24 Nov 2017

University staff raise five-figure sum at Bollywood bash.

Staff from the University of Dundee have raised over £14,000 for medical research by hosting a Bollywood Ball in the city. The money raised at the Apex City Quay Hotel on Saturday 4 November will be used to help to fund research for diabetes, cancer, neurology and cardiovascular conditions. Attendees were treated to a three-course meal and entertainment was provided by the Dance Ihayami group from Edinburgh, who had the crowd up dancing like Bollywood stars. Organiser Shobna Vasishta said, “This was my 20th fundraising charity ball and I had a fantastic team working with me to make this a succe...

University staff raise five-figure sum at Bollywood bash.

24 Nov 2017

Leaders go into forensic detail

Key figures in the multi-million pound Tay Cities Deal bid have visited the University of Dundee’s Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science to find out more about the proposed JustTech project. As part of the bid’s drive to exploit the area’s strengths in digital innovation and to create, stimulate and protect jobs it is seeking investment to support a Forensic Science Catapult Centre and a new innovation cluster at the University. Dundee currently leads the UK in Forensic Science research and has an opportunity through Tay Cities Deal support to rapidly step-change to global leade...

Leaders go into forensic detail

23 Nov 2017

University offers £25,000 to up-and-coming entrepreneurs

£25,000 is on offer to support new business ideas among students, staff and recent alumni as the University of Dundee launches the Venture Competition 2018. The competition is now open for applications, with seven specific categories for:   Undergraduate Student Award, Early Stage Idea (£2,500 prize fund, sponsored by Business Gateway and the University of Dundee, Centre of Entrepreneurship)   Business School Student Award, for any Business School student currently studying or who graduated within the last 2 years (£2,500 prize fund sponsored by ...

University offers £25,000 to up-and-coming entrepreneurs

22 Nov 2017

Court Room Science Primers Launched

Unique partnership between the judiciary and science academies produces plain English primers relaying core scientific evidence to judges Easy-to-understand guides or primers on scientific evidence – developed with the help of experts from the University of Dundee – are being introduced in UK courts as a working tool for judges. The first two primers in the series, which cover DNA fingerprinting and techniques identifying people from the way they walk from CCTV, launch today (22 November 2017). The primers – Forensic DNA analysis and Forensic gait analysis –are designed to assist ...

Court Room Science Primers Launched

21 Nov 2017

Atopic eczema: one size does not fit all

Researchers from the UK and Netherlands have identified five distinct subgroups of eczema, a finding that helps explain how the condition can affect people at different stages of their lives. Doctors and patients have long known that the itchy skin condition can affect people in many different ways. Now Professor Sara Brown from the University of Dundee and collaborators at the University of Bristol and the University of Groningen, Netherlands, have shown for the first time that there are atopic dermatitis subgroups in children. Professor Brown said, “This research study has confirmed that eczema is ...

Atopic eczema: one size does not fit all