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Graduate to climb Kilimanjaro in memory of mentor A University of Dundee graduate will take on Africa’s tallest peak this month, in memory of her University supervisor and colleague, Dr Garry Sime. £26,000 up for grabs at events to inspire entrepreneurs More than 50 business ideas from students, staff and graduates of the University of Dundee will be scrutinised by judges responsible for awarding £26,000 of entrepreneurial support funding next week.
Saturday Series 2018 Scotland's oldest continuous free public lecture series returns to the University of Dundee next month with a line-up of prestigious, world-class speakers exploring ways of shaping the future. Professor Sir Pete Downes to retire as Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee, has announced he will retire at the end of 2018.
The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards Join Interface on Thursday 22nd February 2018 for The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards ceremony and showcase event. Scotland’s cereal connections boosted with Fellowship awards Dundee’s position as an international hub for research into cereals – particularly barley – has been given a boost with the award of a grant which will create new connections with Australia. The award of a £150,000 from the Universities UK International Rutherford Fund Strategic Partner initiative will allow the University of Dundee to bring seven Early Career Researchers from Australia to Dundee for periods ranging from one to twelve months between March 2018 and March 2019.
Paint with your eyes and talk with your knee - communication experts head to Science Saturdays at National Museum of Scotland Can you paint with your eyes? Can you talk with your knee? How can computer vision help us to communicate? Experts from the University of Dundee will help answer these questions on February 10 at the National Museum of Scotland as part of the museum’s Science Saturdays programme. A decade of cancer prevention – what has emerged? Billions of pounds have been spent on identifying modifiable factors that increase the risk of cancer. In theory it should be money well spent but only if we act upon the evidence to support people to have healthier lifestyles.
Ageing immune system may explain age-related cancer risk increase Study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests ageing immune system plays a larger role in cancer incidence than previously thought Findings may explain higher likelihood of men developing cancer than women This epidemiological research could have major implications for global fight against cancer if borne out by further studies The clinician in your computer Dundee Voluntary Action has produced a short video showing a videoconsulting system, currently in use at NHS Tayside’s dermatology department. It uses Google Chrome, a computer with a webcam or a smartphone and saves patients and staff time, effort and expense.
New study finds dialects and languages are processed differently Is saying ‘breeks’ instead of ‘trousers’ or ‘tatties’ instead of ‘potatoes’ like speaking a different language? New University of Dundee research suggests that dialects are processed differently to languages, an important finding as the distinction between the two is often controversial and politically charged. Students to get insight into world’s largest science experiment Engineering students at the University of Dundee will be given an insight into the world’s largest scientific experiment tomorrow (Thursday 1 February) with a visit to campus from a senior representative of CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research.
New toolkit empowers citizens to tackle environmental pollution New toolkit from University of Dundee and European partners helps citizens capture environmental data themselves to solve local problems with pollution Perceptions of dementia go on display in new exhibition An exhibition of art and science exploring how perceptions of space affect gestures, balance and movement will go on display this week at the University of Dundee’s LifeSpace Gallery.
Mark Beaumont highlights Entrepreneurship Week World record-breaking adventurer and University Rector Mark Beaumont BEM will give his insights into what makes a successful entrepreneur, and students, staff and graduates will vie for £26,000 in business support, at the University of Dundee’s Entrepreneurship Week next month.