24 Oct 2014

Scientists provide insight into cell biology mystery

  Scientists at the University of Dundee have solved an important part of the mystery about one of the most fundamental processes in cell biology. The process by which cells copy their own chromosomes and then make new cells is vital to all of life. The chromosomes contain the genetic blueprint that makes us what we are and this information must be copied perfectly for new cells to survive and carry out their function. When the copying process goes wrong, it can lead to cancer as abnormal cells are created. In a research paper published in the journal Science, Professor Karim Labib and Marija Maric in...

Scientists provide insight into cell biology mystery

24 Oct 2014

Author “saved” by writing wins £10,000 Dundee International Book Prize

An English debut author, who says an evening class where she discovered a love of writing saved her from her itinerant and chaotic twenties, has been named as the winner of the 2014 Dundee International Book Prize. Amy Mason (32) received £10,000, the largest cash prize for an unpublished author in the UK, and a deal with Glasgow-based Cargo Publishing for her novel, ‘The Other Ida’. The funny, brave and moving book sees the eponymous heroine, named after a hit play written by her heavy-drinking mother, return home after the older woman finally succumbs to alcoholism. Amy edged out her fe...

Author “saved” by writing wins £10,000 Dundee International Book Prize

24 Oct 2014

First Scottish solo exhibition by pioneering computer artist

The first solo exhibition in Scotland by William Latham, a pioneering figure of computer art in the UK since the 1980s, will open at Centrespace, Visual Research Centre, next week. ‘William Latham: Mutator 2’ features interactive video works, drawings and prints that explore and embody evolutionary processes, physical and virtual space. The Visual Research Centre, part of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD), located on the lower floors of Dundee Contemporary Arts, will play host to the exhibition from Friday 31st October until the end of January. Central to the exhibition ...

First Scottish solo exhibition by pioneering computer artist

23 Oct 2014

‘Personal Genomes: From Ancestry and Identity to Health’ – Café Science event on 27th October

The University of Dundee’s Professor Colin Palmer will next week explain how genomic information is playing an increasing role in everything from tracing ancestry to scientific research. Professor Palmer will lead the next event in the Café Science series to take place at Avery & Co, South Tay Street, Dundee, at 7pm on Monday, 27th October. The genetic blueprint for our bodies contains over 3 billion letters, and scientists have only just started to unravel the meaning of these genomic instructions. With many companies offering to analyse genomes, both for ancestry and health-related purpo...

22 Oct 2014

Founding editor of 2000AD to headline Comics Day

The legendary Pat Mills, often described as the godfather of British comics, will headline this year’s Dundee Comics Day. The event takes place at the University of Dundee’s Tower Building on Sunday, 26th October as part of the 2014 Dundee Literary Festival. Comics Day will celebrate comics and their relationship to other media, including literature, film, television, theatre, games and the internet. Mills began his career at DC Thomson, where he met John Wagner. Together the pair are credited with revitalising British boys comics in the 1970s, before Mills was headhunted to be the first editor...

Founding editor of 2000AD to headline Comics Day