17 Oct 2018

Dundee’s first Professor of Biochemistry returns to campus

The University of Dundee welcomed back its first Professor of Biochemistry to campus today, as he visited the department and colleagues who he helped bring together more than 40 years ago. Peter Garland who joined the University in 1970, said he was delighted to return and show off his legacy to his daughter and son. Under Peter’s leadership from 1970 to 1984, the biochemistry department, now the School of Life Sciences, became one of the strongest in the UK. Peter, now nearly 85 years old, said that it was only by employing the best researchers that optimum results would be achieved. One of his firs...

Dundee’s first Professor of Biochemistry returns to campus

17 Oct 2018

€1 million project investigates the place of minorities in Europe

A consortium of European resereachers, including from the Universities of St Andrews and Dundee, have been awarded a €1 million grant to explore the experience of minorities and the ways this affects their inclusion in or their alienation from the majority in society. The prestigious funding by the Volkswagen Foundation will see the team to focus on two specific minorities – Muslims and Roma people. It will explore the challenges of misrecognition, i.e. the experience of being treated as if one does not belong to a society one has grown up in and feels part of. The research will provide a new wa...

€1 million project investigates the place of minorities in Europe

16 Oct 2018

From exploration to end-game: experts to discuss future of oil and gas

A conference which will give a comprehensive overview of the issues affecting the oil and gas industry in the UK will be held the University of Dundee next month. Stephen Dow, Senior Lecturer in Energy Law at the University’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, said the UK Oil and Gas seminar will examine many of the issues facing the sector including talks on gas sales, drilling contracts and the tax implications of decommissioning. “The oil industry in the UK is going through a period of substantial change. As a producing province, the UK is running out of resources meanw...

From exploration to end-game: experts to discuss future of oil and gas

15 Oct 2018

Jewellery created from old circuit boards on display at exhibition

The next gold rush will not be in the hills of California but in landfill tips where prospectors will search for circuit boards rather than metal nuggets, according to an award-winning jewellery expert from the University of Dundee. Dr Sandra Wilson, from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, has been working with chemists at the University of Edinburgh on the recovery of precious metals from old electronics. Bowls and necklaces she designed using gold and other metals recycled from circuit boards picked up on eBay will go on show at a major exhibition dedicated to ethical jewellery design and...

Jewellery created from old circuit boards on display at exhibition

15 Oct 2018

Drugs, feminism and the future of Dundee up for debate at Festival

Image credit: Mike Kelley Mobile Homestead 2010-11. Courtesy of the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts in collaboration with Artangel.   Some of the most pressing issues of our time will up for discussion in front of live audiences at the University of Dundee’s Festival of the Future later this week. A five-day series of daily debates, discussing topics including the rise in drug-related deaths, feminism in 2018 and how to make Dundee a more liveable city, will take place from Wednesday 17 to Sunday 21 October. The debates are aimed at getting the city talking about its future, accord...

Drugs, feminism and the future of Dundee up for debate at Festival