Mortimer, the robot developed by PhD student Louis McCallum from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, has taken a key role in the prestigious Royal Institution (RI) Christmas Lectures.
A new combination of two different approaches – virotherapy and immunotherapy - is showing “great promise” as a treatment for pancreatic cancer, according to new research from QMUL.
The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), published today, confirm Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)’s place in the very top group of research-led universities.
Violence and retribution, hunger and strip strikes, targeted assassinations, - and somewhere the seeds of a far off peace. These are amongst the many themes and events that will be explored by law professor and historian Seán McConville, in his third and final volume on Irish political prisoners.
Professor Michael Kenny, Director of the Mile End Institute, says there is an increasingly compelling, precautionary case for constitutional reform - but William Hague's "hard" plans aren't positive or carefully calibrated enough.
The Mile End Institute (MEI) has announced a series of events and high-profile speakers for 2015, a year which promises to have a momentous effect on politics and public life in the United Kingdom.
Professor Penny Green, Director of the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at Queen Mary University of London, will this week edit a special feature in Open Democracy on state crime and resistance.
Researchers have been eavesdropping on ‘conversations’ between calves and their mothers — measuring the process of how cows communicate using detailed acoustic analysis for the first time.
Following recent dispute over its origins in Europe, Dr Rob Knell from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences explains why he is yet to be convinced by any alternative to the theory that Columbus brought syphilis across the Atlantic.
The preventive effect of breast cancer drug ‘tamoxifen’ remains virtually constant for at least 20 years – with rates reduced by around 30 per cent – new analysis published in The Lancet Oncology reveals.
Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London, delivers a warning to the Conservative Party about the likely effects of an increasingly reactive policy on immigration.
It's been a bad week for Ukip, but according to QMUL's Dr Rainbow Murrary, it's not the only party failing women.
QMUL's Dr Christopher Phillips argues that despite a weaker economy and the domestic threat of ISIS, Moscow is unlikely to change course on Syria.
Queen Mary has been awarded the maximum allocation of £5million of new funding by the government in order to create two new facilities on our Mile End campus.
Londoners are notorious for avoiding eye contact with each other but how bad are we really? That’s one of the things visitors to the Science Museum can currently help to find out if they take part in an experiment being run by QMUL and UCL researchers to learn how long people can comfortably make eye contact with someone else.
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found text messaging prevents one in six patients from forgetting to take, or stopping, their prescribed medicines.
The world was enraptured last month as the Rosetta mission’s Philae lander made its historic landing on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. QMUL’s Professor Iwan Williams had more reason than most to be interested, as he was one of a team of investigators working the CONSERT instrument that is part of the mission. Here he explains what CONSERT is trying to find out and how it took on a vital new function after the landing.
Dr Neha Pathak, an Academic Clinical Fellow from Queen Mary University of London, was last night awarded the ‘Ultimate Game Changer’ prize at the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Awards.
In this article, Rafael Leal-Arcas, of QMUL’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), argues that our system of global energy governance is ad hoc and in need of reform.
Prime Minister David Cameron is the Conservatives' most successful leader, according to a new league table, presented today at an event organised by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of East Anglia (UEA).
She’s influenced Lizzie Jagger, inspired Gwen Stefani, and her iconic look has been adapted for everything from tattoos to the hijab. Few literary characters have influenced the way we dress quite so remarkably as Lewis Carroll’s Alice.
In a joint article with Hans-Olaf Henkel, QMUL’s Professor Brigitte Granville analyses the mounting woes of François Hollande’s beleaguered presidency.
A new study from researchers at Queen Mary University of London looking at how goats express subtle positive emotions could lead to greater understanding of animal welfare.
Vitamin D supplements can reduce COPD lung disease flare-ups by over 40% in patients with a vitamin D deficiency – according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London's Barts Cancer Institute have made a breakthrough in developing a new therapy for advanced bladder cancer – for which there have been no major treatment advances in the past 30 years.
A new anthology, edited and introduced by Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London, provides one the most comprehensive and eclectic accounts to date of Margaret Thatcher’s extraordinary impact on politics and public life in the United Kingdom.
Public health experts, doctors, professional sports players and parents are gathering at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on 27-28 November to debate issues around children and sport, including managing injury and increasing participation.
With the success of the Rosetta Mission comet landing still fresh in people’s minds Queen Mary have joined a consortium of British organisation to plan a crowd-funded mission to the moon.
According to Professor Tim Bale, Ed Miliband can avoid a damaging split between his party's 'beer drinkers' and 'wine drinkers' on immigration - but he shouldn't rely solely on economic arguments.
Professor Michael Kenny has been appointed Director of the Mile End Institute, a major new policy centre at Queen Mary.
Our penal system is dangerously dysfunctional and only a Royal Commission can fix it, according to a new report from from Professor Seán McConville and Sir Louis Blom-Cooper.
Researchers working on artificial intelligence at Queen Mary have taught a computer to create magic tricks.
New plans to regenerate the Whitechapel area have been recognised at the national 2014 Planning Awards.
Shazia Choudhry, Reader in Law at Queen Mary University of London, has been appointed Specialist Legal Adviser to the Joint Committee on Human Rights.
Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas argues that we need clarity on the European Arrest Warrant so that this logical and useful legal instrument does not fall victim to an emotive political bun fight.
