9 Jan 2018

Climate specialists set to discuss drought in farmland Fife

Climate change specialists from across the UK are headed for the Howe of Fife this month to discuss how farmers can best adapt to mitigate the effects of drought. The free event, which takes place on Saturday 20th January, at 9.30am in The Lomond Hills Hotel at Freuchie, is aimed at people working in the agriculture sector and locals with an interest in climate change and the wider environment. The project, led by Professor Lindsey McEwen from the University of West England will highlight how locals’ knowledge can influence novel solutions for drought management. Dr Andrew Black, senior lecturer at t...

Climate specialists set to discuss drought in farmland Fife

9 Jan 2018

Turner nominees to feature in new exhibition

Work by Turner Prize nominees will be shown at a new University of Dundee exhibition later this month. ‘Here Was Elsewhere: >> FFWD’ will open to the public on Saturday 20 January at the University’s Cooper Gallery. Over four weeks, moving image works will be shown from 24 artists who have worked in Scotland. Amongst the featured artists will be Rosalind Nashashibi, who was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2017. The exhibition also presents Rosalind’s collaborative practice with another Turner nominee, artist Lucy Skaer. The pair have been making collaborative pieces since 20...

Turner nominees to feature in new exhibition

8 Jan 2018

Tower of tablet brings £68,000 to cancer research

A tower of homemade tablet, more than twice the height of the world’s tallest building, has helped a Dundee woman raise nearly £70,000 for breast cancer research at the University of Dundee. Fiona Edwards has been selling her homemade tablet at running events and through friends and family around Tayside and Fife since 2003 to support researchers at the University. In 2017, she raised over £8,500, bringing her total to more than £68,000. If stacked on top of each other the 15mm high bars would reach a staggering 1,930 metres (6332 feet), dwarfing the Burj Khalifa, currently the tall...

Tower of tablet brings £68,000 to cancer research

8 Jan 2018

A biological solution to carbon capture and recycling?

E.coli bacteria shown to be excellent at CO2 conversion Scientists at the University of Dundee have discovered that E. coli bacteria could hold the key to an efficient method of capturing and storing or recycling carbon dioxide. Cutting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to slow down and even reverse global warming has been posited as humankind’s greatest challenge. It is a goal that is subject to considerable political and societal hurdles, but it also remains a technological challenge. New ways of capturing and storing CO2 will be needed. Now, normally harmless gut bacteria have been shown to have th...

A biological solution to carbon capture and recycling?

22 Dec 2017

Discovery Days 2018

Preventing cancer by eating broccoli, treating common skin conditions with sunlight and how to keep secrets in a digital age – just some of the topics up for discussion at the University of Dundee’s Discovery Days next month. Discovery Days 2018 takes place on Thursday 11 January and Friday 12 January at the University’s Dalhousie Building. 15 newly appointed Professors will each talk for 15 minutes about their area of research, as will award-winning teachers and students who have come up with innovative solutions for tackling inequalities in health and wellbeing. The short presentations ...

Discovery Days 2018