20 Sep 2016

£1.4m investment in Global Excellence Scholarships

The University of Dundee, one of the world’s top 200 universities and the Scottish University of the Year, is investing £1.4million in a new range of scholarships to attract the best students from around the world. Dundee is the Scottish University of the Year 2016 (The Times and Sunday Times) and the top UK university in Times Higher Education’s global rankings of `Universities under 50’. The University consistently offers one of the best student experiences in the UK and was recently named in the top 10 of the UK’s National Student Survey, placing it ahead of Cambridge and O...

£1.4m investment in Global Excellence Scholarships

20 Sep 2016

Academia-industry collaboration gets £7 million to accelerate drug discovery

The University of Dundee has announced renewed funding of more than £7million from three of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies to support its Division of Signal Transduction Therapy (DSTT). Pharmaceutical giants Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline and Merck will provide support of £7.2 million until 2020, enabling scientists at Dundee to continue their fundamental research in multiple therapeutic areas, including cancer, arthritis, lupus, hypertension and Parkinson’s disease. This new round of funding secures 38 posts at Dundee for the next four years. The DSTT comprises...

Academia-industry collaboration gets £7 million to accelerate drug discovery

19 Sep 2016

‘Molecular origami’ enables scientists recreate RNA process in lab

University of Dundee scientists have used nanotechnology to perform ‘molecular origami’ in order to replicate naturally occurring genetic processes, research that may one day help enable the precise, targeted delivery of drug molecules in humans. Nanotechnology is engineering at an unimaginably small scale, that of individual molecules. Nature has led the way with this, constructing complex structures and functioning machines inside living cells, and scientists are taking a lead from this to engineer molecular-scale objects using natural molecules as building blocks. Professor David Lilley,&nbs...

‘Molecular origami’ enables scientists recreate RNA process in lab

15 Sep 2016

Fire investigation experts from across Europe to gather in Dundee

Fire investigators from more than 20 countries will descend upon the University of Dundee next week to take part in the 19th European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) fire and explosion investigation working group meeting. Dozens of experts from across Europe will be taking part in the event, which will be hosted by the University’s world-renowned Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID), from Tuesday 20th-Friday 23rd September. ENFSI is a network of 63 Forensic Science Institutes across Europe who link together to develop policy and practice across a wide range of forensic s...

Fire investigation experts from across Europe to gather in Dundee

14 Sep 2016

Students have the bottle for art

An art collective formed by students from the University of Dundee is taking art to the public in a novel way this Thursday. Selection Box, led by fourth-year Illustration students Jasmine Holt and Kali Wallace, ran a competition get fellow students and budding artists into the public eye by exhibiting their submissions on 60 beer bottles during their event ‘Art on Beer’. The 60 unique bottles, sponsored by Eden Mill and Abernyte Brewery, will be revealed in The George Orwell on Thursday night, all proceeds going to the charity HELM. Kali said, “Whilst art on beer bottles isn’t exa...

Students have the bottle for art