On 13 November 2014, Queen Mary University of London and University of Warwick will launch Global Shakespeare; a research and teaching collaboration which aims to shape the future agenda in Shakespeare studies across criticism, performance, history, media and popular culture.
A book by renowned scholar and author Professor Quentin Skinner offers a fascinating new perspective on some of William Shakespeare’s most studied works.
Queen Mary’s first ever science and engineering research and industrial engagement conference took place on Thursday 6th November, showcasing our work to an audience of top businesses.
One in six women who have a large amount of tissue removed (15+mm) during colposcopy, to treat abnormal cells on the cervix, will go on to have a premature birth. This is double the number compared to those who have only a small amount removed – according to new findings from Queen Mary University of London.
Britain risks becoming a safe haven for fugitives if it opts out of the European Arrest Warrant, according to Valsamis Mitsilegas, Head of Department of Law and Professor of European Criminal Law at Queen Mary University of London.
Emma Sanderson-Nash, Lecturer in Politics at Queen Mary University of London, argues that Norman Baker's resignation tells us more about the man that it does about the health of the coalition.
Dr Clive Gabay, specialist in African politics and Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, analyses events in Zambia following the death of President Michael Sata.
Seventy Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) students and members of staff were among the volunteers who have helped create the Tower of London’s hugely popular installation, Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, which marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.
A team of researchers led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been awarded the 2014 Cancer Research UK Prize for Translational Cancer Research at the NCRI Cancer Conference in Liverpool.
Captured spies, two-penny dinners, the suffragettes, and the rallying cry of war. These are among the many stories that offer a glimpse into East London life a century ago, in the shadow of World War One.
Universities are in danger of diminishing their place in society by neglecting the interests of lower paid workers, says Jane Wills, Professor of Human Geography at Queen Mary University of London.
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have published a digital archive dedicated to the life and works of Professor Sir Neil MacCormick (1941-2009), one of the twentieth century’s most important jurists.
Warblr is an app is based on technology developed at QMUL and the prototype was developed with an Innovation Fund grant.
Scientists working at Queen Mary University of London and University of Bath have found that zebrafish are able to visually process multiple objects simultaneously, more proof that fish are cleverer than their ‘three-second memory’ reputation suggests.
Queen Mary University of London's Medical School – Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry – is launching the ground-breaking use of Google Glass technology into its undergraduate curriculum, primarily within surgical teaching. This is the first of its kind outside of North America, having only been used by a small number of medical schools in the USA so far.
A large analysis of over 40,000 individuals on statin treatment has identified two new genetic variants which influence how 'bad' cholesterol levels respond to statin therapy.
Initial results from Ukraine’s parliamentary elections have thrown down a challenge to the European Union, according to Russia expert and QMUL Research Fellow Dr Eleanor Bindman.
QMUL PhD students who are part of a programme to combine research with digital creativity took part in a research showcase in East London.
Professor Allyson Pollock replies to questions on the Ebola crisis – originally asked prior to the BBC Politics show on 19 October
As the nation prepares to elect a new parliament on 26 October, Dr Eleanor Bindman, specialist in Russian politics and Research Fellow at QMUL’s School of Politics and International Relations, looks at what might lie ahead for the region.
Patients, carers, scientists, clinicians and charities from across the UK will gather today for the launch of a ground-breaking new partnership between the charity Brain Tumour Research and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in collaboration with the UCL Institute of Neurology.
Identity, love and migration are amongst the themes that will be explored by the 12th Season of Bangla Drama festival, which returns to Queen Mary University of London this November.
Final year undergraduate students from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences studying a new module called Species and their Relationships: Dinosaurs to DNA have uncovered a rare and important dinosaur skull while on a trip to Canada as part of the course.
Every year the QMUL Centre for Public Engagement distributes Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) awards to support activities that bring new audiences to the work being done here at the university.
Queen Mary University of London’s Principal has joined university leaders from across the country in outlining their conviction that equality and diversity are integral to a university’s excellence.
Scientists from QMUL, UCL, Zoological Society of London, and the National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN-CSIC) in Madrid, tracing the real-time impact of viruses in the wild have found that entire amphibian communities are being killed off by closely related viruses introduced to mountainous areas of northern Spain.
A film made by two former Queen Mary University of London students has made its UK debut at the BFI London Film Festival 2014, the UK’s biggest celebration of international cinema.
Robbery on buses, hijacked delivery vehicles, muggings on the street, and demands for protection money. This is every day urban violence; a quiet epidemic which plagues Latin American cities.
Ada Lovelace Day is an annual celebration of the contributions of women to science, technology engineering, and mathematics. This year we wanted to keep our celebrations close to home by giving some of those working at QMUL the opportunity to introduce themselves and their work.
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and UCL (University College London) have identified what they believe could be a cause of pre-term premature rupture of the fetal membrane (PPROM), which accounts for 40 per cent of pre-term births, the main reason for infant death world-wide.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has awarded the Edgar Gentilli Prize to Dr Neha Pathak, a QMUL academic clinical fellow, for her research on a urine test for cervical cancer.
Licence conditions imposed by the health sector regulator, Monitor, on NHS foundation trusts in England will lead to a reduction in hospital community services under the guise of ‘continuity’, warn experts from Queen Mary University of London.
