22 Mar 2018

Signalling study sheds light on conditions from alopecia to cancer

Researchers from the University of Dundee and the Francis Crick Institute have made a significant discovery about a cellular pathway associated with developmental defects and a myriad of diseases ranging from alopecia to colorectal cancer. The research, jointly led by Dundee’s Dr Gopal Sapkota and Professor Sir Jim Smith of the Crick, examined the role of a protein called PAWS1 in the Wnt signalling pathway, which is of fundamental importance in shaping developing embryos and controlling cell fate in adults. Mutations that cause slight alterations in Wnt signalling can lead to the developmental defec...

Signalling study sheds light on conditions from alopecia to cancer

22 Mar 2018

Dundee ranked among UK’s best for student experience

The University of Dundee has been ranked among the top universities in the United Kingdom – and 2nd in Scotland – in the 2018 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. This year’s survey ranks 116 universities across the UK. Dundee is placed 14th overall, one place higher than last year. Dundee is 2nd in Scotland, just behind its close neighbour the University of St Andrews. Professor Sir Pete Downes, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee, said, “This is another very good result for the University and shows that we continue to offer one of the best studen...

Dundee ranked among UK’s best for student experience

22 Mar 2018

Storey sisters illuminate the secrets of neuron birth in latest show

The award-winning Storey sisters will launch their latest exhibition in Dundee this week, fusing the worlds of fashion and cellular biology. Designer and social artist Helen Storey and her sister Professor Kate Storey, Head of the Division of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University, will launch Neurogenesis on Thursday 22 March at the Visual Research Centre in Dundee Contemporary Arts. Helen Storey also holds the position of Honorary Professor of Design and Craft at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University. The duo previously collaborated on the Primitive Strea...

Storey sisters illuminate the secrets of neuron birth in latest show

21 Mar 2018

Exhibition draws on asylum records to reconsider mental health today

The lives of a group of Scottish people certified as insane more than a century ago will help shine a light on today’s mental health issues in a new exhibition at the University of Dundee. ‘Face to Face: Stories from the Asylum’ looks at the lives of nine patients admitted to Dundee Royal Lunatic Asylum at the turn of the 20th century with diagnoses that appear unusual to modern eyes. It opens at the University’s Tower Foyer Gallery on Friday March 23. Dundee’s Archives Services hold extensive records from the Asylum, and these have informed the exhibition, which is part of a ...

Exhibition draws on asylum records to reconsider mental health today

19 Mar 2018

Digital break-up souvenirs sought for Museum of Broken Relationships

The museum of Broken Relationship in Croatia is home to physical souvenirs from romantic break up, gathered from across the world For the first time digital souvenirs are now being collected in partnership with University of Dundee’s interdisciplinary Living Digital group The momentos sought might include unanswered texts, ominous email subject lines, Facebook messages, terrible Tinder profiles, Snapchat screengrabs or emotional photographs Not so long ago, the souvenirs of a romantic relationship involved mixtapes, letters, jewellery, photographs and items of clothing. After a breakup, perhaps the...

Digital break-up souvenirs sought for Museum of Broken Relationships