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Life Sciences

Our Life Sciences Initiative is a multidisciplinary endeavour that aims to establish a unique life sciences cluster in London. We will work with partners from the local community, higher education, NHS and industry to make a significant contribution to the health of people at regional, national and international levels.

Research

Addresses fundamental questions in post-genomic population health

Study

Innovative and expanding life sciences education portfolio

Public engagement

Public engagement is crucial to the Life Sciences Initiative

Research centres

Three virtual LSI research centres and one cross-cutting centre support life sciences research at QMUL. These are:

  • Genomic health
  • Bioengineering
  • Mind and society
  • cross-cutting Centre for Computational biology

Latest news

More than two-thirds of cervical cancer deaths prevented by screening More than two-thirds of cervical cancer deaths prevented by screening

Cervical screening prevents 70 per cent of cervical cancer deaths and if all eligible women regularly attended screening this would rise to 83 per cent, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

16 September 2016
Multi-drug-resistant TB cure rates higher than expected Multi-drug-resistant TB cure rates higher than expected

Cure rates for multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Europe have been estimated to be twice as high as previously thought, according to a research team at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

15 September 2016
Detecting European birth defects due to Zika virus Detecting European birth defects due to Zika virus

European surveillance systems in Europe can detect increases in microcephaly (babies born with an abnormally small head) due to the Zika virus of a similar magnitude to those observed in Brazil, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

14 September 2016

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