18 Oct 2018

Mercury rising for Dundee space technology

Hardware developed in Dundee will this weekend embark on a seven-year, 48 million-mile mission to Mercury. When the BepiColombo mission to Mercury launches from Kourou, French Guiana on Saturday 20 October it will be equipped with SpaceWire, a computer network developed by University of Dundee and spin-out company STAR-Dundee that connects instruments, processors and other onboard systems. BepiColombo is a joint endeavour between the European Space Agency (ESA) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). It is the first European mission to Mercury, the smallest and least explored planet in the inner Sol...

Mercury rising for Dundee space technology

17 Oct 2018

€1 million project investigates the place of minorities in Europe

A consortium of European resereachers, including from the Universities of St Andrews and Dundee, have been awarded a €1 million grant to explore the experience of minorities and the ways this affects their inclusion in or their alienation from the majority in society. The prestigious funding by the Volkswagen Foundation will see the team to focus on two specific minorities – Muslims and Roma people. It will explore the challenges of misrecognition, i.e. the experience of being treated as if one does not belong to a society one has grown up in and feels part of. The research will provide a new wa...

€1 million project investigates the place of minorities in Europe

15 Oct 2018

Jewellery created from old circuit boards on display at exhibition

The next gold rush will not be in the hills of California but in landfill tips where prospectors will search for circuit boards rather than metal nuggets, according to an award-winning jewellery expert from the University of Dundee. Dr Sandra Wilson, from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, has been working with chemists at the University of Edinburgh on the recovery of precious metals from old electronics. Bowls and necklaces she designed using gold and other metals recycled from circuit boards picked up on eBay will go on show at a major exhibition dedicated to ethical jewellery design and...

Jewellery created from old circuit boards on display at exhibition

3 Oct 2018

£1.25 million to study the plant microbiome in Dundee

A University of Dundee scientist has been awarded almost £1.25 million to study the interaction between plants and soil microbes, with the ultimate aim of boosting sustainable food production. Dr Davide Bulgarelli, a principal investigator at the Division of Plant Sciences, based at the James Hutton Institute, has been awarded two research grants each exceeding £620,000 from the European Commission and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). As part of the first grant, Dr Bulgarelli will participate in a Horizon 2020 research programme coordinated by the Univers...

£1.25 million to study the plant microbiome in Dundee

24 Sep 2018

Seven-figure boost for Dundee research

University of Dundee scientists have been awarded Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) grants totalling more than £1 million to fund their research into cancer and diabetes. Professor Anton Gartner has received £750,000 of funding while Professor Hari Hundal was also awarded more than £630,000 for a joint project with Robert Gordon University. Of this, £411,233 will be used to fund the Dundee component of the research. Three Postdoctoral positions will be created at Dundee’s School of Life Sciences as a result of both awards. Professor Gartner’s...

Seven-figure boost for Dundee research