9 Jan 2019

Scotland’s slavery past among Transatlantic Movements to be traced

Scotland’s involvement in the Atlantic slave trade is among the topics that will be explored by University of Dundee academics and local artists at a public debate next week. ‘Tracing Transatlantic Movements: Atlantic Journeys and Scottish-Caribbean Connections in Conversation’ is an interdisciplinary panel discussion taking place at the Baxter Suite, Tower Building on Tuesday 15 January. It accompanies ‘Moving Jamaica’, an exhibition at the University’s Lamb Gallery that contrasts photographs of 19th century Jamaica with contemporary images of the island. Presenters inc...

Scotland’s slavery past among Transatlantic Movements to be traced

8 Jan 2019

Understanding enterprise ‘ecosystem’ can increase number of women-owned businesses

Making an economic case for female entrepreneurship will do more to increase the number of women-owned businesses rather than treating it as a diversity issue, according to new research led by the University of Dundee. Figures show that of the six million businesses in Britain, only one-fifth are run by women, and there are twice as many male entrepreneurs as females despite there being more women in the UK. Furthermore, it has been estimated that increasing female entrepreneurship could result in a boost of £60 billion for the UK economy. Dr Norin Arshed, of the University’s School of Business...

Understanding enterprise ‘ecosystem’ can increase number of women-owned businesses

7 Jan 2019

University spinout announces major investment, collaboration

Exscientia, a world leader in artificial intelligence (“AI”) driven drug discovery and a spinout company of the University of Dundee, has made two announcements today regarding major investments and collaboration. The Company has raised US$26 million in a Series B financing round to scale up its pipeline and advance selected programmes towards clinical development. The round included participation from new investors Celgene Corporation and specialist healthcare investor GT Healthcare Capital Partners, as well as existing investor Evotec AG. An AI drug discovery collaboration with Roche worth u...

University spinout announces major investment, collaboration

7 Jan 2019

Recognition for Family History qualifications

The University of Dundee’s postgraduate qualifications in Family and Local History have been recognised by Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives (AGRA), enabling holders to more easily obtain membership of the organisation. The recognition applies to all three levels of qualification in Family and Local History offered by Dundee’s Centre for Archive and Information Studies (CAIS). This means that Dundee graduates, working professionally in genealogy, can now apply for AGRA Membership by submitting just one example of client work, rather than three. Caroline Brown, Programme Le...

Recognition for Family History qualifications

7 Jan 2019

University and Boehringer Ingelheim collaborate for free access of PROTAC compound

Boehringer Ingelheim to make BET degrader compound MZ 1 available through its opnMe.com portal Support of open access to boost progress in biomedical and drug discovery research MZ 1 compound created at the University of Dundee is the first external compound to be added to Boehringer Ingelheim’s’ opnMe.com portal A PROTAC COMPOUND developed at the University of Dundee is being made available free of charge by the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim through their scientific crowdsourcing platform opnMe.com. The opnMe portal provides free and open access to selected molecules for the sc...

University and Boehringer Ingelheim collaborate for free access of PROTAC compound