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...

9 Mar 2015

Perception of Biology – new exhibition at D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum

A new exhibition of college students’ work inspired by the fascinating and unique 130 year-old collection at the University of Dundee’s D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum will open tomorrow. The 12 students from the HND Contemporary Art course at Perth College (University of the Highlands and Islands) have worked intensively over a four-week period to present their response to the museum, taking influence from historical and visual aspects of the collection as well as responding instinctively to it. Museum curator Matthew Jarron said, “The students are still working on their artworks, w...

Perception of Biology – new exhibition at D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum

6 Mar 2015

‘Good Vibrations?’ – Café Science Extra on 11th March

Ways of potentially overcoming the problems associated with high-speed rail travel will be explored at a Café Science Extra event in Dundee next week. Dr Xueyu Geng will deliver a talk, entitled ‘Good Vibrations? – Engineering Safer and Quicker Railways & Roads’ at Dundee Science Centre at 6pm on Wednesday, 11th March.  Dr Geng, a researcher in the University of Warwick’s School of Engineering, said, “High-speed rail networks have become one of the most advanced and fast developing branches of transportation and are the focus of recent investment from UK govern...

‘Good Vibrations?’ – Café Science Extra on 11th March