13 Mar 2015

Midwives4all builds on pioneering Dundee work

An international initiative to spread knowledge about the benefits of midwives and evidence-based midwifery will be launched next week, building on pioneering work from the University of Dundee. Midwives4all is an initiative of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. It follows on from a major Lancet series on midwifery which was co-authored by Professor Mary Renfrew from the University of Dundee last year. The Lancet series highlighted the crucial part midwives play in saving the lives of millions of women and children who die during and around the time of pregnancy. Professor Renfrew said, “Many ...

13 Mar 2015

Dundee to Host 2015 Qualitative Election Study of Britain

Researchers at the University of Dundee and GESIS-Liebniz Institute in Cologne, Germany are working intensively with voters to identify the issues, personalities and other factors that will decide this year’s General Election. The 2015 Qualitative Election Study of Britain (QESB 2015), a project led by Politics Lecturer Dr Edzia Carvalho at Dundee and GESIS researcher Dr Kristi Winters, will conduct 20 focus groups before and after the May 7th vote to identify how the various party campaigns are resonating with the public. QESB 2015 aims to provide an insight into the reasons, opinions, and motivatio...

Dundee to Host 2015 Qualitative Election Study of Britain

12 Mar 2015

‘Symbiosis’ – art exhibition explores experiences of Women in Science

An exhibition of artwork celebrating the scientific achievements of women opens in Dundee on Friday, 13th March. ‘Symbiosis’ is a unique exploration of the fusion of science and art, and is taking place at Tin Roof Collective, Bellfield Street. The exhibition is led by University of Dundee students Rhoda Ellis (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design) and Nancy Giang (College of Life Sciences) and takes place as part of the Women In Science Festival 2015. ‘Symbiosis’ includes works inspired by the lives of historical women in science, collaborations with current scientists a...

‘Symbiosis’ – art exhibition explores experiences of Women in Science

10 Mar 2015

Dundee expands world-leading forensic & medical art offering

The University of Dundee’s world-renowned expertise in forensic and medical art is being further developed with the creation of a range of pioneering new courses. The University was the first in the world to offer courses in forensic and medical art in 2007 in a collaboration between the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. Since then the work of the Dundee academics has gained worldwide attention for a range of projects, including the facial reconstruction of figures such as Richard III, Johann Sebastian Bach and Robert Burns. Dundee&rsqu...

9 Mar 2015

Lateral thinking about chromosome linking

Scientists led by a group at the University of Dundee have made a significant discovery about how our cells properly inherit their genetic information. The research team led by Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow Professor Tomo Tanaka and colleagues Dr Maria Kalantzaki and Dr Etsushi Kitamura in the College of Life Sciences at Dundee, working in collaboration with researchers at the University of Oxford, has studied a process of `lateral linking’ by which cells can properly multiply, one of the basic processes in all life. The researchers say their findings give an insight into how abnormal cell...