5 Mar 2019

Researcher recognised as emerging star of science

A University of Dundee scientist has been named as the inaugural winner of a new award recognising the UK’s best young researchers in the field of parasitology. Dr Mattie Christine Pawlowic, based at the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) in Dundee’s School of Life Sciences, has won the British Society of Parasitology’s President’s Medal. The medal will be awarded annually to an outstanding early career researcher who, as well as having already produced international-quality research, demonstrate the potential to become world leaders in parasitology. The award reco...

Researcher recognised as emerging star of science

5 Mar 2019

Students to colour campus with Holi

Image: Mohammed Nadat University of Dundee students are getting ready to colour their campus as they celebrate Holi, the Hindu festival of colours. The celebration, which takes place on Saturday 9th March, is being organised by the University of Dundee Indian Society (UDIS) in collaboration with Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA). More than 400 participants, including staff and members of the public, are expected to attend the festivity. Holi, which signifies the triumph of good over evil, correlating with the passing of winter, usually takes place later in March in India. However, i...

Students to colour campus with Holi

5 Mar 2019

Public invited to join ‘hackathon’

Researchers from the University of Dundee are inviting members of the public to help them interpret newly released ballistic and chemical datasets that will ultimately help support a fair and just criminal justice system. The University’s Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS) will next week issue two important forensic science datasets they have created and are asking the public to come up with new interpretations of them as part of a ‘hackathon’ challenge which will take place between 11–22 March. A final presentation event at LRCFS on Friday 22 March will allow p...

Public invited to join ‘hackathon’

5 Mar 2019

Independence Day brings a taste of Ghana to Scotland

Ghanaian students at the University of Dundee are getting ready to party as they prepare to celebrate their homeland’s Independence Day. The country’s vibrant flavours, fashions and sounds will come to life on campus when members of the University’s Ghanaian Society host a cultural showcase to mark the occasion. The event, to be held in DUSA on Wednesday 6 March from 2-5pm, will give fellow students the opportunity to sample native cuisine and listen to music from some of the country’s most popular musicians. Jessica Jackson, founder of the society, said that celebrating Ghanaian In...

Independence Day brings a taste of Ghana to Scotland

4 Mar 2019

Dundee and Abertay to battle it out for Varsity

More than 600 athletes from the Universities of Dundee and Abertay will once again go head-to-head as they vie for the coveted Tay Varsity Challenge Trophy. The annual inter-university sporting contest, which takes place on Wednesday 13 March, is the biggest amateur sporting event in Dundee’s calendar and for the first time in 12 years will include Judo matches. This year’s sports include Badminton, Basketball, Football, Golf, Rugby, Netball, Tennis, Swimming and Volleyball. Whilst the rivalry is very much of the friendly kind, competition for bragging rights is sure to be fierce with Abertay d...

Dundee and Abertay to battle it out for Varsity