2 Oct 2017

Dundee joins £2.85m PhD scheme to tackle AMR

In response to the urgent and global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the Medical Research Foundation (MRF), the charitable foundation of the Medical Research Council, has invested £2.85million in delivering the UK’s first nationwide PhD training programme to focus on this major health challenge. Antibiotics transformed healthcare in the 20th century and are still considered one of greatest medical achievements of the era. Today, we still rely on antibiotics to treat everything from minor cuts to life-threatening bacterial infections and to prevent infection after surgery. These drugs ...

Dundee joins £2.85m PhD scheme to tackle AMR

28 Sep 2017

Fellowship honour for Professor Annalu Waller

A University of Dundee computer scientist who has dedicated her career to helping people with complex communication needs connect with the world around them has been honoured for her work. Professor Annalu Waller, Chair of Human Communication Technologies, has been made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. She has been based at the University since 1989 and has helped established Dundee’s reputation as one of the world’s leading centres for research into augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technologies. Professor Waller works closely with child...

Fellowship honour for Professor Annalu Waller

28 Sep 2017

Are you brave enough? Students challenge locals to obstacle course

Students and staff from the University of Dundee are inviting locals to help raise funds for mental health support by taking on an exhilarating assault course at the heart of campus. Those who think they have what it takes can attempt the new obstacle challenge ‘Brave Runner’ at the University on Tuesday, 17th October at 5.30pm. Organised by the Sports Union and the Institute for Sport and Exercise (ISE) at the University, the fun obstacle circuit will test participants’ fitness, strength, stamina, mental grit and teamwork, all in the aid of the mental health support on campus. Alex Scott...

Are you brave enough? Students challenge locals to obstacle course

28 Sep 2017

€15million investment for University spin-out company Exscientia

Evotec AG and Exscientia Ltd - a company ‘spun out’ from research at the University of Dundee - today announced that Evotec has made a € 15 m investment to take a minority stake in Exscientia.  Through this investment, Evotec becomes the first strategic shareholder in the UK-based company. Exscientia is focused on Artificial Intelligence (“AI”)-driven drug discovery and design. With more than 1,800 scientists, Evotec has one of the largest and leading drug discovery platforms in the industry. Exscientia and Evotec have cooperated since early 2016 to advance small...

€15million investment for University spin-out company Exscientia

27 Sep 2017

Dundee lecturer completes 1000th consecutive daily run

A University of Dundee lecturer is celebrating, and resting, after completing his 1000th consecutive daily run. Dr David Rodley, from the School of Science and Engineering, set out on January 1st 2015 to start his quest to complete a whole year of daily runs, the only self-imposed stipulation being that each run should be at least two miles long. Having successfully achieved that goal, the 61-year-old simply kept running, until last night’s 1000th run, celebrated with fellow runners from the Dundee Road Runners club with food and drink in the Westport Bar. David said, “I was quite a serious run...

Dundee lecturer completes 1000th consecutive daily run