28 Sep 2017

Fellowship honour for Professor Annalu Waller

A University of Dundee computer scientist who has dedicated her career to helping people with complex communication needs connect with the world around them has been honoured for her work. Professor Annalu Waller, Chair of Human Communication Technologies, has been made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. She has been based at the University since 1989 and has helped established Dundee’s reputation as one of the world’s leading centres for research into augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technologies. Professor Waller works closely with child...

Fellowship honour for Professor Annalu Waller

28 Sep 2017

€15million investment for University spin-out company Exscientia

Evotec AG and Exscientia Ltd - a company ‘spun out’ from research at the University of Dundee - today announced that Evotec has made a € 15 m investment to take a minority stake in Exscientia.  Through this investment, Evotec becomes the first strategic shareholder in the UK-based company. Exscientia is focused on Artificial Intelligence (“AI”)-driven drug discovery and design. With more than 1,800 scientists, Evotec has one of the largest and leading drug discovery platforms in the industry. Exscientia and Evotec have cooperated since early 2016 to advance small...

€15million investment for University spin-out company Exscientia

27 Sep 2017

Dundee lecturer completes 1000th consecutive daily run

A University of Dundee lecturer is celebrating, and resting, after completing his 1000th consecutive daily run. Dr David Rodley, from the School of Science and Engineering, set out on January 1st 2015 to start his quest to complete a whole year of daily runs, the only self-imposed stipulation being that each run should be at least two miles long. Having successfully achieved that goal, the 61-year-old simply kept running, until last night’s 1000th run, celebrated with fellow runners from the Dundee Road Runners club with food and drink in the Westport Bar. David said, “I was quite a serious run...

Dundee lecturer completes 1000th consecutive daily run

25 Sep 2017

Chancellor visits `world leading’ life sciences at Dundee

Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, today visited the University of Dundee where he was given an insight into the world leading research being carried out in Life Sciences. Dundee is the top-rated University in the UK for biological sciences research. Mr Hammond was given a tour of the School of Life Sciences including the Discovery Centre, the £50million building which was supported by direct funding from the UK Government. Elements of the tour included a visit to the Drug Discovery Unit, where work is ongoing to identify potential new treatments for some of the world’s major diseases...

Chancellor visits `world leading’ life sciences at Dundee

22 Sep 2017

Exhibition to celebrate the work of D’Arcy Thompson to go on display

The University of Dundee’s LifeSpace Gallery will be paying tribute to the work of D’Arcy Thompson to celebrate the centenary of his seminal book ‘On Growth & Form’. ‘Bubble, bulge, bleb’ will feature spirals, spheres and waves in art inspired by naturally occurring mathematical forms and computer-generated abstractions. It will open on Friday 22 September and features work by artists including Mat Fleming, Andy Lomas, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and graduates from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. As part of a series of events to mark the centenary the ...

Exhibition to celebrate the work of D’Arcy Thompson to go on display