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Blog: A Q&A with Professor Sir Harry Bhadeshia: “I discovered that steel is complicated.”
30 January 2023

Professor Sir Harry Bhadeshia will deliver his inaugural lecture at Queen Mary Presents on 8 February 2023.


The worm for which the researchers sequenced the genomeScientists discover the evolutionary secret behind different animal life cycles
26 January 2023

Researchers show a link between the time of activation of dozens of genes in the embryo and how the life cycles of animals evolved.

We Vote for Peace, T.Babaeva, 1987Queen Mary academic explores rich history of Soviet art
24 January 2023

Dr Andy Willimott’s new book, ‘Openness and Idealism: Soviet Posters 1985-1991’, looks back at the colourful and radical posters of Glasnost.

Queen Mary research reveals effects of Ukraine war on energy disputes
24 January 2023

The volatile price of raw materials and energy supply are predicted to be primary causes of disputes in the energy sector globally over the next five years, according to a major new study from Queen Mary University of London's School of Law.

Graduation success for Queen Mary students
24 January 2023

Some 3,000 students attended January graduations at Queen Mary University of London recently. There were six days of ceremonies, with approximately 6,000 guests accompanying the delighted graduates at these celebratory events.

New research on bees shows current safety tests of insecticides are inadequate
18 January 2023

Queen Mary researchers have revealed unexpected variation in bee neural receptors, challenging current safety assessments of insecticides, which work by targeting these receptors.


A bronze bust of Dr Ignas SemmelweisUK’s first Semmelweis statue unveiled at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
18 January 2023

Queen Mary University of London and the Embassy of Hungary in London mark the 204th birthday of Dr Ignác Semmelweis, the Hungarian obstetrician responsible for identifying the cause of puerperal fever.

Nurse taking patient's blood pressure. Credit: iStock.comTen-minute scan enables detection and cure of the commonest cause of high blood pressure
16 January 2023

Doctors at Queen Mary University of London and Barts Hospital, and Cambridge University Hospital, have led research using a new type of CT scan to light up tiny nodules in a hormone gland and cure high blood pressure by their removal. The nodules are discovered in one-in-twenty people with high blood pressure.

Queen Mary alumni recognised in King’s New Year Honours
12 January 2023

Queen Mary University of London is proud to congratulate its alumni who were recently recognised in the New Year Honours List 2023, the first of the reign of King Charles III.

Blog: Why is interdisciplinary research so often the exception, not the rule?
11 January 2023

When the size of the prize is so great, why is interdisciplinary research so often the exception, not the rule?

Representative images of a WM983B melanoma cell nucleus with a nuclear envelope bleb stained for Lamin A/C (green), Lamin B1 (magenta) and DNA (blue). Scale bar, 10 μmResearchers identify protein that helps skin cancer spread throughout the body
9 January 2023

Research led by Queen Mary University of London, King’s College London and the Francis Crick Institute has identified a protein that makes melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, more aggressive by giving cancer cells the ability to change the shape of their nucleus – a characteristic which allows the cells to migrate and spread around the body.

New exhibition celebrates ‘twin towns’ building bonds across borders
9 January 2023

Research and artwork on display in London next month explores how ‘twin town’ partnerships can create lasting cultural connections in a divided world.

Expanding radiation research at Queen Mary University of London
5 January 2023

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London’s Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (FMD), including Dr Jane Sosabowski and Professor Kairbaan Hodivala-Dilke at Barts Cancer Institute (BCI), have received funding from the University and Barts Charity for a new piece of research equipment that will accelerate radiation research at Queen Mary.

Zebrafish testing identifies a gene potentially at the root of domestication
3 January 2023

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have shown that zebrafish can provide genetic baz1b clues to the evolution of social behaviours in humans and domesticated species.

Mammal's foot in a dinosaur fossil. Copyright: Alex Dececci.British scientist describes rare discovery of a dinosaur eating a mammal
21 December 2022

The small, feathered dinosaur Microraptor is preserved with the foot of a small mammal inside its ribcage.

