4 Mar 2015

‘Tapping all our talents: Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics’ – 7th March

Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the first female President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, will examine the progress made by women in traditionally male-dominated areas at the next Saturday Evening Lecture in Dundee. Dame Jocelyn will talk about ‘Tapping all our talents: Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics’ at the University of Dundee’s Dalhousie Building on Saturday, 7th March. The lecture is part of International Women’s Day celebrations in the city and also marks the start of the 2015 Women in Science Festival which runs from 7th–28th March. In...

‘Tapping all our talents: Women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics’ – 7th March

4 Mar 2015

Art and architecture graduates to exhibit at 2015 New Contemporaries

Eighteen graduate artists from the University of Dundee will exhibit their work at the 2015 Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries show in Edinburgh. Now in its seventh year, New Contemporaries is regarded as the most prestigious showcase for young artists in Scotland and this year’s exhibition will take place at the RSA Galleries on The Mound from Saturday, 14th March to Wednesday, 8th April. With nearly £40,000 worth of monetary prizes in addition to residency, studio and purchase prizes, the exhibition is an important initiative for emerging artists and architects in Scotland. Presenting ...

Art and architecture graduates to exhibit at 2015 New Contemporaries

3 Mar 2015

‘Bodies in Motion’ – exhibition opens on 7th March

A new exhibition focusing on movement and its study and representation will open at the University of Dundee this weekend. ‘Bodies in Motion’ opens at the Tower Foyer Gallery on Saturday, 7th March. Featuring physiological instruments, anatomical diagrams and figure drawings from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD) and the University’s museum collections, the exhibition explores the way that both science and art have sought to understand motion in the human body. ‘Bodies in Motion’ has been curated by Alix Marion, a postgraduate student in Museum & Ga...

‘Bodies in Motion’ – exhibition opens on 7th March

3 Mar 2015

RSE honour for Dundee academics

Two academics from the University of Dundee are among the newly announced Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Professor Niamh Nic Daeid, of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID), and Professor Colin Palmer, from the University’s School of Medicine, have both been elected Fellows. Niamh is Professor of Forensic Science, based within the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) at Dundee. She is a leading forensic science researcher who is renowned across the national and international landscape. “I am deeply honoured to receive this recognition from the Royal ...

27 Feb 2015

New light shed on battleground between soil and roots

The soil around roots of plants such as barley – one of our most important crops - is a battleground where only certain bacteria can survive, suggests evidence gathered by a Scottish and German research team. Researchers from the University of Dundee, the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research and the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research used a massive sequencing approach called metagenomics to identify the major groups of bacteria that flourish in and around the roots of barley plants. Their results suggest that the soil surrounding plant roots is a battleground where only certain bacte...