The drug nalmefene, which can help people dependent on alcohol cut down on the amount they drink, has been recommended in final draft guidance by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
Queen Mary University of London is part of a group of London-based institutions awarded £15m to train bioscience PhD students as part of a £125m nationwide campaign to support the training and development of PhD students tackling some of the world’s major challenges.
Hundreds of millions of people across the globe are suffering from severe gum infections, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London.
Koen Slootmaeckers, PhD candidate at Queen Mary University of London, writes about Sunday's LGBT Pride parade in Belgrade, and explores the implications for Serbian politics and the county's path to the EU.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been named amongst the top 50 universities in the world for Medicine in the influential Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15.
It’s 32 months until the French presidential elections in 2017 and former president Nicolas Sarkozy's return to centre stage promises to make French politics a lively affair in the meantime.
Dr Richard Baxter critiques the ongoing public debate about the UK high-rise and argues that the environment has still not been fully explored
Members of the British Muslim community who are most at risk of radicalisation are more likely to have depression and be socially isolated, a pioneering research study led by Queen Mary University of London has found.
Dr Sarah Wolff explains how, with presidential and legislative elections on the horizon, and mounting geopolitical chaos and insecurity, Tunisia feels that Europe and America is “leaving it in the lurch” at a critical time.
What's in a smile? Colin Jones, Professor of History at Queen Mary University of London, writes about royal teeth, power, and the smile revolution.
The History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group has published an anthology of stories behind many of our most important medical discoveries. The publication marks the twenty-first anniversary of the group's inaugural Witness Seminar.
Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London, reflects upon Ed Miliband's party conference speech and concludes that it "just about did the job".
Vicious vampires, microscopic monsters, deadly diseases and an interactive snot show come to Centre of the Cell - Queen Mary University of London’s science education Pod in Whitechapel - this October.
Drama, Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) all appear in the UK’s top 5 in the influential The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015, released on Sunday 21 September.
Dr David Mulryne, a postdoctoral Research Assistant in Queen Mary University of London’s School of Physics and Astronomy, has been awarded a prestigious University Research Fellowship by the Royal Society.
Dr Robert Saunders, Lecturer in Modern British History at Queen Mary University of London, argues that promises made in the final weeks of the campaign may result in a political hangover for David Cameron and his government.
Our tendency to create false memories could be related to our ability to learn rules according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
A new approach to arthritis treatment, which avoids unforeseen side-effects by delivering drugs exclusively to affected inflamed joints, has been developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London.
A Queen Mary University of London postgraduate course focusing on the science of hormone medicine has been shortlisted at this year’s national e-learning awards, in the category of ‘best online distance learning programme’.
Katharine Jenner, Lecturer in Nutrition and Public Health at QMUL, asks - should we be eating sugar at all?
Professor Perri 6 from QMUL's School of Business and Management explores the implications for civil servants and the national interest in the event of a Yes vote in the Scottish referendum.
A simple urine test for human papillomavirus (HPV) could offer a more acceptable, non-invasive alternative to the conventional cervical test and improve screening uptake, researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found.
The UK’s leading medical charity for animal replacement research, the Dr Hadwen Trust (DHT), has awarded a major grant to Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) for research into healing chronic wounds, such as diabetes ulcers – a major healthcare concern in the UK.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has offered its support for a council awards scheme aimed at helping young people in Tower Hamlets achieve their potential through higher education.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been ranked among the top 100 universities in the world in the latest edition of the respected QS World University Rankings, released today (Tuesday 16 September).
Professor Peter Hennessy, renowned historian, journalist and academic, will deliver his valedictory lecture to a public audience at Queen Mary University of London on 7 October.
Dr Nick Bryan-Kinns, Reader in Interaction Design in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science tells us about his latest research into how sighted and visually impaired people use touchscreen devices that they can’t see. This paper won the Best Short Paper prize at the Human Computer Interaction Conference 2014.
The Legal Advice Centre (LAC) at Queen Mary University of London has received a grant of £90,000 to expand qLegal, a community initiative which provides free legal advice to entrepreneurs and technology start-ups.
A group of Queen Mary University of London alumni, brought together in the 1960s by their love of football, have just celebrated their 50th “old boys” sports tour.
Chemists from Queen Mary University of London have discovered a new way of identifying peroxide-based explosives, which could make detection of suspect devices more cost-effective in the future.
Dr Sophie Harman argues that while the inadequate international response has compounded the Ebola crisis, it is the region’s chronically weak and desperately resourced health infrastructure which is the critical factor.
Dr Clive Gabay, Senior Lecturer in politics at Queen Mary University of London, looks ahead to the expiration of the Millennium Development goals and asks if we're destined to repeat the same mistakes.
The School of Politics and International Relations (SPIR) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded for its commitment to gender equality, in an extension of the highly successful Athena SWAN charter.
Dr Tessa Wright, Senior Lecturer from QMUL's School of Business and Management, reflects on the success of the Women into Construction project.
A stripped down version of the drumming robot developed by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has delivered its first public appearance, playing along with a young audience member.
World leading tobacco experts, including Professor Peter Hajek from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), argue that a recently published World Health Organization (WHO)-commissioned review of evidence on e-cigarettes contains important errors, misinterpretations and misrepresentations.