New Sky Arts film features Queen Mary culture expertise
20 December 2022

Following this summer’s hit Wonderland series, Sky TV has created a Christmas special episode, exploring festive themes in the golden age of children’s literature with expert input from the director of Queen Mary’s Centre for Childhood Cultures.

Dr Andrea Larosa receives the AGU Fred L. Scarf Award
20 December 2022

Queen Mary University of London’s Dr Andrea Larosa was celebrated as the recipient of the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) 2022 Fred L. Scarf Award at a recent reception in Chicago.


Source: cocoandwifi via CC0Queen Mary Researcher awarded funding to investigate integrating biodiversity and finance 
19 December 2022

A Queen Mary University of London researcher’s work is one of 12 projects awarded funding by the UK Research and Innovation to integrate biodiversity and finance.

Shine Bright: NASA, Queen Mary and Edinburgh scientists use James Webb Space Telescope data to unveil young stars in early stages of formation
15 December 2022

James Webb Space Telescope infrared capabilities pierce through dust clouds to make rare find.

Queen Mary experts warn UK needs trade policy changes to tackle climate crisis
15 December 2022

Government-led change is needed for trade policy to deliver COP27 promises, according to a new report from the UK Climate and Trade Commission, established by Queen Mary University of London in partnership with the Trade Justice Movement.

A bumblebee Blog: Insects may feel pain, says growing evidence – here’s what this means for animal welfare laws
14 December 2022

Professor Lars Chittka and Matilda Gibbons have co-written for the Conversation on insects' ability to feel pain.

Queen Mary announces Strategic Collaboration Agreement with Envisagenics and Cancer Research Horizons
13 December 2022

Collaboration will leverage Envisagenics' SpliceCore® AI platform for expanded discovery and research in hematopoietic cancers

Blog: Céline Dion reveals she has stiff person syndrome – an expert explains the condition
13 December 2022

Richard David Leslie, Professor of Diabetes and Autoimmunity at Queen Mary University of London, has written for the Conversation on stiff person syndrome.

Queen Mary diversity experts feature in BBC social mobility film
13 December 2022

The latest episode of BBC docuseries ‘How to Crack the Class Ceiling’ features Queen Mary experts on equality, diversity and inclusion sharing research insights to help young working-class people trying to secure prestigious jobs.

Blog: The Many Contradictions and Unspoken Issues of COP27
13 December 2022

Laleh Khalili, a Professor of International Politics at Queen Mary University of London, ethnographically observed the proceedings at COP27. She is currently researching a major project on the politics of hydrocarbons, after having won a British Academy/Leverhulme small grant to explore the subject. She is hoping to write a book about the everyday entanglements of hydrocarbons in all aspects of our lives.

UK Government launches Newborn Genomes Programme
13 December 2022

The UK Government has today (13 December) announced the launch of a Newborn Genomes Programme, a new research study that will explore the effectiveness of using whole genome sequencing to detect rare diseases in newborn babies.

Queen Mary research recognised in top 10 advances in genomic medicine in 2022
9 December 2022

Two papers from Queen Mary University of London have been selected by experts in genomic medicine in the ten most important advances in applying genomic medicine to clinical care in 2022.

Research reveals the benefits of a classic chalk river plant, the water crowfoot (Ranunculus)
7 December 2022

A PhD research project conducted by Queen Mary’s Dr Jessica Marsh in conjunction with the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) has revealed the importance of water crowfoot – an aquatic plant found commonly in lowland rivers – in the conservation of young Atlantic salmon.

Keeping faith: Research reveals pandemic lessons to help sustain and grow faith communities
7 December 2022

As the Office for National Statistics reports that Britain has become less religious, a new study from Queen Mary University of London details how faith groups can learn from Covid-19 to create new connections among different communities.

An illustration of DNALarge international study uncovers genes involved in heart disease
7 December 2022

Scientists link dozens of new genome sites to coronary artery disease risk and pioneer a powerful method for illuminating the biological roots of common disease.

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