On the night of 24th of March 1944 Allied prisoners at the top security Stalag Luft III Nazi camp took part in a daring escape
#Cancer Research Reveals Orkney Genetic Link
“Many people who have the gene alteration are unaware of it. Not everyone wants to have a genetic test that looks into their future. In the long run we want to make a test available to those with Westray grandparents who want to know if they have the gene variant” Professor Zosia Miedzybrodzka, Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of Aberdeen
Harnessing the Natural Assets of The Blue Bioeconomy
The marine microbiome is one of the fastest growing segments of the so-called ‘blue bioeconomy’, and its study is vital for the discovery, understanding, protection and use of ocean resources.
Revealing Earth’s Oldest Ecosystem On Land, Rhynie, Aberdeenshire.
Known as the Rhynie Chert, the exquisitely detailed plants, spiders, fungi and other life were preserved by hot springs about 410 million years ago.
Scraping The Depths Of Antarctica Reveals New Seaweed
“Finding Palmaria decipiens at 100m depth is important for furthering our knowledge of Antarctica, a continent that is so important to understand for addressing the environmental challenges the world faces today.” Professor Frithjof Kuepper
Opening Up Access to Research
“The publication of university research should not be limited by the ability to pay, and so we are adopting a more inclusive and equitable way of sharing our work. Simon Bains, Aberdeen University Librarian
Advances in Understanding Motor Neurone Disease
“The early detection of disease could be a critical missing step in our attempts to cure this disease” Dr Jenna Gregory of the University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen Based Video Game Up for Top Award
Strange Sickness, a video game based on the research of historians Dr Jackson Armstrong and Dr William Hepburn, is up for a 2022 Scottish BAFTA.
Recognising Scotland’s Links to Slavery: the Powis Gateway
“Powis Gateway is the most tangible link between the University of Aberdeen and slavery-derived wealth.” Dr Richard Anderson
Understanding & Improving Treatment for Severe #Covid
“Our challenge is to understand why patients with severe cases of COVID-19 are so prone to the development of these clots in big and small blood vessels throughout the body. ” Prof Nicola Mutch from the University of Aberdeen