2 Oct 2016

‘Memories of Food in Dundee’– Dundee Arts Cafe on October 4th.

Years of memories of food in Dundee, from favourite cafes to home cooked meals, have informed the next Dundee Arts Café talk, which takes place this week. Pensioners from across the city shared their food memories with Jackie Malcolm, from the University of Dundee, who has then used them to explore how food forms an important part of our culture and environment and our recollection of it. Jackie will talk about her latest research project at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum on October 4th. She has been talking to elderly people living in sheltered accommodation in Dundee and asking...

‘Memories of Food in Dundee’– Dundee Arts Cafe on October 4th.

29 Sep 2016

All-woman shortlist for this year’s Dundee International Book Prize

The final three novels in contention for this year’s Dundee International Book Prize have been announced. The Margins by Jessica Thummel, Shadow Jumping by Margaret Ries and London Clay by Amy Spencer will compete for the prestigious award, which includes a publishing deal with Freight Books, a £5000 cash prize and protected writing time in Dundee. Jessica, Margaret and Amy’s novels will now go before this year’s judging panel, which consists of broadcaster Shereen Nanjiani, poet Ian McMillan, critic Hannah McGill and publisher Adrian Searle The winner will be an...

All-woman shortlist for this year’s Dundee International Book Prize

29 Sep 2016

Researchers call for transparent ethic committees

Poor regulation of research can cause direct harm to patients, suggests a new research study led by the University of Dundee. The international study led by Dr Jonathan Mendel from the University has called for greater transparency in ethics committee processes. The report, which saw input from researchers across the UK and Australia, has been published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ). Investigating the process of ethical approval and the information given to patients with rheumatoid arthritis in clinical trials, the study suggests that by making documentation freely available, it will allow ethi...

Researchers call for transparent ethic committees

27 Sep 2016

Hong Kong party to learn about FANS

The University of Dundee will tomorrow receive a delegation from Hong Kong visiting Scotland to learn about a clinical service that aims to cut the number of young people dying from inherited cardiac conditions. The Familial Arrhythmia Network Service of Scotland (FANS) will welcome Professor David Siu and Dr Jo Jo Hai from the cardiology Department of the University of Hong Kong to the University’s School of Medicine, based at Ninewells Hospital on Wednesday, 28th September. They will also be visiting regional FANS centres throughout Scotland throughout the week. The objective of their visit is...

Hong Kong party to learn about FANS

27 Sep 2016

‘Silent Signal’ – a new exhibition to open at LifeSpace

An exhibition that combines animation with science will go on display at the University of Dundee this week. ‘Silent Signal’ will open at LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery at the School of Life Sciences on Thursday, 29th September and will feature six experimental animations that explore new ways of thinking about the human body. Commissioned by the arts organisation Animate Projects with support from The Wellcome Trust and the Garfield Weston Foundation, the animations include exploration of how the immune system functions, how disease is spread and how our genetic code can be manipulated...

‘Silent Signal’ – a new exhibition to open at LifeSpace