8 Jul 2019

Student app seeks supermarket sweep of support

An app designed to reduce food waste by listing overstocked items in real time is ready to hit the shelves, thanks to a University of Dundee student. Foodito, a mobile-based app developed by second-year student Donavere Benjamin-Mohan and a team of fellow students from across the UK, could revolutionise supermarket shopping by informing customers when overstocked items go on sale. However, the app could be resigned to the footnotes of history before it is launched if it does not pass an online vote by the public, the next step in the global start-up competition. Competing against 52 other regions in the Gl...

Student app seeks supermarket sweep of support

8 Jul 2019

New cancer drug discovery partnership announced

The University of Dundee has announced a new partnership with Eisai, one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical companies, aiming to create innovative new drugs for the cancer field. The collaboration combines the world-leading expertise and technology of Professor Alessio Ciulli in PROTACs research at Dundee with Eisai’s discovery research and clinical development experiences in oncology. PROTACs represent a new class of drug candidates with the potential to tackle compelling cancer targets which have proved difficult to treat with conventional approaches. PROTACs work by harness...

New cancer drug discovery partnership announced

5 Jul 2019

Crime show stars investigate University’s forensic centre

There was evidence of stardust at the University of Dundee today as the team behind a major crime series visited campus. The cast and crew of Traces visited the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS) as filming for the six-part drama continues in the city. The invite to the Centre was extended by its Director, Professor Niamh Nic Daéid, who is a scientific advisor to the show, headlined by Line of Duty actor Martin Compston. He was joined by fellow star Molly Windsor for the visit, which coincided with a celebration to mark the third anniversary of the Centre’s openi...

Crime show stars investigate University’s forensic centre

5 Jul 2019

Summer exhibition is time to shine for unseen art

Stunning examples of unseen Victorian-era art will go on display at the University of Dundee this summer. The works of several Scottish artists will be exhibited publicly for the first time with the launch of the exhibition ‘Scottish Art 1800-1900’, which opens in the University’s Tower Foyer Gallery on Friday 5 July. Featuring pieces from members of the celebrated Glasgow Boys and influential artists such as Robert Scott Lauder, David Wilkie and William Quiller Orcharson, the free exhibition features a small selection from the institution’s extensive collection and showcases a gold...

Summer exhibition is time to shine for unseen art

4 Jul 2019

Creatures from the Tay to help explore what it means to be human

A hitherto undiscovered civilisation living beneath the River Tay are set to emerge from their aquatic asylum and deliver their verdict on our species when the University of Dundee hosts the UK’s national celebration of the humanities later this year. Dundee has once again been named as one of five hubs for the Being Human festival, which takes place from 14-23 November. The programme will be built around the theme of ‘The Aquatic City’, with events showcasing the range of scholarship at the University. The imaginary civilisation will provide a starting point to explore the relationship b...

Creatures from the Tay to help explore what it means to be human