CLS Impact and Outreach
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.
Want to get involved in Public Engagement but not sure how to?
Have an idea for an activity/project but need some help bringing it to fruition?
Communicating the work of scientists to the wider public through public engagement activities is becoming increasingly embedded within the academia. Drug discovery research faces particular challenges to outreach, as misconceptions and falsehoods abound, particularly on the web.
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.
A cancer research project carried out at the School by a local school pupil has reached the final of a prestigious competition.
Maria Pisliakova, an S6 pupil at the High School of Dundee, has been selected to present her findings at the Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Competition in March.
A new initiative involving reseachers from across Europe; including Professor Victoria Cowling from the School; has been funded by the COST Association. “The European Epitranscriptomics Network” aims to foster the development of the emerging field of Epitranscriptomics, the study of RNA modifications. By understanding the role of RNA modifications in physiology and pathology, novel disease biomarkers and drug targets could be identified.