16 Jun 2017

MBE for Professor David Coates

Professor David Coates, of the School of Life Sciences at the University, has been awarded an MBE in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Professor Coates has been given the award `for services to biology’. Professor Coates has held the position of Director of Life Sciences Learning and Teaching at the University and has also worked extensively with the Royal Society of Biology. He said, “I am truly honoured to be recognised in this way for my work with the Royal Society of Biology, in supporting the development of a single voice for Biology in the UK, which is now having such a powerful...

MBE for Professor David Coates

16 Jun 2017

Responsible electives raise funds for under-resourced hospitals

Medical students from the University of Dundee have raised tens of thousands of pounds for hospitals in Africa during ‘Responsible Electives’ in Malawi and Zambia. Electives are a period of study in which medical students can learn hands-on experience almost anywhere in the world. A group of 10 students from Dundee chose to participate in the Responsible Electives programme and in the course of this have raised over £16,000 for Nkhoma Hospital in Malawi and St. Francis Mission Hospital in Zambia as part of their elective. Dr Katy Daniels, Electives Lead and Clinical Teacher from the Schoo...

Responsible electives raise funds for under-resourced hospitals

16 Jun 2017

Global recognition for Dundee’s Mother and Infant Research Unit

The University of Dundee’s global contribution to research on mother and infant health and midwifery is being recognised with a record representation at the leading conference in the field in Canada next week. Staff from the University’s Mother and Infant Research Unit (MIRU) will make 17 presentations at the 31st International Colleges of Midwives Triennial Congress in Toronto, the largest gathering in the world of experts in midwifery. Professor Mary Renfrew said, “This is unprecedented representation at the ICM Congress and strongly emphasises the impact Dundee is having in mother and ...

Global recognition for Dundee’s Mother and Infant Research Unit

15 Jun 2017

Dundee researcher recognised as top scientist

The University of Dundee’s Professor Tracy Palmer has been elected as a member of one of the world’s most prestigious scientific organisations. Professor Palmer, based at the University’s School of Life Sciences, is one among the outstanding 65 researchers from across the world to be honoured with election to the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO). The new intake is drawn from 19 European member states as well as Japan and the United States. The organisation aims to support talented researchers at all stages of their careers, stimulate the exchange of scientific information, a...

Dundee researcher recognised as top scientist

15 Jun 2017

Principal’s Challenge raises over £15,000 – and counting!

University of Dundee staff – led by Principal Professor Sir Pete Downes and his wife Elizabeth – have raised over £15,000 through the Principal’s Challenge 2017, held as part of the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations. More than 100 staff joined the final part of the Challenge on Wednesday June 14th, a run from the Medical School campus at Ninewells to Campus Green. Earlier in the day the Principal and Elizabeth were joined by members of staff on a cycle from the Kirkcaldy campus via the University of St Andrews to Tayport and a row across the Tay. Runners and walkers w...

Principal’s Challenge raises over £15,000 – and counting!