7 Dec 2018

Scottish Edge win gives £100k boost to Platinum Informatics

Platinum Informatics, a spin-out company from the University of Dundee, was one of the big winners at the Scottish EDGE Awards last night (December 6), receiving £100,000. Platinum Informatics provides state of the art software solutions for the management, visualisation and analysis of large and complex data sets in a wide range of laboratory and industrial environments. The company is commercialising software developed for more than ten years within the University of Dundee by Professor Angus Lamond’s team in the School of Life Sciences. Platinum Informatics has built upon software created fo...

Scottish Edge win gives £100k boost to Platinum Informatics

7 Dec 2018

Carols by candlelight – Sunday 9 December 5pm

One of the highlights of Dundee’s festive calendar will take place this weekend as the University of Dundee hosts its annual carols by candlelight service. The event, which is open to all, will take place in a new venue this year, at Dundee Parish Church (St Mary’s) on Sunday 9 December at 5pm. This years’ service will be extra special as it will be the last service that Professor Sir Pete Downes, the University’s Principal, will attend in his formal capacity after almost a decade in office and nearly 30 years of service to the University. Rev Dr Fiona Douglas, University Chaplain, ...

Carols by candlelight – Sunday 9 December 5pm

5 Dec 2018

New elite barley could be a budding success

New gene combinations in barley could prove a budding success for breeders and brewers across the world, according to a new study by plant scientists at the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute. The study, published in New Phytologist, suggests new barley lines created by bringing together novel genetic variation, could dramatically benefit the brewing and distilling industries by offering improved grain quality. Barley can have heads with either 2 or 6 rows of grain. Currently, the malt industries in the UK prefer 2-row barley due to its grain uniformity, but this could change following the...

New elite barley could be a budding success

30 Nov 2018

Dundee wins the Times Higher Education DataPoints Merit Award

The University of Dundee lifted the THE DataPoints Merit Award trophy at this year’s Times Higher Education Awards last night (Thursday 29 November 2018). These awards, now in their 14th year and widely referred to as the “Oscars of higher education”, shine a spotlight on the exceptional achievements of individuals, teams and institutions working in the HE sector today. For the DataPoints Merit Award, Times Higher Education looked at how research performance matched outcomes in global reputation surveys. THE said worldwide reputation has become vitally important for universities, especial...

Dundee wins the Times Higher Education DataPoints Merit Award

30 Nov 2018

Student nurses star in major incident simulation

Nursing students from the University of Dundee took centre stage during a major aeroplane crash simulation this week as they played victims and survivors for Dundee Airport’s ‘Airex’ exercise. More than 40 students from the University’s Nursing degrees took up their roles during the simulation to help the accident and emergency services control the simulated incident. With more than five emergency services and agencies present, the students helped test the initial response times and got a front row seat to see the firefighting and search and rescue tactics employed during the simula...

Student nurses star in major incident simulation