10 Dec 2018

Albinism campaigner speaks of being hunted for body parts

A human rights campaigner, who has just completed a fellowship at the University of Dundee, has spoken of how she and other people with albinism are “hunted like animals” in her home country of Malawi. Tumeliwa Mphepo is one of three international activists who spent a semester at the University as part of the Scottish Human Rights Defender Fellowship initiative. Participants spent three months in Scotland, combining study at Dundee with the chance to build relationships and share expertise with Scottish human rights and equality organisations. The Fellowship is a partnership between the Scotti...

Albinism campaigner speaks of being hunted for body parts

10 Dec 2018

Prestigious role for Professor Annie Anderson

Annie Anderson, Professor of Public Health Nutrition at the University of Dundee, has been elected President of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine (UKSBM). Professor Anderson will officially take up the role at the UKSBM’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Birmingham on 12-13 December. The election reflects her position as one of the UK’s foremost authorities in behavioural medicine, an interdisciplinary field that draws together experts in psychology, social science, behavioural science, public health and medicine. The Society acts as a forum for presenting research on both public health polic...

Prestigious role for Professor Annie Anderson

7 Dec 2018

Scottish Edge win gives £100k boost to Platinum Informatics

Platinum Informatics, a spin-out company from the University of Dundee, was one of the big winners at the Scottish EDGE Awards last night (December 6), receiving £100,000. Platinum Informatics provides state of the art software solutions for the management, visualisation and analysis of large and complex data sets in a wide range of laboratory and industrial environments. The company is commercialising software developed for more than ten years within the University of Dundee by Professor Angus Lamond’s team in the School of Life Sciences. Platinum Informatics has built upon software created fo...

Scottish Edge win gives £100k boost to Platinum Informatics

7 Dec 2018

Carols by candlelight – Sunday 9 December 5pm

One of the highlights of Dundee’s festive calendar will take place this weekend as the University of Dundee hosts its annual carols by candlelight service. The event, which is open to all, will take place in a new venue this year, at Dundee Parish Church (St Mary’s) on Sunday 9 December at 5pm. This years’ service will be extra special as it will be the last service that Professor Sir Pete Downes, the University’s Principal, will attend in his formal capacity after almost a decade in office and nearly 30 years of service to the University. Rev Dr Fiona Douglas, University Chaplain, ...

Carols by candlelight – Sunday 9 December 5pm

5 Dec 2018

New elite barley could be a budding success

New gene combinations in barley could prove a budding success for breeders and brewers across the world, according to a new study by plant scientists at the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute. The study, published in New Phytologist, suggests new barley lines created by bringing together novel genetic variation, could dramatically benefit the brewing and distilling industries by offering improved grain quality. Barley can have heads with either 2 or 6 rows of grain. Currently, the malt industries in the UK prefer 2-row barley due to its grain uniformity, but this could change following the...

New elite barley could be a budding success