4 Feb 2016

€2million to investigate DNA damage and repair

A University of Dundee researcher has been awarded a prestigious €2million grant to investigate how DNA becomes damaged, leading to ageing and disease. Dr Helen Walden, of the University’s School of Life Sciences, has been awarded the European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant. The highly competitive awards are given to the best and most creative researchers working in Europe. The funding will create four new research posts at the University’s Medical Research Council Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRC-PPU). Dr Walden and her team will look to discover how to repa...

€2million to investigate DNA damage and repair

4 Feb 2016

`We can, I can’ – Scottish Cancer Prevention Network on World Cancer Day

Scotland’s leading experts on cancer will are gathering on World Cancer Day today (February 4th) to outline how everyone, from governments and health authorities to individuals, can take action against the disease. Experts say around one-third of the most common cancers in the UK could be prevented by changes in diet, physical activity and body weight. The Scottish Cancer Prevention Network’s fifth annual World Cancer Day conference takes place in the Merchants’ Hall in Edinburgh with the theme of `We Can, I Can’. “The theme this year is ‘We Can, I Can’, designed t...

2 Feb 2016

Commission to discover University’s widening access successes

The University of Dundee will this week welcome a high-level delegation keen to hear about its sector-leading work in widening access to higher education. The Commission on Widening Access (CoWA), a group set up by the Scottish Government to help realise its ambition that children from the most deprived communities should have the same chance of going to university as those born in the least deprived, will visit Dundee on Wednesday, 3rd February. Staff and students will meet with Commissioners and deliver presentations outlining the University’s innovative and pioneering approach to widening access t...

Commission to discover University’s widening access successes

2 Feb 2016

Dundee-China collaboration discovers potential ‘Achilles heel’ of potato blight

Scientists working in Scotland and China have uncovered a potential Achilles’ heel in the organism which causes potato blight, a global problem with associated costs estimated at $6billion around the world every year. Blight was the cause of the infamous Irish potato famine in the nineteenth century and remains a huge problem around the world, particularly as more countries turn to potato as a major staple crop and ramp up production. China is now the world’s major producer of potatoes. Scientists at the University of Dundee and James Hutton Institute in Scotland have been working with colleagu...

Dundee-China collaboration discovers potential ‘Achilles heel’ of potato blight

1 Feb 2016

Saturday Evening Lecture Series 2016

Subjects ranging from the Arctic to Afghanistan, crime to comics, and disease to design will be explored during this year’s Saturday Evening Lecture Series (SELS) at the University of Dundee. The flagship series will begin its 2016 run on Saturday, 13th February when Greenpeace activist Ben Stewart recounts the peaceful protest against oil drilling in the Arctic that led to 30 of his colleagues spending months in a Russian jail after being charged with piracy. SELS is Scotland's oldest continuous free public lecture series and attracts thousands of people each year eager to hear from prestigious, wor...

Saturday Evening Lecture Series 2016