Two projects from Queen Mary University of London highlighting innovation in teaching have been shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Awards.
Leading public health experts have launched a consultation on a new Bill which aims to reverse the failings of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 and fully restore the National Health Service (NHS) in England as an accountable public service.
From a crude marking, carved in stone more than 3,500 years ago, to the modern revolution in mobile location services, maps have shaped our world and shone light on distant places for generations.
A new website from Queen Mary University of London, ‘Meanings of Military Service’, draws on archive material to ‘bring to life’ individual stories of wartime service.
A study of more than 10,000 expectant mothers has shown that women who plan to and successfully breastfeed their babies are less likely to experience postnatal depression
Dr Rainbow Murray of QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations argues that it is time to "reframe gender quotas as quotas for men."
Charging mobile phones with sound, like chants from at football ground, could become a reality, according to a new collaboration between scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Microsoft.
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered mutations in genes that lead to childhood leukaemia of the acute lymphoblastic type – the most common childhood cancer in the world.
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) who specialise in genetics of the skin are investigating an unlikely link between skin disease and heart disease which will hopefully shed new light on why someone is predisposed to sudden cardiac death syndrome.
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London’s Centre for Digital Music have created a tool that allows real-time visualisations of the audience’s reaction during live music performances.
Nine subjects taught at Queen Mary University of London have been ranked top in London for student satisfaction, and eight subjects are top ten in the UK, according to the latest results of a nationwide survey of final-year undergraduates.
Amanda Vickery, Professor of Early Modern History at Queen Mary University of London, will present a new series of the critically acclaimed social history programme Voices from the Old Bailey, beginning 14 August on BBC Radio 4.
For the first time, scientists have uncovered new information on how stem cells in the human bowel behave, revealing vital clues about the earliest stages in bowel cancer development and how we may begin to prevent it.
Professor Tim Bale reflects on Boris Johnson’s planned return to the House of Commons, and asks if he has what it takes to make it to the top.
An international conference, marking 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, was held at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on 1-4 August.
New research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) reveals taking aspirin can significantly reduce the risk of developing – and dying from – the major cancers of the digestive tract, i.e. bowel, stomach and oesophageal cancer.
Amanda Vickery, Professor of Early Modern History at Queen Mary University of London, is co-presenting a major multi-part series on BBC World Service, to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.
An artist in residence at Queen Mary University of London has developed a new instrument, once used to play the Brooklyn Bridge for its 130th birthday, which will unleash the voice of the Roundhouse during a one-off residency.
Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have identified differences in the proteins present in young and old tendons, in new research that could guide the development of treatments to stop tissue breakdown from occurring.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded £24m from the MRC to support Genomics England in the delivery of the Government's 100,000 Genomes Project. The award will go directly towards providing cutting-edge Genomics Medicine Data Architecture.
A major scientific review of available research on the use, content, and safety of e-cigarettes has concluded that – although long-term health effects of e-cigarette use are unknown – compared with conventional cigarettes they are likely to be much less harmful to users or bystanders.
Scientists at Queen Mary University of London's Barts Cancer Institute have found that targeting a molecule in blood vessels can make cancer therapy significantly more effective, according to research published in Nature today (Monday 28 July),
A researcher from Queen Mary University of London has won a new fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) to develop versatile algorithms that can separate and interpret sounds, based on the way the human auditory system works.
Two recent graduates from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are amongst ten young people to be named ‘Rising Stars’ in an annual celebration of the achievements of black students in the UK.
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London’s Centre for Digital Music have teamed up with commercial sound recognition pioneer Audio Analytic, with the support of two new grants worth £385K from the Technology Strategy Board.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is on the lookout for more London charities and non-profit groups, to add to the hundreds who have already benefited from the support of student volunteers.
A conference marking 50 years since the discovery of CP violation, a tiny difference between matter and antimatter that is vital for our existence, was held at Queen Mary University of London on 10-11 July.
Experts in in antennas and electromagnetics from Queen Mary University of London will work with industry partners in a £11.6m project looking at future communications systems for civil aircraft.
During Summer Graduation 2014, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) awarded three Honorary Fellowships to leaders in the fields of education, culture and heritage, and health.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has awarded honorary degrees to pioneers in the fields of cancer research and the biology of infectious diseases in wildlife.
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found a successful way of identifying bird sounds from large audio collections, which could be useful for expert and amateur bird-watchers alike.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) graduates debuted a new scheme of academic dress this year, after the university exercised its degree-awarding powers for the first time.
Some 3,000 Queen Mary University of London students are graduating between 14-18 July at a series of ceremonies held in the Great Hall of the People’s Palace in Mile End, attended by 10,000 graduands, family and friends. All have made huge achievements during their time at QMUL. Here, we tell some of their stories:
Professor Mark Caulfield, Professor Jack Cuzick, Professor Trish Greenhalgh, and Professor Panos Deloukas have all been selected by Thomson Reuters for inclusion in their prestigious list of Highly Cited Researchers 2014
New research by Queen Mary University of London into authors’ earnings has found a dramatic drop in income and the number of full-time writers.
