HerStory of Science opened at the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee on Friday, 3rd March with some of the descendants of those featured in attendance. A series of outdoor posters consider the early history of women's contributions to science from a local perspective.
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A new nature trail highlighting the use of a tiny worm in ground-breaking scientific research will go on display this weekend around Mills Observatory in Dundee.
Designed by Caitlyn Vesey, a third-year Fine Art student from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee, the trail features rhyming clues which snake around Balgay Hill and in to the Observatory.
The world’s only festival dedicated to celebrating women in science will get underway at the University of Dundee next month.
The Women in Science Festival celebrates women in science, technology, engineering & maths and aims to promote careers in science to everyone, especially women and girls.
Showcasing the exciting research taking place across Scotland, the Festival launches on Saturday, 4th March, with family fun days, exhibitions, film screenings and other events throughout the month.
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Using their expertise in quantitative proteomics, the group of Professor Angus Lamond in GRE has collaborated with the group of former GRE PI Anne Donaldson, now a PI in Aberdeen, to characterise for the first time the role of human RIF1 protein in controlling DNA replication. Many human diseases can result from incorrect DNA replication, either from under- or over-replication. Uncovering the molecular interactions that tightly control this key process in human cells can thus provide vital knowledge relevant to a range of disease mechanisms.
In the mid-to-late 1970s, working with my team here in Dundee, we were doing a lot of research around insulin and diabetes, making a number of significant breakthroughs in our understanding of how insulin works.