27 Sep 2016

Hong Kong party to learn about FANS

The University of Dundee will tomorrow receive a delegation from Hong Kong visiting Scotland to learn about a clinical service that aims to cut the number of young people dying from inherited cardiac conditions. The Familial Arrhythmia Network Service of Scotland (FANS) will welcome Professor David Siu and Dr Jo Jo Hai from the cardiology Department of the University of Hong Kong to the University’s School of Medicine, based at Ninewells Hospital on Wednesday, 28th September. They will also be visiting regional FANS centres throughout Scotland throughout the week. The objective of their visit is...

Hong Kong party to learn about FANS

27 Sep 2016

‘Silent Signal’ – a new exhibition to open at LifeSpace

An exhibition that combines animation with science will go on display at the University of Dundee this week. ‘Silent Signal’ will open at LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery at the School of Life Sciences on Thursday, 29th September and will feature six experimental animations that explore new ways of thinking about the human body. Commissioned by the arts organisation Animate Projects with support from The Wellcome Trust and the Garfield Weston Foundation, the animations include exploration of how the immune system functions, how disease is spread and how our genetic code can be manipulated...

‘Silent Signal’ – a new exhibition to open at LifeSpace

26 Sep 2016

Research reveals genetic mutations driving skin cancer

A research collaboration led by the University of Dundee and the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute has uncovered a common underlying cause in many cases of one of the most widespread forms of skin cancer. The rate of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC), a potentially devastating form of the disease, is rapidly rising and has more than doubled in Scotland over the last 20 years. Despite this growing problem, there is relatively little concrete understanding as to what drives these cancers to form. In order to gain a fuller picture of the processes driving cSCC, the multidisciplinary research team ex...

Research reveals genetic mutations driving skin cancer

23 Sep 2016

Dundee is Scottish University of the Year – again!

The University of Dundee has been named Scottish University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide for a second consecutive year. Dundee has been hailed for excellent teaching quality and student experience, being placed in the top ten in the UK for both key measures in the Good University Guide analysis. The Guide also noted the strength of research at the University and the institution’s economic, social and cultural impact. “Dundee proves it is possible to be both an outstanding teaching university and one at the cutting edge in research work - and for this it earne...

Dundee is Scottish University of the Year – again!

23 Sep 2016

Dundee is Scottish University of the Year – again!

The University of Dundee has been named Scottish University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide for a second consecutive year. Dundee has been hailed for excellent teaching quality and student experience, being placed in the top ten in the UK for both key measures in the Good University Guide analysis. The Guide also noted the strength of research at the University and the institution’s economic, social and cultural impact. “Dundee proves it is possible to be both an outstanding teaching university and one at the cutting edge in research work - and for this it earne...

Dundee is Scottish University of the Year – again!