3 Jul 2019

Poets pit Scotland’s personality against itself

Some of Scotland’s most famous people, places and products have been pitted against one another as part of a new poetry publication. From Laphroaig versus Buckfast, to Oor Wullie against Black Bob, to Jimmy Shand meeting Jack Bruce, and cullen skink taking on Irn-Bru, the new book Scotia Extremis brings together more than 100 acclaimed Scottish poets to take a sideways look at what makes, and makes up, Scotland. The book is co-edited by Andy Jackson, a poet and medical librarian at the University of Dundee, and Brian Johnstone, founder of StAnza: Scotland’s International Poetry Festival and wil...

Poets pit Scotland’s personality against itself

2 Jul 2019

Professor Sir Mike Ferguson honoured with a knighthood

Mike Ferguson, Regius Professor of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, has today received a knighthood for his services to science. Professor Sir Mike, one of the UK’s most eminent life scientists, received the award at Holyrood on Tuesday 2 July after his accolade was announced in the most recent New Year’s Honours list. He helped establish the University’s Drug Discovery Unit which works with health agencies and pharmaceutical companies to advance new treatments to combat diseases as Chagas’ disease and tuberculosis, including developing an anti-malarial drug now in human t...

Professor Sir Mike Ferguson honoured with a knighthood

2 Jul 2019

University partners with Bukwang Pharmaceutical Company to develop new drug treatment for Parkinson’s disease

The University of Dundee‘s Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) has announced a multi-million-pound partnership with Korean-based Bukwang Pharmaceutical Company in a bid to develop a new drug treatment for Parkinson’s disease. This announcement builds upon existing drug discovery partnerships the DDU has with Takeda and GSK. Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurological disorder, after Alzheimer’s disease, affecting around two people in every 1000 across the population. There are around 6.1 million people worldwide and 120,000 people in the UK living with the condition. A key biol...

University partners with Bukwang Pharmaceutical Company to develop new drug treatment for Parkinson’s disease

1 Jul 2019

Dundee's little learners graduate from University

Following in the footsteps of thousands of graduates who received their degrees from the University of Dundee last month, children from the University Nursery have celebrated their own graduation with a special ceremony. Donned in bright blue robes and mortarboards, 29 children are moving on from the University of Dundee Nursery after years of friendship, fun and learning. Malzgorata Mazanka, Junior Nursery Manager, said, “It’s such an emotional day for all of us. We often have families send all their children here, so to see the last one go after 12 years or more looking after them and their s...

Dundee's little learners graduate from University

1 Jul 2019

Business breakfast to serve up fresh opportunities

An opportunity to develop Tayside’s workforce will be on the menu at a business breakfast promoting the University of Dundee’s Graduate Apprenticeship scheme. Graduate Apprenticeships provide employees at any stage in their career a way of studying for a degree by combining work-based learning with high-quality education. Candidates could be professionals who have limited formal education and are keen to progress, or non-technical employees moving into IT, software development or engineering. Businesses can either recommend an existing employee to undertake a Graduate Apprenticeship or hire a n...

Business breakfast to serve up fresh opportunities