28 Oct 2019

Masterclass to highlight Dundee spinout’s global success

The founder of one of the world’s most exciting new technology companies will share his story with the next generation of business leaders at the University of Dundee. Professor Andrew Hopkins, CEO of AI drug discovery firm Exscientia, will detail how over seven years he has utilised Artificial Intelligence (AI) to establish a company that is expected to become a tech unicorn. He will be the latest leader from the world of enterprise to deliver an Entrepreneurial Masterclass as part of the University’s Centre for Entrepreneurship lecture series on Wednesday 30 October. Brian McNicoll, Head of t...

Masterclass to highlight Dundee spinout’s global success

25 Oct 2019

Empowering ethnic minority women to become entrepreneurs

A business academic at the University of Dundee will next month host an event aiming to encourage more ethnic minority women in the city to embrace entrepreneurship. Dr Norin Arshed, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University’s School of Business, received funding from the Economic and Social Research Council to bring women from different ethnic minorities together to explore the opportunities and challenges of starting and growing their own business. ‘Empowering and educating ethnic minority women to become entrepreneurs’ takes place at Dundee International Wome...

Empowering ethnic minority women to become entrepreneurs

25 Oct 2019

Drones help map Iceland’s disappearing glaciers

A new 3D process which involves old aerial photos and modern-day drone photography has shed light on accelerated ice loss from some of Iceland’s largest glaciers. Dr Kieran Baxter from the University of Dundee has created composite images that compare views from 1980s aerial surveys to modern day photos captured with the help of state-of-the-art  technology. This revolutionary technique has allowed Dr Baxter to document the dramatic ice-loss on a group of outlet glaciers on the south side of Vatnajökull, one of the largest ice caps in Europe. Aerial mapping photographs taken by the National...

Drones help map Iceland’s disappearing glaciers

24 Oct 2019

Reception honours contribution to cancer research

The achievements of Lady Fiona Fraser, who has helped raise more than £22 million for cancer research at the University of Dundee over the past few decades, will be celebrated by colleagues, scientists and members of the public next week. A reception in honour of Lady Fraser, who stepped down as Chair of the Ninewells Cancer Campaign earlier this year, will take place at the Jacqui Wood Cancer Centre on Tuesday 29 October. Lady Fraser served the organisation firstly as a committee member then as Vice-Chair and, since 2011, as Chair, overseeing multi-million pound fundraising efforts to bring the best...

Reception honours contribution to cancer research

24 Oct 2019

Refugee dentist's tool to help identify the dead

A Syrian refugee who had to flee his home country because of war has developed a new tool which could help experts in the field identify the sex of the deceased. Rawad Qaq, a PhD Forensic Dentistry student at the University of Dundee, has revealed his globally free-to-use Sex Calculator, which requires limited information and zero internet connection to help forensic scientists predict the sex of a skull. Rawad was just 23 years-old when he had to flee his homeland in 2015 because of war, undertaking a perilous three week journey from Syria to Europe by boat, leaving family and friends behind in the w...

Refugee dentist's tool to help identify the dead