4 Oct 2018

Doctors of the future - Scotland’s first graduate entry medical course begins

A new graduate entry medical course with a focus on rural and GP medicine has begun in St Andrews and Dundee. ScotGEM is a Scottish Government-funded course open to students who have graduated with a degree other than medicine. Health Secretary Jeane Freeman was in St Andrews to meet some of the 55 students who have started work on the four year course, hosted by the medical schools at the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews in partnership with the University of the Highlands and Islands and NHS Scotland. Students are eligible to apply for an optional bursary of £4,000 per year in return for agreei...

Doctors of the future - Scotland’s first graduate entry medical course begins

4 Oct 2018

From Cox to coccyx – 130 years of Anatomy in Dundee

A new University of Dundee exhibition explores the history of Anatomy in the city, from the earliest materials used to teach students about the human body through to world-leading research carried out today. ‘From Cox to coccyx – 130 years of Anatomy in Dundee’has opened in the Tower Foyer Gallery and will remain on display until mid-December. The Chair of Anatomy in Dundee was endowed by Thomas Hunter Cox of the jute family who owned Camperdown Works, and the first Anatomy teaching began in 1888. This was a key milestone for the new University College Dundee as it marked the first offici...

From Cox to coccyx – 130 years of Anatomy in Dundee

4 Oct 2018

University’s Malawi mission to aid African science

The work of scientists in some of Africa’s remotest communities is about to be transformed by the University of Dundee. A team from the University’s Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) will travel to Malawi this week with crates of apparatus to be distributed to local researchers. Part of an ongoing initiative by the University’s School of Life Sciences to support scientists in the developing world, four members of staff from the WCAIR will fly out to Africa on Thursday. While primarily travelling to teach a Master’s course in Traditional Herbal Medicine, Suze Farre...

University’s Malawi mission to aid African science

3 Oct 2018

Head Dragon visits Dundee’s entrepreneurial den

`Dragons’ Den’ star Peter Jones will visit Dundee’s own Centre of Entrepreneurship on Wednesday 3rd October to speak to enterprising students and budding business hopefuls. The business tycoon, who is making his fifth appearance at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, will speak about his own entrepreneur journey on his visit to the Centre, which is a partnership between Elevator, Scotland’s leading private provider of enterprise, employment and entrepreneurial services, and the University of Dundee. Mr Jones will meet with current and past cohorts of Elevator’s accelerator ...

Head Dragon visits Dundee’s entrepreneurial den

3 Oct 2018

£1.25 million to study the plant microbiome in Dundee

A University of Dundee scientist has been awarded almost £1.25 million to study the interaction between plants and soil microbes, with the ultimate aim of boosting sustainable food production. Dr Davide Bulgarelli, a principal investigator at the Division of Plant Sciences, based at the James Hutton Institute, has been awarded two research grants each exceeding £620,000 from the European Commission and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). As part of the first grant, Dr Bulgarelli will participate in a Horizon 2020 research programme coordinated by the Univers...

£1.25 million to study the plant microbiome in Dundee