5 May 2016

Dundee to reveal cutting-edge research into infectious diseases

The role the University of Dundee plays in fighting infectious diseases and preventing the global rise in drug-resistance will be explored by Mike Ferguson, Regius Professor of Life Sciences, at the next Saturday Evening Lecture later this month. In his talk ‘What is the University of Dundee doing about infectious diseases?’, Professor Ferguson will outline the cutting-edge work being carried out across the University in its efforts to make better use of existing antibiotics.  He will discuss how drug resistant infections arise and how they are developing new medicines to fight against par...

Dundee to reveal cutting-edge research into infectious diseases

5 May 2016

University Archives rooting out musical memories of Dundee

Historians, local musicians and a youth community choir are set to join the University of Dundee to relive the city’s melodic history next week. Ged Grimes, founder member of Danny Wilson and now of Simple Minds, and Alistair ‘Breeks’ Brodie, of the music store Groucho’s, are among those who have contributed to the `Musical roots: memories & music in Dundee’ project co-ordinated by the University’s Archives team. The project will be highlighted in an evening of music and memories on Thursday May 12th at the University Tower Building, featuring songs from Sheena Welli...

University Archives rooting out musical memories of Dundee

4 May 2016

Dundee team to research potential cardiovascular disease treatment

A University of Dundee research team hopes to find a new treatment for cardiovascular disease by identifying and “switching off” harmful enzymes that can cause inflammation in the blood vessels. The researchers have identified a group of enzymes called SIK’s that reduce the production of chemicals which protect the blood vessels from inflammation.  The team is hoping they can find a way of “switching off” these enzymes so the protective chemicals can do their job. The two year project is being funded with a £137,206 grant from national charity Heart Research UK and ...

Dundee team to research potential cardiovascular disease treatment

3 May 2016

Professor to shed light on how much sun is bad for you

As spring fights with snow to light up Scotland’s sunniest city, the ultra-violet radiation from the sun, as well as manmade sources such as sunbeds, is causing a spike in skin cancer rates across the country. Professor Charlotte Proby, from the University of Dundee, will discuss the hazards (and benefits) of our sun during the next Café Science event, which takes place at Avery & Co on Monday, 9th May. “Light and radiation from our Sun is the basis of life on Earth,” explains Professor Proby. “However, sunlight is a powerful carcinogen that is driving the current skin ca...

Professor to shed light on how much sun is bad for you

3 May 2016

University signs zero tolerance pledge on sexual harassment.

Professor Sir Pete Downes will sign a zero tolerance policy against sexual harassment and bullying on campus with Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) later today. “Signing up to the policy, which was adopted by DUSA’s Student Representation Council two years ago, sends a strong campus-wide message that we don’t tolerate sexual harassment or bullying of any kind,” explained the Principal. “Sexual harassment and bullying isn’t acceptable in any aspect of society and I am proud that DUSA and the University that I am part of is doing its part to change socie...

University signs zero tolerance pledge on sexual harassment.