13 Jun 2016

Potato parasite’s `toolkit’ revealed

Parasitic nematode worms are the `hidden enemy’ of farmers world-wide, causing billions of pounds worth of crop damage every year. Now an international research collaboration led by the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute has detailed the genome sequence and inner workings of the yellow potato cyst nematode (PCN), giving scientists new insights into how it can be stopped. “This is an exciting discovery which reveals the potato cyst nematode’s ‘parasitism toolkit’,” said Dr Sebastian Eves-van den Akker, of the University of Dundee’s Division of Plant...

Potato parasite’s `toolkit’ revealed

10 Jun 2016

Dame Commander for Professor Sue Black in Birthday Honours

Professor Sue Black of the University of Dundee, one of the world’s foremost experts in forensic anthropology, has received a Damehood in HM The Queen’s 90th birthday Honours. Professor Black is Director of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) and co-Director of the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, based at the University of Dundee. Her forensic expertise has been crucial to a number of high-profile criminal cases, including the conviction of Scotland’s largest paedophile ring in 2009 and more recently the conviction of Richard Huckle, the UK’s mos...

Dame Commander for Professor Sue Black in Birthday Honours

10 Jun 2016

PopDundee is back – student creations on sale

Dundee shoppers will have the chance to buy work from some of the city’s brightest young creatives as students from the University of Dundee are bringing their popular pop up shop back. PopDundee will be opening up for the seventh time in its latest venue Door Below at Drouthy’s Bar and Restaurant on Monday 13th to Friday 17th June. The public will be able to purchase prints, jewellery, original artwork and illustrated books from the artists, which include recent graduates from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. There will also be the opportunity to view the finished film projects...

PopDundee is back – student creations on sale

9 Jun 2016

Dundee continues to lead the way in widening access

The number of students from the most deprived areas of Scotland taking up places at the University of Dundee has more than doubled in recent years. Figures from the university admissions body UCAS show that the number of students from the most-deprived 20 per cent (MD20) and 40 per cent (MD40) of areas matriculating at Dundee has risen sharply since 2010 and particularly since 2012. Across Scotland, the 1,215 18-year-old MD20 applicants taking a place at a Scottish university in 2015 represented a fall on the 1,305 figure the previous year. In contrast, Dundee’s MD20 matriculations rose 10 per cent l...

Dundee continues to lead the way in widening access

9 Jun 2016

Student and academics compete for £150,000 in creation competition

Automatic bike gears, a website to help diabetes sufferers, and a style magazine have made it to the final of a top entrepreneurial competition, and they have all been developed at the University of Dundee. Staff members Dr Deborah Wake and Dr Laszlo Csetenyi, and student Alberto Negro have secured their places in the final 30 of the Converge Challenge. The Converge Challenge is a high profile entrepreneurship development programme for staff, students, and recent graduates of Scottish Universities and research institutes, with entrants competing for a £150,000 prize fund. The University of Dundee&rsq...

Student and academics compete for £150,000 in creation competition