25 Mar 2016

`SCULPTURAL’ – new exhibition

A visually stunning new exhibition at the University of Dundee features highlights from our extensive sculpture collections, including many pieces by former students at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD). `Sculptural’ includes free-standing and wall-based constructions as well as preparatory drawings, sketch-books and photographic documentation of sculptures that no longer exist. Among the former students of DJCAD (part of the University) included in the exhibition is David Mach, now famous internationally for his large-scale sculptures like the `Big Heids’ on the M8. Cur...

`SCULPTURAL’ – new exhibition

22 Mar 2016

Clouds, Comics and Gaming: Too cool for school?

The increasing use of the digital, cultural and unconventional in teaching will be explored at the next instalment of the University of Dundee’s Saturday Evening Lecture Series. ‘Clouds, Comics and Gaming: Too cool for school?’ takes place at the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, at 6pm on Saturday, 26th March. It will see Comic Laureate Dave Gibbons and Charles Cecil, MD of Revolution Software, join academics in forming a panel to consider the role comics and gaming play in the changing face of teaching and how digital spaces can inform and enrich the learning experience. The panel featu...

Clouds, Comics and Gaming: Too cool for school?

22 Mar 2016

A vision for medicine precision with new disease data link-up

Vast amounts of data generated by screening patients for diseases like cancer and arthritis at The University of Manchester will now be used to improve treatment and drug safety in partnership with the University of Dundee. The two universities have joined forces to transform medical treatment through protein analysis technology which identifies biomarkers of disease. This allows doctors to target treatments specific to the patient’s condition, and deliver the right treatment at the right time in the right dose.  This ‘precision medicine’ approach improves safety and effectiveness as...

A vision for medicine precision with new disease data link-up

17 Mar 2016

Could bread mould build a better rechargeable battery?

A naturally occurring red bread mould could be the key to producing more sustainable electrochemical materials for use in rechargeable batteries, researchers at the University of Dundee have found. Fungi that turns bread mouldy may not seem the ideal candidate for a future power solution but the Dundee researchers, reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology, have evidence that might just change that. Their findings have shown for the first time that that the fungus Neurospora crassa – commonly known as red bread mould – can transform manganese into a mineral composite with favourable e...

Could bread mould build a better rechargeable battery?

17 Mar 2016

Making a splash on World Water Day

Specialist practitioners from the University of Dundee will join with experts from a wide range of institutions next week for a conference marking World Water Day 2016. ‘Water and Sustainability: A Hydro Nation Approach’ takes place at the University’s Dalhousie Building on Monday, 22nd March. Delegates will examine the impact of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on the water sector. The world water crisis is often mentioned, usually in the context of drinking water and sanitation. Nearly a billion people are still without an ‘improved’ water supply and 2.5bi...

Making a splash on World Water Day