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Scientist processing samples in the Queen Mary COVID-19 testing lab News story: COVID-19 testing lab goes online at Queen Mary
14 January 2021

A new COVID-19 testing lab at Queen Mary University of London has started processing NHS Test and Trace samples from the UK population, to increase the country’s testing capacity.

Professor Andrew Pollard Feature: Interview with Barts graduate Professor Andrew Pollard, Director of the Oxford Vaccine Group
14 January 2021

Professor Andrew Pollard, Director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, studied Medicine at Barts and qualified in 1989. He recently spoke to the Queen Mary Alumni team to talk more about his studies here and provided an insight into the development of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, which is now being rolled-out to the most vulnerable people in the UK and globally.

An illustration of the extinct large Dire Wolf hunting alone in the woods. Credit: Aunt_Spray/iStock,com News story: Ancient DNA from extinct dire wolves reveals their unique evolutionary history
13 January 2021

Extinct dire wolves split off from other wolves nearly six million years ago and were only a distant relative of today’s wolves, according to new research.

Woman wearing a wristband. Credit: grinvalds/iStock.com Blog: Could a wristband or certificate allow you out of lockdown after a negative coronavirus test?
6 January 2021

Dr Magda Osman, Reader in Experimental Psychology at Queen Mary University of London has written an opinion piece for The Conversation exploring whether freedom passes based on negative test results could offer a way to avoid placing restrictions on everyone.

News story: Queen Mary expands stop smoking service to Newham residents
5 January 2021

As people start their New Year’s resolutions, a free stop smoking service has launched in the London Borough of Newham, provided by experts at Queen Mary University of London.

Soil sample in a laboratory News story: Soil bacteria can survive on air – and help to regulate climate change
4 January 2021

Soil plays a bigger role in regulating climate change than previously thought according to a new study co-authored by an academic from Queen Mary University of London.

SARS-CoV-2 virus particle surrounded by antibodies. Credit: koto_feja/ iStock.com News story: Study finds evidence of lasting immunity after mild or asymptomatic Covid-19 infection
23 December 2020

New research involving scientists from Queen Mary University of London has found evidence of protective immunity in people up to four months after mild or asymptomatic Covid-19.

News story: Experts call for Europe-wide COVID-19 targets
18 December 2020

A group of more than 300 leading scientists across the globe are calling for European governments to work together in managing the pandemic and make a clear commitment to COVID-19 case number targets.

Queen Mary students having a conversation. Credit: Queen Mary News story: Queen Mary expands studentship programme for postgraduate students from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds
18 December 2020

Queen Mary University of London will offer four studentships for talented UK applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds applying for PhD study in 2021.

2020 in review
18 December 2020

As 2020 draws to a close, it's worth reflecting on how all our brilliant communities of staff, students, alumni and volunteers at Queen Mary have risen to this year's challenges, achieving great things in the process.

Illustration of data-driven patient care News story: £6.7 million investment to ‘harness’ the power of NHS patient data and develop targeted care
18 December 2020

Barts Life Sciences – a partnership between Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust – has been awarded £6.7m by Barts Charity to research new ways to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases. The diseases that will be studied include COVID-19, cancer, heart disease and diabetes, which affect many in the east London population.

Dr Joe Briscoe News story: Queen Mary researcher receives €2 million grant to develop more efficient solar technology
17 December 2020

Dr Joe Briscoe, from the School of Engineering and Materials Science, has been awarded funding from the European Research Council (ERC) to investigate new ways to improve the efficiency of solar technology.

Research in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences seeks to enhance understanding of the world in which we live News story: Queen Mary academics awarded Major Research Fellowships from the Leverhulme Trust
17 December 2020

Dr Tamara Atkin, Professor Warren Boutcher and Professor Adrian Smith have been awarded Major Research Fellowships from the Leverhulme Trust.

Her Majesty The Queen has approved the appointment of 116 barristers and solicitors as new Queen’s Counsel News story: Queen Mary Law Professors appointed as new Queen’s Counsel
17 December 2020

Professor Rachael Mulheron and Professor Alan Dignam from Queen Mary’s School of Law have been appointed as new Queen’s Counsel (QC) in England and Wales.

Ella Kissi-Debrah. Credit: The Ella Roberta Family Foundation http://ellaroberta.org/ News story: Queen Mary academic provides expert testimony for inquest on air pollution death
17 December 2020

An inquest has ruled that air pollution was the cause of death of a nine year old girl. The outcome has made legal history as air pollution has never been identified as a cause of death before in the UK.

