25 Jun 2019

International Distinguished Scientist Award for Dundee Professor

Professor Graham Ogden, of the University of Dundee, has been awarded the 2019 IADR Distinguished Scientist Award in Oral Medicine & Pathology Research, one of the highest awards in dental research. Professor Ogden was presented with the accolade at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) 97th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR, held in Vancouver. “I am deeply honoured to have received this award from IADR, which represents colleagues from around the world,” said Professor Ogden. “It is obviously very nice to be the focus of such recognition from one’s...

International Distinguished Scientist Award for Dundee Professor

25 Jun 2019

Social media stars to celebrate student’s startup

A University of Dundee student who has worked for some of fashion’s biggest names is swapping the life of a catwalk model for business models with the launch of a new venture. Lifestyle blogger and influencer Howey Ejegi says that Dundee is perfectly placed to establish itself as the home of Scotland’s social media scene as he prepares to unveil his content creation agency, Kreativedon. The third-year Business Management student, who has modelled for fashion houses such as Estée Lauder and major companies like the Royal Bank of Scotland, will bring together some of the country’s mo...

Social media stars to celebrate student’s startup

24 Jun 2019

Intelligent testing could save lives by defusing ticking time bomb of liver disease

A new way of detecting liver disease decades before it can become fatal has been developed by a team of scientists at the University of Dundee and NHS Tayside. It comes as clinicians warn of a `ticking time bomb’ of alcohol-related and obesity-related liver diseases. Liver disease, which is notoriously asymptomatic, has become the second most common cause of death in under 65 year-olds in the UK. Unlike other common causes of death which have begun to decline in recent years, the age-standardised mortality rates for liver disease have risen by nearly 600% since the 1970s. Liver function is routinely ...

Intelligent testing could save lives by defusing ticking time bomb of liver disease

24 Jun 2019

Strathmore Trophy won by Bathgate Academy

Pupils from Bathgate Academy have won the 2019 Strathmore Trophy computing competition. The Bathgate team beat competition from 15 other schools with their plan to use the artificial intelligence technology used by the likes of Alexa and Siri to help people with the most complex disabilities. S2 pupils from across the East of Scotland were challenged to design a new digital assistant for users who are unable to speak. Researchers at the University have for many years been designing applications for people with complex communication impairments, who have poor or no speech and difficulties in using a convent...

Strathmore Trophy won by Bathgate Academy

24 Jun 2019

Mental health support inspires graduate Aleksandra

A University of Dundee graduate who overcame significant and persistent mental health issues during her studies says the experiences are driving her ambition to become a doctor and help others in need of support. Aleksandra Mergo (22) went straight into the second year of her course in 2016 and initially excelled during her time at Dundee. A traumatic experience during a summer visit to her native Poland sparked a series of depressive episodes, however, and she has battled with mental health problems throughout the final two years of her studies. With support from the University’s Disability and Heal...

Mental health support inspires graduate Aleksandra