26 Jan 2017

High School of Dundee pupil reaches finals for cancer research

A cancer research project carried out at the University of Dundee by a local school pupil has reached the final of a prestigious competition. Maria Pisliakova, an S6 pupil at the High School of Dundee, has been selected to present her findings at the Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition in March. The 17-year-old, who conducted her research in the lab of Professor Victoria Cowling in the School of Life Sciences at the University, has discovered new possibilities of preventing some cancers by inhibiting the ‘mRNA capping’ of the c-Myc, an oncogene present in 50 per cent of all...

High School of Dundee pupil reaches finals for cancer research

24 Jan 2017

Dundee to provide Graduate Level Apprenticeships

The University of Dundee has been announced as one of the providers of a major new programme of Graduate Level Apprenticeships launched by Skills Development Scotland (SDS). The University is the only institution in Scotland offering places across all four strands of the apprenticeship programme. Working in partnership with businesses, up to 70 places on four different Graduate Level Apprenticeships will be available: IT Management for Business IT Software Development Engineering, Design & Manufacturing Civil Engineering Graduate Level Apprentices will be employed by organisations working in each of ...

Dundee to provide Graduate Level Apprenticeships

24 Jan 2017

Second instalment of exhibition inspired by ‘feminist thinking’ opens

Film, photography, dance, performance and sculpture feature in the second instalment of a contemporary art exhibition and event programme at the University of Dundee. Of Other Spaces: Where Does Gesture Become Event?takes place at the University’s Cooper Gallery and off-site venues in Dundee. It takes feminist inspiration as its starting point and features work by seminal artists from the past four decades including Anne Bean, Rose English, Linder and Georgina Starr amongst others. Chapter One of the programme took place between October and February, and Chapter Two runs until March. Of Other Spaces ...

Second instalment of exhibition inspired by ‘feminist thinking’ opens

17 Jan 2017

‘The Untold Story of Oor Wullie's Bucket Trail’ – 21st January

One of Scotland’s most successful ever public arts events will be relived this weekend when ‘The Untold Story of Oor Wullie's Bucket Trail’ is told at the University of Dundee. The event, taking place at the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, on Saturday, 21st January, will celebrate last summer’s Bucket Trail, the hugely successful mass-participation event in Wullie’s hometown of Dundee. Over the course of July and August, more than 70,000 locals and visitors are estimated to have taken part in the trail. The streets of Dundee were abuzz with civic pride as enthusiasts, young ...

‘The Untold Story of Oor Wullie's Bucket Trail’ – 21st January

17 Jan 2017

Skin cancer model boost for prevention and treatment

Researchers at the University of Dundee have found that skin cancers in mice can closely mirror those found in humans, offering a model that could be used to help develop new drugs and find new ways of preventing the disease. Skin cancer is the most common cancer worldwide and is on the rise. In the 10-year period from 2001 to 2011, Scotland saw an increase of more than 50 per cent in the incidence of the disease with around 3,000 new cases now diagnosed annually. In many cases skin cancers can be removed but they are still a major cause of morbidity and mortality, especially in certain high-risk populatio...

Skin cancer model boost for prevention and treatment