20 Oct 2014

‘In Conversation with Bill Forsyth’ – AHRI public lecture

The legendary Scottish filmmaker Bill Forsyth, writer and director of classics including ‘Gregory’s Girl’ and ‘Local Hero’, will discuss his career in a public event at the University of Dundee on Wednesday, 29th October. The event is the latest in the series of AHRI Lectures, organised by the Arts & Humanities Research Institute at the University. Bill Forsyth will join Dr Brian Hoyle, of the English and Film Programme, for a discussion about his career, including an in-depth look at his 1987 masterpiece, ‘Housekeeping’, and the process of adapting a novel to ...

17 Oct 2014

171014 Researchers reach `paradigm shift’ in understanding potassium channels

A new discovery relating to one of the most common processes in human cells is being described as a `paradigm shift’ in understanding. Researchers at the University of Dundee, the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, the University of Göttingen and the University of Oxford have observed ion permeation in potassium channels which does not follow previously predicted pathways. They have published the results of their research in the journal Science. Potassium channels are tiny pores that stud the surface of almost all cell types in the human body, playing a role in the transmission of s...

17 Oct 2014

James Chalmers awarded RCPE John Munro Medal for Excellence in Teaching

Dr James Chalmers, of the University of Dundee, has been awarded the inaugural Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) John Munro Medal for Excellence in Teaching. The prize recognises the significant contributions to training and teaching made by young doctors. Dr Chalmers was nominated by a range of medical students, junior doctors and more senior colleagues.  Professor Derek Bell, President of the RCPE, wrote that Dr Chalmers has made an “exceptional contribution” to teaching and training. Dr Chalmers works as a clinical academic and respiratory physician. He is much sought...

17 Oct 2014

Ghanaian students hope to win over the public and gain ‘The Scholarship’

While the new series of The Apprentice has the nation speculating over which of the contestants earns their place next to Lord Sugar at the top table, a group of students in Ghana are competing to win their own dream prize – a full scholarship at the University of Dundee. ‘The Scholarship’ is an educational radio contest aimed at rewarding brilliant Ghanaians with a one-year postgraduate scholarship for an Energy Studies-related course at the University, including a return ticket to Scotland, and residential, living, and learning material allowances. The initiative is a joint collaboratio...

16 Oct 2014

Scottish International Policing Conference

Researchers from universities across Scotland will next week meet with colleagues from the UK and US to explore the relationship between technology, policing and criminal justice The Fourth Annual Scottish International Policing Conference, being held at the University of Edinburgh on Wednesday, 22nd October, will focus on Technology, Policing and Criminal Justice. The programme has been organised by Professor Nick Fyfe, Director of the Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) and a researcher at the University of Dundee. The conference is supported by the Scottish Government and three major compani...