University of Dundee

CLS Impact and Outreach

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.

£13.6 million award to establish new Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research in SLS

The University of Dundee has been awarded £13.6 million by Wellcome to establish a new research centre to tackle some of the world’s most devastating diseases.

The Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (CAIR) builds on world-leading work at the University’s School of Life Sciences to find new drugs to treat neglected tropical diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and leishmaniasis.

Cosmic research from compost worm goes on display

A new winter season at Mills Observatory will begin with an interactive project demonstrating how the ‘C. elegans’, a minuscule worm that lives in your compost, helps world-leading research carried out at the University of Dundee.

A massive interactive video wall will allow visitors to get up close and personal with the inner world of the 1mm long roundworm, some of whom have been used by NASA and other space agencies to test the effects of space on aging and the effects of weightlessness.