On 1 August 2012 Professor Angus Lamond stepped down as the Head of GRE after 15 years. Through his vision and drive Angus has led the division from its inception and built it into an international centre for research excellence in gene regulation and expression. He has also been instrumental in bringing cutting-edge research technologies and a strong public engagement agenda to the forefront of life sciences research in Dundee, for both of which Dundee now enjoys a national reputation.

Dean of Research at the College of Life Sciences Professor Mike Ferguson commented, “These changes come after 15 years at the helm by Angus Lamond. We are all hugely grateful for his tireless leadership of GRE, which has gained international recognition and contributes so much to College infrastructure. Angus will be focusing his energies on new initiatives in the College, particularly in quantitative proteomics. “

Professor Julian Blow has taken over as Head of Division with Dr. Sonia Rocha as Deputy Head.