30 Mar 2016

Novartis Medal and Prize for Professor Doreen Cantrell

Professor Doreen Cantrell, Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow and Dean of the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee, is to be awarded one of the UK’s most prestigious honours in biochemistry, the Novartis Medal and Prize. Professor Cantrell has been chosen to receive the 2017 Novartis Medal and Prize by the Awards Committee of the Biochemical Society. The prize is awarded annually in recognition of contributions to the development of any branch of biochemistry and is open to candidates of any nationality working in the UK and Ireland. Professor Cantrell holds a Chair in Cellular I...

Novartis Medal and Prize for Professor Doreen Cantrell

28 Mar 2016

Olympians lend their weight to Iona’s curling study

Some of Scotland’s greatest curlers have lent their weight to a research project being carried out by a University of Dundee student. Iona Robertson, an Intercalated BMSc student studying Applied Orthopaedic Technology at the University’s TORT Centre, has been working with members of the Men’s British Curling Team from the 2014 Winter Olympics to examine the stresses placed on the knees of people playing the sport. Olympians David Murdoch, Scott Andrews and Michael Goodfellow have all helped Iona with her project, taking part in sessions at the ice rink at The Peak sports village in Stirl...

Olympians lend their weight to Iona’s curling study

28 Mar 2016

Research to study decommissioning of subsea structures

Research that will support decommissioning by exploring approaches to the recovery of subsea structures is to be carried out by the University of Dundee on behalf of Xodus, with support from the Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC). Xodus is undertaking the project in order to develop analysis methods and design guidance for the removal of subsea structures used in the oil and gas industry. The project will examine the decommissioning of shallow foundations on clay seabeds. Aberdeen-based OGIC has paired the company with the University of Dundee’s School of Science and Engineering, which will carry...

Research to study decommissioning of subsea structures

25 Mar 2016

`SCULPTURAL’ – new exhibition

A visually stunning new exhibition at the University of Dundee features highlights from our extensive sculpture collections, including many pieces by former students at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD). `Sculptural’ includes free-standing and wall-based constructions as well as preparatory drawings, sketch-books and photographic documentation of sculptures that no longer exist. Among the former students of DJCAD (part of the University) included in the exhibition is David Mach, now famous internationally for his large-scale sculptures like the `Big Heids’ on the M8. Cur...

`SCULPTURAL’ – new exhibition

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?