4 Oct 2018

University’s Malawi mission to aid African science

The work of scientists in some of Africa’s remotest communities is about to be transformed by the University of Dundee. A team from the University’s Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) will travel to Malawi this week with crates of apparatus to be distributed to local researchers. Part of an ongoing initiative by the University’s School of Life Sciences to support scientists in the developing world, four members of staff from the WCAIR will fly out to Africa on Thursday. While primarily travelling to teach a Master’s course in Traditional Herbal Medicine, Suze Farre...

University’s Malawi mission to aid African science

3 Oct 2018

Head Dragon visits Dundee’s entrepreneurial den

`Dragons’ Den’ star Peter Jones will visit Dundee’s own Centre of Entrepreneurship on Wednesday 3rd October to speak to enterprising students and budding business hopefuls. The business tycoon, who is making his fifth appearance at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, will speak about his own entrepreneur journey on his visit to the Centre, which is a partnership between Elevator, Scotland’s leading private provider of enterprise, employment and entrepreneurial services, and the University of Dundee. Mr Jones will meet with current and past cohorts of Elevator’s accelerator ...

Head Dragon visits Dundee’s entrepreneurial den

3 Oct 2018

£1.25 million to study the plant microbiome in Dundee

A University of Dundee scientist has been awarded almost £1.25 million to study the interaction between plants and soil microbes, with the ultimate aim of boosting sustainable food production. Dr Davide Bulgarelli, a principal investigator at the Division of Plant Sciences, based at the James Hutton Institute, has been awarded two research grants each exceeding £620,000 from the European Commission and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). As part of the first grant, Dr Bulgarelli will participate in a Horizon 2020 research programme coordinated by the Univers...

£1.25 million to study the plant microbiome in Dundee

2 Oct 2018

Careers fair aims to surprise and inspire

Hundreds of people will begin their journey into the world of work this week as the University of Dundee hosts one of Scotland’s largest careers events. Some of the country’s biggest employers will be in attendance at Careers Fair 2018, which takes place in the University’s Bonar Hall on Thursday 4 October. With companies representing a variety of sectors, Richard Pool from the University’s Careers Service said that visitors could be surprised at the potential avenues of employment available to them. “Employers are aware of the quality of graduates that we produce here at Dund...

Careers fair aims to surprise and inspire

1 Oct 2018

Cardiovascular disease could be detected earlier in life, says professor

One of the main causes of death and disability in the UK could be detected earlier in life, says Professor Faisel Khan, who will present current findings on cardiovascular disease to the public this week. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) which is usually associated with the build-up of plaque in the arteries and increases the chance of blood clots, strokes, heart attack or angina could be prevented at an earlier age, says Professor Khan, ahead of his free public lecture. “We know that people who present with cardiovascular disease tend to do so later in life, normally over the ages of 40 but we now know ...

Cardiovascular disease could be detected earlier in life, says professor