Dundee ranks in world top 30 in Leiden rankings of scientific impact

| news, 2017

The University of Dundee has been rated among the world’s best universities in terms of impact of scientific research, being placed 28th in the 2017 CWTS Leiden Rankings. The CWTS Leiden Rankings offer key insights into the scientific performance of over 900 major universities worldwide. A sophisticated set of bibliometric indicators provides statistics on the scientific impact of universities and on universities’ involvement in scientific collaboration. Dundee is ranked 28th in the world when looking at the proportion of a University’s published scientific research that ranks in the top ...

Dr Ulirch Zachariae and the battle against antimicrobial resistance

Ulrich Zachariae
| news, 2017

Dr Ulrich Zachariae, reader in Physcis and Life Sciences, and his team has been colloborating with researchers in Cambridge to uncover the inner workings of a cellular pump which helps bacterial cells neutralise the effects of antibiotics. This work has implications in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and is published today in Nature Microbiology.   Standard antibiotics enter bacteria through channels present in the bacterial cell wall. To protect themselves, bacteria use pumps, known as efflux pumps, also present in the cell wall to pump out any foreign agents such as antibiotics. Thi...

Physics Society pick up awards

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| news, 2017

Congratulations to our Physics Society which has picked up a host of awards from the Dundee University Students’ Association Society ( DUSA) Awards hosted at the weekend. These include the coveted Society of the Year which was last won by the society in 2014. The team also won the Best Event for the trip to Warsaw which took place earlier this year and recognition for the society’s long-standing secretary Hannah Boyd who has worked on the various societal projects for the past five years....

Computing Degree Show 2017

| news, 2017

Around 40 of our final year computing students took part in their degree show on May 5th. It was a chance for the students to showcase their projects which they have been working on for the past nine months - and to capture the moment with our annual final year snap of our students. It saw students work on a variety of fields including Katarzyna’s Prus’ sarcasm bot which generates subject and tone appropriate responses to social media and website comments and Keiran Banks’ programme to help guitarists improve their playing. Employers attended, giving students a chance to discuss their pro...

Computing Degree Show 2017

| 2017

Innovative and thought-provoking work produced by software engineers, games developers, computer programmers, tech entrepreneurs and other digital pioneers from the University of Dundee will go on display this week. The Computing Degree Show 2017, taking place at the University’s Queen Mother Building, celebrates the creative talent of almost 50 students about to complete the final year of their undergraduate courses. The students will be on hand to demonstrate their work at the invite-only opening to the show on Friday, 5th May. An exhibition of posters produced by students to represent their work o...