22 Mar 2016

Clouds, Comics and Gaming: Too cool for school?

The increasing use of the digital, cultural and unconventional in teaching will be explored at the next instalment of the University of Dundee’s Saturday Evening Lecture Series. ‘Clouds, Comics and Gaming: Too cool for school?’ takes place at the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, at 6pm on Saturday, 26th March. It will see Comic Laureate Dave Gibbons and Charles Cecil, MD of Revolution Software, join academics in forming a panel to consider the role comics and gaming play in the changing face of teaching and how digital spaces can inform and enrich the learning experience. The panel featu...

Clouds, Comics and Gaming: Too cool for school?

22 Mar 2016

A vision for medicine precision with new disease data link-up

Vast amounts of data generated by screening patients for diseases like cancer and arthritis at The University of Manchester will now be used to improve treatment and drug safety in partnership with the University of Dundee. The two universities have joined forces to transform medical treatment through protein analysis technology which identifies biomarkers of disease. This allows doctors to target treatments specific to the patient’s condition, and deliver the right treatment at the right time in the right dose.  This ‘precision medicine’ approach improves safety and effectiveness as...

A vision for medicine precision with new disease data link-up

17 Mar 2016

Could bread mould build a better rechargeable battery?

A naturally occurring red bread mould could be the key to producing more sustainable electrochemical materials for use in rechargeable batteries, researchers at the University of Dundee have found. Fungi that turns bread mouldy may not seem the ideal candidate for a future power solution but the Dundee researchers, reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology, have evidence that might just change that. Their findings have shown for the first time that that the fungus Neurospora crassa – commonly known as red bread mould – can transform manganese into a mineral composite with favourable e...

Could bread mould build a better rechargeable battery?

17 Mar 2016

Making a splash on World Water Day

Specialist practitioners from the University of Dundee will join with experts from a wide range of institutions next week for a conference marking World Water Day 2016. ‘Water and Sustainability: A Hydro Nation Approach’ takes place at the University’s Dalhousie Building on Monday, 22nd March. Delegates will examine the impact of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on the water sector. The world water crisis is often mentioned, usually in the context of drinking water and sanitation. Nearly a billion people are still without an ‘improved’ water supply and 2.5bi...

Making a splash on World Water Day

17 Mar 2016

Principal and Rector to row, row, row for charity

Professor Sir Pete Downes and Mark Beaumont, Principal and Rector of the University respectively, will next month join members of Dundee University Boat Club for a rowing marathon to help celebrate the club’s 25th anniversary. The fundraising event on Friday, 1st April will see six rowing machines installed at the University’s Institute for Sports and Exercise, outside Dundee University Students’ Association (DUSA) and outside the Overgate Shopping Centre. Club members will work in shifts from 9am-9pm to try and row a combined distance of 835km – the same amount of terrain that Mark...

Principal and Rector to row, row, row for charity