19 Jun 2017

Keeping Secrets Online – new security threat research announced

Eight projects to address some of the security threats facing the UK have been announced by the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST). One of the projects is led by Professor Wendy Moncur at the University of Dundee and is aimed at understanding how people keep secrets online, and how this understanding could help develop the UK’s capacity to support people who keep secrets as part of their jobs.” Professor Moncur’s `Keeping Secrets Online’ project – which looks into how ordinary people use the Internet when they are trying to keep secrets – for ex...

Keeping Secrets Online – new security threat research announced

16 Jun 2017

MBE for Professor David Coates

Professor David Coates, of the School of Life Sciences at the University, has been awarded an MBE in HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Professor Coates has been given the award `for services to biology’. Professor Coates has held the position of Director of Life Sciences Learning and Teaching at the University and has also worked extensively with the Royal Society of Biology. He said, “I am truly honoured to be recognised in this way for my work with the Royal Society of Biology, in supporting the development of a single voice for Biology in the UK, which is now having such a powerful...

MBE for Professor David Coates

16 Jun 2017

Responsible electives raise funds for under-resourced hospitals

Medical students from the University of Dundee have raised tens of thousands of pounds for hospitals in Africa during ‘Responsible Electives’ in Malawi and Zambia. Electives are a period of study in which medical students can learn hands-on experience almost anywhere in the world. A group of 10 students from Dundee chose to participate in the Responsible Electives programme and in the course of this have raised over £16,000 for Nkhoma Hospital in Malawi and St. Francis Mission Hospital in Zambia as part of their elective. Dr Katy Daniels, Electives Lead and Clinical Teacher from the Schoo...

Responsible electives raise funds for under-resourced hospitals

16 Jun 2017

Global recognition for Dundee’s Mother and Infant Research Unit

The University of Dundee’s global contribution to research on mother and infant health and midwifery is being recognised with a record representation at the leading conference in the field in Canada next week. Staff from the University’s Mother and Infant Research Unit (MIRU) will make 17 presentations at the 31st International Colleges of Midwives Triennial Congress in Toronto, the largest gathering in the world of experts in midwifery. Professor Mary Renfrew said, “This is unprecedented representation at the ICM Congress and strongly emphasises the impact Dundee is having in mother and ...

Global recognition for Dundee’s Mother and Infant Research Unit

15 Jun 2017

Dundee researcher recognised as top scientist

The University of Dundee’s Professor Tracy Palmer has been elected as a member of one of the world’s most prestigious scientific organisations. Professor Palmer, based at the University’s School of Life Sciences, is one among the outstanding 65 researchers from across the world to be honoured with election to the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO). The new intake is drawn from 19 European member states as well as Japan and the United States. The organisation aims to support talented researchers at all stages of their careers, stimulate the exchange of scientific information, a...

Dundee researcher recognised as top scientist