24 Sep 2018

Seven-figure boost for Dundee research

University of Dundee scientists have been awarded Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) grants totalling more than £1 million to fund their research into cancer and diabetes. Professor Anton Gartner has received £750,000 of funding while Professor Hari Hundal was also awarded more than £630,000 for a joint project with Robert Gordon University. Of this, £411,233 will be used to fund the Dundee component of the research. Three Postdoctoral positions will be created at Dundee’s School of Life Sciences as a result of both awards. Professor Gartner’s...

Seven-figure boost for Dundee research

24 Sep 2018

Weapons footage arms police with new knowledge

University of Dundee footage showing the devastating effects of firearms is being used as a new means of training to aid the investigation of gun crime. The University’s Dr Michael Brown has been working with the Forensic Services Firearms Section of the Scottish Police Authority as part of a collaboration on improving ways that firearms offences are investigated. Utilising high-speed, ultra-sensitive cameras from the University’s School of Science and Engineering, Dr Brown has been working with scientists to examine the characteristics of different types of weapons and ammunition. Dr Brow...

Weapons footage arms police with new knowledge

21 Sep 2018

Teaching, student experience and graduate prospect strengths highlighted in rankings

The University of Dundee has been ranked 27th in the UK in this year’s Times / The Sunday Times Good University Guide. Dundee also ranked 4th among Scottish universities in the league table, which highlighted the institution’s strengths in teaching excellence, student experience and graduate prospects. The University was 2nd in Scotland for each of these categories. Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee, said, “Our strengths in teaching, already reflected in our Gold award in the inaugural Teaching Excellence Framework, and our excellent stud...

Teaching, student experience and graduate prospect strengths highlighted in rankings

20 Sep 2018

Diabetes drug could delay symptoms of Huntington’s disease

A drug used to treat Type 2 diabetes may have therapeutic benefits for people experiencing the very earliest symptoms of Huntington’s disease, researchers at the University of Dundee have discovered. Scientists based at the University’s School of Medicine, working with colleagues in Germany, found that the drug Metformin can help to restore brain activity before symptoms of the terminal illness become established. In research published in the journal eLife, the Dundee team found that the drug can help to regulate the Huntingtin protein, which in a mutated form can accumulate in the brain, ...

Diabetes drug could delay symptoms of Huntington’s disease

19 Sep 2018

Storm Ali Seen From Space

Autumn arrived in Britain on Wednesday as Storm Ali brought 100mph winds and travel chaos to the country. The scale of the first named storm of the season was captured by the University of Dundee Satellite Receiving Station....

Storm Ali Seen From Space