6 Jul 2017

'Island Invasives' - public lecture

Professor Tony Martin, Professor of Animal Conservation at the University of Dundee and former Director of the South Georgia Heritage Trust’s Habitat Restoration Project, will recount the remarkable story of the charity that funded and undertook the largest ever island eradication, making it a world leader in island conservation, in a public lecture in Dundee next week. Professor Martin’s talk on Monday July 10 will look at the project which cleared millions of rats from South Georgia and preserved the future of millions of breeding seabirds. Professor Martin, who was awarded the Zoological Soc...

'Island Invasives' - public lecture

4 Jul 2017

No jokers, Dundee wins big at Comic Awards

Comics students and alumni from the University of Dundee have won a host of awards at the Scottish Independent Comic Book Awards, held as part of Glasgow Comic Con. Dundee students past and present had been nominated in all of the categories, and duly picked up a string of successes. The winner of the ‘Up and Coming Talent’ award went to Catriona Laird for her comic `Stinger’. Catriona is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (part of the University), and completed a comics module in 2015. She is now one of the studio members at Ink Pot Studios, which is part of ...

No jokers, Dundee wins big at Comic Awards

1 Jul 2017

‘Cellular mosh pit’ helps researchers understand tissue formation

Researchers led by the University of Dundee have developed a way of exploring a ‘cellular mosh pit’ that may shed light on processes such as embryo development, wound healing and cancer growth. Working with colleagues at the University of Aberdeen, they have developed the Active Vertex Model (AVM), a new computational model that allows scientists to examine in greater depth than ever before how cells move in a variety of biological processes. Epithelial tissues, such as the skin or lining of the internal organs, act as barriers to the environment. To form an effective barrier, cells in epitheli...

‘Cellular mosh pit’ helps researchers understand tissue formation

30 Jun 2017

Aphasia group launches app to explain the condition

Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport Shona Robison was at the University today to help launch a new app created by people with aphasia to help those living with the condition. The ‘I Have Aphasia’ app, which was created in partnership with people with aphasia living in Tayside, shows a short animated film outlining the key communication difficulties people with aphasia face. This film is a tool that people with aphasia can share with others to explain the challenges they face and the animation illustrates how people can assist anyone with aphasia through understanding and patience.   Aph...

Aphasia group launches app to explain the condition

30 Jun 2017

World Asteroid Day finds University researchers working to save the planet

World Asteroid Day today (June 30th) finds researchers at the University of Dundee continuing work to protect the Earth from potential future impacts. Asteroid Day marks the anniversary of the largest recent asteroid impact on Earth, in Siberia in 1908. It is a global awareness campaign to promote learning about asteroids and the hazards of future asteroid impacts on Earth. Scientists in the University’s School of Science and Engineering have developed PANGU (Planet and Asteroid Natural scene Generation Utility), a piece of software which generates images of asteroids, planetary surfaces and other sm...

World Asteroid Day finds University researchers working to save the planet