8 Nov 2018

Student Sean set to make Everest challenge out of Dundee Law

Image credit: Dan Smith Photography   A University of Dundee student will put power to the pedal this month as he attempts to cycle the height of Everest on Dundee Law for charity. Sean Douglas, a third-year Physics student, said he cannot wait to attempt ‘Everesting’ Dundee Law on Saturday 17 November as he fundraises for Motor Neurone Disease Scotland (MND Scotland), a charity close to his heart. “I’ve worked out that if I set off at 5am, I will have to do 150 laps of the Law hill circuit to achieve the dizzying heights of Everest. That’s about 30,000ft of climbing...

Student Sean set to make Everest challenge out of Dundee Law

7 Nov 2018

Scientists overturn odds to make Parkinson’s discovery

Scientists at the University of Dundee have confirmed that a key cellular pathway that protects the brain from damage is disrupted in Parkinson’s patients, raising the possibility of new treatments for the disease. Parkinson’s is a disabling disorder of the brain for which there is no cure. Mutations in two genes called PINK1 and Parkin are associated with early-onset forms of Parkinson’s. Both encode distinct classes of enzymes that play a pivotal role in protecting the brain against stress. Previous research had revealed that when the ‘batteries’ of cells are damaged, PINK1 ...

Scientists overturn odds to make Parkinson’s discovery

5 Nov 2018

Conference set to generate energy discussion

Industry experts will breeze in to Dundee this week to discuss the future of research in the UK’s offshore renewable energy sector. Academics and researchers will gather in the city for the Supergen Wind Hub General Assembly, with an emphasis on the future research agenda to tackle development and decommissioning challenges for international offshore wind energy deployment. Representatives from leading universities including Dundee, Oxford and Imperial College London will be among those speaking at the event, providing updates on research that aims to breathe new life in to Britain’s offshore w...

Conference set to generate energy discussion

4 Nov 2018

Success of multi-million pound drug discovery collaboration to be celebrated

The success of a University of Dundee collaboration that has attracted almost £60 million of investment, helped develop dozens of drugs for clinical use and won the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Award will be celebrated next week. Scientists, politicians and representatives of some of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies will come together to mark the 20th anniversary of the University of Dundee’s Division of Signal Transduction Therapy (DSTT). A reception will be held at V&A Dundee on Monday 5 November ahead of a celebratory symposium at the University’s School ...

Success of multi-million pound drug discovery collaboration to be celebrated

30 Oct 2018

Frankenstein Returns ‘home’

The University of Dundee will next month host a series of events celebrating Mary Shelley in the city that inspired the teenage pioneer of science fiction to become a writer. Frankenstein Returns takes place at venues throughout Dundee from Friday 16 to Saturday 24 November as part of Being Human 2018, the national festival of the humanities that has this year expanded to include events in Australia, France, Italy, Singapore and the United States. One of the flagship events will be a recreation of the wildly popular Gothic shows that thrilled huge crowds around the time Shelley was writing Frankenstein. &l...

Frankenstein Returns ‘home’