27 Sep 2019

Dundee physicist granted £1.4 million to make the invisible visible

A University of Dundee physicist has been awarded £1.4million in funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to develop the next generation of microscopes. Dr Tom Vettenburg, who was awarded a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship, says that because ordinary microscopes cannot see through the outer ‘skin’ of a growing organism, they leave many questions unanswered – questions he intends to bring into focus by developing a computational microscope that can see beyond the blur of deep tissue. “The invention of the optical microscope made it possible to highlight the fine features of...

Dundee physicist granted £1.4 million to make the invisible visible

27 Sep 2019

Dundee students named as Europe’s best

Three University of Dundee students have been named as the top undergraduates in Europe in their respective fields. Scott Sheldrick, Chester Cornford and Lola Knibb were named as regional winners for Europe in the 2019 Global Undergraduate Awards. A further five Dundee students were highly commended by judges in the competition, which aims to celebrate top undergraduate coursework and foster interdisciplinary collaboration between students and recent graduates worldwide. Scott won the Europe award for Life Sciences, Chester for Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Healthcare, and Lola for Visual Arts. All three...

Dundee students named as Europe’s best

26 Sep 2019

Dundee scientist is Scotland’s top entrepreneurial academic

An entrepreneurial scientist from the University of Dundee has proven his business concept is more than skin deep after winning one of the country’s top enterprise awards. Dr Andrew Woodland has been named the winner of the 2019 Converge Challenge, scooping £78,000 to develop his new drug discovery company, In4Derm. At a glittering reception at V&A Dundee, Dr Woodland triumphed over 17 fellow academic entrepreneurs with his business, which re-engineers oral drugs and turns them into novel topical drugs to improve the lives of patients living with skin diseases such as eczema. A Portfolio Ma...

Dundee scientist is Scotland’s top entrepreneurial academic

26 Sep 2019

High blood sugar variability increases risk for diabetes patients

New research presented at this year’s Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Barcelona, Spain shows that patients with the highest variability in their blood sugar control are more than twice as likely to die as those with the most stable blood sugar measurements. The study is by Professor Ewan Pearson, University of Dundee, UK and Dr Sheyu Li, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, and University of Dundee, UK, and colleagues. Measuring glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) in a patient’s blood has for many years been a standard method for measu...

High blood sugar variability increases risk for diabetes patients

25 Sep 2019

Football legend joins business expert to inspire students

Two giants from the world of sport and business were at the University of Dundee on Wednesday to inspire Scotland’s next generation of entrepreneurs. Legendary footballer Andrii Shevchenko and business leader Mark Madden were at the University’s Centre for Entrepreneurship to participate in a Q&A session with students and members of the local business community. The pair discussed their respective careers, latest business collaboration and participation in this week’s Alfred Dunhill Links Championship with the University’s Michael Marra at the event, hosted in conjunction with E...

Football legend joins business expert to inspire students