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Queen Mary and Tower Hamlets unite to reduce the risks of nitrous oxide misuse
29 September 2023

“Nitrous oxide (NOX/N2O) can damage your spinal cord and cause serious, permanent disability” - that is the message to young people in Tower Hamlets as part of a programme to highlight the consequences of using the drug.

Mr Jesús Padilla Zenteno, President of the Polytechnic Foundation of Mexico, with our Principal Colin BaileyQueen Mary strengthens cooperation with the Polytechnic Foundation of Mexico
29 September 2023

Queen Mary University of London was delighted to receive a visit from the President of the Polytechnic Foundation of Mexico, Mr Jesús Padilla Zenteno. This was an opportunity to strengthen the ties between both institutions and cement the landmark agreement signed in 2022.

The 2023 Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize shortlists announced
28 September 2023

We are pleased to announce the shortlists for the 2023 Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize, judged by Leila Aboulela (Fiction), Aanchal Malhotra (Life Writing), and Caleb Femi (Poetry), and chaired by Diana Evans. Based at Queen Mary University of London, Wasafiri is the UK’s leading magazine for international contemporary writing.

Photo: Sailko, CC BY 3.0 'Humilitas' (Humility, Borromeo-Arese Family Motto, Palazzo BorromeoHistorical Treasures from the 15th Century: new website offers a treasure trove of data and research tools
27 September 2023

Queen Mary University of London academics launch new web resource, revealing historical records of two fifteenth-century ledgers of the Bruges and London branches of the Milanese bank Filippo Borromei and partners.

Queen Mary performs strongly in latest Knowledge Exchange Framework
27 September 2023

Queen Mary remains a strong performer in this year’s Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) – published 27 September - across a range of different areas.

One-hour training is all you need to control a third robotic arm
26 September 2023

One-hour training is enough for people to carry a task alone with their supernumerary robotic arms as effectively as with a partner, study finds. 

Queen Mary researchers win EPSRC manufacturing grant to develop scalable manufacturing technologies for single-crystal perovskite optical and electronic devices
25 September 2023

A Queen Mary Team, led by Dr Lei Su, Reader in Photonics at the School of Engineering and Materials Science, has been awarded a highly competitive £1m EPSRC Adventurous Manufacturing Grant that supports high-risk and adventurous ideas.

Material Matters exhibition shows new batteries and pressure sensors developed from tyre wear particles
22 September 2023

Dr Maria Crespo-Ribadeneyra, Lecturer in Green Energy at Queen Mary University of London, in collaboration with The Tyre Collective, a startup capturing tyre pollution from vehicles, developed batteries and pressure sensors from tyre wear particles. Their work is currently on display at Material Matters, one of the UK's leading exhibitions of innovative materials in the OXO Tower Gallery.

Professor Nitzan Rosenfeld appointed as the new Barts Cancer Institute Director
22 September 2023

Queen Mary University of London is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Nitzan Rosenfeld as the new Director of the Barts Cancer Institute from 1 February 2024.

People networking at the 20 year anniversary of the People's Palace Projects do BrazilTudo bem: Queen Mary delegation visits Brazil to celebrate achievements and deepen collaboration with partners
22 September 2023

A delegation from Queen Mary University of London travelled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this September to celebrate partnership achievements in the country. Partners said “tudo bem” to deepening research and education collaborations.

A cigarette being smoked. Credit: iStock/AltaybE-cigarettes are not a gateway into smoking
21 September 2023

The most comprehensive study to date investigating whether e-cigarettes are a gateway into or out of smoking finds that, at the population level, there is no sign that e-cigarettes and other alternative nicotine delivery products promote smoking.

Blog: Mexican court ruling upholding women’s right to abortion shows global trend better than US Roe v Wade decision
20 September 2023

Dr Sydney Calkin, Reader in Human Geography in the School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London has written for 'The Conversation' on global trends in abortion laws over the past 30 years, highlighting that while many countries have liberalised their abortion laws, only a few, including the United States, have restricted abortion rights.

Women given new insight into blood clot risk
19 September 2023

New research from Queen Mary University of London, published in iScience, shows an increased risk of blood clots in women who have any combination of a particular gene mutation, oestrogen use, or common medical conditions – specifically: obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and kidney disease.

New research evaluates the UK’s current salt reduction programme
19 September 2023

New research from Queen Mary University of London and published in the Journal of Hypertension, shows the Government has failed to reduce population salt intakes and consequently improve public health in England since 2014  – putting thousands of lives at risk.

