13 May 2018

New grants mean 50 years of research for Sir Philip

Professor Sir Philip Cohen, one of the UK’s most respected scientists, has been awarded new research grants that will mean his work at the University of Dundee has been funded continuously for 50 years. Sir Philip is a biochemist who has made major contributions to our understanding of protein phosphorylation and its role in cell regulation and human disease. Phosphorylation processes are very important because they control almost all aspects of cellular functions. Abnormal phosphorylation is a factor in many diseases, including cancer, high blood pressure and Parkinson’s. Among his major findi...

New grants mean 50 years of research for Sir Philip

11 May 2018

Public invited to discover the power of plants

The University of Dundee and James Hutton Institute will team up to celebrate the wonder of plants next week. Plant Power Day 2018 takes place at the University’s Botanic Garden on Sunday 20 May. The fun-filled family day will highlight how fascinating plants are and their importance to the past, present and future of humanity. Admission is free and activities include child-friendly science workshops facilitated by researchers from both institutions, music performances, a botany adventure trail, birds of prey and face painting.  Dr Jorunn Bos, one of the Plant Power Day organisers, said, “...

Public invited to discover the power of plants

11 May 2018

Neanderthal brought back to life with help from Dundee expert

An expert in facial reconstruction from the University of Dundee has helped bring Neanderthals back to life for a major new BBC series, which begins this weekend. Dr Christopher Rynn, from the University’s Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, will feature in Neanderthals: Meet Your Ancestors alongside Hollywood star Andy Serkis, co-founder of digital performance-capture studio The Imaginarium, when the two-part production premieres on BBC2 on Sunday 13 May. The show is presented by Ella Al-Shamahi, a rising star in the field of Neanderthal research who takes a fossil Neanderthal skull found i...

Neanderthal brought back to life with help from Dundee expert

10 May 2018

Professor to shed light on the power of lasers

Lasers are often associated with science fiction, but the secrets of how they interact with the real world are to be revealed at the latest Cafe Science Dundee event. Professor Amin Abdolvand from the University of Dundee will detail how lasers are helping to unlock some of science’s greatest secrets, and how light is being utilised to assist research involving the Large Hadron Collider. Professor Abdolvand, the University’s Chair of Functional Materials and Photonics, will also talk about how research with light technology is benefitting our everyday lives, from fibre-optic cables to spectacle...

Professor to shed light on the power of lasers

10 May 2018

Degree Show work a family affair for Dundee student

He was a British soldier killed by the IRA at the height of Northern Ireland’s Troubles, but 41 years after Jack Marshall’s death, his life is to be honoured by his artist granddaughter at one of Scotland’s biggest cultural events. Kiera Marshall will exhibit two specially made military uniforms chronicling the life and death of the grandfather she never knew at this year’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and Architecture Degree Show, which opens next week. The 23-year-old will display two mannequins wearing outfits created with the help of her father, the son of L...

Degree Show work a family affair for Dundee student