8 May 2019

Professor Andreas Melzer named Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences

Professor Andreas Melzer, of the University of Dundee, has been elected to join the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences. The Academy of Medical Sciences is the independent body in the UK representing the diversity of medical science. Fellows are been elected for their outstanding contributions to biomedical and health science, leading research discoveries, and translating developments into benefits for patients and the wider society. Andreas Melzer is Professor of Medical Technology at the University and Founding Director of the Institute for Medical Science and Technology (IMSaT), a ...

Professor Andreas Melzer named Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences

8 May 2019

Surgical training first for rural doctors

Medics from the University of Dundee will next week embark on a road trip that will see them teach surgical skills to doctors in the most remote part of Scotland for the first time. The team from Dundee Institute for Healthcare Simulation (DIHS) will be working from NHS Education for Scotland’s Mobile Skills Unit which provides simulation-based training for all kinds of NHS staff across the country. DIHS will be delivering surgical courses to GPs in Shetland on 16 and 17 May. This is the first time that surgical techniques will be taught from the Mobile Skills Unit, which has primarily been used to t...

Surgical training first for rural doctors

7 May 2019

The face of Dundee captured in all its diversity

Snow-loving Saudi Arabians, Serbian exiles, Mormon missionaries and people fighting back from addiction and homelessness were among the individuals that artist Alana Hay encountered as part of her project to capture the face of modern Dundee. ‘Happenstance’ is one of around 300 exhibits at this year’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show, which opens to the public on Saturday 18 May. It takes the form of 20 etched portraits that Alana created after a series of encounters in the centre of Dundee. Armed with two chairs, Alana set up stall in City Sq...

The face of Dundee captured in all its diversity

6 May 2019

Paris Agreement withdrawal could isolate “freeriding” US

President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change could make it an international pariah, a University of Dundee expert believes. Professor Volker Roeben, from the University’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, believes that signatories to the landmark United Nations agreement will recoil against the United States if it gains an economic advantage on the back of their sacrifices. The United States’ withdrawal will take effect from November next year and has been met with an overwhelmingly negative international respon...

Paris Agreement withdrawal could isolate “freeriding” US

3 May 2019

Celebrated photographer set for Dundee

Internationally renowned photographer Varun Baker will visit the University of Dundee next week to discuss his award-winning work. He will specifically focus on his innovative visual media projects at the event, which takes place at the University’s Scrymgeour Building from 2-3.15pm on Tuesday 7 May. In the illustrated presentation, Varun will reveal contrasting views of Kingston, Jamaica's capital city, by showcasing a range of human experiences. One photo essay, ‘Journey,’ follows the life of a man who makes a living on Kingston's streets despite having had both his arms and legs amputa...

Celebrated photographer set for Dundee