12 Mar 2018

‘Friends of the Show’ to boost creative talent

The University of Dundee is inviting businesses and individuals to support some of the UK’s top young artists, designers and architects as they prepare for the biggest event of their careers to date. A new ‘Friends of the Show’ scheme has been set up to help ensure this year’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show provides the best possible platform for graduating students. Packages range from £250-£1000 and come with a range of opportunities for Friends. The Degree Show is one of the highlights of Dundee’s cultural calendar...

‘Friends of the Show’ to boost creative talent

12 Mar 2018

Students to give staff the third degree

Staff and students from the University of Dundee will go head to head this month during a live recording of BBC Radio 4’s ‘The 3rd Degree’ hosted by comedian Steve Punt. Two teams of three will flex their mental muscles in front of a live audience on Friday 23 March at the D’Arcy Thompson Lecture Theatre in the University’s Tower Building. Taking on their students in a battle of the wits will be Dr Paul Campbell, Reader in Physics, Professor Christopher Spray, Chair of Water Science and Policy, and Dr Janice Aitken, Senior Lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art &...

Students to give staff the third degree

9 Mar 2018

'Virtual Reality: The Future Is Now’ – Café Science on 12 February

An expert from the University of Dundee will discuss the science behind virtual reality and augmented reality and explore what the future holds for these technologies at a Café Science event next week. Dr Rachel Menzies, Lecturer in Computing at the University, will deliver her talk, entitled, ‘Virtual Reality: The Future Is Now’, at Avery & Co, South Tay Street from 7pm on Monday 12 March. In it, she will discuss how these technologies are used in leisure, medicine, education, art and the military, and how researchers might push the boundaries even further. On 6 August 1991, the Wor...

'Virtual Reality: The Future Is Now’ – Café Science on 12 February

8 Mar 2018

Lord Provost becomes 200,000th SHARE signatory at celebration of global diabetes partnership

Lord Provost of Dundee Ian Borthwick will next week become the 200,000th signatory to a unique database helping researchers to carry out ground-breaking medical research. He will sign up for the Scottish Health Research Register (SHARE) when he welcomes the world-renowned diabetes researcher Dr V Mohan to the city on Monday 12 March to discuss a major new Scotland-India clinical partnership to combat diabetes. SHARE is a University of Dundee-led initiative that provides researchers with a database of suitable and willing recruits. SHARE also uses blood left over from routine testing to help improve treatme...

Lord Provost becomes 200,000th SHARE signatory at celebration of global diabetes partnership

6 Mar 2018

Parkinson’s patient raises £70,000 for research into disease

A Parkinson’s patient who has lived with the disease for more than a decade has visited the University of Dundee to see how money he has raised will be used to research potential new treatments for the condition. Marc Van Grieken, from Comrie in Perthshire, visited the University’s Medical Research Centre Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU) to present £70,000 to researchers and find out more about how it will be spent.  Landscape Architect Marc celebrated turning 60 in April last year by setting himself the challenge of raising £60,000 for Parkinson’...

Parkinson’s patient raises £70,000 for research into disease