26 Oct 2017

Arbikie to serve a measure of advice

Image supplied by Arbikie Highland Estate © University of Dundee alumnus and Commercial Director of the Arbikie Highland Estate, Iain Stirling will return to his alma mater next week to host a masterclass on enterprise. Iain who graduated from the University with an MA in Modern History and Economics with Politics in 1989, went on to found the successful Arbikie Highland Estate with his brothers, David and John in 2014. The business is best known for their small batch, super premium spirits, and Scotland’s first potato vodka. Iain said, “It’s a real honour to be asked by to the ...

Arbikie to serve a measure of advice

25 Oct 2017

Mountain bothy book that might save a life

If you chance upon one of the 103 bothies in Great Britain that are maintained by the Mountain Bothies Association you might also become the first person to find a new book hidden amongst the mountain shelters - a 66-page newsprint publication that might just save a life – even if it means setting fire to it. 46 artists and writers, led by Edward Summerton, Senior Lecturer at the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, have created 200 copies of ‘Shelter Stone: The Artist and the Mountain’ and dispersed it among bothies and shelters in England, Scotland and W...

Mountain bothy book that might save a life

24 Oct 2017

Slessor Gardens goes skin-deep for Science Festival

Members of the public will be able to look a little closer next week when a photographic exhibition which focuses on the experiences of living with eczema is unveiled at Slessor Gardens, situated at the heart of Dundee’s waterfront. The exhibition ‘Expressions of Eczema’ is part of the Dundee Science Festival, and features art from four Scottish artists in collaboration with patients living with eczema and researchers from the University of Dundee. Visitors will have a chance to meet the scientists behind the exhibition including Professor Sara Brown on Saturday 28 October. The event is f...

Slessor Gardens goes skin-deep for Science Festival

23 Oct 2017

Staff and students to show racism the red card

Staff and students from the University of Dundee will this Thursday go head-to-head in a football match taking place to support the battle against racism. The match is sponsored by Show Racism the Red Card and is one of the Black History Month events to be organised by Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA). The teams will also be joined by Dundee United striker Patrick N’Koyi, local broadcasting legend Jim Spence as well as a representative from Dundee FC, who will be down on the pitch to help manage and advise both sides. Caroline Goodliffe, Vice President of Student Welfare at DUSA, ...

Staff and students to show racism the red card

23 Oct 2017

Vaccinating against psoriasis, allergies and Alzheimer’s a possibility, research shows

Research from the Universities of Dundee and Oxford has shown how combining the tetanus vaccine with a viral particle that normally affects cucumbers can be used to treat psoriasis and allergies, and may even protect against Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists led by Dundee’s Dr John Foerster and Oxford’s Professor Martin Bachmann, were able to take the protein coat of cucumber mosaic virus and incorporate a tetanus vaccine-derived protein structure known to stimulate the immune system in order to create vaccines to treat multiple chronic diseases. The vaccine showed positive results in model...

Vaccinating against psoriasis, allergies and Alzheimer’s a possibility, research shows