19 Jun 2019

Graduation week brings double delight for Yvonne

A University of Dundee lecturer will watch on with pride as her son graduates from the institution this week – only to do the same herself 48 hours later. Dr Yvonne Wedekind will collect her Masters in Medical Education in the Caird Hall on Friday, just two days after watching her son, Nadeem, graduate with a First Class MA in English and Film. A GP Clinical Teacher at Dundee Medical School, Dr Wedekind says that this week’s ceremonies will be cause for a double celebration. “Graduation is always a happy occasion, but this year will be particularly special for me,” she sai...

Graduation week brings double delight for Yvonne

19 Jun 2019

Dundee placed in world’s top 100 for research quality

The University of Dundee is one of the world’s top 100 universities for research quality, according to a major survey released today (June 19). The Nature Index 2019 tracks contributions to research articles published in 82 high-quality natural science journals, chosen by an independent group of researchers. For the first time, the Nature Index has produced a normalised ranking which takes an institution’s size into account when calculating the output of high-quality research. In this table Dundee ranks 84th in the world. Professor Andrew Atherton, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the Univ...

Dundee placed in world’s top 100 for research quality

24 May 2019

Pupils plant seeds of partnership with Malawian plot

Scotland’s ties to Malawi will break new ground this week when a new garden celebrating the links between the two countries is revealed to the public. Dundee pupils from the Law Nursery, St Ninian’s Primary and Rosebank Primary will help plant the first seeds of celebration on Tuesday 28th May, as their schools announce new partnerships with five Malawian schools. The idea to create the new patch was developed by students from the University of Dundee and staff from NHS Tayside. Catriona Grant, a fourth-year medical student from the University of Dundee, said that Ninewells Community Garde...

Pupils plant seeds of partnership with Malawian plot

24 May 2019

Dundee scientists trial “pregnancy test” for chest infection

A new test which could detect a person’s risk of getting a chest infection within minutes has been trialled by scientists at the University of Dundee. The neutrophil elastase airway test stik (NEATstik) detects the presence of an enzyme called neutrophil elastase, which is found in the phlegm produced by coughing. During the body’s natural response to infection, neutrophil elastase is used to attack bacteria which cause chest infections. More neutrophil elastase is produced when people have a chest infection and it can therefore be used to detect the presence of one. The NEATstik test works by ...

Dundee scientists trial “pregnancy test” for chest infection

24 May 2019

AI offers insight in battle against heart failure

Retinal scans studied by advanced artificial intelligence could warn people living with diabetes if they are at risk of heart failure. The University of Dundee will spearhead CARDIATEAM, a £12 million initiative that aims to develop an early warning system with the potential to save thousands of lives every year. The pan-European project will be led by Dundee researchers, with retinal photographs examined meticulously by state-of-the-art software in a bid to pinpoint potential health issues. People living with diabetes are particularly susceptible to heart failure and Professor Chim Lang, t...

AI offers insight in battle against heart failure