2 Feb 2015

Bee brains and colony health jeopardised by pesticide exposure

Research at the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews has confirmed that levels of neonicotinoid insecticides accepted to exist in agriculture cause both impairment of bumblebees’ brain cells and subsequent poor performance by bee colonies. The contribution of the neonicotinoids to the global decline of insect pollinators is controversial and contested by many in the agriculture industry. However, the new research, published in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, demonstrates for the first time that the low levels found in the nectar and pollen of plants is s...

Bee brains and colony health jeopardised by pesticide exposure

30 Jan 2015

University Innovation Portal helps attract Cellexus to Dundee

The University of Dundee’s Innovation Portal  has played a key role in helping an emergent life sciences company relocate to Dundee from England. Cellexus cited Scotland's reputation as a life sciences hub as well as strong links with academia and the NHS as it moved operations from Cambridgeshire to Dundee. The innovative business also received £250,000 of equity funding from the Scottish Investment Bank, the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise. Bob Cumming, Director of Cellexus, said the company chose Dundee over other life science hubs in Scotland as it is already doing development wo...

30 Jan 2015

Illustrating the potential at pop-up store

Final-year Illustration students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) will tomorrow use at a pop-up shop in Dundee city centre to raise money for their Degree Show. The students will be selling work at the pop-up shop hosted by Time Lifestyle Boutique in Reform Street from 12-4pm on Saturday, 31st January. The money they raise will be used to purchase materials for the flagship exhibition in May. Time Lifestyle Boutique champions local designers wherever possible and owner Nicola Donnelly says she is keen to support all creative ambassadors for a city undergoing cultural development...

Illustrating the potential at pop-up store

29 Jan 2015

SiDE User Group to be celebrated at event to mark culmination of project

Computing researchers from the University of Dundee will next week bring together hundreds of older people from Tayside and Fife to thank them for their taking part in research studies directed at the development of inclusive technologies. Members of the Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy (SiDE) User Pool will gather at the University’s School of Computing on Saturday, 7th February for a special Dissemination and Celebration event and to hear about the innovative research projects they have helped with over the past 5 years. SiDE is an interdisciplinary research collaboration between the Un...

SiDE User Group to be celebrated at event to mark culmination of project

28 Jan 2015

Seeing Double: The Colour Blind Test Series – Dundee Arts Café on 3rd February

The next Dundee Arts Café event will see graphic designer and artist David Lyons discuss his practice creating work intended to be experienced differently by colour blind and normally sighted people. ‘Seeing Double: The Colour Blind Test Series’ takes place at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum on Tuesday, 3rd February. David Lyons lectures on Media Design at the University of Abertay in Dundee, Scotland and is a PhD researcher at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD). His research focuses on the idea that artwork can be tailored to one’s visual ab...

Seeing Double: The Colour Blind Test Series – Dundee Arts Café on 3rd February