1 Nov 2017

Dundee-China links strengthened with guest professorship

The University of Dundee has formed a new link with China, with Professor Daan van Aalten from the School of Life Sciences being appointed a guest professor at Xiangya Hospital at Central South University in Changsha, China. Professor van Aalten is a Wellcome Trust Investigator in the Division of Gene Regulation and Expression in the School of Life Sciences. He is one of the world’s leading authorities on the role of the enzyme O-GlcNAc transferase in neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases. He is an author on over 170 scientific papers, the latest being a major breakthrough in identifying ...

Dundee-China links strengthened with guest professorship

30 Oct 2017

Edible experiments expected to wow

Bubbling beverages, insect cookies and ice cream frozen by liquid nitrogen are on offer this week as researchers at the University of Dundee swap the lab for the kitchen to cook with chemistry.  Featuring tasty treats from local companies including the world-famous Jannettas Gelateria, scientists at the University’s School of Life Sciences are inviting people to come and try surprising snacks as part of this year’s Dundee Science Festival. Ali Floyd, Public Engagement Manager, said, “We will creating a perfect pairing of food and science and exploring the links between bacteria and i...

Edible experiments expected to wow

30 Oct 2017

Strength in Silence – The Margaret Harris Lecture on Religion

A man who spent 14 years in institutions for people with profound learning and physical disabilities after contracting a brain infection will share the story of how he battled back to health at this year’s Margaret Harris Lecture at the University of Dundee. At the age of 12, Martin Pistorius began developing symptoms that included losing the ability to move by himself. The South African later fell into a vegetative state that lasted four years. By the time he was 19 he had regained full consciousness, but was unable to tell anyone. It was only when a therapist noticed that he was reactive to specifi...

Strength in Silence – The Margaret Harris Lecture on Religion

27 Oct 2017

Dundee named as world centre of pharmaceutical innovation

The University of Dundee is the world’s most influential pharmaceuticals research institution, according to a major global survey that places it ahead of the likes of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California Berkeley. This year’s ‘The State of Innovation’ report by Clarivate Analytics ranks Dundee as the most influential scientific research institution in pharmaceuticals for the period 2006-16. The University of Edinburgh is the only other UK representative in the top 10, which features prestigious institutions such as Switzerland's Ecole Polytechnique ...

Dundee named as world centre of pharmaceutical innovation

26 Oct 2017

Arbikie to serve a measure of advice

Image supplied by Arbikie Highland Estate © University of Dundee alumnus and Commercial Director of the Arbikie Highland Estate, Iain Stirling will return to his alma mater next week to host a masterclass on enterprise. Iain who graduated from the University with an MA in Modern History and Economics with Politics in 1989, went on to found the successful Arbikie Highland Estate with his brothers, David and John in 2014. The business is best known for their small batch, super premium spirits, and Scotland’s first potato vodka. Iain said, “It’s a real honour to be asked by to the ...

Arbikie to serve a measure of advice