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ASCUS Lab at 3 Years

After 6 months in development, upon gaining a people award from The Wellcome Trust, The ASCUS lab opened it’s doors for the first time in February 2016; the biggest step towards our vision to democratise science and a physical space to directly support our aim to foster innovative interdisciplinary investigation and curiosity. To our knowledge it remains Scotland’s first publically …

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Atopic Art Micro-Residency | Open Call

Announcing our new ASCUS micro-residency and commission with Prof. Sara Brown, within the School of Medicine and Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. In May 2015 Sara became the first UK dermatologist to be awarded a prestigious Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in Clinical Science. Having teamed up with Sara and charity Eczema Outreach Scotland to run our participatory workshops project with artists …

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Talking Artiscience Guest Speakers announced

For Talking Artiscience ASCUS presents an afternoon of fascinating talks and discussion at the interface of art and science, to coincide with the launch of How The Light Gets in for the Edinburgh International Science Festival (EISF) Visual Arts Programme at Summerhall, the first co-curation between ASCUS, EISF and Summerhall. Artiscience, n., 1. the theory and practice of integrating art(s) …

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Launching How the Light gets in | 2015 Science Festival

Preview/Art Launch: Friday 3rd April 7pm-9pm Summerhall HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN, is co-curated by the Edinburgh International Science Festival, Summerhall and ASCUS Art & Science, bringing together a selection of works by international artists intrigued by light in all its forms and facets with those aiming to shine a light on the workings of our brain, mind and consciousness. …

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Blaxter Lab EISF Cabinets Exhibition

As part of Edinburgh International Science Festival, How the Light Gets In, ASCUS presents a new exhibition in our Cabinet space. These mobile cabinets currently situated next to TechCube are one of ASCUS’s permanent exhibition spaces at Summerhall soon to be joined by newly renovated ASCUS Cabinets, watch this space! If your in Summerhall for the Science Festival, be sure …

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Wrap-Up: Playing With Pandemics

Writing and Researching Infectious Disease Why do we like science that makes our skin crawl? We held a panel discussion on Tuesday November 25th  to explore our fascination with infectious disease. Science-fiction author, Louise Welsh, joined malaria expert Laura Pollitt, and bacterial evolution specialist Luke McNally on our panel. Louise is a Glaswegian author of six novels, her most recent …

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