23 Oct 2017

Staff and students to show racism the red card

Staff and students from the University of Dundee will this Thursday go head-to-head in a football match taking place to support the battle against racism. The match is sponsored by Show Racism the Red Card and is one of the Black History Month events to be organised by Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA). The teams will also be joined by Dundee United striker Patrick N’Koyi, local broadcasting legend Jim Spence as well as a representative from Dundee FC, who will be down on the pitch to help manage and advise both sides. Caroline Goodliffe, Vice President of Student Welfare at DUSA, ...

Staff and students to show racism the red card

23 Oct 2017

Vaccinating against psoriasis, allergies and Alzheimer’s a possibility, research shows

Research from the Universities of Dundee and Oxford has shown how combining the tetanus vaccine with a viral particle that normally affects cucumbers can be used to treat psoriasis and allergies, and may even protect against Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists led by Dundee’s Dr John Foerster and Oxford’s Professor Martin Bachmann, were able to take the protein coat of cucumber mosaic virus and incorporate a tetanus vaccine-derived protein structure known to stimulate the immune system in order to create vaccines to treat multiple chronic diseases. The vaccine showed positive results in model...

Vaccinating against psoriasis, allergies and Alzheimer’s a possibility, research shows

23 Oct 2017

Internationally renowned performance artist’s work on display Dundee

An exhibition of work from one of the world’s most significant performance artists will open in Dundee this week. Work by internationally renowned artist Ulay will be on display at the University of Dundee’s Cooper Gallery from Thursday 26 October. ‘So You See Me’is Ulay’s first major solo exhibition in the UK. It examines the physical, emotional and ethical limits of the individual and gendered self, whilst affirming the social as the primary means of ascribing meaning to everyday life. The exhibition will feature a newly commissioned sound installation drawn from the ar...

Internationally renowned performance artist’s work on display Dundee

20 Oct 2017

Five-figure sum donation to improve facilities at University of Dundee

One of the country’s largest funeral providers has given a generous donation to the University of Dundee to help provide world-class teaching facilities in the University’s Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID). Dignity, who run Dundee Crematorium, handed over a cheque for £15,000. Dignity helps the University hold its annual funeral service for relatives and friends of our body donors. Staff at Dignity are instrumental in ensuring the funeral service is carried out in a very respectful manner as befits this very important event in the University calendar. The money wil...

Five-figure sum donation to improve facilities at University of Dundee

20 Oct 2017

Animator brings missing-link back to life

An animation lecturer from the University of Dundee has used a 150-year-old fossil cast to bring the missing link between birds and dinosaurs back to life. Using the fossil cast of an archaeopteryx which belonged to the world-renowned biologist and polymath D’Arcy Thompson, the work of animation expert Brendan Body has proved a hit on social media amongst paleontologists. Brendan’s clips on social media, showing how the Archaeopteryx may have moved – went viral among dino-enthusiasts and designers alike. Brendan said, “I got a lot of instantaneous feedback from dinosaur experts acro...

Animator brings missing-link back to life