10 Apr 2015

Watching the Primitive Streak

Researchers at the University of Dundee have developed hugely powerful new microscopy techniques which can fully visualise a key stage in the development of embryos for the first time. Determining the mechanisms behind the early development of embryos is key to understanding the causes of many birth defects as well as disease in later life. One of the earliest and most critical stages in embryo development is gastrulation, which in mammals, birds and reptiles is characterised by the formation of the primitive streak. Gastrulation results in the establishment of the main body axes and is accompanied by exte...

Watching the Primitive Streak

9 Apr 2015

Dundee’s student experience top in Scotland once again

The University of Dundee has been recognised as offering the best student experience in Scotland for the sixth year in succession, according to the latest Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey. Dundee was rated first in the UK for centralised/convenient facilities and cheap shop/bar/amenities, and second for good students’ union. It scored in the UK top ten in another five categories – good social life, community atmosphere, extra-curricular activities/societies, high quality facilities, and sports facilities. The University ranked 12th overall in the UK and the poll comes on t...

Dundee’s student experience top in Scotland once again

8 Apr 2015

Sustainable Coasts’ - Tay Estuary Forum Annual Conference 2015

From offshore renewables developments to the launch of Scotland’s first National Marine Plan, 2015 is a hugely significant year for coastal and marine management, both nationally and regionally. With this in mind, the 2015 Tay Estuary Forum conference, taking place at the West Park Conference Centre on Friday, 24th April, will explore likely changes along the Tayside, Fife and Angus coastlines, including the inter-tidal Tay Estuary to Perth. Attendees representing a wide range of both statutory and voluntary organisations will hear presentations on a variety of topics under the theme of Sustainable C...

Sustainable Coasts’ - Tay Estuary Forum Annual Conference 2015

7 Apr 2015

JOOT take Everyman on tour

The University of Dundee’s JOOT Theatre Company will take their production of Everyman to Fife and Perthshire this month. The company will be performing on the main stage at the Byre Theatre in St Andrews on Saturday, 11th April as part of the On the Rocks Theatre Festival. They will repeat the performance in the Chapel of The Library of Innerpeffray, Crieff, on Saturday, 25th April. JOOT was established in 1992 and, under the direction of Dr Jo George of the English programme, the company has undertaken many well-received performances and participated in a series of festivals. Dr George said, &ldquo...

JOOT take Everyman on tour

6 Apr 2015

‘Mitigating Circumstances’ team animated by top industry award nomination

A group of University of Dundee graduates have been nominated for one of the premier awards for emerging filmmaking talent in Scotland. Kieran Duncan, Tom Paxton and Steph Flynn, who graduated last year from the MSc Animation & VFX course at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, part of the University, have been nominated in the Animation category of the BAFTA Scotland New Talent Awards 2015. The team will find out if their film, ‘Mitigating Circumstances’, is successful when they attend the glittering ceremony at The Arches, Glasgow, on Thursday, 9th April. The three-minute fi...

‘Mitigating Circumstances’ team animated by top industry award nomination