22 Nov 2017

Court Room Science Primers Launched

Unique partnership between the judiciary and science academies produces plain English primers relaying core scientific evidence to judges Easy-to-understand guides or primers on scientific evidence – developed with the help of experts from the University of Dundee – are being introduced in UK courts as a working tool for judges. The first two primers in the series, which cover DNA fingerprinting and techniques identifying people from the way they walk from CCTV, launch today (22 November 2017). The primers – Forensic DNA analysis and Forensic gait analysis –are designed to assist ...

Court Room Science Primers Launched

21 Nov 2017

Atopic eczema: one size does not fit all

Researchers from the UK and Netherlands have identified five distinct subgroups of eczema, a finding that helps explain how the condition can affect people at different stages of their lives. Doctors and patients have long known that the itchy skin condition can affect people in many different ways. Now Professor Sara Brown from the University of Dundee and collaborators at the University of Bristol and the University of Groningen, Netherlands, have shown for the first time that there are atopic dermatitis subgroups in children. Professor Brown said, “This research study has confirmed that eczema is ...

Atopic eczema: one size does not fit all

21 Nov 2017

Record-breaking Rector returns to campus

Image: Mark Beaumont by Muckle Media World record-breaking ultra-endurance athlete and Rector of the University of Dundee, Mark Beaumont is returning to campus this week as he shows his support for the city’s senior cyclists and officially opens a newly refurbished section of the University Library. Mark, who has recently smashed the Guinness World Record by cycling around the world in 79 days for charity, will get back on his bike as he joins cyclists at the University’s Riverside football pitches at 1.30pm on Tuesday 21 November. He will be pledging his support to the Active Senior Cyclist pr...

Record-breaking Rector returns to campus

17 Nov 2017

“Homesickness nearly stopped me from graduating”

Syrian student Zena Ali has graduated from the University of Dundee after overcoming an often overlooked and misunderstood illness. The Human Clinical Embryology Masters student thought she might have to give up her ‘dream’ degree when she fell ill with homesickness. Feeling isolated and alone, the real dangers of the illness became apparent when she failed her first-year exams. “I felt so lonely, low and depressed and I couldn’t concentrate,” said Zena. “I felt so embarrassed when I failed a module that it made me feel more isolated so my symptoms got worse. “In t...

“Homesickness nearly stopped me from graduating”

17 Nov 2017

Mum and daughter graduate together this Winter Graduation

It was a family affair at the University of Dundee’s Winter Graduation when a mother and daughter from Glenrothes collected their Adult Nursing degrees. Kerry Perrie (46) and Robyn Watson (27) crossed the Caird Hall stage on Friday 17 November after studying together for three years at the University’s Kirkcaldy campus. Robyn first decided to venture into the world of nursing after the birth of her son Arthur, who is now 5. “I didn’t want to go back to my old job,” she said. “So I applied to college to do an NC Access to Nursing and then my mum said it was something she ...

Mum and daughter graduate together this Winter Graduation