintained the high satisfaction rates that have been recorded in recent years.

  • Graphic representation of Amt protein
    23 Jul 2020

    The mechanism of a protein which transports ammonium across cell membranes has been discovered in research led at the University of Strathclyde, in collaboration with the University of Dundee and the Université Libre de Bruxelles. The discovery could lay the foundations for preventing infection.

  • Carnelley Building
    15 Jul 2020

    We would like to congratulate all of our prize winners for the academic year 2019/20 in the School of Life Sciences. We know it has been a challenging year for many reasons, but the dedication and effort you have all put into your studies has been rewarded by your success in winning a school prize (or in some cases more than one!). For those that have graduated we wish you every success in the future and please do keep in touch! For those that are coming back to continue their studies-we look forward to seeing you in the early Autumn. Best wishes

  • Dr Gopal Sapkota
    15 Jul 2020

    University of Dundee researchers have demonstrated a new method of destroying an ‘undruggable’ protein known to play a role in cancer, raising the possibility of a new therapeutic approach to the disease. Mutations of the K-Ras protein have long been known to cause many cancers, including lung, colorectal, and pancreatic cancers, but despite decades of work by researchers across the world, an inhibitor for this protein has proven elusive. As a result, scientists have increasingly looked to novel ways of targeting K-Ras.

  • Elena Purlyte
    08 Jul 2020

    Elena Purlyte, a PhD student in Professor Dario Alessi’s lab in the MRC-PPU, has been issued with a commendation by the University Principal for her contributions to academic excellence, student representation and leadership in the School of Life Sciences.

  • Dr Stephen Land and Dr David Booth
    07 Jul 2020

    Dr Stephen Land and Dr David Booth in the D’Arcy Thompson Unit, School of Life Sciences, have published an educational article about their experience using systematic review and meta-analysis to teach principles of experimentation to undergraduate biomedical science students.