20 Oct 2015

Research highlights the role of genes in eczema

Researchers including Dr Sara Brown and Professor Irwin McLean from the University of Dundee have discovered 10 new genetic variants that help determine which people will develop eczema, highlighting potential new targets for therapeutic research. In the largest genetic study of eczema in the world to date, a group of international researchers led by Dr Lavinia Paternoster from the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol, has combined data on 377,000 participants involved in 40 research studies worldwide, including Bristol-based Children of the 90s (ALSPAC). The team used a technique...

20 Oct 2015

Ramsay and Berry to Bake Off for Dundee Botanic Garden

Gordon Ramsay and Mary Berry are set to go head to head later this month at a special bake-off designed to raise money for Dundee’s Botanic Garden. The contestants are, however, not the well-known stars of culinary television but rather employees of the University of Dundee who decided to host the fundraiser by stepping into roles more commonly associated with their famous namesakes. Gordon works for the University’s Alumni & Development team while Mary is a member of the IT department. They will be joined by Northern Irish television chef and world award-winning food author James McIntosh,...

16 Oct 2015

PAMIS awarded £5000 by Alliance Trust Foundation

University of Dundee-based charity PAMIS have received £5000 from the Alliance Trust Foundation for a project to work with young families across Tayside who have recently received a diagnosis of profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD). The Foundation is run by a committee of Alliance Trust employees from across the business. It aims to engage staff through various initiatives and events to raise money for a select number of charities during the year. Representatives of PAMIS pitched for the funding in May, along with six other charities from across the UK. After hearing the pitches, Allian...

PAMIS awarded £5000 by Alliance Trust Foundation

16 Oct 2015

‘Talking Textiles’ launches Dundee Oral History Project

Dundee’s rich history as a world-leading centre for textiles production will be explored through songs, stories and conversation at an event next week to launch the University of Dundee Archives Oral History Project. The Oral History Project is gathering testimonies from people throughout the city to form a rich tapestry of stories which will be used to supplement the already rich collections held by the University. “The project is a way of working with the community and ensuring the lives of people from Dundee are not forgotten. Our archive is not  just a static vault, it is there to insp...

‘Talking Textiles’ launches Dundee Oral History Project

16 Oct 2015

Industry giants to visit Dundee Comics Creative Space during Literary Festival

Giants from the comics industry will visit Dundee next week for a sneak preview of a new studio aiming to produce the next generation of superstar artists and writers. The Dundee Comics Creative Space (DCCS), situated in the Vision Building, Greenmarket, will be officially opened early in 2016 but a series of special preview events will take place next week as part of this year’s Dundee Literary Festival. DCCS is a new social enterprise and studio project developed by the University of Dundee in collaboration with The Rank Foundation and the Dundee Place Partnership Scheme. The aim is to provide educ...

Industry giants to visit Dundee Comics Creative Space during Literary Festival