22 Feb 2017

Research suggests new model of chronic disease

Genes play a key role in determining whether someone experiences multiple chronic diseases, according to new research led by the University of Dundee. Chronic pain, depression and heart disease are three of the commonest causes of disability, and are becoming more prevalent. People are also increasingly likely to suffer from more than one chronic disease, resulting in greater disability.  While age, gender, social circumstances and lifestyle are known to increase susceptibility to multiple causes of disability the exact reason why some people suffer from several chronic diseases and others don’t...

Research suggests new model of chronic disease

20 Feb 2017

Universities ready to vie for Varsity

The elite of university sporting talent will do battle across more than a dozen sports as the annual Varsity tournament returns to Dundee. Old rivalries will be resumed on Wednesday, 15th March when the University of Dundee and Abertay University teams face-off in a series of eagerly anticipated matches at the Institute of Sport and Exercise and the University of Dundee's riverside pitches. Varsity is the biggest amateur sporting event on the Dundee calendar with more than 600 students taking part over a full day for the coveted Tay Varsity Challenge Trophy. For the first time, Ultimate Frisbee a...

Universities ready to vie for Varsity

17 Feb 2017

‘Brutally murdered’ Pictish man brought back to life by CAHID team

Researchers from the University of Dundee’s Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) have reconstructed the face of a Pictish man they showed to have been brutally murdered 1,400 years ago. Archaeologists excavating a cave in the Black Isle, Ross-shire, were astonished to find the skeleton of a man buried in a recess of the cave. The body had been placed in an unusual cross-legged position, with large stones holding down his legs and arms. The bones were sent to CAHID’s world-renowned forensic anthropologist Professor Dame Sue Black, whose team – including Dr Christopher Rynn a...

‘Brutally murdered’ Pictish man brought back to life by CAHID team

15 Feb 2017

RSE honours for Dundee Professors

The Royal Society of Edinburgh has announced today that three academics from the University of Dundee have been elected as Fellows of the RSE. The new Fellows from the University are: David Horn, Professor of Parasite Molecular Biology Professor John Rouse, Professor of Chromosome Biology Professor Robert Steele, Professor of Surgery “I am delighted to see our staff recognised among the range of new Fellows announced by the Royal Society of Edinburgh,” said Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee. “These awards highlight the impact our staff ...

RSE honours for Dundee Professors

15 Feb 2017

Employers and academics to design apprenticeship courses

Employers, academics and students will come together at the University of Dundee this week to explore a new initiative aiming to address key skills shortage in industry. The Graduate Level Apprenticeships programme has been launched by Skills Development Scotland (SDS) in partnership with universities, including Dundee. Representatives of SDS and the University will address employers on the programme’s benefits at the Queen Mother Building on Friday, 17th February. The University will work in partnership with businesses to offer up to 70 Graduate Level Apprenticeships in four areas: IT Management for...

Employers and academics to design apprenticeship courses