9 Jan 2017

70 year retrospective exhibition from Duncan of Jordanstone alumnus.

An Octogenarian artist and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design graduate will have his work celebrated at the University of Dundee’s Lamb Gallery. An exhibition of 86-year-old Alec Muir’s artwork, spanning seven decades, will be launched on Friday, 13th January at 5:30pm. It features Dundee, past, present and future with scenes from 1970s Downfield, the Wellgate redevelopment and the more recent demolition of tenements throughout the city. Alec enrolled at Dundee College of Art, now Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, at the age of just 15 in 1945 and he had his first ...

70 year retrospective exhibition from Duncan of Jordanstone alumnus.

6 Jan 2017

Discovery Days 2017

Bacterial cities and bladder cancer, skin diseases and street citizenship, flatscreen technology and fitness in cyberspace – just some of the subjects to be explored at the University of Dundee’s annual Discovery Days event next week. Discovery Days 2017 takes place on Friday 13th January at the Dalhousie Building. Eight newly appointed Professors will each talk for 15 minutes about their area of research, as will award-winning teachers and students whose approach to entrepreneurialism has been recognised. The short presentations will provide glimpses of the leading-edge work the University is ...

Discovery Days 2017

5 Jan 2017

‘Why Do People Get Spots?’ Café Science on 9th January.

A University of Dundee lecturer will get ‘under the skin’ at the latest Café Science event. Professor Maurice van Steensel from the School of Life Sciences will be talking about the largest organ of the human body, the skin. Acne is the most common skin disease in the world, yet it is still not known what causes people to develop spots. Professor Van Steensel will explain what the University is doing to come up with new skin treatments. He said, “Most people have been affected by spots at some point in their life, but most don’t know why. “I hope to help people under...

‘Why Do People Get Spots?’ Café Science on 9th January.

5 Jan 2017

‘Molecular volume control’ may help combat tumours

A ‘molecular volume control’ may one day be used to manipulate enzyme activity in order to control the development and treatment of cancer, according to research at the Universities of Dundee and Bath. The researchers have uncovered new functions of an enzyme called Dual-specificity phosphatase 5 (DUSP5), which will help scientists to better understand how tumours develop. DUSP5 is known to switch off the activity of another enzyme, called ERK, which controls cell growth in a number of cancers, including colon, lung and melanoma. This would suggest that DUSP5 is a tumour suppressor, but studies...

‘Molecular volume control’ may help combat tumours

22 Dec 2016

Christmas comes early for Dundee charity

The University of Dundee has raised £991 for local charity Home-Start Dundee at its Annual Candlelit Carol Service. Almost £1,000 was raised in aid of Home-Start Dundee, a charity that supports families who are experiencing stress or difficulties in the local area. The University Chaplain, Reverend Dr Fiona Douglas, said, “The money we have donated to Home-Start Dundee was collected as an offering during the Carol Service which took place at St Paul’s Cathedral. “It was a wonderful ceremony and has been made even more special as those who attended know that their offerings wil...

Christmas comes early for Dundee charity