University of Dundee

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May 2019

  • 29 May 2019

    Around 60 aspiring entrepreneurs from across Scotland’s Universities are now through to the next stage of Converge, Scotland’s leading academic enterprise programme.  Five projects from the University of Dundee, two from the School, have been selected for this stage of the Challenge. The projects from researchers based in Life Sciences are Ten Biotech and In4Derm.

  • Dr Davide Bulgarelli
    21 May 2019

    Green-fingered families could all become plant scientists for the day this weekend as the James Hutton Institute and University of Dundee host a celebration of the power of plants. Every breath we take and every meal we eat owes a debt to plants. From one little seed, planted into soil, many green lives can arise - from small herbs up to big trees, or from ornamental flowers to substantial crops which all animals and mankind need to survive on this planet.

  • Dr Sarah McKim
    17 May 2019

    Cereals provide more calories in the human diet than any other source and their grains underpin beer and whisky production across the globe but we have ‘barley’ begun to harvest the secrets of our cereals, says a University of Dundee plant scientist. Dr Sarah McKim, who specialises in the developmental biology of plants, will help the public gain an insight into the importance of our cereals by sharing how ground-breaking research in Dundee is increasing our understanding of how genes control cereal growth.

  • Green Impact Award Winners and Auditors
    16 May 2019

    Following on from the Schools bronze Green Impact award last year, we have now achieved silver for our sustainable way of working in our laboratory areas. In addition, the staff office team in DDU/WCAIR joined the programme and earned a bronze award. They also received additional awards. These are the 'Innovation for Engagement Award', 'Environmental Improvement Award' and ' Best Newcomer'.

  • Illustration by Letty Wilson
    16 May 2019

    The University of Dundee’s renowned comics artists and writers have produced a new publication raising awareness of the serious and much misunderstood autoimmune condition coeliac disease. ‘Understanding Coeliac Disease’ will be launched on Thursday 16 May to mark Coeliac Disease Awareness Week. The 24-page comic seeks to make more people aware of what it is like to live with coeliac disease, the only treatment for which is a strict life-long gluten free diet.

  • 16 May 2019

    The University of Dundee has been rated among the world’s best universities in terms of the impact of its scientific research in the 2019 CWTS Leiden Rankings.

  • Hari Hundal and Sarah McKim
    12 May 2019

    Professor Hari Hundal and Dr Sarah McKim were named winners in their respective categories in the Dundee University Student Association (DUSA) Student-led Teaching Awards on Friday night. Hari jointly won in the Most Inspirational Teaching category while Sarah won the Best Postgraduate Supervisor category. The shortlisted nominees (from over 300 nominations) and the students who nominated attended the Student Led Teaching Awards Dinner last Friday, where the winners were announced.

  • NPSC robot
    09 May 2019

    The University of Dundee will share in a new €36.5million, European-wide grant for the European Lead Factory, a public-private partnership to transform drug targets into new medicines.

  • 09 May 2019

    From the 12-15th May, the University of Dundee's Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) is running an international research conference. ‘Setting our Sights on Infectious Diseases’ encapsulates the philosophy of the Centre.

  • 01 May 2019

    The Complete University Guide announced their rankings for 2020 today. Our Biological Sciences courses have climbed two places from their 2019 to be placed 4th in the UK (1st in Scotland) this year. Dundee’s wider strengths across the life and medical sciences are also recognised with the University in the UK top five for Forensic Science (1st), Dentistry (2nd), Anatomy (4th) and Medicine (5th).