6 May 2016

Dundee researcher a rising star of science

Dr Alessio Ciulli, of the University of Dundee, has been recognised as one of Europe’s rising stars of science with the award of the 2016 MedChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship. MedChemComm is the official journal of the European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry. The annual MedChemComm Emerging Investigator Lectureship is given to a researcher who has made a significant contribution to medicinal chemistry research in the early part of their career. The Editorial Board have selected Dr Ciulli as this year’s recipient for his work tackling important biology with elegant chemistry, develo...

Dundee researcher a rising star of science

5 May 2016

Future of computing showcased at University of Dundee

Software engineers, games developers, computer programmers, tech entrepreneurs and other digital pioneers from the University of Dundee will this week showcase their innovative and thought-provoking work. The Computing Degree Show 2016 celebrates the creative talent of over 40 students about to complete the final year of their undergraduate courses, with exhibits ranging from a trading card game to an app to help renal dialysis patients. The Degree Show will run until the end of May, and will be attended by a wide range of visitors, including employers and industry professionals looking to find the most ta...

Future of computing showcased at University of Dundee

5 May 2016

Dundee to reveal cutting-edge research into infectious diseases

The role the University of Dundee plays in fighting infectious diseases and preventing the global rise in drug-resistance will be explored by Mike Ferguson, Regius Professor of Life Sciences, at the next Saturday Evening Lecture later this month. In his talk ‘What is the University of Dundee doing about infectious diseases?’, Professor Ferguson will outline the cutting-edge work being carried out across the University in its efforts to make better use of existing antibiotics.  He will discuss how drug resistant infections arise and how they are developing new medicines to fight against par...

Dundee to reveal cutting-edge research into infectious diseases

5 May 2016

University Archives rooting out musical memories of Dundee

Historians, local musicians and a youth community choir are set to join the University of Dundee to relive the city’s melodic history next week. Ged Grimes, founder member of Danny Wilson and now of Simple Minds, and Alistair ‘Breeks’ Brodie, of the music store Groucho’s, are among those who have contributed to the `Musical roots: memories & music in Dundee’ project co-ordinated by the University’s Archives team. The project will be highlighted in an evening of music and memories on Thursday May 12th at the University Tower Building, featuring songs from Sheena Welli...

University Archives rooting out musical memories of Dundee

4 May 2016

Dundee team to research potential cardiovascular disease treatment

A University of Dundee research team hopes to find a new treatment for cardiovascular disease by identifying and “switching off” harmful enzymes that can cause inflammation in the blood vessels. The researchers have identified a group of enzymes called SIK’s that reduce the production of chemicals which protect the blood vessels from inflammation.  The team is hoping they can find a way of “switching off” these enzymes so the protective chemicals can do their job. The two year project is being funded with a £137,206 grant from national charity Heart Research UK and ...

Dundee team to research potential cardiovascular disease treatment