17 May 2019

Academic to help Government encourage and support more women into enterprise

A University of Dundee academic will work with the Scottish Government as it attempts to increase the number of women entrepreneurs in Scotland. Dr Norin Arshed, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University’s School of Business, has been appointed Independent Advisor to Jamie Hepburn MSP, Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills. Dr Arshed will provide impartial advice on collaborative policy delivery to the Women in Enterprise Action Group and provide recommendations as to how the objectives set by Ministers can be delivered. Despite recent evidence that the country is mak...

Academic to help Government encourage and support more women into enterprise

16 May 2019

Expert to share ground-breaking grains in crop science

Cereals provide more calories in the human diet than any other source and their grains underpin beer and whisky production across the globe but we have ‘barley’ begun to harvest the secrets of our cereals, says a University of Dundee plant scientist. Dr Sarah McKim, who specialises in the developmental biology of plants, will help the public gain an insight into the importance of our cereals by sharing how ground-breaking research in Dundee is increasing our understanding of how genes control cereal growth. “Cereals such as barley have been around for thousands of years and continue to f...

Expert to share ground-breaking grains in crop science

16 May 2019

Comic to raise awareness of coeliac disease

The University of Dundee’s renowned comics artists and writers have produced a new publication raising awareness of the serious and much misunderstood autoimmune condition coeliac disease. ‘Understanding Coeliac Disease’ will be launched on Thursday 16 May to mark Coeliac Disease Awareness Week. The 24-page comic seeks to make more people aware of what it is like to live with coeliac disease, the only treatment for which is a strict life-long gluten free diet. Professor Jenny Woof, of the University’s School of Life Sciences, proposed a collaboration with the comics team to help pro...

Comic to raise awareness of coeliac disease

16 May 2019

Dundee’s scientific impact among best in the world

The University of Dundee has been rated among the world’s best universities in terms of the impact of its scientific research in the 2019 CWTS Leiden Rankings. The Leiden rankings are based on research publications data and offer important insights into the scientific performance of nearly 1000 major universities worldwide. They place Dundee at 15th in the world for the highest proportion of highly cited publications. This is based on the proportion of citations in the most cited 1% of articles across all disciplines.  According to the ranking, Dundee is just behind Oxford (11th) and Cambridge (...

Dundee’s scientific impact among best in the world

16 May 2019

#MadeAtUni `Nation’s Lifesavers’ - Professor Bob Steele

When working as a senior NHS registrar in the late 1980s Professor Bob Steele was struck by how many of the patients with bowel cancer died. Then he moved to Nottingham, where trials of bowel cancer screening were happening. “Most of the patients with colorectal cancer I had seen before had quite advanced disease and there sadly wasn’t much we could do for them. When I moved to Nottingham where trials of bowel cancer screening were happening I found most of my patients had early disease and were curable by surgery. That was a really motivating factor to see the effect of a public health interve...

#MadeAtUni `Nation’s Lifesavers’ - Professor Bob Steele