13 Jun 2015

Knighthood for University Principal

Professor Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee, has been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Professor Downes has been honoured in recognition of his achievements in higher education and life sciences. “I truly feel this is an award for the whole of the University of Dundee as much as for myself,” said Professor Downes. “I am immensely proud to have been a member of the University of Dundee community for over 25 years, since I arrived here in 1989, and feel extremely privileged to lead the University. I have seen many great things happen here ...

12 Jun 2015

Strathmore Trophy celebrates 20th anniversary

The 20th annual Strathmore Trophy challenge will take place at the University of Dundee next week when pupils from twenty schools across Scotland compete to show their computing prowess. The event, which takes place at the Queen Mother Building on Tuesday, 16th June from 10am, will see teams of four from the S1 age group compete against each other in a challenge set by staff at the University’s School of Computing. This year's topic will be announced on the day, but previous topics have included wearable computers, robot navigation and a digital time capsule. Teams compete for the Strathmore Trophy w...

Strathmore Trophy celebrates 20th anniversary

10 Jun 2015

‘Transmissions: Exploring the Microbial World’ – new exhibition at LifeSpace

Visitors to the newest exhibition at the University of Dundee’s LifeSpace gallery will be invited to consider the implications of human co-existence with microbial life, including resistance to antibiotic medicine. ‘Transmissions: Exploring the Microbial World’ opens at LifeSpace, College of Life Sciences, with a reception on Thursday, 11th June from 5-7pm. The exhibition features work by artists who have collaborated with scientists to consider representations of microbial life, the global impact of microbial diseases and the evolution of antimicrobial resistance. Transmissions brings to...

‘Transmissions: Exploring the Microbial World’ – new exhibition at LifeSpace

10 Jun 2015

Researchers and public to explore what it means to be human at national humanities festival

Frankenstein author Mary Shelley’s formative experiences in Dundee will be revisited at the UK’s national festival of the humanities later this year. The University of Dundee will host ‘Mary Shelley’s Dundee: Re-animating a City’ as part of the Being Human 2015 festival. The festival will see events take place at 41 universities and other organisations across the UK from 12th to 22nd November. The Dundee programme includes the production and exhibition of an original comic, theatrical adaptations and immersive film screenings that will explore Shelley’s teenage years in ...

Researchers and public to explore what it means to be human at national humanities festival

9 Jun 2015

Eye imaging software could aid disease diagnosis, study suggests

Imaging technology that scans blood vessels in the eye could be used to help diagnose a wide range of diseases, according to a study carried out by the Universities of Edinburgh and Dundee. Researchers say software designed to assess the health of vessels in the retina could help scientists spot the early signs of heart disease, diabetes and dementia. Changes to the retina are often a sign of sickness elsewhere in the body. The software – known as VAMPIRE – allows scientists to analyse the shape of blood vessels in thousands of images at a time and can identify known indicators of disease. VAMP...

Eye imaging software could aid disease diagnosis, study suggests