12 Sep 2016

University Rector meets Olympic Silver Medallist Stephen Milne

World record-breaking cyclist Mark Beaumont, Rector of the University of Dundee, will meet Olympic medallist and fellow Scotsman, Stephen Milne at the Institute of Sport and Exercise today. Stephen Milne, who lives in Perth, has been a sportscotland Institute of Sport supported athlete for six years and contributed Scotland’s 13 medals out of the 67 won in Rio last month. The first of the swimming relay medals, in the 4x200m Freestyle Relay, was an all Scottish affair in the heats as Stephen Milne, Duncan Scott, Dan Wallace and Robbie Renwick took Team GB comfortably into the final, with James Guy re...

University Rector meets Olympic Silver Medallist Stephen Milne

9 Sep 2016

Mark Beaumont pushes student well-being with new Support Hub

The record-breaking long-distance cyclist Mark Beaumont is set to open the University of Dundee’s new Support Hub next week. Mark, the student Rector, will unveil the Support Hub which aims to cater for a range of support needs for staff and students. The Support Hub is set to bring together existing services which provide disability, mental health, student funding, counselling and health support across the University. Mark said, “University can sometimes be an uphill struggle for students. Financial circumstances, ill-health and stress are common features across all campuses but this new Suppo...

Mark Beaumont pushes student well-being with new Support Hub

9 Sep 2016

New blood test developed to tackle major livestock disease in Africa

The University of Dundee and the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed) have partnered to develop a simple and effective device that tests for a cattle disease that is endemic in 40 African countries and accounts for up to a 50 percent loss in milk and meat production in the continent. The device, less than 3 inches long and similar in format to a pregnancy test, can identify within 30 minutes whether or not an animal is infected with the parasite Trypanosoma vivax from a single drop of blood. The simple device does not require electricity or any additional equipment, factors tha...

New blood test developed to tackle major livestock disease in Africa

8 Sep 2016

Peppa Pig and Principal open expanded University Nursery

The University of Dundee Nursery will open its doors to more children than ever, following an unveiling by Professor Sir Pete Downes and his friends, Peppa Pig, Olaf and a Paw Patrol Puppy today. The newly expanded nursery will now accommodate infants from birth as well as pre-school children up to 5 years.                                                                                       &nb...

Peppa Pig and Principal open expanded University Nursery

8 Sep 2016

‘Stem Cells: Hope, Hype and Hustlers’ – Café Science 12th September

A University of Dundee lecturer will be discussing the sometimes controversial world of stem cell research at this month’s Café Science. ‘Stem Cells: Hope, Hype and Hustlers’ will see Dr Marios Stavridis talk about stem cells on Monday, 12th September. He will explore the basic biology behind stems cells and will provide an insight on the current challenges facing the field of regenerative medicine. Dr Stavridis said, “There is a lot of excitement surrounding stem cell research right now, as basic science moves to clinical application. “Stem cells are the basis of some ...

‘Stem Cells: Hope, Hype and Hustlers’ – Café Science 12th September