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University of Dundee announces online research presentation event

A SCOTTISH university has announced an educational event where professors will lead presentations explaining their research.

The University of Dundee has said it will launch “Discovery Days 2021” next week and will host a variety of professors, teachers and students giving presentations.

The event will take place online this year due to on-going coronavirus restrictions.

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The short presentations showcase the work at the University which it says is “helping to transform lives around the world.”

Topics that will be discussed will include vacuum cleaners that unblock brain vessels, super normal design for extraordinary bodies, and the ways in which  medical data can be used to combat coronavirus.

As well as innovative and impactful research in areas as diverse as art and design and life sciences.

Fourteen recently appointed Professors will each talk for up to 15 minutes about their area of research, as will teachers, students and other members of staff.

Two of the sessions will be chaired by Professor Iain Gillespie, who took up his new role as Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University this week.

Professor Gillespie said, “I am really looking forward to hearing from some of our brightest minds, explaining what drives their cutting-edge research and the impact it is having.

“The line-up of speakers for Discovery Days 2021 shows the incredible research strengths there are in our University, across a range of disciplines.”

Professor Anthony Head, from the University’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, is one this year’s speakers and will discuss his latest research into these animated light shows, which see hundreds of quadcopters in the sky simultaneously controlled to provide a modern alternative to firework displays.

Discovery Days 2021 takes place from Wednesday 13 to Friday 15 January.

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