1 May 2018

Launch of Platinum Informatics Ltd

Platinum Informatics is a new spin-out company providing 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 for the analysis of biological big data, generated in Professor Lamond’s world-leading Laboratory for Quantitative Proteomics. The software was ori...

Launch of Platinum Informatics Ltd

1 May 2018

Scientists enhance understanding of cancer development mechanisms

An interdisciplinary research collaboration has taken a significant step towards understanding the mutational causes of cancers, a finding which may one day lead to personalised cancer treatment. The team from the University of Dundee, European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and the Wellcome Sanger Institute used a type of worm called C. elegans as a model to study how cancer-causing genetic mutations arise when DNA is inaccurately replicated or when damaged DNA is not repaired. Cancer is caused by the accumulation of mutations. A major challenge is to understand the mutagenic processes that silently ...

Scientists enhance understanding of cancer development mechanisms

27 Apr 2018

Degree Show 2018: V&A Dundee will build city’s reputation for design

Some of the UK’s brightest emerging creative talents will show they are ready to take on the world when the University of Dundee hosts its annual Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show. Featuring the work of more than 300 students, the University will once again be transformed into Scotland’s largest exhibition space as it welcomes thousands of visitors to the campus for one of the highlights of the city’s cultural calendar. The 10-day event begins on May 18 and comes as excitement continues to build ahead of the opening of V&A Dundee on Saturday 15 September. Professor Paul Harris,...

Degree Show 2018: V&A Dundee will build city’s reputation for design

25 Apr 2018

Dundee tops UK for forensic science, top 10 graduate prospects

The University of Dundee has been ranked top in the United Kingdom for Forensic Science in the 2019 edition of the Complete University Guide league tables. Dundee also ranked 6th in the UK and top in Scotland for graduate prospects. Professor Dame Sue Black, Co-Director of the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS) at the University, said, “I am delighted that not only is forensic science top in the UK but that we have also risen five places to take the sixth slot in the UK for Anatomy & Physiology. This is testament to our staff and students in the Leverhulme Centre and our...

Dundee tops UK for forensic science, top 10 graduate prospects

25 Apr 2018

Sharing the experiences of refugees settling in Dundee

Professionals helping refugees from around the world to settle in Scotland will meet at the University of Dundee next week to discuss how they can better support families adjusting to life in their new country. The knowledge exchange event, hosted by the University’s School of Education and Social Work, takes place at the Dalhousie Building on Wednesday 2 May and will explore how best to respond to the needs of refugees moving to the local area. The day will feature talks and workshops headed by local professional and strategic professionals, academics and international experts. 'Global Challenges: L...

Sharing the experiences of refugees settling in Dundee