Law students at Queen Mary University of London have won the Oxford University Press (OUP) and BPP National Mooting Competition 2013-2014.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is ranked 18th in the UK and amongst the top one per cent of universities worldwide, in a global league table released today (Tuesday 15 July).
By Shafi Ahmed, Associate Dean at Queen Mary University of London and Colorectal Cancer Lead at Barts Health NHS Trust
Queen Mary University of London staff, students and alumni are helping fund the fight against cancer with a series of charity sports challenges this summer, including the British 10k Run, the London Triathlon and the Thames Path Challenge.
Professor of the History of Modern Medical Sciences Tilli Tansey OBE has been elected as an Honorary Member of the Physiological Society for her contributions to the advancement of physiology.
Sensors created by chemists at Queen Mary University of London could lead to a set of new tools for researchers to investigate conditions like diabetes resulting in earlier diagnosis and new treatments.
• New discovery reveals testing for molecule αvβ6 could identify a subset of breast cancer patients at high risk of their tumours spreading from the breast - and therefore twice as likely to die within five years• Combining αvβ6- antibody drug with breast cancer drug Herceptin ‘eradicated’ tumours in mice• Researchers are now looking at options to progress to a clinical trial in breast cancer patients
A campaign to put patient care at the centre of evidence-based medicine (EBM) is launched today by Professor Trish Greenhalgh, Public Health expert at Queen Mary University of London, at the BioMed Central’s Health Services Research conference at Kings’ College London.
A law expert from Queen Mary University of London is among the writers of a new report, which is urging for less reliance on imprisonment as a form of punishment in the UK.
Physicists at Queen Mary University of London have set up a new pitch drop experiment for students to explore the difference between solid and liquids.
Patients suffering from osteoporosis or bone fractures might benefit from a new discovery of a protein that plays an important role in bone regeneration made by bioengineers at Queen Mary University of London.
To mark the 10-year anniversary of Queen Mary University of London’s (QMUL) partnership with the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), the institutions have signed a letter of intent and exchanged QMUL-BUPT Joint Programme 10th anniversary plaques.
Graduate designers from Queen Mary University of London are raising money through crowd-funding site Kickstarter to manufacture a new Lego-like construction set.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has reconfirmed the academic accreditation of the three courses offered by the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) Joint Programme with Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT).
Chemists at Queen Mary University of London have discovered a new chemical to aid drug manufacturing processes, making it more environmentally-friendly and easier to scale up for industry.
Asthma affects one in 11 children and young people in the UK. On average, this is two children in every classroom. Today scientists in East London are launching a new study to measure the impact asthma has on school children, with the aim of improving school life for those with asthma.
Queen Mary University of London held its first ‘enterprise bootcamp’ last week, as part of London Technology Week (16-20 June) – a week-long celebration of the city’s role as the digital capital of Europe.
The £22m Drapers’ Academy building in Romford, designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios with significant design input from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), has received a National Award from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Queen Mary University of London has won the Business Impact Achieved Award from an influential UK network that supports innovation and commercialisation of research for a spin-out called Actual Experience plc.
A historian from Queen Mary University of London has been made a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Online dispute resolution (ODR) offers an invaluable means of access to justice for consumers who have a dispute with a business, but are deterred by the costs and barriers involved from going to court.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is today launching a new East London based study looking into the effects of a Mediterranean diet during pregnancy, and its ability to reduce pregnancy-related complications such as pre-eclampsia.
Head and neck cancer experts at the Institute of Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, have signed a joint agreement with their counterparts in China, to increase international exchanges and initiatives and raise standards of research in the field.
Patients and students in London’s East End are set to benefit as the UK’s first new dental school and hospital in nearly 40 years – the £78m Royal London Dental Hospital – officially opens its doors today.
A scientist from Queen Mary University of London attended a prestigious reception hosted by Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace on Monday 9 June to recognise the growing potential of UK tech start-ups.
A professor of European history at Queen Mary University of London has been elected the recipient of a prestigious Humboldt Research Award, in recognition of lifetime achievements in research.
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have shown that stem cell behaviour can be modified by manipulating the nanoscale properties of the material they are grown on - improving the potential of regenerative medicine and tissue engineering as a result.
A zombie game is just one of three new smartphone apps created by students at Queen Mary University of London and supported by QApps, the university’s ground-breaking app development venture.
International media experts, entrepreneurs, film makers and activists will explore media piracy as a political and social act at a Queen Mary University of London symposium on Tuesday 17 June.
An international team of scientists, led by astronomers at Queen Mary University of London, report of two new planets orbiting Kapteyn’s star, one of the oldest stars found near the Sun. One of the newly-discovered planets could be ripe for life as it orbits at the right distance to the star to allow liquid water on its surface.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is delighted to announce Professor Nick Lemoine, Director of QMUL’s Barts Cancer Institute, has been appointed to the new role of Medical Director at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network.
Peopling the Palaces – an eclectic two-week arts festival, jam-packed with an exciting selection of contemporary international works – returns to Queen Mary University of London from 2-15 June.
Pupils at two Newham schools will have the chance to recreate ‘live’ court scenes, acting as judges, barristers, solicitors and witnesses, following the successful trial-run of a Queen Mary University of London School of Law initiative.
