9 May 2016

Student takes on new role with ice hockey team

A current University of Dundee student will combine his studies with a new job at a local ice hockey team. Elliot Shaw, a second year Business Management student, will take up the post of Commercial Manager at the Dundee Stars for next season. He’s familiar with the team having completed a placement with the club as part of his course. Elliot said: “It’s going to be a lot of hard work, but it’s something I’m really excited about. “I really enjoyed my placement at the Dundee Stars back in January and I saw this as the perfect opportunity to gain more experience and comple...

Student takes on new role with ice hockey team

9 May 2016

Fossils dug up for this year’s Festival of Museums

The University of Dundee will be celebrating this year’s Festival of Museums with a special focus on fossils and ferns. The D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum will be hosting ‘The Hunt Is On’ on Saturday, May 14th from 2pm-4.30pm. Visitors will be asked to take part in a hunt for fossils and along the way they will learn more about dinosaurs and other forms of prehistoric life. On Sunday, May 15th there will be a series of family workshops called, ‘Getting Crafty with Fossils and Ferns’. Participants will take inspiration from the collections on display to design their own j...

Fossils dug up for this year’s Festival of Museums

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