2 Jul 2019

University partners with Bukwang Pharmaceutical Company to develop new drug treatment for Parkinson’s disease

The University of Dundee‘s Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) has announced a multi-million-pound partnership with Korean-based Bukwang Pharmaceutical Company in a bid to develop a new drug treatment for Parkinson’s disease. This announcement builds upon existing drug discovery partnerships the DDU has with Takeda and GSK. Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurological disorder, after Alzheimer’s disease, affecting around two people in every 1000 across the population. There are around 6.1 million people worldwide and 120,000 people in the UK living with the condition. A key biol...

University partners with Bukwang Pharmaceutical Company to develop new drug treatment for Parkinson’s disease

1 Jul 2019

Dundee's little learners graduate from University

Following in the footsteps of thousands of graduates who received their degrees from the University of Dundee last month, children from the University Nursery have celebrated their own graduation with a special ceremony. Donned in bright blue robes and mortarboards, 29 children are moving on from the University of Dundee Nursery after years of friendship, fun and learning. Malzgorata Mazanka, Junior Nursery Manager, said, “It’s such an emotional day for all of us. We often have families send all their children here, so to see the last one go after 12 years or more looking after them and their s...

Dundee's little learners graduate from University

1 Jul 2019

Business breakfast to serve up fresh opportunities

An opportunity to develop Tayside’s workforce will be on the menu at a business breakfast promoting the University of Dundee’s Graduate Apprenticeship scheme. Graduate Apprenticeships provide employees at any stage in their career a way of studying for a degree by combining work-based learning with high-quality education. Candidates could be professionals who have limited formal education and are keen to progress, or non-technical employees moving into IT, software development or engineering. Businesses can either recommend an existing employee to undertake a Graduate Apprenticeship or hire a n...

Business breakfast to serve up fresh opportunities

28 Jun 2019

Can ‘Art at the Start’ improve a child’s wellbeing?

Babies and toddlers can aid science and brush up on their painting skills as part of a major University of Dundee study. Vicky Armstrong, a PhD researcher at the University’s MiniMeLab, is calling on parents from across Scotland to help her explore the links between art and a child’s ability to develop relationships. The art psychotherapist from Aberdeenshire is seeking parents and children to participate in Art at the Start, a project that is charting how participation in creative play assists with social wellbeing in youngsters. Hosted in conjunction with Dundee Contemporary Arts, Vicky says ...

Can ‘Art at the Start’ improve a child’s wellbeing?

26 Jun 2019

Rail tragedy inspires Hailey’s Commando debut

An American student who came to Dundee with no experience of writing comics has become one of the first female writers in over 30 years to have a story published in the legendary Commando war comic. Hailey Austin, a PhD student at the University of Dundee, has written ‘Steel Inferno’, a fictionalised version of a true World War II story of bravery and sacrifice, which will be published as Commando #5241 tomorrow. Steel Inferno is inspired by the Soham Rail Disaster which took place in the early hours of June 2 1944. As Britain prepared for the D-Day landings, a 44-wagon ammunition train caught ...

Rail tragedy inspires Hailey’s Commando debut