8 Jun 2018

Fundraiser’s visit inspires Dundee researchers

A charity trekker whose husband’s life was cut short by Parkinson’s disease has been hailed as an inspiration by University of Dundee researchers developing treatments for the condition. Lyndsey Isaacs visited the University’s School of Life Sciences on Friday as she continues her 200-mile fundraising walk along Scotland’s coastline. The initiative, taking in seaside stretches from Leven in Fife to Cape Wrath in Sutherland, has already raised more than £8,500 for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust, the charity focused on funding research with the potential to cure Parkinson&rsqu...

Fundraiser’s visit inspires Dundee researchers

8 Jun 2018

MOOC aims to improve video game experience

The University of Dundee has launched a new online course to help video games companies use the vast amount of data collected from users to enhance the gaming experience and increase profits. Most of the data generated by companies is disregarded despite its value to the gaming industry. This is due to a lack of expertise in storing and analysing data effectively in order to gain insights into gamers’ actions and behaviours. The University’s Computing department is seeking to fill this knowledge gap with a new course, launched on the FutureLearn platform that enables millions of people around t...

MOOC aims to improve video game experience

7 Jun 2018

Dundee’s global life sciences role highlighted at BIO 2018

The University of Dundee’s contribution to the UK’s strength in the global life sciences sector is being highlighted this week by its Drug Discovery Unit at one of the world’s major scientific gatherings, the 2018 BIO International Convention in Boston. The Drug Discovery Unit operates as a standalone ‘biotech style’ small molecule drug discovery organisation and collaborates with partners worldwide to translate world-class biology research into novel drug targets and candidate drugs across multiple disease indications. This makes it the only DDU of its type in the UK which, i...

Dundee’s global life sciences role highlighted at BIO 2018

6 Jun 2018

Dundee named among ‘Golden Age’ elite

The University of Dundee has been ranked 22nd in the world, and 1st in Scotland, in a new league table of universities founded in the post-war ‘Golden Age’. The Times Higher Education (THE) Golden Age University Rankings cover universities established in the two decades between 1945 and 1967, with 200 institutions from 44 different countries included in the 2018 edition. Dundee was also ranked 8th of the 23 eligible UK universities. The prestigious table applies the same rigorous 13 performance indicators as the overall THE World University Rankings, with universities measured across their teac...

Dundee named among ‘Golden Age’ elite

6 Jun 2018

The Gaff to open at Zoology Museum

A new exhibition of work by Scottish artists David Blyth and Nick Gordon inspired by celebrated polymath D’Arcy Thompson will go on display at the museum that bears his name later this week. The Gaff opens on Friday 8 June at the University of Dundee’s D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum. The artists’ playful response to the preserved specimens in Thompson’s collection feature a range of sculptural works that explore ideas of material culture and the accepted codes of the museum experience. Thompson was the first Professor of Biology at University College Dundee, now the University...

The Gaff to open at Zoology Museum