15 Sep 2015

Record number of doors set to open in Dundee this weekend

From an historic ship to the Sherriff Court, a fire station to fine art galleries, venues across Dundee will be throwing their doors open to visitors this weekend. This year’s Doors Open Days, one of Dundee’s biggest annual community celebrations, will take place on the weekend of 19th and 20th September. Thousands of people will be allowed to access all areas at 50 buildings not normally open to the public as well as taking part in events, tours and talks for all ages. Dundee Sheriff Court and HM Frigate Unicorn are among the venues taking part in Doors Open Days for the first time, while plac...

Record number of doors set to open in Dundee this weekend

15 Sep 2015

‘Molecular clock’ deciphered by Dundee researchers

Temporal control of a ‘molecular clock’ that plays a vital role in the embryonic development of the skeleton and skeletal musculature has been deciphered for the first time by researchers at the University of Dundee. Understanding the segmentation clock mechanism will aid in the identification of protective factors for normal spinal development ultimately creating a better understanding of ways to prevent and better treat various spinal conditions. The research has been led by Dr Kim Dale in the School of Life Sciences at Dundee in an inter-disciplinary collaboration with Dr Philip Murray from ...

‘Molecular clock’ deciphered by Dundee researchers

14 Sep 2015

Peto photographs to inspire ballet’s rising stars at Genée

Photographs of some of the most famous dance figures of the twentieth century - including Scottish-born choreographer Kenneth MacMillan, Margot Fonteyn and Monica Mason – taken by the Hungarian-born photojournalist Michael Peto will greet participants of the Royal Academy of Dance’s Genée International Ballet Competition 2015. The Genée Final, to be held at the Sadler’s Wells theatre on Saturday, 19th September, is one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world. The Peto photographs, held by the University of Dundee, will go on show at a reception for this year...

Peto photographs to inspire ballet’s rising stars at Genée

14 Sep 2015

Art from mini human hearts – new exhibition opens

Miniature beating human hearts and a periodic table of emotions are the inspiration behind an exciting new joint exhibition opening at Abertay University and the University of Dundee. Made from stem cells, the mini hearts have been developed by the medical biotechnologist Professor Nikolai Zhelev to find a cure for heart disease, and the exhibition – entitled ‘Hearts & Minds’ – explores the function, power and frailty of the heart and brain from many different biological and emotional perspectives. Through 3D projections, games design, the moving image and conceptual art to name...

Art from mini human hearts – new exhibition opens

14 Sep 2015

Dystonia Society awards seed funding to Dundee researcher

Dr Tom Gilbertson, a Clinical Lecturer in Neurology at the University of Dundee, has been awarded £30,000 to carry out research into a disabling and currently incurable neurological condition that causes uncontrollable and sometimes painful muscle spasms. Around 70,000 people in the UK live with dystonia, and can experience difficulties with movement, eating, talking, writing, reading and sometimes even sitting up. The grant, awarded by the Dystonia Society, will fund a behavioural and imaging study in dystonic patients. Data from this project will then be used to support further applications for lar...

Dystonia Society awards seed funding to Dundee researcher