18 May 2015

Dundee researchers win Parkinson’s UK funding

Researchers at the University of Dundee were today awarded over £90,000 from Parkinson’s UK to fund research which could shed light on the genetics behind Parkinson’s. Dr Miratul Muqit and his colleagues will use state-of-the-art technology to study how a gene linked to Parkinson’s affects the cells in the brain. One in 500 people in Dundee have Parkinson's, a condition which can leave people struggling to walk, speak and sleep. Across Scotland it affects about 10,000 people, yet there is no cure. Parkinson’s occurs when nerve cells in the brain start to die. Even though it is...

14 May 2015

Student launches ‘Dundee for Nepal’ appeal

A third-year student from the University of Dundee has launched an appeal to help his homeland of Nepal recover from the devastating earthquakes that have hit the country.. Aayush Paudel (23), who is studying Mechanical Engineering, is looking to raise funds and recruit people willing to work on the rebuilding of the country through his ‘Dundee for Nepal’ appeal. He hopes the campaign will help the relief effort in the country, which has been left in ruins by the earthquakes of 25th April and 12th May that have left more than 8,000 dead, 17,000 injured and hundreds more missing. Aayush comes fr...

Student launches ‘Dundee for Nepal’ appeal

14 May 2015

Green vehicles help University cut carbon and make savings

The University of Dundee has taken delivery of three new electric vans, an electric car and 12 electric bikes that will help to cut its carbon footprint and promote green transport amongst staff and students. Funding of almost £70,000 from Transport Scotland enabled the University to purchase the vehicles. Its clean energy fleet now stands at seven all-electric vans, one electric car and one hybrid flatbed truck. The electric bikes, funded by a grant from TACTRAN, can be accessed by staff and students through Drive, the campus cycle-hire shop. It is anticipated that using the electric and hybrid vehi...

Green vehicles help University cut carbon and make savings

13 May 2015

University to honour leading figures

Leading figures in the worlds of literature, cinema, science and the media will be honoured by the University of Dundee at its summer Graduations in June. Ten honorary graduates will receive the degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) from the University. They are: Brian Taylor, one of the Scotland’s most respected political commentators Seamus McGarvey, Oscar-nominated cinematographer (`Atonement’ & `Anna Karenina’) Dave Gibbons, graphic novelist and artist, illustrator of the classic `Watchmen' Justin Fletcher, BAFTA-winning actor and children’s television presenter Roddy Doyle, Booke...

12 May 2015

PAMIS to lead PMLD Awareness Week

University of Dundee-based charity PAMIS will next week host their first Profound and Multiple Learning Disability (PMLD) Awareness Week. Events will take place across Scotland as part of the programme, which aims to raise awareness of both the difficulties that people with profound and multiple learning difficulties and their families face and also the ways they can be helped to be more active and valued members of society. PMLD Awareness Week begins with a mass tweet using the hashtag #SpotlightOnPMLD at 10am on Monday, 18th May. Thereafter the Tayside, Fife, Grampian, Greater Glasgow & Clyde and Sou...

PAMIS to lead PMLD Awareness Week