30 Oct 2017

Edible experiments expected to wow

Bubbling beverages, insect cookies and ice cream frozen by liquid nitrogen are on offer this week as researchers at the University of Dundee swap the lab for the kitchen to cook with chemistry.  Featuring tasty treats from local companies including the world-famous Jannettas Gelateria, scientists at the University’s School of Life Sciences are inviting people to come and try surprising snacks as part of this year’s Dundee Science Festival. Ali Floyd, Public Engagement Manager, said, “We will creating a perfect pairing of food and science and exploring the links between bacteria and i...

Edible experiments expected to wow

30 Oct 2017

Strength in Silence – The Margaret Harris Lecture on Religion

A man who spent 14 years in institutions for people with profound learning and physical disabilities after contracting a brain infection will share the story of how he battled back to health at this year’s Margaret Harris Lecture at the University of Dundee. At the age of 12, Martin Pistorius began developing symptoms that included losing the ability to move by himself. The South African later fell into a vegetative state that lasted four years. By the time he was 19 he had regained full consciousness, but was unable to tell anyone. It was only when a therapist noticed that he was reactive to specifi...

Strength in Silence – The Margaret Harris Lecture on Religion

27 Oct 2017

Dundee named as world centre of pharmaceutical innovation

The University of Dundee is the world’s most influential pharmaceuticals research institution, according to a major global survey that places it ahead of the likes of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California Berkeley. This year’s ‘The State of Innovation’ report by Clarivate Analytics ranks Dundee as the most influential scientific research institution in pharmaceuticals for the period 2006-16. The University of Edinburgh is the only other UK representative in the top 10, which features prestigious institutions such as Switzerland's Ecole Polytechnique ...

Dundee named as world centre of pharmaceutical innovation

26 Oct 2017

Arbikie to serve a measure of advice

Image supplied by Arbikie Highland Estate © University of Dundee alumnus and Commercial Director of the Arbikie Highland Estate, Iain Stirling will return to his alma mater next week to host a masterclass on enterprise. Iain who graduated from the University with an MA in Modern History and Economics with Politics in 1989, went on to found the successful Arbikie Highland Estate with his brothers, David and John in 2014. The business is best known for their small batch, super premium spirits, and Scotland’s first potato vodka. Iain said, “It’s a real honour to be asked by to the ...

Arbikie to serve a measure of advice

25 Oct 2017

Mountain bothy book that might save a life

If you chance upon one of the 103 bothies in Great Britain that are maintained by the Mountain Bothies Association you might also become the first person to find a new book hidden amongst the mountain shelters - a 66-page newsprint publication that might just save a life – even if it means setting fire to it. 46 artists and writers, led by Edward Summerton, Senior Lecturer at the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, have created 200 copies of ‘Shelter Stone: The Artist and the Mountain’ and dispersed it among bothies and shelters in England, Scotland and W...

Mountain bothy book that might save a life