9 Jun 2016

Student and academics compete for £150,000 in creation competition

Automatic bike gears, a website to help diabetes sufferers, and a style magazine have made it to the final of a top entrepreneurial competition, and they have all been developed at the University of Dundee. Staff members Dr Deborah Wake and Dr Laszlo Csetenyi, and student Alberto Negro have secured their places in the final 30 of the Converge Challenge. The Converge Challenge is a high profile entrepreneurship development programme for staff, students, and recent graduates of Scottish Universities and research institutes, with entrants competing for a £150,000 prize fund. The University of Dundee&rsq...

Student and academics compete for £150,000 in creation competition

8 Jun 2016

University partner for Editorial Intelligence `Names Not Numbers' conference

The University of Dundee – the UK’s top rated university for biological sciences - has joined with the leading knowledge networking firm Editorial Intelligence’s `Names Not Numbers’ conference as Life Sciences Partner for 2016-17. Names Not Numbers (NNN) gathers together a community spanning national and international current affairs, publishing, media, politics, culture, science, technology and communications for agenda-setting gatherings, primarily in London and Oxford. It is curated by the expert in modern networking Julia Hobsbawm OBE, Professor in Networking at Cass Business Sc...

University partner for Editorial Intelligence `Names Not Numbers' conference

7 Jun 2016

Student puts best foot forward in forensic experiment.

A final-year student at the University of Dundee has used his dissertation to find more ways to use footprints found at crime scenes. Fernando Bueno Neves wanted to find out if footprints could also be used to identify body movement as part of his dissertation for BMSc Applied Orthopaedic Technology, under the supervision of Professor Rami Abboud, Head of Department and Associate Dean. He recruited 11 volunteers who had to run and walk along tracks while their bare feet or footwear were covered in artificial blood. Each participant’s body movements were recorded using a three-dimensional motion captu...

Student puts best foot forward in forensic experiment.

7 Jun 2016

Staff, students and alumni to extract full value of centenary

The University of Dundee’s Dental School, one of the most prestigious in the UK and a world-leading centre of innovation, will this week celebrate 100 years of making a difference to people’s lives across the globe. On Friday, 10th June, Professor Callum Youngson, Head of Dental School at the University of Liverpool and a Dundee graduate, will deliver the last of a series of Alumni Lectures to mark the anniversary. It will be followed by a Civic Reception and Centenary Dinner the next day. These events are part of a year-long programme of events to mark the milestone. Dundee Dental Hospital beg...

Staff, students and alumni to extract full value of centenary

6 Jun 2016

Get the science right when you write about crime

Best-selling author Stuart MacBride and world-renowned forensic anthropologist Professor Sue Black will next week help aspiring crime writers to ensure their masterpieces both thrill readers and avoid falling foul of science. They will lead the creative crime writing workshop, which takes place at the West Park Conference Centre on Friday, 10th June. The event, organised by the University of Dundee’s Centre for Anatomy & Human Identification (CAHID), will highlight to the challenges that crime writers face in ensuring their grizzly plots are plausible from a scientific point of view before demons...

Get the science right when you write about crime