26 Jul 2018

New Blood student heads to creative bootcamp

A recent University of Dundee graduate has been awarded a ‘wildcard’ place at a creative bootcamp in London after her work stood out at a major exhibition. Lauren Morsley, 21, from Kirkcaldy, graduated in June from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design with a degree in Illustration. After graduating, Lauren was invited to exhibit at New Blood, a festival held in London which brings together industry professionals and new talent, while showcasing up-and-coming creatives from around the world. Lauren’s exhibition earned her both a Wildcard to attend New Blood’s two-week crea...

New Blood student heads to creative bootcamp

25 Jul 2018

A potential treatment for visceral leishmaniasis

Research published in Nature on a new preclinical drug candidate targeting visceral leishmaniasis Discovery made by a strong collaboration between University of Dundee, GSK and Wellcome Visceral leishmaniasis is a disease which kills tens of thousands of people every year, mostly amongst the poorest in the world A new preclinical candidate drug with the potential to treat visceral leishmaniasis, one of the world’s major neglected diseases, has been discovered through a close collaboration between the University of Dundee, GSK and Wellcome. Visceral leishmaniasis is a disease which kills tens of th...

A potential treatment for visceral leishmaniasis

23 Jul 2018

Scientists solve puzzle of the cellular ‘Mexican wave’

An electrifying puzzle that has evaded scientists for more than half a century, likened to a cellular Mexican wave, has finally been explained, according to a team of European scientists led by the University of Dundee. The study, published in Nature Chemistry this week, explains how the switches that control signals to and from your brain across your body, making it possible for us to move, think and feel, are controlled. If proved correct, the study might not only add a new chapter to the textbooks on human biology but also help explain how the molecules work that, when out of tune, cause heart diseases ...

Scientists solve puzzle of the cellular ‘Mexican wave’

19 Jul 2018

Bright times ahead for summer school students

Access Summer School students from the University of Dundee are walking on sunshine after completing their path to higher education. More than 170 attendees of the Dundee University Access to Learning (DUAL) Summer School and Online Access Summer School were honoured on Thursday after completing the six-week programme. The initiatives provide intensive preparation and alternative routes into degree courses for students whose true academic potential is often masked by circumstance. Course Director Dr John Blicharski said, “The students have had an exceptional summer and have impressed us throughout. &...

Bright times ahead for summer school students

19 Jul 2018

Museum plan was ‘Designed to Inspire’ 30 years before V&A Dundee

A far-sighted former Principal of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art called for a landmark building to house a major design museum some 30 years before the V&A Dundee project was conceived. Myer Lacome’s 1977 proposals were rediscovered by Matthew Jarron, Head of Museum Services at the University of Dundee when conducting research for a new exhibition celebrating the city’s heritage in design. Located at the Lamb Gallery, Tower Building, Designed to Inspire showcases examples of design from the University’s museum and archive collections. Matthew says that while there is no connecti...

Museum plan was ‘Designed to Inspire’ 30 years before V&A Dundee