3 Mar 2015

‘Bodies in Motion’ – exhibition opens on 7th March

A new exhibition focusing on movement and its study and representation will open at the University of Dundee this weekend. ‘Bodies in Motion’ opens at the Tower Foyer Gallery on Saturday, 7th March. Featuring physiological instruments, anatomical diagrams and figure drawings from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) and the University’s museum collections, the exhibition explores the way that both science and art have sought to understand motion in the human body. ‘Bodies in Motion’ has been curated by Alix Marion, a postgraduate student in Museum & Ga...

‘Bodies in Motion’ – exhibition opens on 7th March

3 Mar 2015

RSE honour for Dundee academics

Two academics from the University of Dundee are among the newly announced Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Professor Niamh Nic Daeid, of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID), and Professor Colin Palmer, from the University’s School of Medicine, have both been elected Fellows. Niamh is Professor of Forensic Science, based within the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) at Dundee. She is a leading forensic science researcher who is renowned across the national and international landscape. “I am deeply honoured to receive this recognition from the Royal ...

27 Feb 2015

New light shed on battleground between soil and roots

The soil around roots of plants such as barley – one of our most important crops - is a battleground where only certain bacteria can survive, suggests evidence gathered by a Scottish and German research team. Researchers from the University of Dundee, the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research and the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research used a massive sequencing approach called metagenomics to identify the major groups of bacteria that flourish in and around the roots of barley plants. Their results suggest that the soil surrounding plant roots is a battleground where only certain bacte...

26 Feb 2015

‘Mary Slessor - No Ordinary Missionary’ – Dundee Arts Café on 3rd March

Renowned storyteller Ruth Kirkpatrick will combine biographical fact, song and personal insight to tell the tale of Mary Slessor’s remarkable life at the next Dundee Arts Café event. ‘Mary Slessor - No Ordinary Missionary’ takes place at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum on Tuesday, 3rd March. Born in the North East of Scotland, Ruth Kirkpatrick has performed at Storytelling festivals all over the world, including India, Singapore, Iceland and Dubai. Her strength is in forming a warm rapport with her audience, respecting the tradition but giving her performance a p...

‘Mary Slessor - No Ordinary Missionary’ – Dundee Arts Café on 3rd March

25 Feb 2015

Dundee scientist elected to the American Academy of Microbiology

Professor Tracy Palmer, of the University of Dundee, has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. Fellows of the Academy are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. Tracy is Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Head of the Division of Molecular Microbiology within the College of Life Sciences at Dundee. Her research aims to understand the molecular details of protein export in bacteria. All bacteria export proteins, and this is essential for them to...