12 May 2016

Dundee Professor named Conservationist of the Year

Tony Martin, Professor of Animal Conservation at the University of Dundee, has been named as Conservationist of the Year in recognition of his exceptional leadership of the world’s largest rodent eradication operation. Professor Martin, of the University’s Centre for Remote Environments, received the prestigious award from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). He leads the South Gergia Heritage Trust’s Habitat Restoration Project, which seeks to reverse two centuries of devastation caused by rats that threatens the globally important seabird sanctuary of South Georgia, a British Oversea...

Dundee Professor named Conservationist of the Year

11 May 2016

Emerging talent to the fore at Degree Show 2016

The University of Dundee will once more be transformed into Scotland’s largest exhibition space next week when some of the UK’s brightest emerging creative talents showcase the fruits of their undergraduate labours. The Art, Design and Architecture Degree Show 2016 opens on Friday, May 20th. Over the show’s 10-day run, thousands of visitors will cast their eye over work from around 300 students from the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and the School of Social Sciences. The 2016 Degree Show takes place throughout the two buildings and fourteen floors th...

Emerging talent to the fore at Degree Show 2016

11 May 2016

Dundee scientist wins Royal Society of Chemistry Prize

Professor David Lilley, from the University of Dundee, is the Royal Society of Chemistry Khorana Prizewinner for 2016. The Khorana Prize recognises outstanding achievement award for research at the chemistry and life science interface. Professor Lilley receives £5000, a medal and a certificate. Professor Lilley said, “I am honoured to receive the Khorana Prize, and most grateful to the RSC for awarding this to me. I regard this as a recognition of the work of my laboratory as a whole. I have a wonderfully talented group of postdoctoral colleagues who are incredibly productive and full of insigh...

Dundee scientist wins Royal Society of Chemistry Prize

11 May 2016

Trial aims to improve muscle strength in older people

A UK-wide clinical trial is set to examine whether a commonly used heart pill and a food supplement could improve the health of older people across the UK by improving muscle strength. Researchers at the University of Dundee, University of Aberdeen and Imperial College London are testing whether the treatments can prevent the weakening of muscles that commonly affects older people. The research team aims to recruit 450 people aged 70 and over from across the UK. Participants will be given a heart pill (perindopril) or a matching dummy tablet, and also a food supplement powder (leucine) or matching dummy po...

Trial aims to improve muscle strength in older people

10 May 2016

Celebrating ‘Art in Relief’

Relief prints from the University of Dundee’s extensive collections, including works by notable masters Alison McKenzie and Willie Rodger as well as former students of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, have gone on display at the University’s Tower Foyer Gallery. The new exhibition, ‘Art in Relief’ will showcase dozens of prints for public viewing in a precursor to both the Print Design Festival 2016 and the Ignite Festival. Members of the public can view outstanding examples of woodcut and linocut, the two most common types of relief printing. Curator Matthew Jarro...

Celebrating ‘Art in Relief’