Abertay University to open new science labs in Dundee


Abertay University in Scotland is all set to open new science laboratories on 30 May in Dundee to focus on food, forensics and biomedical sciences.

The new £3.5m labs will feature four different areas to support the teaching and research of the School of Science, Engineering and Technology, in addition to external business projects.

Abertay University School of Science, Engineering and Technology head Carl Schaschke said: “This project forms part of the university’s commitment to excellence in teaching and research.

“Not only will the new labs benefit Abertay students for years to come, the facilities have huge potential for business and we already have a significant engagement with a number of local companies who are keen to work with us.”

The Consumer Experience Laboratory has 12 climatically controlled booths that have been created for the sensory analysis of food, and houses a preparation and serving room connected to a kitchen.

“This project forms part of the university’s commitment to excellence in teaching and research."

A waiting room within the lab can be used for consumer experience testing, student tutorials and small group working.

Designed to food manufacturing and environmental health standards, the New Product Development Laboratory will be used for pilot scale food manufacturer schemes across a range of food processes and industries.

It also features a teaching area with two new labs for the forensic science and biomedical science divisions.

The lab also has a controllable camera, independent monitors and a total of 15 display screens. Teaching staff and students can operate them collectively or independently.

A multi-purpose learning or social area includes an 84in screen and seating.


Image: The new labs will feature four different areas to support the teaching and research of the School of Science, Engineering and Technology. Photo: © Abertay University.