21 Aug 2019

Life's a beach in student's new documentary

A University of Dundee student is making a splash in the world of social media after launching her own documentary series about Scotland’s marine life. Elizabeth Mills says that she wants to encourage more people to explore the wonders of the nation’s waters with the launch of When the Tide Retreats, a series of self-produced short films on YouTube. Under her alias of Marine Mumbles, the PhD Civil Engineering student has taken to her presenting role like a duck to water, delving beneath the waves of Aberdeenshire, East Lothian, Fife and Tayside to bring viewers examples of the animal and plant ...

Life's a beach in student's new documentary

21 Aug 2019

‘Yin and yang’ enzymes evolve over billions of years to help protect against cancer

Researchers at the University of Dundee have made an important discovery about two enzymes that have evolved over billions of years to control many different bodily functions, including playing a critical role in preventing cancer. The team, led by Dr Adrian Saurin from the University’s School of Medicine, investigated the enzymes PP1 and PP2A which were known to be vital to the process of cell division, although the precise role they played has puzzled scientists until now. Cell division, also known as mitosis, sees a parent cell divide into two daughter cells containing the same DNA content. If thi...

‘Yin and yang’ enzymes evolve over billions of years to help protect against cancer

20 Aug 2019

Shorthand work helps artist deal with pain of miscarriage

An art student and former journalist has created a series of shorthand-inspired works to help her cope with the trauma of miscarriage. Ana Hine produced the pieces as part of her MFA Art & Humanities course at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. Her project is one of more than 80 exhibits at this year’s Masters Show, which runs until this weekend. Ana used Teeline shorthand, a form of note-taking that increases the speed and brevity of writing by using abbreviated symbols rather than full words, as a way of expressing her feelings after suffering a miscarriage. She is now looking f...

Shorthand work helps artist deal with pain of miscarriage

19 Aug 2019

Calum Colvin celebrated in new book

The career of Calum Colvin, Professor of Fine Art Photography at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, is celebrated in a new book charting his work over the past four decades. The Constructed Worlds of Calum Colvin, written by art historian Tom Normand, is the first major retrospective examining how Professor Colvin, one of Scotland’s leading contemporary artists, has developed creatively over the years. Professor Colvin discovered photography in the 1980s under the mentorship of documentary photographer Joseph McKenzie while studying sculpture at Duncan of Jordanstone. The method and i...

Calum Colvin celebrated in new book

15 Aug 2019

‘Citizen Jurors’ sought to influence the future of forensic science research

Members of the public are being sought to help and support the way in which the University of Dundee’s world-leading forensic science research is planned, conducted and communicated. The University’s Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS) is looking for people from in and around the Dundee area to sign up for its newly established ‘Citizens’ Jury’. Members of the Citizens' Jury will work with LRCFS scientists helping to ensure that the communication of forensic science to the public is understandable. They will also have the opportunity to test and frame some ...

‘Citizen Jurors’ sought to influence the future of forensic science research