13 Mar 2019

Public ‘Sole Searching’ to help forensic science research

Image is credit G.S. Thomson 2018   Members of the public are being invited to do some ‘sole searching’ and get involved in a University of Dundee project aiming to help forensic science take a step forward in creating a new research database. Footwear marks, also called shoeprints, deposited at crime scenes may be used to link a type of shoe or possibly even a specific shoe to the scene.  Being able to do this in a way that is scientifically valid requires information about how a mark that a shoe makes changes over time or changes when it is made on different surfaces or with differe...

Public ‘Sole Searching’ to help forensic science research

8 Mar 2019

Researcher gets Government backing for diabetes innovation

A plaque recognising the achievements of Dr Deborah Wake, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Dundee, has been installed at her former school, Forfar Academy, as part of a UK-wide initiative celebrating female innovators. Dr Wake is one of nine women to have been awarded £50,000 to develop and grow their business as part of Innovate UK’s Women in Innovation competition. The awards, to be announced on International Women’s Day by Business Secretary Greg Clark, follow a search for female innovators who are tackling some of the biggest challenges facing society as set out ...

Researcher gets Government backing for diabetes innovation

7 Mar 2019

Winston Churchill Fellowship to aid understanding of forensic science

A leading forensic anthropologist from the University of Dundee has won a prestigious Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travel Fellowship to investigate what lessons UK police and courts can learn from other countries. Dr Lucina Hackman, from the University’s Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS), has been awarded the Fellowship to explore the relationship between forensic science and the criminal justice systems in Australia and Canada. She will visit both countries later this year to research the different ways in which forensic science is carried out in each, from the way evidence...

Winston Churchill Fellowship to aid understanding of forensic science

5 Mar 2019

Researcher recognised as emerging star of science

A University of Dundee scientist has been named as the inaugural winner of a new award recognising the UK’s best young researchers in the field of parasitology. Dr Mattie Christine Pawlowic, based at the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) in Dundee’s School of Life Sciences, has won the British Society of Parasitology’s President’s Medal. The medal will be awarded annually to an outstanding early career researcher who, as well as having already produced international-quality research, demonstrate the potential to become world leaders in parasitology. The award reco...

Researcher recognised as emerging star of science

5 Mar 2019

Public invited to join ‘hackathon’

Researchers from the University of Dundee are inviting members of the public to help them interpret newly released ballistic and chemical datasets that will ultimately help support a fair and just criminal justice system. The University’s Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS) will next week issue two important forensic science datasets they have created and are asking the public to come up with new interpretations of them as part of a ‘hackathon’ challenge which will take place between 11–22 March. A final presentation event at LRCFS on Friday 22 March will allow p...

Public invited to join ‘hackathon’