26 Jul 2019

Summer of study bring joys for students

Hundreds of University of Dundee learners had a spring in their step on Friday after completing their path towards higher education. More than 200 attendees of the Access and Online Summer School were honoured after completing the six-and-a-half week programme. The initiatives provide intensive preparation and alternative routes into degree courses for students whose true academic potential is often masked by circumstance. Dr John Blicharski, Course Director, said, “Our Access Summer Schools allow more people to fulfil their ambition of attending university by providing them with the necessary prepar...

Summer of study bring joys for students

25 Jul 2019

£2.1million grant to combat antimicrobial resistance

Researchers at the University of Dundee have been awarded £2.1million in funding to expand their work in the global battle against antimicrobial resistance, one of the major health problems facing the world in the 21st century. Antimicrobial resistance means existing treatments for some infections no longer work, creating an urgent need for new approaches to prevention and treatment. The funding award from the UK Government Department of Health and Social Care is to a team led by Dr Charis Marwick in the University’s School of Medicine, working with colleagues in the School of Life Sciences and...

£2.1million grant to combat antimicrobial resistance

24 Jul 2019

Tatties gone? Scientists discover wild potatoes key for stronger spuds

Image credit: Roger Hyam Potatoes have been a staple of Britain’s diet for half a millennium, but new research suggests that limited genetic differences in potato lineages has left British and American spuds vulnerable to the disease that caused the Irish potato famine. Plant scientists at the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute have revealed that commercial potato crops are under constant threat of late blight, the pathogen behind one of Europe’s most devastating famines, but wild potato genes might be the cure. Dr Ingo Hein, Principal Investigator in plant-pathogen co-evolutio...

Tatties gone? Scientists discover wild potatoes key for stronger spuds

22 Jul 2019

Professor Mark Hector honoured by IAPD

Professor Mark Hector, Dean of the School of Dentistry, has been awarded a prestigious Honorary Membership of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD) at its 27th congress in Cancun, Mexico. This is only the 19th time in the 50-year history of the IAPD that it has awarded an Honorary Membership, the highest honour that can be bestowed on a member. Professor Hector said, “I am delighted to have received this honour from the IAPD, which represents more than 15,000 dentists around the world.” Professor Hector was instrumental in securing the future of the Association when he wa...

Professor Mark Hector honoured by IAPD

19 Jul 2019

Talk puts medical art under the microscope

The world of Victorian-era medical tuition is to be dissected at a talk at the University of Dundee on Tuesday. Dr Jessica M. Dandona will discuss how wax models, charts and human specimens were used to teach anatomy to medical students at University College Dundee and the University of St Andrews between 1880–1900. Dr Dandona, a US-UK Fulbright Scholar and art historian based at Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, will chart how the two institutions came together to form a medical school, reconstructing what life might have been like for an aspiring doctor from that per...

Talk puts medical art under the microscope