5 Jun 2017

£3.5million of grants for Life Sciences researchers

Three researchers from the University of Dundee’s School of Life Sciences have been awarded grants totalling almost £3.5million to explore a range of subject areas. Professor Pauline Schaap has received a European Research Council (ERC) advance grant of £1.7million for her work exploring cell specialisms while Dr Constance Alabert was awarded a £1.1million ERC Early Career Stage grant to investigate the impact of DNA replication on epigenetics. Professor Paul Birch, a member of the School’s Division of Plant Sciences based at the James Hutton Institute, has secured two Biotech...

£3.5million of grants for Life Sciences researchers

30 May 2017

Knitted biological specimens on display in Dundee

Knitting and biology will come together to celebrate the reopening of the University of Dundee’s D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum for the summer season. ‘Botanica Mathematica’, which will open on Friday, 2nd June, is an exhibition of knitted artworks inspired by mathematical biology. Mathematician Julia Collins and Textile Artist Madeleine Shepherd have combined their skills to create the pieces on display. They took inspiration from ‘On Growth and Form’, the seminal book written by Dundee’s first professor of Biology, D’Arcy Thompson. The specimen collection c...

Knitted biological specimens on display in Dundee

29 May 2017

Gusi Peace Prize for Professor Ronald Harden

Ronald Harden, Emeritus Professor of Medical Education at the University of Dundee, has been awarded a prestigious international prize recognising his contribution to healthcare around the world. He will receive a Gusi Peace Prize in Manila, Philippines, in November. The prize is awarded annually by the Gusi Peace Prize Foundation, who chose Professor Harden for his “untiring efforts working for people’s amelioration through contributions in the field of medical education”. Professor Harden is recognised as one of the leading international figures in medical education. He was formerly Tea...

Gusi Peace Prize for Professor Ronald Harden

26 May 2017

Smokers asked to help measure effects of electronic and tobacco cigarettes on World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day arrives next Wednesday, May 31st, at a time when increasing numbers of smokers are switching to e-cigarettes and vaping. New tobacco legislation which has just come into effect is also anticipated to have an impact, with the packaging and size of cigarette packs changing. The cheapest packs now cost close to £9. As more smokers make the move from tobacco cigarettes to electronic versions, researchers at the University of Dundee are asking them to help with a research project looking into the effects of e-cigarettes. “This is a vital question we need to answer – what a...

Smokers asked to help measure effects of electronic and tobacco cigarettes on World No Tobacco Day

25 May 2017

Fishing net bikinis to help protect oceans

Fishing nets and bikinis may not be obvious bedfellows but a student from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design believes combining the two offers a way of protecting the world’s oceans from ecological damage. Scott Fraser-Hirst, who is currently exhibiting at this year’s University of Dundee Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show, hit upon the idea of using recycled fishing nets to make swimwear after reading an article about the devastation that climate change has wreaked upon the Great Barrier Reef. Textile Design graduand Scott spent the final year of his course researching way...

Fishing net bikinis to help protect oceans