10 Jan 2018

Funding awarded to improve barley crops

A University of Dundee academic has been awarded more than £600,000 to study an increasing problem with the cereal crop barley that impacts the commercially important malting process and the shelf-life of animal feed. Dr Sarah McKim, a School of Life Sciences researcher based at the James Hutton Institute, was awarded a BBSRC research grant to investigate the unfavourable trait, called ‘skinning’, and to develop tools to track it in breeding populations. Dr McKim said, “Skinning occurs when the barley grain husk does not completely adhere, or ‘stick’, to the barley grain...

Funding awarded to improve barley crops

22 Dec 2017

Discovery Days 2018

Preventing cancer by eating broccoli, treating common skin conditions with sunlight and how to keep secrets in a digital age – just some of the topics up for discussion at the University of Dundee’s Discovery Days next month. Discovery Days 2018 takes place on Thursday 11 January and Friday 12 January at the University’s Dalhousie Building. 15 newly appointed Professors will each talk for 15 minutes about their area of research, as will award-winning teachers and students who have come up with innovative solutions for tackling inequalities in health and wellbeing. The short presentations ...

Discovery Days 2018

21 Dec 2017

My Diabetes My Way spin off project in funding boost

MyWay Digital Health, a spin out company from the University of Dundee, has received a £1million Digital Health Catalyst award from Innovate UK to develop a new artificial intelligence system to support clinicians and people with diabetes. The service builds on the success of the award winning My Diabetes My Way project, which was created at the University for NHS Scotland and now has over 30,000 registrants across the country. The spin out company is now expanding this activity beyond Scotland. The Innovate UK grant will be used to develop an artificial intelligence system that will give diabetes pa...

My Diabetes My Way spin off project in funding boost

20 Dec 2017

Twitter + Citizen Science + AI = improved flood data collection

Researchers from the University of Dundee are combining Twitter, citizen science and cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to develop an early-warning system for flood-prone communities. Dr Roger Wang and his colleagues from the University’s School of Science and Engineering have shown how AI can be used to extract data from Twitter and crowdsourced information from mobile phone apps to build up hyper-resolution monitoring of urban flooding. They believe this is the first time that Computer Vision has been applied to flooding issues. Urban flooding is difficult to monitor due to comple...

Twitter + Citizen Science + AI = improved flood data collection

19 Dec 2017

Radical prosthetics project goes on display in New York

A University of Dundee project that incorporates everyday materials in the design of prosthetic hands, to better suit disability, has gone on display at a prestigious New York museum. Hands of X, an initiative led by design researchers from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) at the University of Dundee and University College London, design made-to-order prosthetics that come in a choice of materials including leather, woods, wools and metals. Their work will be on display in ‘Access+Ability’ at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York until the Monday 3rd ...

Radical prosthetics project goes on display in New York