University of Dundee

Latest News for 09/2021

July 2021

  • 16 Jul 2021

    Local children are being offered a special experience over the summer holidays in the first ever Dundee Science Centre STEM summer club. Each week, a different pre-selected set of 20 children will enjoy a packed programme of workshops and activities created by the University of Dundee and the Science Centre. As well as exploring the recently transformed attraction, youngsters will design and build amazing contraptions using a range of materials, make their own science snacks, learn about forensics, make slime, and get to grips with dino rocks and fossils!

June 2020

  • Design your own microbe creation (Image credit: Elliot Erskine)
    05 Jun 2020

    A raft of family-friendly activities highlighting the ‘superhero powers’ of microbes have been lined up by University of Dundee scientists to keep children engaged in science during lockdown. Researchers from the School of Life Sciences are taking over Dundee Science Centre’s Home Learning Programme for five days as of Monday 8 June 2020, supporting parents and carers with home schooling. The team will be sharing the amazing world of life at the far end of the microscope, looking at the monumental impact of microscopic microbes.

February 2018

December 2017

  • 06 Dec 2017

    The School of Life Sciences has been awarded a prestigious Gold Watermark for its work in bringing world-class science to the wider community.   The School is the first to receive the faculty-level Gold Engage Watermark award from the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement.   To achieve a Gold award the School of Life Sciences needed to demonstrate that they are a beacon of excellence when it comes to sharing the work they do with the wider community and show how public engagement has built substantial momentum over several years.  

October 2016

August 2016

  • 01 Aug 2016

    Prof. Nicola Stanley-Wall, in the Division of Molecular Microbiology, has been named as the recipient of the 2016 Wain Medal. This prize is awarded to a scientist aged 40 years or under and recognises excellent research in biochemistry. The Medal Lecture is a public lecture held at the University of Kent and in addition to receiving the Medal, Nicola will also receive an Award of £1,000.

July 2016

  • 18 Jul 2016

    Dr David Booth, Programme Lead for Biological Science in Life and Biomedical Sciences Education (LABSe), has been announced the winner of the 2016 School of Life Sciences Teaching Award for Good Practice. The award is open to all staff who teach on the Life Sciences Degree Programme and is designed to recognise examples of interesting, effective, innovative practice with no other specific criteria in teaching. 

March 2016

  • 02 Mar 2016

    Have you ever walked through a giant intestine or grown the bacteria that live on your hands? Do you want to!? If so, Magnificent Microbes, the dazzling introduction to microscopic life on 12 March 2016 is the event for you! Since 2010, Professor Nicola Stanley-Wall and a team of over 30 Molecular Microbiologists have revealed the secrets of microbe life to school children, families and adults and kids of all ages through a programme of activities, games and exhibits demonstrating that there’s much more to science than meets the eye.

May 2015

  • 28 May 2015

    Nicola Stanley-Wall has been named as this year’s recipient of the W. H. Pierce Prize from the Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM). This prestigious prize is awarded annually at the SfAM Summer Conference to a microbiologist under the age of 40 who has made a substantial contribution to the science of applied microbiology.  The award was instituted in 1984 by the directors of Oxoid to commemorate the life and works of the late William H Pierce, former Chief Bacteriologist of Oxo Ltd and a long-time member of the Society. 

February 2014

  • 06 Feb 2014

    Teachers from Dundee primary schools attended a Continuing Professional Development training session led by  Dr Nicola Stanley-Wall and Dr James Chalmers of the Division of Molecular Microbiology at the College of Life Sciences. Held at the Dundee Science Centre, the aim of the session was to maximise the impact of the hugely succesful Magnificent Microbes outreach event, which in 2010 and 2012 set the gold standard for University Outreach activitities with schools and and the general public.

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