5 Oct 2017

Dundee scientists make Parkinson’s breakthrough

Scientists at the University of Dundee have identified the structure of a key enzyme that protects the brain against Parkinson’s disease. The result of a decade of work, the research team said that solving the 3D structure and inner workings of the PINK1 enzyme represented a major breakthrough. “Solving the structure and workings of PINK1 gives us crucial insights in to how it exerts a protective role in Parkinson’s,” said Dr Miratul Muqit, Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellow and Consultant Neurologist at the MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU) in the Sch...

Dundee scientists make Parkinson’s breakthrough

4 Oct 2017

Careers Service rated amongst country’s best

Students at the University of Dundee have ranked their Careers Service as among the best in the UK. Dundee came 3rd in the Career Services 2017 Awards operated by StudentCrowd, an online platform for students to review all aspects of their university experience. More than 7,000 students from across the UK were surveyed over the past year. The University’s Careers Service offers a range of employability modules which students can take alongside their degree subjects. The latest accolade comes on the back of Dundee’s success at the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services awards earlier ...

Careers Service rated amongst country’s best

3 Oct 2017

Centenary celebrations for seminal ‘On Growth and Form’

The University of Dundee will pay tribute to the hugely influential biologist and mathematician D’Arcy Thompson with a packed programme of events celebrating the 100th anniversary of his seminal book, ‘On Growth and Form’. The book has inspired scientists, artists and thinkers as diverse as Alan Turing, Richard Dawkins and Claude Lévi Strauss. The evolutionary biologist, Stephen Jay Gould, referred to the book as being “the greatest work of prose in twentieth century science.” To mark the centenary there will be a number of events taking place at Dundee and also at the ...

Centenary celebrations for seminal ‘On Growth and Form’

2 Oct 2017

‘The Secret Life’ in the Internet Age – Thursday 5 October

Reality and identity in the Internet Age will be explored by one of the UK’s foremost contemporary writers at a free Dundee Literary Festival event this week. Andrew O'Hagan, described as one of his generation's most exciting and most serious chroniclers of contemporary Britain, will be discussing his latest book, ‘The Secret Life: Three True Stories’ at the University of Dundee’s D’Arcy Thompson lecture Theatre on Thursday 5 October. ‘The Secret Life’ sees the author investigate the porous border between cyberspace and the real world. The first of the stories cent...

‘The Secret Life’ in the Internet Age – Thursday 5 October

2 Oct 2017

Dundee joins £2.85m PhD scheme to tackle AMR

In response to the urgent and global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the Medical Research Foundation (MRF), the charitable foundation of the Medical Research Council, has invested £2.85million in delivering the UK’s first nationwide PhD training programme to focus on this major health challenge. Antibiotics transformed healthcare in the 20th century and are still considered one of greatest medical achievements of the era. Today, we still rely on antibiotics to treat everything from minor cuts to life-threatening bacterial infections and to prevent infection after surgery. These drugs ...

Dundee joins £2.85m PhD scheme to tackle AMR