17 May 2016

Kenneth overcomes obstacles to emerge as leading young design talent

A stellar undergraduate career has seen University of Dundee student Kenneth Meek establish himself as one of the country’s top young graphic designers – despite being registered blind. Twenty-three-year-old Kenneth, originally from Glasgow, suffers from nystagmus, a condition that causes involuntary eye movement and impaired vision. Although he has difficulty focusing on objects, Kenneth’s design aptitude, visual communication skills and creativity have seen him overcome this considerable obstacle to win plaudits and awards for projects focusing on serious social and cultural issues. His...

Kenneth overcomes obstacles to emerge as leading young design talent

17 May 2016

Global experts celebrate 10th anniversary of Drug Discovery Unit

The University of Dundee will host an international symposium this week to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of its Drug Discovery Unit, the world-renowned centre which last year revealed the discovery of a potential anti-malarial compound. The event in the University’s School of Life Sciences marks a decade of academic drug discovery and working with partners to deliver possible new treatment for malaria, tuberculosis, leishmaniasis, cancer and many other diseases. The Drug Discovery Unit (DDU) was born in 2006 when Professors Alan Fairlamb and Mike Ferguson, working on tropical parasitic diseases in t...

Global experts celebrate 10th anniversary of Drug Discovery Unit

16 May 2016

University responds to celebrity homewrecker claims

The University of Dundee is unable to confirm or deny whether Miss Caitlin Ryan, of Coronation Street, Weatherfield, Greater Manchester, has applied to study at its world-renowned Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. Speculation has been rife that the talented artist was set to leave Weatherfield’s cobbled streets behind to travel north in order to pursue her creative ambitions ever since her boyfriend Craig Tinker outlined his fears that he was about to lose his first love to the City of Discovery - http://www.itv.com/coronationstreet/extras/craig-and-caitlin-colson-smith-interview. Soap...

University responds to celebrity homewrecker claims

16 May 2016

Partnership to tackle parasitic animal diseases

The Drug Discovery Unit of the University of Dundee, Scotland, the Institute of Parasitology and Tropical Veterinary Medicine (IPTVM) of the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, and Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, Germany, today announced they have initiated first steps for a partnership to discover new and effective treatments for parasitic diseases which affect companion animals and livestock. Parasites are a major cause of disease in animals, often impacting animal welfare and leading to significant economic loss for farmers. The intention of the three parties is to intensify their partnership in...

Partnership to tackle parasitic animal diseases

13 May 2016

PAMIS to lead PMLD Awareness Day

University of Dundee-based charity PAMIS will next week host their second Profound and Multiple Learning Disability (PMLD) Awareness Day. Events will take place across Scotland as part of the programme, which aims to raise awareness of both the difficulties that people with profound and multiple learning difficulties and their families face and also the ways they can be helped to be more active and valued members of society. PMLD Awareness Day is a being held on Monday, 16th May 2016 and will see the activities that people with PMLD can take part in such as adaptive skiing, yoga, craft, wheelchair ice skat...

PAMIS to lead PMLD Awareness Day