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...

26 Feb 2015

‘Mary Slessor - No Ordinary Missionary’ – Dundee Arts Café on 3rd March

Renowned storyteller Ruth Kirkpatrick will combine biographical fact, song and personal insight to tell the tale of Mary Slessor’s remarkable life at the next Dundee Arts Café event. ‘Mary Slessor - No Ordinary Missionary’ takes place at The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery and Museum on Tuesday, 3rd March. Born in the North East of Scotland, Ruth Kirkpatrick has performed at Storytelling festivals all over the world, including India, Singapore, Iceland and Dubai. Her strength is in forming a warm rapport with her audience, respecting the tradition but giving her performance a p...

‘Mary Slessor - No Ordinary Missionary’ – Dundee Arts Café on 3rd March

25 Feb 2015

Dundee scientist elected to the American Academy of Microbiology

Professor Tracy Palmer, of the University of Dundee, has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. Fellows of the Academy are elected annually through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced microbiology. Tracy is Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Head of the Division of Molecular Microbiology within the College of Life Sciences at Dundee. Her research aims to understand the molecular details of protein export in bacteria. All bacteria export proteins, and this is essential for them to...

25 Feb 2015

Smile4life training to help improve oral health amongst people experiencing homelessness

New training resources developed by researchers at the University of Dundee for practitioners working to improve the oral health of homeless people will be launched at an event in the city tomorrow. The Smile4life research team at the Dental Health Services Research Unit (DHSRU) and their partners in NHS Education for Scotland will be joined by Maureen Watt MSP, Minister for Public Health, to launch ‘Better oral care for homeless people: integrating health and social care’ at the Apex City Quay Hotel on Thursday, 26th February. A second training event promoting the new Smile4life training resou...

Smile4life training to help improve oral health amongst people experiencing homelessness

25 Feb 2015

2015 Women in Science Festival launches with a bang

Dundee will once again celebrate the achievements of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) when the 2015 Women in Science Festival takes place from 7th-28th March. A total of 45 family events, exhibitions, film screenings, fun days, talks and other events will take place across the city in March, and the Festival is supported by many of the internationally acclaimed female scientists and researchers working at institutions in Dundee. Led by the University of Dundee this is the UK’s only Festival that celebrates women in science and this year will present a range of film screening...

2015 Women in Science Festival launches with a bang