Public Engagement



We are very proud of the support we receive for our research from the people of Tayside through their participation in clinical trials and fundraising. We are committed to the communication of our discoveries through public lectures, open days and schools visits.

  • Staff from the Medical School actively contribute to Cafe Scienec Dundee (held at 7pm on the last Monday of every month at Avery & Co. on South Tay Street) and Cafe Science Extra (held at 6pm on the second Wednesday of every month at the Dundee Science Centre)
  • The annual Discovery Days began in 2004, and since that time they have brought the work of 185 new professors at the University of Dundee to the attention of a wide non-specialist audience, including members of the public and academic and support staff from across the University. Discovery Days 2015 took place on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 January 2015 at the Main Lecture Theatre, Dalhousie Building on Old Hawkhill. We are pleased to announce that Discovery Days 2016 will take place on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th January 2016 at the Main Lecture Theatre, Dalhousie Building on Old Hawkhill.
  • Local support for research in Dundee makes a hugh difference with the money raised being used to help maintain infrastructure, train the scientists of the future and contribute to maintaining the University of Dundee’s position as an international leaders in biomedical research.
  • Staff and students from the Medical School are invited to discuss their ground breaking research in local news and TV documentaries
  • Visions of Discovery is an annual event where entrants submit images relating to their research, resulting in a dazzling display covering diverse aspects of molecular and cellular bioscience through to novel clinical applications.
  • The Medical School regularly host Open days to allow the people of Tayside to learn more about our ground breaking research.