26 Apr 2016

Mobile phones at the ready for new art installation

Dundee’s Botanic Garden will come alive with the sound of music, thanks to a University of Dundee student’s final year project. Lily Hassioti, a fourth year Fine Art student from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, part of the University of Dundee, is asking people not to forget their phones, as they are essential to enjoy ‘The Garden of Evolution’. Lily has hidden a number of QR codes in the garden, made out of pebbles. Using a QR reader, it will connect the user to various sound pieces and voice recordings to describe the evolution of man. Lily said, “It is...

Mobile phones at the ready for new art installation

25 Apr 2016

White blood cells discovery points to disease breakthroughs

Researchers at the University of Dundee have made new discoveries about the importance of nutrients for a subpopulation of white blood cells - T cells - that play a vital role in fighting cancer and infections. Professor Doreen Cantrell, Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow in the School of Life Sciences at the University, said the discovery opened up a new area to explore for pharmacological targets in T cell-mediated diseases, as well as in cancer therapy and chronic infection. The research was conducted by Professor Cantrell along with Professor Daan van Aalten and further colleagues at Dundee. The ...

White blood cells discovery points to disease breakthroughs

25 Apr 2016

Dundee continues rise in Complete University Guide rankings

The University of Dundee has risen seven places for the second consecutive year in the Complete University Guide league table and has been ranked top in the UK for Forensic Science in the 2017 rankings. The University has now moved to 35th in the overall table, from 49th two years ago. The climb reflects Dundee’s strong performance across a range of indicators including the National Student Survey, in which the University is top in Scotland, graduate employment figures and the Research Excellence Framework, the major assessment of research quality in the UK. The Complete University Guide table contin...

Dundee continues rise in Complete University Guide rankings

22 Apr 2016

`Phenomenal’ performance brings UK competition win for Dundee student

A performance described as `phenomenal’ by judges has seen University of Dundee medical student Theron Ng win a major UK competition. Theron, a fourth-year student who is from Malaysia, was one of over 100 students taking part in the National Undergraduate Neuroanatomy Competition, which tests students on their knowledge of neuroscience, neurosurgery and neurology. All of the students were asked to complete a practical and written exam in the competition staged at Southampton General Hospital. Theron achieved the highest score of all the competitors, leading one member of the organising committee to ...

`Phenomenal’ performance brings UK competition win for Dundee student

20 Apr 2016

Art exhibition poses questions on the issue of fracking

The University of Dundee’s Centrespace Gallery will be home to a new contemporary art exhibition, honing in on the contested operation of fracking. ‘When The Future Was About Fracking’ opens tomorrow and is an immersive installation by Paris-based artists’ group HeHe. It depicts a doomed landscape after extensive hydraulic fracking. They will use the space to display leaky hissing ghostly wellheads. This will also mark HeHe’s first ever exhibition in Scotland. The exhibition has been curated by internationally renowned Rob La Frenais, in collaboration with Cooper Gallery, Dunc...

Art exhibition poses questions on the issue of fracking