29 Apr 2019

Forum to showcase Dundee’s tech prowess

A University of Dundee forum will champion the city as a hub for Scotland’s flourishing tech industry. Employers, skills providers and politicians will come together on April 30 for the inaugural Employers Technology Forum. Hosted by the University’s Graduate Apprenticeships team, the symposium aims to connect key players within the sector, including the Scottish Government’s Minister for Public Finance and Digital Economy, Kate Forbes. With a view to establishing Dundee and the surrounding regions as a leading location for cutting edge companies, Kirsty Scott, the University’s Indu...

Forum to showcase Dundee’s tech prowess

29 Apr 2019

PICTURES study to create new platform to help tackle major health issues

A £4.4 million project led by the University of Dundee aims to turn a database of millions of clinical images into a powerful research tool to help tackle health conditions including lung cancer and dementia. Each year millions of clinical images such as X-rays, CT, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and retinal images are generated in the NHS in Scotland and stored in the national imaging database. While such images contain important clinical information they also contain a great deal of potential information about the health of the individual which is currently not made use of in health care. The PI...

PICTURES study to create new platform to help tackle major health issues

25 Apr 2019

Nadine designs landfill landmark

A former Dundee landfill site will become home to a different kind of waste this month as an art installation constructed out of recycled materials goes on display. The structure designed by a University of Dundee student Nadine Audrey Franz aims to raise awareness of the urgent need for action on climate change. The construct, which comprises of two ‘apertures’, invites visitors to Dundee’s Riverside Nature Park to consider what actions they can take, such as consuming less, whilst also celebrating the beauty of nature. Featuring former desks, from Duncan of Jordanstone College of A...

Nadine designs landfill landmark

25 Apr 2019

Take a trip from a parasite’s perspective

The deadly parasite Leishmania has been travelling the world for millions of years, catching flights between humans, dogs and other animals throughout history and causing an untold number of deaths. Now, scientists at the University of Dundee are inviting the public to step inside the Para-site-seeing: Departure Lounge to see how humans are fighting back. The new science-art exhibition, funded by the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR), will land in Dundee on Thursday 2 May. Taking place at the University’s LifeSpace Gallery it will give visitors the chance to see for themselves the ...

Take a trip from a parasite’s perspective

22 Apr 2019

Rhino runner James ready for London Marathon

A University of Dundee student hopes to stampede to fundraising success this weekend as he runs the London Marathon dressed as a rhino. James Fleming, a third-year Biomedical Engineering student from Zimbabwe, will run the 26 mile-course in an eight-kilogram outfit to fundraise for the charity Save the Rhino on Sunday 28 April. The 21-year-old Founder and President of the Tennent’s Lager Appreciation Society on campus hopes to raise a glass of his favourite beverage on Sunday night to mark the end of a challenge he’s been dreaming about for years. James, who will be running alongside the likes ...

Rhino runner James ready for London Marathon