6 Jun 2019

University academics awarded RSA Fellowships

Two academics from the University of Dundee have been awarded prestigious fellowships to the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), celebrating their outstanding contribution to social progress and development. Dundee’s Dr Fiona Kumari Campbell, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education and Social Work, and Dr Megan O’Neill, Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, will join the worldwide fellowship of more than 29,000 individuals who have made significant contributions to their fields, including Dame Judi Dench and Bob Dylan. Dr Kumari Campbell, an expert in Disability Studies and Social Theor...

University academics awarded RSA Fellowships

5 Jun 2019

University of Dundee Drug Discovery Unit licenses USP15 assets to Corbin Therapeutics

The University of Dundee Drug Discovery Unit is delighted to announce it has licensed assets to Corbin Therapeutics to develop possible new treatments for neuroinflammation-based disorders, including multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a disease of the central nervous system in which inflammation causes damage to nerve cells and the myelin sheath which surrounds them. The condition affects 2.2 million people globally, including more than 100,000 people in the UK, and is more prevalent in women than men. Diagnosis often occurs at around 30 years of age with a variety of symptoms including loss of balance an...

University of Dundee Drug Discovery Unit licenses USP15 assets to Corbin Therapeutics

4 Jun 2019

Industry leaders to gather for Dundee Energy Forum

Scotland will become the centre of the global energy sector next week as leading industry figures attend this year’s Dundee Energy Forum. The General Secretary of OPEC, Mohammed Barkindo, will be among those speaking at the event, hosted by the University of Dundee’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP). To be held at the West Park Conference Centre from June 10-11, this year’s event will focus on the future of international energy cooperation, highlighting the trend in nation states seeking greater individual control over energy policy and priorities. “T...

Industry leaders to gather for Dundee Energy Forum

3 Jun 2019

Graduation 2019 - our honorary graduands

The University of Dundee will honour leading seven leading artists, designers, scientists and educators at its summer Graduations in June. All of those receiving honorary degrees at the ceremonies from June 19 to 21 are either graduates of the University, former staff or have close links through their area of work. Those who will receive honorary degrees during summer Graduation are: Dr Justice Tettey, Chief of the Laboratory and Scientific Section at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Professor Alastair MacLennan, one of Britain’s major practitioners in live art and a graduate of ...

Graduation 2019 - our honorary graduands

31 May 2019

Dundee scientists trial “pregnancy test” for chest infection

A new test which could detect a person’s risk of getting a chest infection within minutes has been trialled by scientists at the University of Dundee. The neutrophil elastase airway test stik (NEATstik) detects the presence of an enzyme called neutrophil elastase, which is found in the phlegm produced by coughing. During the body’s natural response to infection, neutrophil elastase is used to attack bacteria which cause chest infections. More neutrophil elastase is produced when people have a chest infection and it can therefore be used to detect the presence of one. The NEATstik test works by ...

Dundee scientists trial “pregnancy test” for chest infection