6 Mar 2017

Universities collaborate on drug discovery in stem cell therapies

Research teams based at the Universities of Dundee and Edinburgh are looking to partner with the pharmaceutical industry to better understand the biological processes that could allow the development of new drugs to support tissue regeneration or repair.  The National Phenotypic Screening Centre (NPSC) at the University of Dundee and the Medical Research Council (MRC) Centrefor Regenerative Medicine (CRM) at the University of Edinburgh have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that commits them to work more closely together as they strive to translate novel biological discoveries into new stem cell th...

Universities collaborate on drug discovery in stem cell therapies

6 Mar 2017

Lost film footage of 1970s Dundee discovered

Remarkable footage from the 1970s, a time when the hair was longer and the trousers wider, has been discovered in the University of Dundee archive and now made available as part of the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Depicting the wide range of student experience at the heart of the University in 1977, the video recovered from the University Archives highlights a great deal of what has and hasn’t changed in Tayside over the last 40 years. It captures many of the student traditions on campus, some of which are still alive while others have passed into history. The film also shows how...

Lost film footage of 1970s Dundee discovered

3 Mar 2017

Latest Cooper Gallery exhibition to close with live performance event

An exhibition, at the University of Dundee’s Cooper Gallery will conclude with an afternoon of live performances this weekend. ‘Of Other Spaces: Where Does Gesture Become Event?’ will close on Saturday, 4th March with performances from legendary artist Anne Bean, preeminent Chinese performance artist He Chengyao and the ‘She Town’-based Siôn Parkinson. There will also be a film screening of work by artists Rose English and Monica Ross along with a participatory collective reading conceived by Annabel Nicolson. ‘Of Other Spaces: Where Does Gesture Become Event?&rsqu...

Latest Cooper Gallery exhibition to close with live performance event

3 Mar 2017

Dundee’s women of science celebrated in new display

An outdoor exhibition highlighting the pioneering contributions that women from Dundee have made to science will go on display at the University of Dundee this week. ‘HerStory of Science’ will open outside the University’s Discovery Centre on Friday, 3rd March and runs until September. The display will tell the early history of women’s extraordinary contributions to science from a local perspective. It also illustrates the progress made by showing all the current female professors at the University. Curator Dr Sarah Cook said, “The University was the first institution to appoi...

Dundee’s women of science celebrated in new display

3 Mar 2017

‘Outstanding’ partnership to help vulnerable people in communities

A partnership between the University of Dundee and the Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) has been awarded the highest grade of ‘Outstanding’ by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. Findings from the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) have resulted in an increased understanding of and commitment to delivering a better service to SSEN’s most vulnerable customers in the north of Scotland and central southern England. Dr. Edward Hall, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University, sai...

‘Outstanding’ partnership to help vulnerable people in communities