Leading female campaigners, human rights lawyers – including Queen Mary University of London’s Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC – and UNICEF UK joined the Foreign Secretary William Hague this week to discuss how to drive forward international action to end the rape and abuse of children in war zones.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has again secured two of 10 places on a BBC-led competition to find young academic broadcasters of the future.
The unusual domed chapel at Queen Mary University of London’s Mile End campus has been recognised as an important East End landmark, receiving a Grade II listing from English Heritage.
Yesterday, for the first time in the UK, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Barts Health NHS Trust broadcasted online a live surgical procedure using a pair of Google Glass eyewear.
Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have uncovered a new mechanism which makes breast cancer cells move and invade the body, a discovery which could shed light on how to treat particularly aggressive forms of breast cancer and stop it spreading and recurring.
A Queen Mary University of London alumna, Paralympic Games Maker and face of a recent national volunteering campaign has been named ‘Young Social Entrepreneur’ of the year by the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK, UnLtd.
Gardeners wanting to rid their spring flowerbeds of pesky snails may have to ditch the beer traps and egg shells and revert to developing a strong throwing arm, according to new research co-authored by a physicist at Queen Mary University of London.
Students from schools across London, Hertfordshire and Kent enjoyed an exciting day of hands-on fun activities at the Salters' Festival of Chemistry at Queen Mary University of London on Wednesday 14 May.
Queen Mary University of London’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has announced that it is joining - as an associate member - the Arts and Humanities Research Council funded Doctoral Training Partnership, the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP).
A new way of making super tough fibres could be realised by a simple knot, according to new research from a materials scientist at Queen Mary University of London.
A league table measuring the scientific performance of some 750 universities worldwide rates Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) 9 th in the UK and 52 nd globally.
An exhibition exploring the history of technology to help blind people read, from braille to audio books, is being curated by an academic from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) for the UK’s first national festival of the humanities in November.
A mathematical tool used by the Metropolitan Police and FBI has been adapted by researchers at Queen Mary University of London to help control outbreaks of malaria, and has the potential to target other infectious diseases.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), along with colleagues from the University of Edinburgh and the charity Asthma UK, have today launched the UK’s first integrated Centre focused solely on improving the quality of life of people with asthma.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been rated first in the UK for Dentistry and fourth for Medicine in the Complete University Guide 2015 subject league tables, published today.
Queen Mary University of London partner school The Drapers’ Academy and the Novo Cemetery at Mile End campus have both been recognised in a celebration of the best new architecture in the capital.
A scientist from Queen Mary University of London, who studies how bees forage for food and the evolution of their sensory systems, has received a top prize from the UK’s national academy of science as well as a prestigious grant from the international Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP). These two awards are in addition to a major grant awarded by European Research Council last month.
Today, GMEC, the Global Medical Excellence Cluster, announced a five year collaborative agreement with Pfizer Inc. that provides a framework for the research and development of new and innovative medicines for rare diseases.
Dr Stephen Goldup from Queen Mary University of London has been named the Royal Society of Chemistry Hickinbottom Award winner for 2014, recognising the contribution to organic chemistry of a researcher under the age of 35.
Today the National Review of Asthma Deaths (NRAD) is calling for an end to complacency around asthma care so more can be done to save lives.
A community led research project released today (Tuesday 6 May), and authored by a Queen Mary University of London student, analyses the imminent housing crisis in Tower Hamlets and its effect on local citizens.
Queen Mary University of London’s innovative poetry collection The Archive of the Now has joined forces with the Rich Mix cultural centre in Bethnal Green for a celebratory day of poetry for families on Saturday 10 May.
A “biography” of the Kremlin by a professor of contemporary history at Queen Mary, University of London, has won the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize 2014.
Parents looking for something to entertain and educate budding scientists during the next half term can breathe easy, as Centre of the Cell in Whitechapel presents ‘Something in the Air’ – an interactive show about air pollution.
Writing in The Lancet today (Friday 2 May 2014), Allyson Pollock, Professor of Public Health Research and Policy and Peter Roderick, Barrister and Senior Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, call for crucial new amendments to the Care Bill in order to restore public trust in the use of patients’ data and to secure the on-going availability of genuinely anonymised information for public health research, planning and audit.
Queen Mary University of London’s Institute of Dentistry has attained a Bronze award for the first time in the Athena SWAN scheme, which recognises excellence in recruiting and progressing women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).
Bumblebees can distinguish between safe and dangerous environments, and are attracted to land on flowers popular with other bees when exposed to perilous situations, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.
New research from Queen Mary University of London has found risk of caesarean delivery was 12% lower among women whose labour was induced, compared with women who were managed with a "wait-and-see" approach (expectant management). The findings are contrary to the popular view that inducing labour (starting labour artificially) increases risk of caesarean delivery.
A professor of contemporary performance at Queen Mary University of London has been awarded a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship.
More than a third of Conservative Party members are seriously considering voting for UKIP at the upcoming European elections. What’s driving them is not just hostility to immigration and the EU, but their feelings about David Cameron, finds research from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Sussex.
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found genetic evidence that one of Britain’s native tree species, the dwarf birch found in the Scottish Highlands, was once common in England.
Buying houses one can’t afford, not saving for the future, failing to stick to one’s diet, the list of examples of bad decision-making is lengthy. Psychologists and behavioural economists tell us that our unconscious mind is the problem, but also the solution, at least if we use ‘nudge’, an approach developed by Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein to shape the unconscious mind.
