21 Oct 2019

Human rights defenders arrive in Dundee

Campaigners from Russia and Zambia have begun a three-month fellowship at the University of Dundee designed to support those at risk for their work in protecting human rights around the world. Konstantin Baranov and Laura Miti will spend a semester at the University as part of the Scottish Human Rights Defenders Fellowship initiative, combining study and research with the chance to build relationships and share expertise with human rights and equality organisations. The Fellowship is a partnership between the Scottish Government and the University of Dundee, supported by the campaign groups Front Line Defe...

Human rights defenders arrive in Dundee

18 Oct 2019

Discovery raises hopes of one day preventing streptococci infections

Researchers at the University of Dundee have discovered an enzyme they believe could be key to preventing Group A Streptococcus infections that cause more than 500,000 deaths worldwide each year. Group A Streptococcus can lead to illnesses such as strep throat, scarlet fever, sepsis and toxic shock syndrome as well as several long-term autoimmune diseases with high mortality rates. Working with colleagues at the University of Edinburgh and the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Dundee researchers found an enzyme that is required to produce a carbohydrate on the surface of the streptococcal bacterium which en...

Discovery raises hopes of one day preventing streptococci infections

16 Oct 2019

Dundee academic among BBC `100 Women 2019’

Dr Sarah Martins da Silva, of the University of Dundee, has been named on BBC’s `100 Women 2019’ list of inspiring and influential women from around the world. The BBC list asks `What would the future look like if it were driven by women?’ and features such globally–recognised names as climate change activist Greta Thunberg and footballer Megan Rapinoe among many others. Dr da Silva, Senior Lecturer in Reproductive Medicine in the School of Medicine at Dundee, runs a translational research programme focussed around male infertility, sperm biology and drug discovery. She said, &ldquo...

Dundee academic among BBC `100 Women 2019’

14 Oct 2019

CEO to explain why helping society is good for business

Running a socially responsible enterprise is good for society and good for business, University of Dundee entrepreneurs will hear. Caroline McKenna, CEO of locally-based Social Good HQ, will present the next in the latest series of Entrepreneurial Masterclasses organised by the University’s Centre for Entrepreneurship. Part of the University’s Festival of the Future, she will discuss her career before an audience made up of members of both the student and business communities, as well as members of the public, at Dundee’s Dalhousie Building on Wednesday 16 October. Brian McNicoll, Head of...

CEO to explain why helping society is good for business

14 Oct 2019

Aerial dancers help Festival hit new heights

The 2019 Festival of the Future will get off to a flying start when Scotland’s leading aerial dance company take to the sky outside the University of Dundee at 7pm on Wednesday 16 October. All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre will perform their trademark spectacular moves while suspended high above the ground as part of the official opening of this year’s Festival. The dancers will move up and down the University’s Tower Building to a specially created soundtrack, while an original animation created by Dundee alumni Ryan McKnight is projected on to the side of the building. Guests will the...

Aerial dancers help Festival hit new heights