4 Nov 2014

‘Fats: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly’ – Café Science Extra on 12th November

The good, bad and ugly sides of fats will be laid out by University of Dundee PhD student Francesca Nardi at the next Café Science Extra event. The talk takes place at Dundee Science Centre at 6pm on Wednesday, 12th November and will see Francesca discuss the need to tackle the global obesity epidemic while acknowledging that fat is an essential component of our diet which fulfils a wide range of biological functions. She will explain the difference between good and bad fats and how they act as a source of energy but also affect insulin-sensitive target tissues, like skeletal muscle, in the developm...

4 Nov 2014

Dundee iGEM team scores a hat-trick at world jamboree

A team of students from the University of Dundee has won an unprecedented hat-trick of major prizes at the iGEM world jamboree in Boston for their project to develop `The Lung Ranger’, a device to help combat some of the effects of cystic fibrosis. iGEM – the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition – asks students to tackle a real world problem by designing and building a new device or system from a kit of biological parts. The Dundee team this year chose to work on cystic fibrosis, a disease which is found worldwide but is particularly prevalent in Scotland, where approx...

3 Nov 2014

Jodi Picoult ‘Leaving Time’ on 6th November

International literary superstar Jodi Picoult will appear at the University of Dundee later this week. The event, which takes place at the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, on Thursday, 6th November, is one of two free extension events that bookend this year’s Dundee Literary Festival. Picoult will discuss and read from her latest bestselling book, ‘Leaving Time’, before answering questions about her hugely successful career. She is the author of 23 novels and there are currently around 14 million copies of her books in print worldwide. Her last eight novels have debuted at number one on ...

Jodi Picoult ‘Leaving Time’ on 6th November

3 Nov 2014

Children’s University comes to Dundee

Dundee’s higher and further education institutions are joining forces to launch the Children’s University in Dundee, offering children aged 5 to 14 a `Passport to Learning’. The Children’s University promotes exciting learning and creative activities to children outwith school hours in which they can earn credits for certificates. It is being launched in Dundee as part of Children’s University Scotland with funding from Abertay University and the University of Dundee and support from Dundee & Angus College. It will offer opportunities for children aged 5 to 14 to gain cred...

3 Nov 2014

'Changing Perceptions? The Great War and Public Memory' – Remembrance Lecture on 7th November

University of Dundee historian Dr Derek Patrick will this week deliver a special Remembrance Lecture to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. 'Changing Perceptions? The Great War and Public Memory' takes place at 6pm on Friday, 7th November at the University’s Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill. The event is being jointly hosted by the University and Tayforth Universities Officers Training Corps (UOTC). At a time of commemoration, the lecture will enable the University and UOTC remember that time together. In doing so, they will celebrate their relationship and that of the C...

'Changing Perceptions? The Great War and Public Memory' – Remembrance Lecture on 7th November