18 Dec 2014

Putting the brakes on cancer

A study led by the University of Dundee, in collaboration with the University of Bath, has uncovered an important role played by a tumour suppressor gene, helping scientists to better understand how it combats the effects of mutations which drive cancer development. The research, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) USA, shows how an enzyme called Dual-specificity phosphatase 5 (DUSP5)  supresses tumour formation by 'switching off' another enzyme called ERK, which is involved in driving cell proliferation and survival. The abnormal cell growth seen in cancers is often ca...

Putting the brakes on cancer

18 Dec 2014

Designers invited to apply for digital imaging funding

Academics working in digital imaging along with businesses and designers will have the chance to pitch for up to £40,000 of commercialisation funding at an event in Dundee early next year. The Technology Accelerator Chiasma (TAC) workshop will take place at the Double Tree by Hilton, Dundee over two dates, Friday 16th and Friday 30th January. The event, hosted by the Design in Action project along with the University of Dundee's Research and Innovation Services (RIS), offers participants the opportunity to meet potential collaborators and create or develop a new product or service in the realm of dig...

Designers invited to apply for digital imaging funding

18 Dec 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014

  Dundee top University in UK for biological sciences Excellent result in STEM subjects 76 per cent of research `world-leading’ or `internationally renowned’   Research at the University of Dundee has been ranked among the very best in the UK in the main test of research quality carried out by higher education funding bodies. The Research Excellence Framework 2014 has seen research assessed for quality and impact. The results of the REF will be used by the funding bodies, who between them allocate about £2 billion per year of research funding to UK universities, based on the q...

18 Dec 2014

Prestigious fellowship to help develop resistance to crop diseases

An award-winning molecular biologist will take up a post at the University of Dundee after receiving a prestigious fellowship aiming to develop the future leaders of scientific research in the UK. Dr Sebastian Eves-van den Akker will take up the post within the University’s Division of Plant Sciences, based at The James Hutton Institute in February. He was awarded an Anniversary Future Leadership Fellowship of almost £300,000 from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) for his project, ‘A synthetic biology approach to develop durable disease resistance in crops...

Prestigious fellowship to help develop resistance to crop diseases

17 Dec 2014

Discovery Days 2015

The music industry, global security, space technology and the surprising similarities between humans and worms are among the subjects that will be explored when the University of Dundee’s annual Discovery Days event takes place early in the new year. The University’s research, teaching and wider impact achievements will be celebrated at Discovery Days 2015 on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th January at the Dalhousie Building. Fourteen newly appointed Professors will each talk for 15 minutes about their area of work as will teachers and students who have been recognised for their innovative approach ...

Discovery Days 2015