30 Oct 2015

Researchers make technological breakthrough against potato cyst nematode

A new study by UK scientists has the potential to deal with roundworm infestation that costs the UK agricultural industry £50million a year. Potato cyst nematodes (PCN) are a significant threat to the UK fresh and processing potato markets, but the new study takes science a step closer towards managing the PCN problem by mapping different population “types” at scales from whole landscapes to areas within a field with unprecedented accuracy. Two species of PCN, G. rostochiensis and G. pallida,are responsible for most PCN-related losses in temperate potato growing regions. While the former ...

Researchers make technological breakthrough against potato cyst nematode

30 Oct 2015

Come and Sing Messiah for charity

The University of Dundee Choir are inviting members of the public to Come and Sing Messiah and help raise money for a worthy cause. To mark 45 years since the University Choir's first Come and Sing, they are resurrecting the event to raise money for Nordoff Robbins Scotland, a music therapy charity that works with vulnerable children, young people and adults across the country. The event takes place in Dundee Parish Church (St Mary's) on Saturday, 7th November. There will be a rehearsal between 2-5pm and the performance itself will take place at 6.30pm. The cost is £7.50 per person and all funds rais...

Come and Sing Messiah for charity

30 Oct 2015

‘Imagine, Explore, Discover – Science at the University of Dundee’ – 4th to 22nd November

The ground-breaking science taking place at the University of Dundee will be celebrated at a series of public events in November. ‘Imagine, Explore, Discover – Science at the University of Dundee’ will showcase the research carried out at the University in creative ways that engage with audiences young and old. The programme will see 17 exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops, talks, open days and family events take place at the University and other venues in Dundee from Wednesday 4th to Sunday 22nd November. Members of the public will have the chance to visit the laboratories where leadin...

‘Imagine, Explore, Discover – Science at the University of Dundee’ – 4th to 22nd November

29 Oct 2015

Flush away exclusion by spending a penny

University of Dundee-based charity PAMIS is inviting members of the public to flush away exclusion by spending a penny to support people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and their families. The ‘Spend a Penny for PAMIS’ campaign will see individuals and workplaces across the country raise money and awareness of the group’s work during World Toilet Day on Thursday, 19th November. People with PMLD and their families face many barriers to accessing and participating in the community. PAMIS works on a number of fronts to enable inclusion and improve their quality of lif...

Flush away exclusion by spending a penny

28 Oct 2015

‘Seeing through the see-through’ – new exhibition at LifeSpace

The stem cells of fruit flies and the behaviour of slime mould are among the unusual inspirations for work featuring in the newest exhibition at the University of Dundee’s LifeSpace Science Art Research Gallery. ‘Seeing through the see-through’ opens at LifeSpace on Thursday, 29th October and features work created through its first artist-in-residence programme. Mat Fleming, a filmmaker and artist based in Newcastle, has been travelling to Dundee regularly over the past seven months to undertake a residency funded by the Leverhulme Trust within the prestigious Dundee Imaging Facility at t...

‘Seeing through the see-through’ – new exhibition at LifeSpace