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Miratul Muqit Portrait
MRC PPU Programme Leader and Consultant Neurologist Miratul Muqit has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Francis Crick Medal and Lecture. …more
Research by Rosalia Fernandez-Alonso, a post-doctoral investigator in Dr. Greg Findlay’s lab in the MRC PPU, will be published in and featured on the cover of the July edition of the journal EMBO Reports. …more
Miratul Muqit Portrait
Miratul Muqit has been awarded the 2018 Graham Bull Prize in Clinical Science and Goulstonian Lecture of the Royal College of Physicians. …more
Philip Cohen Portrait
About five years ago, researchers in Philip Cohen’s lab discovered that a family of protein kinases, termed the Salt-Inducible Kinases (SIKs), keep macrophages in the pro-inflammatory state needed to combat infection, and that compounds suppressing SIK activity switch macrophages to an anti-inflammatory state that is critical for the resolution of inflammation. …more
Dr Richard Youle from the Porter Neuroscience Centre at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) gave the 9th SCILLS lecture on June 14th 2017. …more
Mahima Swamy Portrait
Congratulations to MRC PPU PI Mahima Swamy who has been awarded a Sir Henry Dale Fellowship of £1.2 million to study the responses of the gut immune system to infection. …more
Yogesh Kulathu Portrait
Many congratulations to Yogesh Kulathu who has been awarded a 2017 Lister Research Prize. This prestigious and highly sought-after prize is given annually by the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine to up to five young researchers in the UK. …more
We are organising a 'Dundee-Crick' Signalling meeting on 12-14 November 2017, that will take place at the Francis Crick Institute in London.  …more
In 2017, for the first time, MRC-funded PhD students were given the task of organising and hosting a seminar. This year, Professor David M. Sabatini was chosen as the preferred speaker, and he graciously accepted the offer to visit Dundee and present some of his highly interesting research …more
The protein TRAF6 is essential for the operation of many physiological processes, ranging from the development of sweat glands and the formation of bone to the operation of the innate immune system.  TRAF6 is an E3 ubiquitin ligase and, for many years, it has been widely accepted that it is this enzymatic activity that mediates the essential functions of the protein. …more