University of Dundee

CLS Impact and Outreach

Knowledge Exchange Network on Epitranscriptomics funded by EU

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.

School hosted Royal Society of Chemistry Perkin Meeting

The School hosted the 45th Scottish Regional Meeting of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Organic Division on 11th January. The conference is traditionally called the "Perkin Meeting”, and it brings together all the organic chemists in Scotland for a 1 day meeting every year.  It includes the Organic Chemistry Departments of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Strathclyde, Herriot-Watt, St Andrews, Aberdeen and Dundee.

LifeSpace Preview - Signal/Noise : Imaging/Drawing

An exhibition of works on paper and in animation by artist Daksha Patel resulting from scientific and medical imaging and drawing practices, shown alongside artefacts and works of art selected by the artist from the collections of the University of Dundee.

Please join us at the Preview on Tuesday 10 January 2017 from 5-7pm. An exhibition tour with the curator and artist will begin at 5pm.

Signal / Noise : Imaging / Drawing runs from Wednesday 11 January 2017 until Saturday 1 April 2017.

Part of the Women in Science Festival, 4-10 March 2017.

SLS Researchers at Dundee Science Festival and SLS ‘Open Doors Day’

Last month many researchers from the School took part in the annual Dundee Science Festival and School ‘Open Doors Day’. “It was fantastic to see representation from across the whole School in these recent public engagement events. It is a key skill for scientists at all levels to be able to not only communicate their research to people of all ages and educational backgrounds but to also interact and listen to these individuals as well,” said Professor Julian Blow, Dean of Life Sciences.