Blog: Pinochet’s Shadow: Privatisation in Chile
19 September 2023

Felipe Gonzalez, Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary University of London has written for 'History Today' on how privatisation of Chile’s natural resources was a pillar of Augusto Pinochet’s military dictatorship.

Queen Mary law academic named as a leading voice in tech
19 September 2023

Professor Noam Shemtov has been chosen by the European Patent Office (EPO) to feature on their prestigious list of “50 Leading Tech Voices”; a list of 50 celebrated international experts in the field of sustainable innovation throughout the years.

Professor Arunthathi Mahendran delivers inaugural lecture on the future of medical education
18 September 2023

Professor Arunthathi Mahendran delivered her inaugural lecture ‘What is the vision for the future of medical education... AI of course! That’s Affective Intelligence’ following her appointment as Institute Director for the Institute of Health Sciences Education (IHSE) at Queen Mary University of London.

Guest at the launch of the Queen Mary Hainan SchoolQueen Mary University launches new transnational education programme in Hainan, China
14 September 2023

Queen Mary University of London has launched a new transnational education programme in Hainan with the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT). 

Freshwater connectivity can transport environmental DNA through the landscape
13 September 2023

A new paper published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B used environmental DNA (eDNA) metabarcoding to analyze fish and zooplankton communities. The study found that the movement of water between freshwater bodies, or freshwater connectivity, can transport eDNA. This highlights the potential of eDNA to provide a comprehensive view of freshwater biodiversity.

Blog: Starting university and managing ADHD
12 September 2023

Dr Jessica Agnew-Blais, Lecturer in Psychology at Queen Mary University of London, gives her tips on making the transition to university for students with ADHD, or for those who suspect they may have it.

Professor Kostya Trachenko releases new book on theory of liquids
11 September 2023

A new book by Queen Mary University of London Physics Professor Kostya Trachenko, "Theory of Liquids," provides a theory of the most important properties of liquids, such as their energy and heat capacity. This book explains the recent developments in theory, experiment, and modeling that have enabled us to understand the behavior of excitations in liquids and the impact of this behavior on energy, heat capacity, and other basic properties. 

Queen Mary University of London staff shortlisted for THE Awards
8 September 2023

Queen Mary University of London is delighted to announce that Kate Thornton and Professor Julia Hörnle have been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2023. 

Person in scientfic research lab looks into microscopeQueen Mary University of London statement on UK association to Horizon Europe
7 September 2023

Professor Andrew Livingston, Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) at Queen Mary University of London, comments on the UK government confirming the UK's participation in the world’s largest research collaboration programme, Horizon Europe.

Queen Mary academic wins transformative research award
7 September 2023

Maggie Inchley, Reader in Contemporary Theatre and Performance, has been honoured with a prestigious accolade from the Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA).

Queen Mary University of London appoints new Head of School
7 September 2023

Professor Emma Griffin has been appointed head of the School of History at Queen Mary University of London.

Blog: London is a major reason for the UK’s inequality problem. Unfortunately, City leaders don’t want to talk about it
5 September 2023

Dr Louise Ashley, Associate Professor in the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London has written for The Conversation on how city leaders often appear reluctant to discuss London’s role in growing levels of regional inequality.

QMUL Researchers win ERC Starting Grants for groundbreaking research
5 September 2023

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is celebrating two major research wins, with two academics awarded prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grants for their groundbreaking, ambitious research. Overall, ERC awarded 400 grants to early-career researchers across Europe, including 32 in the UK. 

Colorized transmission electron micrograph of monkeypox virus particles (gold) cultivated and purified from cell culture. Image captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Credit: NIAIDNew study shows effectiveness of mpox vaccine
5 September 2023

A new international study led by Queen Mary University of London has shown mpox (formerly known as monkeypox) infections to be less severe among those who are vaccinated or had a previous infection in 2022, underlining the importance and effectiveness of vaccination.

Unlocking the Secrets of Tech Valuation Through M&A: New Study Sheds Light
4 September 2023

A recent collaborative study conducted by accounting and finance scholars highlights the pivotal role played by the M&A (Mergers and Acquisitions) market in assessing the worth of technological assets.

New genes and natural toxins offer hope for cancer patients unresponsive to chemotherapy
4 September 2023

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have discovered two new genes that cause head and neck cancer patients to be resistant to chemotherapy, and that silencing either gene can make cancer cells previously unresponsive to chemotherapy subsequently respond to it.

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