7 Dec 2017

Storm Caroline’s progress shown from space

Images captured by the University of Dundee Satellite Receiving Station over the last 72 hours show the progress of Storm Caroline as it passes over the British Isles. The images captured by the Meteosat satellite at 15:00 GMT on 05/12/2017, 12:00 GMT on 06/12/17 and most recently by the MetOp-B satellite at 10:15 GMT on 07/12/2017 demonstrate that while the UK is dwarfed by the oncoming Caroline, named by the Met Office on Tuesday, 5 December, it is largely passed over. The most recent images captured on Thursday, 7 December by the MetOp-B satellite shows the eye of the storm centered over the S...

Storm Caroline’s progress shown from space

7 Dec 2017

Life Sciences gold award for public engagement

The University of Dundee’s School of Life Sciences has been awarded a prestigious Gold Watermark for its work in bringing world-class science to the wider community. The School is the first to receive the faculty-level Gold Engage Watermark award from the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement. To achieve a Gold award the School of Life Sciences needed to demonstrate that they are a beacon of excellence when it comes to sharing the work they do with the wider community and show how public engagement has built substantial momentum over several years. Professor Nicola Stanley Wall, Academi...

Life Sciences gold award for public engagement

7 Dec 2017

European funding award for Dundee researcher

A University of Dundee scientist has been awarded €2 million to study how cells respond to infection. Professor Victoria Cowling, from the School of Life Sciences, has been given the European Research Council grant to investigate T cells, key components of the immune system which fight infection and kill cancer cells. Professor Cowling said, “I am delighted to receive this award from the European Research Council. This grant is unusual as it encourages high risk research, in our case funding a new area of research in immunology. “I would like to thank the many people who were involved in p...

European funding award for Dundee researcher

6 Dec 2017

Candlelight Carol Service - Sunday 10 December at 5pm

One of the highlights of Dundee’s festive calendar will take place this week as the University of Dundee hosts its annual Carols by Candlelight. The event, which is open to all, will take place at St Paul’s Cathedral on Sunday 10 December at 5pm. This years’ service will be extra special as the University Choir brings an end to the University’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. They have commissioned a special choral piece to mark 50 years since the University became an independent institution. ‘What Sweeter Music’ was written by English composer Will Todd and it will ...

Candlelight Carol Service - Sunday 10 December at 5pm

5 Dec 2017

University works to secure India’s water future

Collaborative research between Scotland and India has begun on a major water management project in India, with researchers from the University of Dundee exploring the impact of increasing population and rapid economic development on water resources. The £2million pound project, UPSCALE, is being carried out in the Cauvery river basin in India, and is funded by the Natural Environmental Research Council in the UK and the Ministry of Earth Sciences in India. The University of Dundee is one of six UK-based partners working with Indian organisations to understand trends in water use and management in ord...

University works to secure India’s water future