27 Aug 2019

Dundee to host major climate conference

Scotland will host world-leading experts in climate change law and science next month, as they attend a major conference on global climate at the University of Dundee. Held at the University’s Dalhousie Building from 27-28 September, this inaugural event will focus on identifying elements of a global climate consensus and the legal practicality of effective climate action.  Leading experts in the field including Australia’s ‘Green Judge’, Hon. Chief Justice Brian J Preston and Oxford’s climate expert Professor Friederike Otto are among those speaking during the weekend. ...

Dundee to host major climate conference

26 Aug 2019

Selfies could help spot missing persons a smile away

Selfies taken by missing persons before they disappear could prove key for future forensic dental identification, according to a researcher studying at the University of Dundee. Selfies showing teeth and gum shields are just some of the new dental identifiers to now appear on a checklist designed to aid the police and forensic odontologists in missing person cases. The Dental Identification Record Checklist, which is the first of its kind, was developed by Dr Claire Sallis and her supervisor Dr Scheila Mânica at the University of Dundee’s School of Dentistry. It aims to speed up the p...

Selfies could help spot missing persons a smile away

26 Aug 2019

Showcase to highlight exciting innovators

Some of Scotland’s most exciting innovators will be demonstrating the technology of tomorrow at an event hosted by the University of Dundee. Instrument cases made from Harris Tweed, glasses made from coffee grounds and interactive play products to tackle childhood obesity are among the products being showcased by the University’s Centre for Entrepreneurship on Wednesday 28 August. The event, led by Elevator, Scotland’s leading business support organisation, will see the operators of these exciting start-up enterprises speak about their work to an audience consisting of up to 100 investors...

Showcase to highlight exciting innovators

23 Aug 2019

Students “over-the-moon” as Aurora Borealis animation goes viral

A group of University of Dundee students are rising stars in the world of animation after a short film they created went viral online. Their film Fox Fires has been viewed more than 900,000 times - just seven days after it was uploaded to Youtube. The six-minute film, which was inspired by Finnish folklore surrounding the Aurora Borealis, has become a shining star on the video-sharing platform and has even moved fans to tears. With the Aurora season starting in the Finnish Lapland at the end of August, director of the animation, Keilidh Bradley, says the timely release of the film has left her and the team...

Students “over-the-moon” as Aurora Borealis animation goes viral

22 Aug 2019

Doctors learn from student’s spinal tap

A University of Dundee Masters student has designed a model of a spinal tap deemed so realistic that it will now become standardised material for teaching the consultant physicians of the future. Renske Hoste, a Medical Art student from the Netherlands, is getting under the skin of patients with her 3D model of a lumbar puncture – a common but invasive procedure which sees a thin needle inserted between the bones in the lower spine. Her design, which is currently on display at the University of Dundee’s Masters Show 2019, will become core curriculum for all junior physicians in Scotland when it...

Doctors learn from student’s spinal tap