University of Dundee

CLS Impact and Outreach

Why are our cells the size they are?

New research from the University of Dundee has discovered that cells of average size are the Olympic athletes of the cellular world, performing better than those which are too big or two small.

When cells and tissue are observed under the microscope, the size of the cells is one of the most obvious features. However, while cells are small in general, cell size varies from one cell type to another - a muscle cell for example is much bigger than a white blood cell.

Open Doors Day - Robotics & Technology

The School will be inviting secondary school pupils to visit Life Sciences to discover how robotics and technology help us with our research. Activities include tours of our robots, talks with our expert scientists on topics such as Stem Cells and GM and hands on activities in the Street. If you wish to volunteer to help on the day, please email Amy Cameron (a.x.cameron@dundee.ac.uk) or Erin Hardee (e.hardee@dundee.ac.uk). 

Scientist awarded over £1 million to bring cutting-edge cancer research to Dundee

A talented international scientist has been awarded £1.35million from Cancer Research UK to bring her ground breaking research into how tumours develop to the University of Dundee.

Dr Constance Alabert is one of only three researchers this year to have been awarded a prestigious Career Development Fellowship by the charity.

Alumni Paralympian Hannah Dines thanks LABSe staff in Rio postcard

Teaching staff in our School of Learning and Teaching received a postcard from Rio from alumnus Hannah Dines. Hannah graduated from Dundee in 2015 with a BSc Honours degree in Physiology and competed as part of the ParaCycling team in the T2 trike event. It was a lovely surprise and much appreciated by all the staff who taught her.                               

Talk by boredomresearch, LifeSpace

AfterGlow by boredomresearch with Dr Paddy Brock (University of Glasgow) reveals the intimate relationship between disease and its environment, using gaming engine software and mathematical modelling data to explore the relationship between infection transmission and environment. This work will run for the entire length of the exhibition, from the 29th September until the 26th November. 

Seminar: Dr Paddy Brock

Dr Paddy Brock from the University of Glasgow will give a seminar today. Paddy has been working with boredomresearch on Afterglow which reveals the intimate relationship between disease and its environment, using gaming engine software and mathematical modelling data to explore the relationship between infection transmission and environment. This work will run for the entire length of the exhibition, from the 29th September until the 26th November. 

 

Talk by Ellie Land, LifeSpace

Ellie Land will speak about her work currently on show as part of Silent Signal in LifeSpace. Sleepless by Ellie Land with Professor Peter Oliver (University of Oxford) is an exploration of the links now being discovered between sleep and mental health. Its rhythm is inspired by the circadian cycle and displays visual icons rooted in the science of sleep. This work will be screened from the 15th November until the 26th November. 

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