1 Oct 2014

Nobel Laureate opens Dundee's £26m Discovery Centre in Life Sciences

Nobel Laureate and President of The Royal Society of London Sir Paul Nurse has officially opened the new £26million Discovery Centre at the University of Dundee on Wednesday October 1st. The Discovery Centre is home to researchers supported by over £31million of research grants, bringing the investment in the total operation to well over £57million. The Discovery Centre (for Translational and Interdisciplinary Research) will further enhance Dundee’s internationally renowned life sciences capacity, including in drug discovery - an area in which Dundee is the leading University in the...

1 Oct 2014

‘The Referendum: Taking Stock’ – Dundee Arts Café on 7th October

As the dust settles on the Scottish independence referendum, one of the country’s leading historians will reflect upon the campaign and what the future holds for Scotland at the next Dundee Arts Café event. Professor Christopher Whatley, who recently retired from his role as Vice-Principal of the University of Dundee, will lead ‘The Referendum: Taking Stock’, at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum on Tuesday, 7th October. Over the last two years Professor Whatley, author of the acclaimed ‘The Scots and the Union: Then and Now’, has led the University&rsqu...

1 Oct 2014

Converge success for Muhammad’s Ultravizion

A start-up business from the University of Dundee has taken second place in the 2014 Converge Challenge, a prestigious national contest which champions enterprise and entrepreneurial innovation from within Scotland's academic community. Muhammad Sadiq‘s company Ultravizion has developed the medical device "Active Needle" technology that allows clinicians to see standard medical needles in colour during ultrasound guided needle procedures. He was named as the runner-up of the 5th Converge Challenge at a gala event in front of 200 guests at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, addressed by Professor Anne...