31 Oct 2014

‘What Shape is the Internet In?’ – Dundee Arts Café on 4th November

Professor Jon Rogers from the University of Dundee will ponder the state of cyberspace at a public engagement event next week. In a changed to the published programme, Professor Rogers will deliver the next Dundee Arts Café talk, entitled ‘What Shape is the Internet In?’ at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum on Tuesday, 4th November. Professor Rogers, Chair of Creative Technology, said, “The way in which we retrieve and consume information has changed considerably in recent years, with the evolution of the digital world fast developing. Is this the future, or is the...

31 Oct 2014

‘CHEERS!’ TO DUNDEE SCIENCE FESTIVAL

Dundee Science Festival organisers clinked glasses today to toast the launch of the biggest event in its five year history. The festival, which will run from Saturday 1 until Sunday 16 November 2014, is a two-week city-wide celebration of science, providing fun, entertainment, inspiration and curiosity for all ages.  With a new ‘personality’, the festival will host a staggering 112 events this year, twice as many as last year. Astoundingly the University of Dundee will be running, participating in and hosting half of the events over the next two weeks. The University’s offerings incl...

‘CHEERS!’ TO DUNDEE SCIENCE FESTIVAL

30 Oct 2014

Tackling poverty and malnutrition in India

A guest lecturer at the University of Dundee’s Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR) will next week discuss poverty and malnutrition in areas of India where an abundance of natural resources mean they should not exist. John Pattison will be discussing ‘Alleviating Poverty and Malnutrition in Agrobiodiversity Hotspots in India’ at the Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill at 4pm on Thursday, 6th November.  The lecture takes its name from a collaboration between the University of Alberta in Canada and the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation in India that John is Projec...

29 Oct 2014

‘Robert McGilvray: Time/Tide - Moments from Places’ – exhibition at University of Dundee

A striking series of paintings inspired by the Tay estuary and other Scottish landscapes will be exhibited at the University of Dundee’s Tower Foyer Gallery from Saturday. ‘Time/Tide - Moments from Places’ features recent work by artist Robert McGilvray, who is well-known as a painter and for his various public art projects. He explained, “The paintings are largely concerned with an imaginary diary of many years’ close contact with the skies and waters of the Tay Estuary, absorbing its ever changing light, colour and climatic conditions. “They reflect journeys of memory ...

‘Robert McGilvray: Time/Tide - Moments from Places’ – exhibition at University of Dundee

29 Oct 2014

Putting a kink into the cell's key genetic molecule

Scientists at the University of Dundee have discovered a hidden `code’ that tells our bodies key genetic molecules how to structure themselves, thereby allowing them to carry out their work. In a research paper published in the journal Nature Communications, Professor David Lilley and colleagues describe how a crucial part of RNA called the `kink-turn’ operates. Professor David Lilley and colleagues in the College of Life Sciences at Dundee have been studying the function of RNA, the molecules that play a significant role in almost every genetic function of our cells. RNA is chemically similar ...