13 Feb 2018

Professor Sir Pete Downes to retire as Principal

Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee, has announced he will retire at the end of 2018. Professor Downes said, “It has been a tremendous honour and a privilege to lead this great institution for what will have been almost ten years at the time I step down. Being Principal has been the latest and final chapter of my career in the University, which began in 1989. “I have been here long enough to have received a Long Service Award last year. I wear my silver badge, denoting 25-plus years of service, with pride, along with the many staff who have share...

Professor Sir Pete Downes to retire as Principal

7 Feb 2018

Dundee to share in £54 million funding

Health Data Research UK is awarding £30 million funding to six sites across the UK – with a further £24 million to be invested in upcoming activities – to address challenginghealthcare issues throughuse of data science. The University of Dundee is part of a Scottish collaboration forming one of the six centres. Each site has world-class expertise; a track record in using health data to derive new knowledge, scientific discovery and insight; and works in close partnership with NHS bodies and the public to translate research findings into benefits for patients and populations. From Ap...

Dundee to share in £54 million funding

7 Feb 2018

Scotland’s cereal connections Fellowship boost

Dundee’s position as an international hub for research into cereals – particularly barley – has been given a boost with the award of a grant which will create new connections with Australia. The award of a £150,000 from the Universities UK International Rutherford Fund Strategic Partner initiative will allow the University of Dundee to bring seven Early Career Researchers from Australia to Dundee for periods ranging from one to twelve months between March 2018 and March 2019. “This is another important step to firmly establishing Dundee as an international centre for cereal re...

Scotland’s cereal connections Fellowship boost

7 Feb 2018

Get to the heart of the matter this Valentine’s Day

February 14 may be the most romantic day of the year, but as metaphorical hearts swell with love this Valentine’s Day a real one will be dissected in the name of science. Members of the public, including couples looking for an alternative way to spend Valentine’s, are invited to attend an animal heart dissection conducted by an expert from the University of Dundee at the city’s Malmaison Hotel from 6-8pm on Wednesday 14 February. Claire Cunningham, Mortuary Technician at the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID), will conduct the dissection to allow people to find out more a...

Get to the heart of the matter this Valentine’s Day

6 Feb 2018

Ageing immune system may explain age-related cancer risk increase

Study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests ageing immune system plays a larger role in cancer incidence than previously thought Findings may explain higher likelihood of men developing cancer than women This epidemiological research could have major implications for global fight against cancer if borne out by further studies The key to cancer prevention may lie in the immune system rather than genetic mutations, the current focus of most anti-cancer efforts across the world, according to a major new study carried out at the University of Dundee. Eight million people die ...

Ageing immune system may explain age-related cancer risk increase