14 Feb 2019

Students to GIDE mobile museum process

More than 150 students and staff from eight countries will come together at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design next week to explore how V&A Dundee and other local institutions can transform into ‘mobile museums’. DJCAD, part of the University of Dundee, is a member of the Group for International Design Education (GIDE), which will meet in the city from February 18-22. Attendees from Belgium, China, Germany, Italy. Portugal, Slovenia and Switzerland will join their Dundee peers in reimagining the museum as a mobile experience for the 21st century. Forming interdisciplinary tea...

Students to GIDE mobile museum process

14 Feb 2019

Meet the Dundee lovebirds who are 10,000 miles apart

Away from your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Meet the Dundee couple who have the ultimate long-distance relationship. The couple, Vangela Xu, from Nanjing, China and StéfanoD'Ambrosio Núñezfrom Lima, Peru, said that the stars aligned for them both to choose to study in Dundee and subsequently, find love at their first seminar. “The odds of us meeting at all, especially in Scotland, were really small,” said Vangela. “I was studying for an MRes in Cancer Biology and Stéfano studied for an LLM in Mineral Law and Policy. If it hadn’t been for Dundee w...

Meet the Dundee lovebirds who are 10,000 miles apart

13 Feb 2019

Citizen scientists sought for pioneering hand identification research

A new research project investigating what makes a person’s hands unique will call on 5000 ‘citizen scientists’ to contribute images to the world’s first searchable database of the anatomy and variations of the human hand. The 2.5M Euro project called H-Unique, funded by the European Research Council and led by Lancaster University in collaboration with the University of Dundee, will build on the ground-breaking research techniques pioneered by forensic anthropologist Professor Dame Sue Black. These techniques, pioneered by Professor Black while at Dundee, have previously been used s...

Citizen scientists sought for pioneering hand identification research

12 Feb 2019

Textiles researchers go Dutch with electrifying fabrics

Two postgraduate researchers from the University of Dundee are to showcase the links between crafting and wellbeing at a major international conference. Textile designers Sara Nevay and Lucy Robertson, from the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, will host a workshop at next month’s Research Through Design conference in Rotterdam. The pair have been working with volunteers throughout Scotland to establish how the use of both traditional and electronic ‘e-textiles’ can impact on wellbeing, and as they prepare to address research peers in the Netherlands, b...

Textiles researchers go Dutch with electrifying fabrics

12 Feb 2019

Natural products from the Amazon may help to treat neglected diseases

University of Dundee researchers have been awarded £700,000 to investigate whether bacteria and other natural products found in the Amazon hold the key to developing new drugs for neglected tropical diseases. The Dundee team led by Professor Kevin Read from the University’s Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) will work with colleagues in Brazil to identify novel drug targets and develop new therapies for visceral leishmaniasis and Chagas’ disease. The Medical Research Council (MRC)/Newton Fund grant will enable Professor Read’s team, alongside collaborators in Brazi...

Natural products from the Amazon may help to treat neglected diseases