Welcome to the Dundee wing of Skeptics in the Pub! 

We aim to promote reason, rationality and critical thinking in Dundee and the surrounding areas. We host monthly Skeptics in the Pub events which are free and open to everyone.

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Feel free to email us at dundeeskeptics@gmail.com with any suggestions about our social events, or if you are interested in getting involved. Alternatively, use the "Get in Touch" link in the sidebar.
 

We look forward to seeing you at one of our events!

Women in Science Festival 2017

Prof Jenny Woof

When?
Monday, March 6 2017 at 7:00PM

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Where?

14-18 Perth Rd, Dundee, Angus DD1 4LN

Who?
Prof Jenny Woof

What's the talk about?

It is hard to miss the increasing numbers of gluten-free foods on supermarket shelves. But what is gluten and who should avoid eating it and why?

It is clear that for individuals with coeliac disease avoiding gluten is necessary for good health, but might gluten-free foods offer any advantages for others? Or is this yet another health food fad?

Jenny Woof is an immunologist and Professor of Biology in the School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, and recent winner of the Stephen Fry Award for Excellence in Public Engagement with Research (Engaged Researcher of the Year).
She will explore the mechanisms underlying the autoimmune reaction to gluten, which is the hallmark of coeliac disease, discuss why avoiding gluten is essential for coeliac disease patients, and open the debate as to whether there might be any benefits for those who do not have coeliac disease.

 
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Join us in the basement bar at Braes - doors open 18.30, 19.00 start.

Our events are always FREE and everyone is welcome to attend!

You can also RSVP to the Facebook event here.

Frank Machin

When?
Monday, April 3 2017 at 7:00PM

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Where?

14-18 Perth Rd, Dundee, Angus DD1 4LN

Who?
Frank Machin

What's the talk about?

Twenty years ago, the Hawaiian papaya farming industry was being destroyed by the ringspot virus. Then a new technology arrived: the new Genetically Engineered papaya was resistant to the virus, and saved the papaya. 
Since then, the GE Papaya has faced strong opposition, including legal challenges and vandalism. 
 
But are the arguments against GMOs valid? Or are many of them based on bad science? In this talk, Frank Machin takes a look at the scientific evidence surrounding the use of genetically modified crops.
 
 
Frank is a developmental biologist studying for a PhD in plant molecular biology at the University of Edinburgh. He studies the ways that different types of cells develop as the plant grows. In the long run, Frank wants to feed the world by finding ways to make better crop plants.

Frank got his start doing public science talks after winning the Scottish Famelab final, talking about how cells organise themselves to form patterns. In his spare time, Frank is into gardening, DIY biology, and board games. You can follow him on twitter.

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Join us in the basement bar at Braes - doors open 18.30, 19.00 start.
 
Our events are always FREE and everyone is welcome to attend!