20 Jan 2016

Top researchers to celebrate the career of retiring Professor

Some of the world’s top diabetes researchers will gather at the University of Dundee on Friday to pay tribute to Professor Steve Greene. Professor Greene, himself an internationally renowned figure in the field, is retiring after a stellar academic and clinical career which saw him significantly further the medical profession’s knowledge of juvenile diabetes. ‘Discovering Diabetes in Dundee’ is a conference organised to celebrate Professor Greene’s achievements on the occasion of his retirement. It takes place from 12pm-5pm on Friday, 22nd January at the Gannochy Trust Lecture...

Top researchers to celebrate the career of retiring Professor

20 Jan 2016

Phenomics Discovery Initiative launched

The Universities of Dundee, Oxford and Edinburgh have announced the formation of the Phenotypic Discovery Initiative (PDi) with Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. the first industry partner joining the initiative. A phenotype is one or more observable features or traits that report changes in a biological system or its reaction its environment. Phenotypic screening is the systematic identification of agents (such as small molecules, biological molecules or genetic mutations) that alter a phenotype. Phenotypic changes are a factor in most diseases, whether it is a cancer cell undergoing uncontrolled cell division, ...

19 Jan 2016

Lego robots to battle waste – and each other

Lego robots will this weekend battle it out at the University of Dundee to prove they have what it takes to help to tackle the world’s waste problems. The FIRST LEGO League (FLL) event will see teams of youngsters aged 9-16 from the Tayside area compete against each other in a series of challenges designed to make the participants think about the challenges created by waste. It takes place at the University’s Queen Mother Building from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, 23rd January. Having designed and built autonomous robots using mechanics and Lego, the young master builders and inventors have been ge...

Lego robots to battle waste – and each other

18 Jan 2016

Goldsmiths bursary for Beth

University of Dundee student Beth Henderson has seen her intricate silversmithing skills recognised at the Goldsmith’s Precious Metal Bursary Awards 2016. Twenty-one-year-old Beth, originally from Caithness, has won a Goldsmiths Precious Metal Bursary Award of £1000 to enable her to buy materials for her work. The final-year Jewellery & Metal Design student was one of several winners in the national competition and impressed the judges by taking a contemporary twist to traditional silversmithing design, combing multiple construction methods to depict a beautiful silver vessel representing t...

Goldsmiths bursary for Beth

15 Jan 2016

Great War Dundee wins 2016 Stephen Fry Award

The Great War Dundee (GWD) Commemorative Project has won the Stephen Fry Award for Excellence in Public Engagement with Research 2016. University of Dundee historians Dr Billy Kenefick and Dr Derek Patrick co-founded the GWD project and, alongside partner groups, are coordinating the city-wide approach to commemorate the conflict. Their research has led to startling discoveries about Dundee’s contribution to the war effort as well as a greater understanding of the conflict’s impact and legacy in the city. Through various initiatives and events, Dr Kenefick, Dr Derek Patrick and their colleagues...

Great War Dundee wins 2016 Stephen Fry Award