13 Jul 2016

Dundee and Manchester team discover new insights into how plants make cellulose

A collaboration between the Universities of Dundee and Manchester has made new discoveries about one of the most abundant biological substances on the planet. Dr Piers Hemsley, a Principal Investigator within Dundee’s Division of Plant Sciences and the James Hutton Institute, and Manchester’s Professor Simon Turner have been studying cellulose, the major structural component in plants. Cellulose essentially provides the plant with its skeleton. It is also one of the most widely used natural resources, best known in the form of wood, cotton and paper, but is increasingly important as a renewable...

Dundee and Manchester team discover new insights into how plants make cellulose

8 Jul 2016

Renowned Scottish artist’s 150th celebrated by University

An exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of John Duncan, one of Scotland’s most internationally renowned artists, has gone on display at the University of Dundee. The exhibition features two of Duncan’s classic Celtic-inspired paintings as well as rarely seen archival material, including details of his teaching in Dundee, publications that Duncan illustrated and correspondence with a later Dundee painter, James Torrington Bell. Acclaimed as a leading figure in the Celtic revival and symbolist movements and born in the Hilltown area of Dundee, John Duncan’s work will be...

Renowned Scottish artist’s 150th celebrated by University

7 Jul 2016

First Scottish Basketball Eurocamp to be held in Dundee

The Institute of Sport and Exercise (ISE) at the University of Dundee will play host to over 60 talented young basketball players from across the country during the first Eurocamp Residential Basketball Camp to be held in Scotland. Coaches from the USA, Hungary, Norway, Spain, Scotland and England will be putting the young ballers, including a number of local players from Menzieshill Madsons and Tayside Musketeers basketball clubs, through their paces from Sunday, 10th July to Friday, 15th July. In what it is hoped will be the start of an annual coaching camp, talented players from all ...

First Scottish Basketball Eurocamp to be held in Dundee

7 Jul 2016

Alan Alda lends support to Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science

Alan Alda, the famed actor and passionate advocate of communicating the benefits of science, has lent his support to the newly launched Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee. Alan rose to international fame playing Hawkeye Pierce on the classic television series M*A*S*H, and wrote and directed many of the episodes. He continues to take prominent roles, earning great reviews this year for his roles in Steven Spielberg’s `Bridge of Spies’ and in Louis CK’s groundbreaking web series `Horace and Pete’. For well over 20 years he has also wo...

Alan Alda lends support to Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science

6 Jul 2016

HM The Queen opens Leverhulme Centre for Forensic Science

Her Majesty The Queen has officially opened the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee. The Queen and His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh, saw some of the world-leading forensic techniques being developed at the University, such as hands identification, innovative fingerprinting and a new generation of lifesaving smoke alarms. The Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science has been established at the University with a £10million award from the Leverhulme Trust. The Leverhulme Centre builds on the University’s reputation as one of the world’s...

HM The Queen opens Leverhulme Centre for Forensic Science