12 Nov 2018

Winter Graduation to mark student success

The University of Dundee will this week mark the achievements of well over 1000 undergraduate and postgraduate students when this year’s Winter Graduation ceremonies take place at Caird Hall. Graduands will be joined by family and friends to celebrate their academic achievements, while honorary degrees will be bestowed upon world-leading scientist Professor Bob Michell, Scottish Rugby Union Chief Medical Officer Dr James Robson and leading foreign correspondent Christina Lamb. The winter celebrations are held to allow students whose courses finish after the traditional summer graduation to receive th...

Winter Graduation to mark student success

9 Nov 2018

Dundee talk to trace the origins of Frankenstein

The literature that influenced one of history’s most famous novels is to be examined at the next meeting of Dundee Arts Café. Dr Daniel Cook, a senior lecturer in English at the University of Dundee, will reveal how Frankenstein was shaped by the reading habits of its author, Mary Shelley, and how other books are integral to the plot of the gothic masterpiece. Ahead of ‘Frankenstein: The Books That Made the Monster’, which takes place at 6pm on Tuesday 13 November at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum, Dr Cook said, “Quite often we think of Frankenstein as a...

Dundee talk to trace the origins of Frankenstein

9 Nov 2018

Portable microwave tech used in treating skin lesions

A new method of using a Scottish company’s portable microwave technology to treat sun-damaged skin conditions is being tested by researchers at the University of Dundee. It is estimated that 1 in 3 people over 60 years old in the UK has at least one actinic keratosis (AK) lesion - the first appearance of a potential non-melanoma skin cancer. There is a small associated risk that the lesions could progress into a more dangerous form of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma. Patients who have actinic keratoses are also more at risk of all types of skin cancer compared to someone of the same a...

Portable microwave tech used in treating skin lesions

7 Nov 2018

Scientists overturn odds to make Parkinson’s discovery

Scientists at the University of Dundee have confirmed that a key cellular pathway that protects the brain from damage is disrupted in Parkinson’s patients, raising the possibility of new treatments for the disease. Parkinson’s is a disabling disorder of the brain for which there is no cure. Mutations in two genes called PINK1 and Parkin are associated with early-onset forms of Parkinson’s. Both encode distinct classes of enzymes that play a pivotal role in protecting the brain against stress. Previous research had revealed that when the ‘batteries’ of cells are damaged, PINK1 ...

Scientists overturn odds to make Parkinson’s discovery

5 Nov 2018

Conference set to generate energy discussion

Industry experts will breeze in to Dundee this week to discuss the future of research in the UK’s offshore renewable energy sector. Academics and researchers will gather in the city for the Supergen Wind Hub General Assembly, with an emphasis on the future research agenda to tackle development and decommissioning challenges for international offshore wind energy deployment. Representatives from leading universities including Dundee, Oxford and Imperial College London will be among those speaking at the event, providing updates on research that aims to breathe new life in to Britain’s offshore w...

Conference set to generate energy discussion