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

22 Feb 2018

Study uncovers literacy challenge among teenagers due to lack of reading focus in secondary school

Reading habits of 29,524 Scottish young people analysed Secondary school pupils still lag behind primary in reading in relative terms David Walliams and Jeff Kinney among Scotland’s most-read authors, while Roald Dahl’s classics retain their popularity   A UK-wide study of children’s reading habits has found that Scottish secondary school pupils, like their peers in other countries, are not reading challenging enough books. The What Kids are Reading Report, analysed by the University of Dundee’s Professor Keith Topping, was written using data compiled by literacy and assessme...

Study uncovers literacy challenge among teenagers due to lack of reading focus in secondary school

7 Feb 2018

Dundee to share in £54 million funding

Health Data Research UK is awarding £30 million funding to six sites across the UK – with a further £24 million to be invested in upcoming activities – to address challenginghealthcare issues throughuse of data science. The University of Dundee is part of a Scottish collaboration forming one of the six centres. Each site has world-class expertise; a track record in using health data to derive new knowledge, scientific discovery and insight; and works in close partnership with NHS bodies and the public to translate research findings into benefits for patients and populations. From Ap...

Dundee to share in £54 million funding

7 Feb 2018

Scotland’s cereal connections Fellowship boost

Dundee’s position as an international hub for research into cereals – particularly barley – has been given a boost with the award of a grant which will create new connections with Australia. The award of a £150,000 from the Universities UK International Rutherford Fund Strategic Partner initiative will allow the University of Dundee to bring seven Early Career Researchers from Australia to Dundee for periods ranging from one to twelve months between March 2018 and March 2019. “This is another important step to firmly establishing Dundee as an international centre for cereal re...

Scotland’s cereal connections Fellowship boost