3 May 2016

University signs zero tolerance pledge on sexual harassment.

Professor Sir Pete Downes will sign a zero tolerance policy against sexual harassment and bullying on campus with Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) later today. “Signing up to the policy, which was adopted by DUSA’s Student Representation Council two years ago, sends a strong campus-wide message that we don’t tolerate sexual harassment or bullying of any kind,” explained the Principal. “Sexual harassment and bullying isn’t acceptable in any aspect of society and I am proud that DUSA and the University that I am part of is doing its part to change socie...

University signs zero tolerance pledge on sexual harassment.

2 May 2016

Dundee researchers receive over £2m to boost fight against antimicrobial resistance and diseases

Researchers at the University of Dundee, the UK’s leading university for biological sciences research, have been awarded millions of pounds of new project funding by the Wellcome Trust. The grants include two projects contributing to the fight against antimicrobial resistance, one of the major health problems facing the world today. The grants amount to over £2 million to researchers in the School of Life Sciences at Dundee. Professor Tracy Palmer, Head of the Division of Molecular Microbiology, has been given a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award of £1.2million for her project examining pr...

Dundee researchers receive over £2m to boost fight against antimicrobial resistance and diseases

2 May 2016

Fun in Dundee Botanic Garden for Plant Power Day

The University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute are coming together in the name of ‘Plant Power’. They will be hosting an event on Saturday, May 21st at the University of Dundee’s Botanic Garden to highlight how fascinating plants are and how important they are to the past, present and future of humanity. There will be a range of activities taking place including hands on scientific workshops, falconry and face painting. Dr Kelly Houston, a plant geneticist from the James Hutton Institute, said, “We hope that the Plant Power Day offers something for everyone in the fantastic...

Fun in Dundee Botanic Garden for Plant Power Day

29 Apr 2016

University student rewarded for diversifying Dundee

University of Dundee student Jai NicAllen has been bestowed the Diversity award at the Young Scot Awards 2016 event earlier this week. Honouring their leading role in bringing trans inclusivity to the fore in their hometown of Dundee through workshops, the creation of a Facebook community group as well as offering advice to others on transgender issues, Jai has been dubbed a ‘fountain of knowledge’ by the panellists. “I can’t believe I have been given this award - it means so much to me to be recognised as a young Trans Scot working to improve things for other trans people in Scotla...

University student rewarded for diversifying Dundee

28 Apr 2016

Bees research shows not all neonicotinoids are the same

The group of chemical insecticides known as neonicotinoids have been identified as presenting a serious risk to bee populations, leading to bans on their use. But at least one may be unfairly named among the offenders when it comes to risks to bumblebees, according to new research led by the University of Dundee. The new study found that one of the neonicotinoid insecticides – clothianidin – did not show the same detrimental effects on bee colonies as its close chemical relatives imidacloprid and thiamethoxam. All three neonicotinoids have been subject to an EU-wide moratorium on their use. Dr ...

Bees research shows not all neonicotinoids are the same