9 Mar 2018

'Virtual Reality: The Future Is Now’ – Café Science on 12 February

An expert from the University of Dundee will discuss the science behind virtual reality and augmented reality and explore what the future holds for these technologies at a Café Science event next week. Dr Rachel Menzies, Lecturer in Computing at the University, will deliver her talk, entitled, ‘Virtual Reality: The Future Is Now’, at Avery & Co, South Tay Street from 7pm on Monday 12 March. In it, she will discuss how these technologies are used in leisure, medicine, education, art and the military, and how researchers might push the boundaries even further. On 6 August 1991, the Wor...

'Virtual Reality: The Future Is Now’ – Café Science on 12 February

8 Mar 2018

Lord Provost becomes 200,000th SHARE signatory at celebration of global diabetes partnership

Lord Provost of Dundee Ian Borthwick will next week become the 200,000th signatory to a unique database helping researchers to carry out ground-breaking medical research. He will sign up for the Scottish Health Research Register (SHARE) when he welcomes the world-renowned diabetes researcher Dr V Mohan to the city on Monday 12 March to discuss a major new Scotland-India clinical partnership to combat diabetes. SHARE is a University of Dundee-led initiative that provides researchers with a database of suitable and willing recruits. SHARE also uses blood left over from routine testing to help improve treatme...

Lord Provost becomes 200,000th SHARE signatory at celebration of global diabetes partnership

6 Mar 2018

Parkinson’s patient raises £70,000 for research into disease

A Parkinson’s patient who has lived with the disease for more than a decade has visited the University of Dundee to see how money he has raised will be used to research potential new treatments for the condition. Marc Van Grieken, from Comrie in Perthshire, visited the University’s Medical Research Centre Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU) to present £70,000 to researchers and find out more about how it will be spent.  Landscape Architect Marc celebrated turning 60 in April last year by setting himself the challenge of raising £60,000 for Parkinson’...

Parkinson’s patient raises £70,000 for research into disease

6 Mar 2018

£8000 scholarships open to pupils with a degree in their sights

School pupils in Dundee looking to move on to higher education are invited to apply for scholarships worth £8000 over the duration of a four-year degree at the University of Dundee. The Joan Markie and Richard Smith Scholarship is open to sixth-year pupils who attend a local authority secondary school in Dundee and who are planning to study at the University.  The scholarships are funded by Richard Smith, a former pupil of Harris Academy who moved to Australia in the 1960s and wanted to give something back to his home city by helping disadvantaged Dundee school pupils&nb...

£8000 scholarships open to pupils with a degree in their sights

27 Feb 2018

Secrets from the sea: lessons from leading underwater photographer

Students, staff and sub-aqua enthusiasts have the chance to learn tricks of the trade from one of the UK’s foremost underwater photographers at the University of Dundee this week. Gavin Anderson, who has more than 30 years of experience capturing the likes of Great White Sharks, Leafy Sea Dragons and Fur Seals under the surf, will present a lecture on some of his most exhilarating experiences on Thursday, 1 March at the University’s Dalhousie Building from 6pm – 8pm. President of the University’s Sub Aqua Club, Aidan Urquhart, said, “We are delighted to welcome Gavin to campus...

Secrets from the sea: lessons from leading underwater photographer