‘Cellular mosh pit’ helps researchers understand tissue formation

‘Cellular mosh pit’ helps researchers understand tissue formation
| news, 2017

Researchers led by the University of Dundee have developed a way of exploring a ‘cellular mosh pit’ that may shed light on processes such as embryo development, wound healing and cancer growth. Working with colleagues at the University of Aberdeen, they have developed the Active Vertex Model (AVM), a new computational model that allows scientists to examine in greater depth than ever before how cells move in a variety of biological processes. Epithelial tissues, such as the skin or lining of the internal organs, act as barriers to the environment. To form an effective barrier, cells in epitheli...

Morriston Hospital forensic artist to help facial rebuilds

| 2017

Heather Goodrum, a forensic art graduate has become the first forensic artist in the UK to join a NHS hospital's facial reconstruction team. She will digitally-design and 3D print implants for patients needing mouth, jaw, head and neck surgery at Swansea's Morriston Hospital. Designed using patients' own CT scan images, they are anatomically accurate which makes them a better fit. It is hoped the process will also save surgeons time as they will no longer have to shape implants by hand.   The skills Ms Goodrum uses are similar to those used to reconstruct an image of Richard III's face after...

Computing MSc student wins Queen’s Young Leaders Award

Kumba Musa picks up The Queen's Young Leaders Awards
| news, 2017

One of our IT & International Business MSc students, Kumba Musa, was awarded The Queen's Young Leaders Award at a glittering ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Kumba, who is from Sierra Leone, West Africa, was among the 60 young people from around the Commonwealth recognised as exceptional leaders in their community. The Queen’s Young Leaders Awards, presented by Her Majesty The Queen, are part of The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme that celebrates the achievements of young people who are taking the lead to transform the lives of others and make a lasting difference in their communities. This y...

I have Aphasia app launch

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| news, 2017

DOGFI.SH Mobile teams up with Tayside community to launch ‘I Have Aphasia’ app Mobile app designed to help improve education, understanding and communication around aphasia    To mark Aphasia Awareness Month, a new app was officially launched today at an event at the Queen Mother Building at the University of Dundee. Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport Shona Robison today (Friday) attended the official launch of a new app created by people with aphasia to help those living with the condition. The ‘I Have Aphasia’ app, which was created in partnership with people with ap...

Geotechnics in Energy Provision symposium

Geotechnics in Energy Provision symposium
| news, 2017

The University of Dundee's Geotechnics Research Group (GRG) has just hosted a 1-day Symposium on “Geotechnics in Energy Provision”, sponsored by the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) Publishing, National House Building Council (NHBC) and GDS Instrument Ltd. The Symposium invited 7 experts, who have published their work on the Themed Issue 2017 at the ICE Geotechnical Engineering Journal, to share some latest scientific and technological advancements on geotechnical engineering and its role on renewables. The event was split into two sections, namely Thermo-mechanical properties of soil and str...