A professor at Queen Mary University of London whose software company was acquired by Facebook is one of four recipients of the national academy for engineering’s coveted Silver Medal.
Queen Mary University of London has appointed a new Vice Principal (International).
Genomics England – the company set up by the Department of Health to deliver the Government’s 100,000 Genomes Project – will move into newly refurbished headquarters on Queen Mary University of London’s Charterhouse Square campus from 21 April 2014.
In the aftermath of the 1994 genocide, Rwanda has wisely used international aid to transform its infrastructure and economy. But how far is progress being marred by its oppressive political regime?
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and BAE Systems have seemingly defied the laws of physics to create a new type of antenna lens which could revolutionise the design of aircraft, ships, radios and satellite dishes – potentially any product which uses an antenna.
Disturbances in the icy rings of Saturn have given scientists an insight into how moons are made.
A Queen Mary physicist and a Turner Prize winning artist have teamed up to create a new exhibition of sculptures and drawings inspired by String Theory research.
Shahidha Bari, from the Department of English at Queen Mary University of London, will be speaking at the world’s largest philosophy and music festival this May.
The striking 19th century Jewish cemetery at the centre of Queen Mary University of London’s Mile End campus has been awarded a Grade II listing by English Heritage.
The Mayor of London today launched MedCity, a partnership between the academic health science centres, UCLPartners – of which Queen Mary University of London is a founding member – King’s Health Partners and Imperial College, working with the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge and the Greater London Authority. Through collaborative effort, MedCity seeks to establish London and the South East of England as a world-leading centre for life sciences.
Today the House of Commons Health Select Committee will hold an evidence session on Handling of NHS Patient Data. This will include hearing evidence from Kingsley Manning, Chair of the Health and Social Care Information Centre, and Max Jones, its Director of Information and Data Services.
The amount of snow needed to trigger an avalanche in the Himalayans can be up to four times smaller than in the Alps, according to a new model from a materials scientist at Queen Mary University of London.
From the poor female match factory workers who downed tools in protest at their ill-treatment, to the suffragettes who faced brutality and hunger strikes to give women the votes, east London has an interesting history of women who sacrificed so much for better rights and equality. I'm Emma Lowry and in this podcast I'll be speaking to Dr Nadia Valman and Dr Alastair Owens about those stories.
A geographer from Queen Mary University of London is investigating a recent landslide that dammed the Dart River in New Zealand’s South Island, creating a three kilometre-wide lake.
Dozens of start-up businesses in east London are being offered the support of talented students and graduates, thanks to a £120,000 work placement scheme run by Queen Mary University of London.
Humans innately impose grammatical structure on to languages that they learn, suggests research co-authored by a linguist from Queen Mary University of London.
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found that naturally high concentrations of the greenhouse gas methane contributes to energy production in chalk rivers, in a new study published today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
A PhD student from Queen Mary University of London won the overall prize in a national photo competition with an image of robot that can tailor its stand-up comedy routine in response to the audience’s reaction.
The percentage of state school pupils studying at Queen Mary University of London has increased to almost 86 per cent, more than four per cent above the university’s benchmark, according to the latest figures from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).
Goats learn how to solve complicated tasks quickly and can recall how to perform them for at least 10 months, which might explain their remarkable ability to adapt to harsh environments, say researchers at Queen Mary University of London.
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London are among seven UK teams to secure a share of £7m in funding for the fight against pests and diseases endangering Britain’s woodlands.
Two Queen Mary University of London researchers were shortlisted from hundreds of applicants to present their work to politicians and a panel of expert judges as part of a poster competition for the sciences earlier this month.
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have identified a new gene that may influence the timing of puberty, according to new research presented at today at the Society for Endocrinology annual BES conference. Until now, very little has been known about the genetic control of puberty.
Barts Pathology Museum at Queen Mary University of London has reached the final of the prestigious Museums and Heritage Awards 2014.
Queen Mary University of London is this year’s joint winner of a prestigious Activating Impact award from the BBSRC, the UK’s lead funding agency for academic research and training in the biosciences.
New research from Queen Mary University of London has found youth, wealth, and being in full-time education to be risk factors associated with violent radicalisation. Contrary to popular views – religious practice, health and social inequalities, discrimination, and political engagement showed no links.
Many of the images of pro-Russian demonstrators in Ukraine, from Crimea to Donetsk, have shown them wearing black-and-orange-striped ribbons. The symbolism here is opaque to most Western observers, it is the “George Ribbon”, from a Tsarist-era medal for bravery that was reinstated under a different name following the battle of Stalingrad in 1943.
Gas networks in Eastern European countries, such as Ukraine and Belarus are less resilient than the UK during conflicts and crises, according to new research from mathematicians at Queen Mary University of London.
Queen Mary University of London’s Women's Health Research Unit and Barts Health NHS Trust are collaborating with clinicians, researchers and volunteers to launch the East London International Women's Health appeal, also known as the ELLY Appeal.
When two Conservative MPs were deselected in rapid succession by their local constituency associations, it marked to some a welcome assertion of grassroots rights and power. To others, it was no such thing.
