Upcoming Events

Saliva Sessions: Public events for those interested and affected by head and neck cancer

Despite being a lifesaving treatment for head and neck cancer patients, a side-effect of radiotherapy is damage to salivary glands, leading to the chronic condition of dry mouth. This can severely affect a patient’s quality of life, with existing treatments focusing on short-term relief of side-effects. Dr Elaine Emmerson’s research at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CRM) aims to develop …

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ASCUS at the 2022 Edinburgh Science Festival

Bioverse | Summerhall Exhibition Bioverse is a contemporary visual arts exhibition co-curated by Summerhall and ASCUS Art & Science. Experience the work of visual artists Emily Fong and Sonia Mehra Chawla, and curator Louise Mackenzie through a series of exhibitions that explore and make visible the dynamic biological revolutions within our natural world. Featured exhibitions focus on interactions between microbes, humans …

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Bioverse | The Rooted Sea: Halophytic Futures | Exhibition

The Rooted Sea: Halophytic Futures  Sonia Mehra Chawla The project stems from two incongruent yet interwoven futuristic imageries of anthropogenic impact on the planet: the desiccated planet and the submerged world. By mapping these two contrasting scenarios (droughts and floods), this project brings into focus the organisms and technologies that inhabit these spaces, while exploring the intertwined ecologies of human …

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Bioverse | Black Box | Exhibition

Opening the door on the inner workings of scientific research, BLACK BOX is a curatorial cinema project, founded by artist, Louise Mackenzie and scientist, Kasia Pirog in 2019.  Curating film inspired by and expanding upon scientific themes, BLACK BOX showcases works by artists and researchers involved in a creative and critical engagement with science. Summerhall and ASCUS Art & Science …

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