10 Jan 2018

Funding awarded to improve barley crops

A University of Dundee academic has been awarded more than £600,000 to study an increasing problem with the cereal crop barley that impacts the commercially important malting process and the shelf-life of animal feed. Dr Sarah McKim, a School of Life Sciences researcher based at the James Hutton Institute, was awarded a BBSRC research grant to investigate the unfavourable trait, called ‘skinning’, and to develop tools to track it in breeding populations. Dr McKim said, “Skinning occurs when the barley grain husk does not completely adhere, or ‘stick’, to the barley grain...

Funding awarded to improve barley crops

10 Jan 2018

Dundee to join CMS Collaboration at CERN

The University of Dundee is to become a partner of the CMS Collaboration at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research. The CMS is one of the four main experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN and the CMS Collaboration brings together members of the scientific community from across the globe in a quest to advance humanity’s knowledge of the very basic laws of our universe. The CMS captures and measures data from the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest scientific experiment where recent breakthroughs have included the discovery of the Higgs boson particle, which has help...

Dundee to join CMS Collaboration at CERN

9 Jan 2018

Climate specialists set to discuss drought in farmland Fife

Climate change specialists from across the UK are headed for the Howe of Fife this month to discuss how farmers can best adapt to mitigate the effects of drought. The free event, which takes place on Saturday 20th January, at 9.30am in The Lomond Hills Hotel at Freuchie, is aimed at people working in the agriculture sector and locals with an interest in climate change and the wider environment. The project, led by Professor Lindsey McEwen from the University of West England will highlight how locals’ knowledge can influence novel solutions for drought management. Dr Andrew Black, senior lecturer at t...

Climate specialists set to discuss drought in farmland Fife

9 Jan 2018

Turner nominees to feature in new exhibition

Work by Turner Prize nominees will be shown at a new University of Dundee exhibition later this month. ‘Here Was Elsewhere: >> FFWD’ will open to the public on Saturday 20 January at the University’s Cooper Gallery. Over four weeks, moving image works will be shown from 24 artists who have worked in Scotland. Amongst the featured artists will be Rosalind Nashashibi, who was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2017. The exhibition also presents Rosalind’s collaborative practice with another Turner nominee, artist Lucy Skaer. The pair have been making collaborative pieces since 20...

Turner nominees to feature in new exhibition

8 Jan 2018

Tower of tablet brings £68,000 to cancer research

A tower of homemade tablet, more than twice the height of the world’s tallest building, has helped a Dundee woman raise nearly £70,000 for breast cancer research at the University of Dundee. Fiona Edwards has been selling her homemade tablet at running events and through friends and family around Tayside and Fife since 2003 to support researchers at the University. In 2017, she raised over £8,500, bringing her total to more than £68,000. If stacked on top of each other the 15mm high bars would reach a staggering 1,930 metres (6332 feet), dwarfing the Burj Khalifa, currently the tall...

Tower of tablet brings £68,000 to cancer research