27 Jun 2014

Prostate Cancer UK, Movember and Scottish Government pump £500,000 into search for answers over killer disease

Dundee researchers handed key role in battle against most common male cancer Prostate Cancer UK, The Movember Foundation and the Scottish Government have today (Friday 27 June) handed researchers at Dundee University a six figure sum to investigate unanswered questions surrounding prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men in Scotland. Prostate Cancer UK and Movember are adding £275,000 to a £225,000 contribution from the Scottish Government’s Chief Scientist Office, creating a grand total of £500,000 being pumped into the exciting new project. The money will be used to fund cli...

25 Jun 2014

Willow Dome proves a hit with Grange pupils

An outdoor classroom designed by University of Dundee architecture students has proved such a hit with pupils that their school had had to ration the time they spend in it to make sure everyone gets their fair share. The classroom was specially designed for Grange Primary School in Monifieth by the architecture students as part of their second-year coursework. A total of 68 students submitted designs, before voting to select the five best proposals put forward by their peers. The entire cohort of students was then split into teams to work with the original designers to further develop the ideas. They creat...

Willow Dome proves a hit with Grange pupils

25 Jun 2014

Cabinet Secretary visits DUAL Access Summer School

Michael Russell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, visited the University of Dundee today to see how students whose academic progress has been impacted by adversity are being offered a sector-leading route into higher education. Mr Russell met students, staff and alumni from the University of Dundee’s renowned DUAL Access Summer School to find out how the intensive 6-week programme prepares students whose personal circumstances have prevented them from attaining the required entry grades for University. The Cabinet Secretary, who was keen to gain an understanding of how the s...

Cabinet Secretary visits DUAL Access Summer School

25 Jun 2014

New Investigator grant to support research in skin disorders

A University of Dundee scientist has been awarded a prestigious Medical Research Council New Investigator grant to pursue her work on understanding and developing treatments for skin disorders. Dr Deena Leslie Pedrioli, of the College of Life Sciences at the University, has been awarded £450,000 by the MRC to support her work for the next three years. The grant will also create an additional research assistant post. Dr Leslie Pedrioli’s work is focused on keratinizing skin disorders, a large group of highly debilitating, genetically diverse hereditary diseases that cause skin fragility and have...

24 Jun 2014

‘Shifting Sands’ exhibition to open in Montrose

Photo opportunity: 2pm on Friday, 27th June at Montrose Museum.   A team from the University of Dundee will next week open an exhibition charting the loss of Angus coastline. ‘Shifting Sands’ opens at Montrose Museum on Friday, 27th June and features poetry, art work and geography by children from South Esk Primary School and Montrose Academy. They have been working with the University team of Jean Duncan, artist-in-residence at the Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR), Geoscientist Dr Fraser Milne, and Tracey Dixon, from the School of the Environment. Jean said, &l...