Teaching staff in our School of Learning and Teaching received a postcard from Rio from alumnus Hannah Dines. Hannah graduated from Dundee in 2015 with a BSc Honours degree in Physiology and competed as part of the ParaCycling team in the T2 trike event. It was a lovely surprise and much appreciated by all the staff who taught her.
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AfterGlow by boredomresearch with Dr Paddy Brock (University of Glasgow) reveals the intimate relationship between disease and its environment, using gaming engine software and mathematical modelling data to explore the relationship between infection transmission and environment. This work will run for the entire length of the exhibition, from the 29th September until the 26th November.
Dr Paddy Brock from the University of Glasgow will give a seminar today. Paddy has been working with boredomresearch on Afterglow which reveals the intimate relationship between disease and its environment, using gaming engine software and mathematical modelling data to explore the relationship between infection transmission and environment. This work will run for the entire length of the exhibition, from the 29th September until the 26th November.
Ellie Land will speak about her work currently on show as part of Silent Signal in LifeSpace. Sleepless by Ellie Land with Professor Peter Oliver (University of Oxford) is an exploration of the links now being discovered between sleep and mental health. Its rhythm is inspired by the circadian cycle and displays visual icons rooted in the science of sleep. This work will be screened from the 15th November until the 26th November.
‘Silent Signal’ – an exhibition travelling to LifeSpace
The new exhibition opening at LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery at the School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, features six artworks commissioned by Animate Projects.
The University of Dundee has been named Scottish University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide for a second consecutive year.
Dundee has been hailed for excellent teaching quality and student experience, being placed in the top ten in the UK for both key measures in the Good University Guide analysis. The Guide also noted the strength of research at the University and the institution’s economic, social and cultural impact.
The University of Dundee has announced renewed funding of more than £7million from three of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies to support its Division of Signal Transduction Therapy (DSTT).
Pharmaceutical giants Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline and Merck will provide support of £7.2 million until 2020, enabling scientists at Dundee to continue their fundamental research in multiple therapeutic areas, including cancer, arthritis, lupus, hypertension and Parkinson’s disease. This new round of funding secures 38 posts at Dundee for the next four years.
Malaria remains one of the world’s leading causes of mortality in developing countries. Last year alone, it killed more than 400,000 people, mostly young children. This week in ACS Central Science, an international consortium of researchers, including scientists at the University of Dundee, unveils the mechanics and findings of a unique “open science” project for malaria drug discovery that has been five years in the making.