9 Feb 2015

New Writers Award for poet Lindsay

Poet Lindsay MacGregor, a recent graduate of the University of Dundee’s Writing Practice and Study course, has been named as one of the ten recipients of a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award. The coveted awards, run by the Scottish Book Trust in association with Creative Scotland, provide unpublished writers with financial support to enable them to concentrate on developing their work, as well as professional guidance to help them move towards publication. Each recipient receives £2000 and a tailored package, including mentoring from writers and industry professionals. Lindsay started writin...

6 Feb 2015

Next generation of dementia scientists to focus on lifestyle factors

Scientists investigating the causes of dementia will study how lifestyle factors impact blood flow in the brain. The University of Dundee is one of four Scottish universities joining forces to study how diet, exercise and other factors affect the amount of blood that reaches brain tissue and how that may affect memory. Researchers say that a reduction in blood flow can impair memory and is one of the known early changes in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The project – which has been funded by the Alzheimer’s Society – will establish a new doctoral training centre for PhD students ...

6 Feb 2015

£1million study to examine implications of Chinese oil investment in Africa

A consortium led by the Open University and the University of Dundee has been awarded almost £1million to carry out research into the role of Chinese national oil companies working in Africa. The two institutions will share £939,441 to investigate the strategies pursued by these companies and their likely implications for economic development in Africa. The three-year study will be supported by Peking University, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the China National Petroleum Corporation’s Economic and Technology Research Institute, and African partners. The Dundee team is led by Dr ...

£1million study to examine implications of Chinese oil investment in Africa

6 Feb 2015

Business Leadership Award for Professor Andrew Hopkins

Professor Andrew Hopkins, of the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, has been named one of this year’s winners at the prestigious Scottish Enterprise Life Sciences Awards. At a ceremony in Edinburgh last night Professor Hopkins was handed the award for Life Sciences Entrepreneurial Business Leadership. Andrew is the founder and CEO of ex scientia, a University of Dundee spin-out company which is pioneering medicines tailored to polypharmacology for a wide range of human diseases where improved efficacy is required. Andrew is also Director of SULSA (Scottish Universities Life Science...

Business Leadership Award for Professor Andrew Hopkins

5 Feb 2015

Creative writing celebrated at double launch

Dundee’s burgeoning literary scene will celebrate its latest successes tonight when a double book launch takes place.   The eighth edition of New Writing Dundee and the seventh issue of Dundee Writes will be launched at Drouthys, Perth Road, Dundee at 5.30pm. New Writing Dundee 8 features an entertaining mix of poetry and prose from new and established authors, while Dundee Writes includes work by staff, students and graduates of the University. Included in the 30 contributions in New Writing Dundee 8 are poems by Dundee’s Makar W.N. Herbert, stories from novelist Kevin MacNeil and New Zea...

Creative writing celebrated at double launch