Many migrants work in the hospitality sector in Europe News story: Nine million immigrant workers at risk of unemployment in Europe, according to new analysis
17 December 2020

A new study from Queen Mary University of London and the European Commission has revealed that employment consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe, and ensuing lockdowns, are potentially enormous and more severe for migrant workers in particular.

The flag of the European UnionQueen Mary restates commitment to the EU with new Scholarships
16 December 2020

Queen Mary University of London is pleased to restate our commitment to the EU with the launch of £50001 a year Scholarships to support EU students who begin undergraduate or taught postgraduate programmes in September 2021.

Queen Mary celebrates teaching innovation and excellence
15 December 2020

Queen Mary has celebrated the incredible effort that staff have gone to in supporting students this year at an awards ceremony recognising excellence in teaching and learner support across the University. 

Girls learning to code. Credit:kaz_c/iStock.com News story: Helping to inspire the next generation of STEM students
15 December 2020

In collaboration with the Evening Standard, Queen Mary staff and students are encouraging young people to explore science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and their impact. 

Postgraduate students outside Queen Mary University of London. Credit: Queen Mary News story: Queen Mary's School of Business and Management wins two Excellence Awards
14 December 2020

The School of Business and Management has been awarded two Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Excellence Awards for its outstanding contribution to the accounting profession.

LondonQueen Mary to host Tower Hamlets vaccine centre
14 December 2020

Queen Mary University of London is continuing to support the fight against Covid-19, and supporting its East London community by hosting the first COVID vaccine centre to open in Tower Hamlets. Working in partnership with the Borough’s GP Care Group, Queen Mary is providing space in its Arts Research Centre, on the Mile End Road, for the most vulnerable local residents to receive vaccinations.

A snapshot of genetic code News story: Genes could be key to new Covid-19 treatments, study finds
14 December 2020

Potential treatments for Covid-19 have been identified after the discovery of five genes associated with the most severe form of the disease, in research involving Queen Mary academics.

The significance of home in the Covid-19 crisis has been far-reaching and profound. News story: Queen Mary academics awarded major grant to undertake research into impact of Covid-19
11 December 2020

Professors Alison Blunt and Alastair Owens from Queen Mary’s School of Geography have been awarded substantial funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to investigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on life at home. The grant is part of the UK Research and Innovation’s rapid response to COVID-19.

Professor Steffen Petersen News story: Queen Mary researcher elected as President of prestigious cardiology association
11 December 2020

Steffen Petersen, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Queen Mary University of London, has been elected as President of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI).

Professor Hemant Kocher News story: Queen Mary hosts UK’s national pancreas tissue bank
11 December 2020

The UK’s national tissue bank for pancreatic diseases at Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London, is now open for UK-based researchers needing samples of blood, urine and saliva to aid their research.

Electric power lines. Credit: xijian/iStock.com News story: Scientists publish open resource to help design ‘greener’ energy systems
11 December 2020

Researchers have created a database of measurements from existing global power grid systems that will help develop new power systems capable of meeting changing demands, such as the move towards renewable energy sources.

Keir Starmer is the leader of the Labour Party Blog: Keir Starmer’s dilemma: should Labour vote in favour of a Brexit deal in parliament?
10 December 2020

Dr Karl Pike from Queen Mary's School of Politics and International Relations has written an opinion piece for The Conversation where he explores the options facing the UK Labour Party when it comes to a future deal on Brexit.

DragonflyAI Visual Analytics software. Credit:DragonflyAI News story: Visual analytics tool developed at Queen Mary receives further investment
10 December 2020

DragonflyAI, a visual analytics software developed at Queen Mary, has secured £625,000 ($1m) seed funding to continue as market lead in predictive analytics.

Queen Mary BuildingQueen Mary retains HR Excellence in Research Award
10 December 2020

Queen Mary has retained the HR Excellence in Research Award for its continued work in improving working conditions and advancing career development for research staff.

Queen Mary's students aspire to tackle major societal challenges. News story: Winner of Queen Mary's ground-breaking Social Venture Fund is announced
8 December 2020

Biophilica, has been announced as the winner of Queen Mary’s Social Venture fund. Based in the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London, the fund empowers students and recent graduate entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing society today.