22 Aug 2018

Student reveals the face of ancient Canary Islander

A University of Dundee student has recreated the face of an indigenous Canary Islander, a culture thought to have been wiped out by the Spanish Empire six centuries ago. Karina Osswald, originally from Canada, has revealed what a Guanche woman, aged 25-35 years old, may have looked like. The Guanche were an indigenous group who inhabited the Canary Islands from the 1st Century AD until the 15th Century – when they were invaded and culturally absorbed by Spanish settlers. Karina’s reconstruction is currently on display alongside the works of over 80 students as part of this year’s Duncan o...

Student reveals the face of ancient Canary Islander

21 Aug 2018

£2 million boost for Dundee researchers

Two University of Dundee scientists have been awarded prestigious fellowships worth more than £1 million each to fund their research over the next five years. Dr Greg Findlay and Dr David Murray received Sir Henry Dale Fellowships that will enable them to develop the work and profile of their laboratories. Two postdoctoral positions will also be created at Dundee’s School of Life Sciences as a result of the award. Dr Findlay, a group leader in the Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit, will use the funding to study a newly discovered control mechanism for Embr...

£2 million boost for Dundee researchers

20 Aug 2018

DUSA named top in Scotland by students

Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) has once again been named one of the top students’ unions in the UK, according to the Student Crowd’s Top 20 UK Student Union Awards 2018 list released today. The list, which is compiled by inviting nearly 8,000 current students and graduates to rate their own student unions, placed DUSA top in Scotland and third in the UK. Sofia Skevofylaka, DUSA President, said, “We pride ourselves on being a student-led organisation, so it is hugely rewarding for us when our students recognise our hard work. We strive to offer the best student experi...

DUSA named top in Scotland by students

17 Aug 2018

Dr Sarah Coulthurst recognised by Royal Society of Edinburgh

The University of Dundee’s Dr Sarah Coulthurst is among the leading academics and professionals to be recognised in the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s 2018 Prize List. Dr Coulthurst, Deputy Head of the Division of Molecular Microbiology at the School of Life Sciences, was awarded the RSE Patrick Neill Medal for her research in the field of microbiology, particularly in the area of bacterial communication and competition. “I am delighted and honoured to receive this award” she said. “It is a testament to the hard work and talent of the people in my lab and my other...

Dr Sarah Coulthurst recognised by Royal Society of Edinburgh

17 Aug 2018

Turner nominee and ‘father of town planning’ feature in exhibition

The relationships between urbanism and sustainability, collective consciousness and contemporary art will be explored in a new University of Dundee exhibition that coincides with the opening of V&A Dundee next month. ‘Politics of Small Places’ opens at Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, on Thursday 13 September and combines work from contemporary artist and Turner Prize nominee Paul Noble and the late, pioneering Scottish urban planner Sir Patrick Geddes. Taking place at a critical moment in Dundee’s cultural and architectural history, the exhibition br...

Turner nominee and ‘father of town planning’ feature in exhibition