10 May 2018

Degree Show work a family affair for Dundee student

He was a British soldier killed by the IRA at the height of Northern Ireland’s Troubles, but 41 years after Jack Marshall’s death, his life is to be honoured by his artist granddaughter at one of Scotland’s biggest cultural events. Kiera Marshall will exhibit two specially made military uniforms chronicling the life and death of the grandfather she never knew at this year’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show, which opens next week. The 23-year-old will display two mannequins wearing outfits created with the help of her father, the son of L...

Degree Show work a family affair for Dundee student

10 May 2018

Professor Bob Steele named Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences

Professor Bob Steele, of the University of Dundee, has been elected to join the prestigious Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences. The Academy of Medical Sciences is the independent body in the UK representing the diversity of medical science. Fellows are been elected for their outstanding contributions to biomedical and health science, leading research discoveries, and translating developments into benefits for patients and the wider society. Professor Steele holds a Chair in Surgery in the School of Medicine at the University of Dundee. He is one of the UK’s leading authorities on cancer sc...

Professor Bob Steele named Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences

9 May 2018

Interpersonal touch helps people evaluate mistakes

A loved one’s touch might help people perform difficult mental tasks better and deal with setbacks more effectively, according to new research from the University of Dundee. Touch between people is central to communication, socialisation, and wellbeing. Despite this importance, touch is relatively understudied by psychologists compared to other forms of communication. To explore how touch impacts on the ways in which people control performance in relation to goals, Dr Blair Saunders from the University of Dundee, in collaboration with researchers from Humboldt University, Berlin, and the University o...

Interpersonal touch helps people evaluate mistakes

9 May 2018

Royal Society honour for Professor Tracy Palmer

Professor Tracy Palmer of the University of Dundee has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), the world's oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. Professor Palmer holds a Chair in Molecular Microbiology in the School of Life Sciences at Dundee. Her research career has been focussed on the study of bacteria. She is particularly interested in the processes by which bacteria such as E. coli interact with their surroundings and has published over 100 papers on the subject, gaining international recognition as one of the leading experts in the field. The Royal Society is the national academy...

Royal Society honour for Professor Tracy Palmer

8 May 2018

ESA recognition for Dundee technology

The European Space Agency (ESA) has showcased the importance of technology developed at the University of Dundee to aid the planetary landing of spacecraft. Planet and Asteroid Natural Scene Generation Utility (PANGU) is a powerful set of tools that model the surfaces of planetary bodies such as Mars, the Moon, Mercury and asteroids using real and synthetic data. Developed by the University’s Space Technology Centre, PANGU is currently being used by spacecraft engineers around the world, including the team working on ExoMars rover, which is scheduled to touch down on the red planet in 2020. The ESA h...

ESA recognition for Dundee technology