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Research to put bite on liver disease NASH A form of liver disease which threatens to become a modern epidemic due to its association with obesity and type 2 diabetes – both major health issues for modern society – may be stopped in its tracks thanks to a research breakthrough by scientists at the Universities of Dundee, St Andrews and Stony Brook. BioDundee Networking Reception and Gala Dinner As in previous years we like to add an element of fun to the conference and are delighted to announce that this year's accompanying Networking Reception and Gala Dinner will have a murder mystery theme.
Engineering students take top prize in China A team of engineering students from the University of Dundee has scooped first place in a prestigious competition held at Suzhou Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology (SIBET) in China this week. Life Sciences gold award for public engagement The University of Dundee’s School of Life Sciences has been awarded a prestigious Gold Watermark for its work in bringing world-class science to the wider community.
European funding award for Dundee researcher A University of Dundee scientist has been awarded €2 million to study how cells respond to infection. ‘Ghostbusters-style’ optical traps enable researchers to study living cells University of Dundee researchers have created optical traps – described as microscopic equivalents of the proton pack in Ghostbusters – that enable scientists to manipulate minuscule objects and study the mechanics of cells and bio-molecules deep inside living organisms.
Court Room Science Primers Launched Unique partnership between the judiciary and science academies produces plain English primers relaying core scientific evidence to judges University offers £25,000 to up-and-coming entrepreneurs £25,000 is on offer to support new business ideas among students, staff and recent alumni as the University of Dundee launches the Venture Competition 2018.
MyDiabetesMyWay selected to join the NHS Innovation Accelerator MyDiabetesMyWay – an online data driven self-management platform for diabetes patients that was developed by the University of Dundee – is one of 11 innovations selected to join the nationally-celebrated NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA), as announced at a launch event in London today. Atopic eczema: one size does not fit all Researchers from the UK and Netherlands have identified five distinct subgroups of eczema, a finding that helps explain how the condition can affect people at different stages of their lives.
Dame Katherine Grainger returns to Dundee to give Christmas Lecture Five-time Olympic medallist Dame Katherine Grainger will share some of the highs and lows of her extraordinary sporting career at this year’s University of Dundee Christmas Lecture. Students to display work inspired by D’Arcy Thompson He has already inspired generations of scientists, artists and thinkers including Alan Turing, Richard Dawkins and Claude Levi Strauss. Now the work of biologist and mathematician D’Arcy Thompson, has prompted a new exhibition of work from the new generation of Graphic Design and Illustration students at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
Dundee-China links strengthened with guest professorship The University of Dundee has formed a new link with China, with Professor Daan van Aalten from the School of Life Sciences being appointed a guest professor at Xiangya Hospital at Central South University in Changsha, China. MyWay Digital Health Ltd win the ‘Enterprise in Education’ award MyWay Digital Health Ltd win the ‘Enterprise in Education’ award 28.10.17 at the annual Courier Business Awards.
Edible experiments expected to wow Bubbling beverages, insect cookies and ice cream frozen by liquid nitrogen are on offer this week as researchers at the University of Dundee swap the lab for the kitchen to cook with chemistry.