dCas9 roadblocks paving new ways for CRISPRi use
In a study published in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, the Proudfoot lab demonstrates how the use of dCas9 might affect transcriptional elongation and RNA processing, and how it can be harnessed to manipulate Pol II progression along the gene.
Dunn School celebrates Green Action Week
Chris Tang elected Fellow of American Society of Microbiology
It has been announced that Professor Chris Tang of the Dunn School has been elected to the Fellowship of the American Society of Microbiology, one of the largest and oldest professional societies.
Dr Anjali Hinch joins the Dunn School
Dr Hinch’s team studies mechanisms of meiosis and germline mutagenesis, with a focus on their impacts on human health.
iRhom2’s Pseudoprotease Cleavage Unveils a Novel ER-to-Nucleus Signalling Pathway
Dunn School’s Professor Liz Robertson recognised in New Year’s Honours
Recognised as a world leader in mammalian developmental genetics, Professor Liz Robertson has been awarded the title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2024 New Year’s Honours list, announced over the weekend by Buckingham Palace.
From Dunn School student to High Court judge: The Inspiring Journey of Omphemetse Mooki
In a career journey that transcends boundaries, Omphemetse Mooki's story stands as a testament to the limitless possibilities that determination and a pursuit of excellence can achieve.
Dunn School supports Anti-Bullying Week 2023 with Responsible Bystander training
As part of fostering a culture of respect and inclusivity, the Dunn School of Pathology hosted a Responsible Bystander Workshop on 15 November.
Fumiko Esashi Receives BBSRC Grant for Centromere Evolution Research
Dunn School Group Leader Fumiko Esashi has been awarded a BBSRC Pioneer Award to support her research on centromere evolution.
How Breast Cancer Hijacks a Natural Enzyme to Boost Mutations
Kuang-Yu Chen receives Wellcome Trust Early Career Award
Contributions of Dr Kuang-Yu Chen to our understanding of host adaptation of SARS-CoV-2 earned her an esteemed Wellcome Trust grant.
Sumana Sanyal awarded title of Professor of Molecular Pathology
Recognising her research on the cell biology of viral infection, as well as her teaching contributions, Sumana Sanyal has been awarded the title Professor of Molecular Pathology by the University of Oxford.
Herman Waldmann awarded Royal Society Medal
The honour recognises our previous Head of Department’s pioneering work in fundamental and therapeutic immunology research, which spearheaded the development of engineered antibodies for treatment of cancer, multiple sclerosis and other immune disorders.
“The Unknome”: The database of neglected proteins created by Dunn School researchers
A new collaborative study led by Matthew Freeman shows that a fifth of the human genome remains poorly characterised, and further highlights that many of these mystery genes could have vital functions in diverse biological processes.
Study of Poxviruses Leads to New Treatment Avenues
Published in Nature, a new study led by Prof Geoffrey L. Smith sheds light on how poxviruses evade host defences, and suggests a new way of treating these infections with existing drugs.