19 Apr 2018

Dundee joins global effort to build Human Cell Atlas

The University of Dundee is joining a global effort – with the help of funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative – to support development of the Human Cell Atlas, a global effort to map every type of cell in the healthy human body as a resource for studies of health and disease. The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) and DAF, an advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation have announced new funding for 85 projects to support the Human Cell Atlas. The grants total $15 million over one year. Projects are focused on developing open computational tools, algorithms, visualizations, and bench...

Dundee joins global effort to build Human Cell Atlas

19 Apr 2018

Art students prepare for Italian jobs

A “once in a lifetime” opportunity awaits two University of Dundee students who are to spend a month in Venice at one of the world’s foremost arts festivals. Amy Bryson and Blair Boyle from the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) will stay in the Italian city as part of a fellowship arranged with the British Council. As well as conducting independent research throughout their stay, the pair will also invigilate a major new exhibition at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, part of the British Pavilion at the celebrated La Biennale di Ven...

Art students prepare for Italian jobs

18 Apr 2018

Professor Sue Black and `All That Remains’

Professor Dame Sue Black, one of the world’s leading forensic scientists, brings clarity, authenticity, humanity and humour to the one event that we will all experience – death. In her role she confronts death every day. As Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at the University of Dundee, she focuses on mortal remains in her lab, at burial sites, at scenes of violence, murder and criminal dismemberment, and when investigating mass fatalities due to war, accident or natural disaster. Now, in her new book `All that Remains’, published on April 19, she reveals the many faces of dea...

Professor Sue Black and `All That Remains’

18 Apr 2018

Church transformed to stimulate mental health debate

A University of Dundee student is using real-life experiences from an Austrian psychiatric art centre to raise awareness of mental illness at one of Scotland’s most important historical sites. Drew Walker, a PhD student at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, is utilising the stories of artist-patients at the Maria Gugging Psychiatric Clinic as part of Falling UP 4.0, a combination of soundscapes and projection being showcased at Dunfermline Abbey Church in Fife. Residents at Gugging, near Vienna, have contributed short sound clips detailing their own ideas on sanctuary as part of t...

Church transformed to stimulate mental health debate

18 Apr 2018

Targeting enzyme may tip cancer ‘over the edge’

Researchers from the University of Dundee have identified an enzyme critical for cell division that could potentially be targeted to tip tumours ‘over the edge’ into remission. A team led by Professor Paul Clarke and Dr Adrian Saurin, from the University’s School of Medicine, discovered that the enzyme USP9X controls the proper timing of cell division, the process that makes new cells during the growth and repair of tissues. When a cell divides it faces the difficult task of separating its duplicated DNA perfectly into two new daughter cells that are genetically identical. Our cells have ...

Targeting enzyme may tip cancer ‘over the edge’