13 Apr 2015

Dundee academic at Human Rights in Childbirth Conference

Dr Alison McFadden, of the University of Dundee, will join more than 100 attorneys, human rights advocates, researchers, midwives, doctors, students and parents in Zagreb this week for the first regional conference on Human Rights in Childbirth in Central and Eastern Europe. The conference will be held at Hotel Dubrovnik and is organized by RODA – Parents in Action, a Croatian consumer organisation, and Human Rights in Childbirth, an international NGO based in The Hague. It will explore problems in maternity care in Central and Eastern Europe. Dr McFadden is co-author of the Lancet Series on Midwifer...

13 Apr 2015

‘Making Jewellery Work’ – Dundee Arts Café on Tuesday, 21st April

Vanilla Ink founder Kate Pickering will talk about ‘Making Jewellery Work’ at the next Dundee Arts Café event on Tuesday, 21st April. University of Dundee graduate Kate founded Vanilla Ink in Dundee in 2009 to celebrate and support emerging jewellers. Despite now living in Glasgow, Kate continues to support the creative industries in Dundee and she will be joined by some of her Vanilla Ink alumni to discuss their experiences and the importance of networks, creative communities and facilitation at the Arts Café event at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum. “T...

‘Making Jewellery Work’ – Dundee Arts Café on Tuesday, 21st April

13 Apr 2015

University’s first TEDx will make a difference

Some of the University of Dundee’s top researchers will be sharing ideas worth spreading when they take part in the institution’s first TEDx event next month. TEDxUniversityofDundee is a student-led event taking place at the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill from 1 pm to 6.30 pm on Saturday, 23rd May. The University’s first TEDx aims to inspire new ideas and enhance creativity among students and within the general public in Dundee. TED is a global set of conferences founded in 1984 as a one-off event based on the principle of ideas worth spreading. The movement takes its name from the earl...

University’s first TEDx will make a difference

10 Apr 2015

Medicine and dentistry training programme for Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabian Embassy Cultural Attache has signed a contract with the University of Dundee to train outstanding students from their country as medical doctors and dentists. The first formal agreement between the Saudi government and the University of Dundee will fund three annual intakes of medicine and dentistry students to a bespoke one-year foundation course. A total of eight students are expected to join each intake. On successful completion, the students can enter the professional five-year undergraduate degree programmes as part of the existing agreed numbers entering medicine and dentistry from ...

Medicine and dentistry training programme for Saudi Arabia

10 Apr 2015

Watching the Primitive Streak

Researchers at the University of Dundee have developed hugely powerful new microscopy techniques which can fully visualise a key stage in the development of embryos for the first time. Determining the mechanisms behind the early development of embryos is key to understanding the causes of many birth defects as well as disease in later life. One of the earliest and most critical stages in embryo development is gastrulation, which in mammals, birds and reptiles is characterised by the formation of the primitive streak. Gastrulation results in the establishment of the main body axes and is accompanied by exte...

Watching the Primitive Streak