14 Sep 2016

Dundee researchers contribute to `open science’ project for malaria drugs

Malaria remains one of the world’s leading causes of mortality in developing countries. Last year alone, it killed more than 400,000 people, mostly young children. This week in ACS Central Science, an international consortium of researchers, including scientists at the University of Dundee, unveils the mechanics and findings of a unique “open science” project for malaria drug discovery that has been five years in the making. The current gold standard antimalarial treatments are based on artemisinin, a compound developed in the 1970s in China, combined with a partner drug. Yet, resistance ...

Dundee researchers contribute to `open science’ project for malaria drugs

13 Sep 2016

Chaplaincy Opening Service – 15th September

The University of Dundee will hold its traditional Opening Service tomorrow. Students, staff and other members of the University community for the event, which takes place at the University Chaplaincy at 12:30pm on Thursday, 15th September. The non-denominational service takes place at the start of each academic year. Professor Pete Downes, Principal of the University, and the Rev Dr Fiona Douglas, University Chaplain, invite all students and staff, and their family and friends to join them for this service and reception....

Chaplaincy Opening Service – 15th September

13 Sep 2016

Dundee dentists pilot public health coaching in prison

A health coaching initiative developed by dentists from the University of Dundee has led to a significant shift in the behaviour and wellbeing of prisoners at HM Prison Perth. The team from the Dental Health Services Research Unit (DHSRU) developed the People in Prison, Health Coaching for Scotland (PeP-SCOT)programme to provide health coaching training for people in prison. PeP-SCOT was delivered in collaboration between the University of Dundee, the NHS Tayside’s Oral Health Improvement Team, Scottish Prison Services and the charity Positive Prison? Positive Futures (PPPF). Prison Officers noted po...

Dundee dentists pilot public health coaching in prison

13 Sep 2016

‘The Voyage Out’ celebrates decade of creativity

An international anthology celebrating a decade of risky journeys into the unknownis to be launched on board the RRS Discovery on Friday, 16th September. In the spirit by which the RRS Discovery was launched from Dundee into the white spaces of the Antarctic in 1902, The Voyage Out, a unique compendium of fiction, poetry, essays, art and film and science, captures the anticipation and the possibilities of voyaging. The Voyage Out marks a decade of imaginative journeys undertaken in Writing Practice and Study at the University and commemorates the work of Dundee poet and much loved English Lecturer, Jim Ste...

‘The Voyage Out’ celebrates decade of creativity

12 Sep 2016

University Rector meets Olympic Silver Medallist Stephen Milne

World record-breaking cyclist Mark Beaumont, Rector of the University of Dundee, will meet Olympic medallist and fellow Scotsman, Stephen Milne at the Institute of Sport and Exercise today. Stephen Milne, who lives in Perth, has been a sportscotland Institute of Sport supported athlete for six years and contributed Scotland’s 13 medals out of the 67 won in Rio last month. The first of the swimming relay medals, in the 4x200m Freestyle Relay, was an all Scottish affair in the heats as Stephen Milne, Duncan Scott, Dan Wallace and Robbie Renwick took Team GB comfortably into the final, with James Guy re...

University Rector meets Olympic Silver Medallist Stephen Milne