The School of Law at Queen Mary University of London is in the running for a top national award for its voluntary work with communities, charities and businesses in east London.
Iconic musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin and Amy Winehouse all died at the age of 27. Why do we read into these random instances as patterns?
A graduate of Queen Mary University of London’s School of Law has been awarded the prestigious honour of being elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts.
Queen Mary University of London (QML) has retained its award from the European Commission for its continued work in improving working conditions and advancing career development for research staff.
For British gay rights campaigners, 2014 already looks like a year to remember. England and Wales will join the small club of nations that allow same-sex couples to marry. Meanwhile, the Sochi winter Olympics have sparked global outrage against Russian homophobia. Surely reasons to celebrate?
Tactically, strategically and constitutionally, it's utter madness for the Prime Minister to rule out another coalition, says Tim Bale.
A celebration of iconic UK film and culture – from Indo-British classics to horror masterpieces - will be held at Queen Mary University of London from 26-28 March.
Three new planets with properties that might make them suitable for life are amongst eight new planets discovered orbiting nearby red dwarf stars by an international team of astronomers, including scientists from Queen Mary University of London.
Queen Mary academics Dr Richard Hooper and Dr Liam Bourke put a new twist on a classic research design.
Queen Mary University of London is delighted to announce a ground-breaking new research partnership with UCL Institute of Neurology (under UCLPartners) and the charity Brain Tumour Research. The partnership begins a new chapter in long-term, sustainable and continuous research into brain tumours, the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40.
Floods reinforce the impression of harried communities at the mercy of nature and abandoned by government, emergency services and insurers. Insurance companies are the bad guys, right? It’s not that straightforward.
A new way of measuring how much light a plant can tolerate could be useful in growing crops resilient to a changing climate, according to scientists from Queen Mary University of London.
A new fauna of fossil species at 160 million year old sites in China have been co-discovered by a scientist at Queen Mary University of London.
Boris Johnson’s chief economic advisor is to give his insights on globalisation and the UK economy to students and staff at Queen Mary University of London.
Queen Mary University of London is delighted to announce the arrival of Dr Sally Burtles as Director of Research Services and Business Development. Sally’s role will be to provide leadership and management to the teams within the Business Development Unit and the Joint Research and Management Office.
A Queen Mary University of London work experience scheme that supports its students and East End charities has been awarded the Employability Initiative of the year title at the Guardian University Awards 2014.
A new collaboration of health researchers across the NHS, world-leading universities – including Queen Mary University of London – local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, industry and charities has launched today. The partnership will lead and join up innovative research tackling some of the major health challenges in the north Thames region.
A new project that will use large music collections – so called Big Data – to support music research has been launched by Queen Mary University of London, City University London, University College London and the British Library.
A highly-regarded global analysis of 3,000 universities ranks 21 subjects taught at Queen Mary University of London as among the world’s best, two more subjects than in 2013.
One of the UK's top tax barristers, and a legal academic from Queen Mary University of London, is to be appointed as Queen's Counsel, it has been announced.
Queen Mary University of London (QML) hosted high level delegations from Iraq and Morocco this week, giving a first-hand insight into the opportunities and challenges faced in the home countries of our visitors.
New research from Queen Mary University of London has discovered 11 new DNA sequence variants in genes influencing high blood pressure and heart disease.
Providing secure wireless connections and improving the efficiency of communication devices could be another application for graphene, as demonstrated by scientists at Queen Mary University of London and the Cambridge Graphene Centre.
New research from Queen Mary University of London reveals less than 1 in 3 women have taken folic acid supplements before pregnancy to prevent spina bifida and other birth defects of the brain, spine, or spinal cord (neural tube defects). This is despite research from 1991 showing that such conditions could be prevented in most cases by increasing the intake of the B-vitamin folic acid before pregnancy.
A Queen Mary University of London spinout company, which helps companies manage their digital supply chains, saw shares jump to more than four times their float price on its first day listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM).
Queen Mary University of London and OP Jindal Global University, based in Delhi, India, have signed an agreement to collaborate on research and teaching in social sciences subjects, including twinned Masters programmes.
How different species of invasive crayfish interact with each other and affect their local environment has been uncovered for the first time by scientists at Queen Mary University of London.
Historical film epic, 12 Years a Slave, tells the harrowing true story of Solomon Northup who was sold into slavery in the 1850s - despite being a free citizen of New York. Film and American history experts at Queen Mary University of London discuss the award-winning screen adaptation and original book.
Danny Boyle's award-winning arts festival is collaborating with staff and student-film makers at Queen Mary University of London this February for a new exhibition on the history of an east London psychiatric hospital.
A-level students are gaining first-hand experience in cutting-edge cancer research, thanks to a new programme created at Queen Mary University of London’s Barts Cancer Institute (BCI).
We are being watched. Our movements and activity tracked. Our data is being traded behind the scenes, changing hands many times without our knowledge.
Damon Albarn will be playing The Great Hall at Queen Mary University of London on 1 May, to coincide with the release of his first solo album, Everyday Robots.
Pancreatic stellate cells, which normally aid tissue repair, unwittingly help pancreatic cancer grow and spread in a method of ‘cell hijack’ only seen before in brain and breast cancer, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.
Male fallow deer are sensitive to changes in the groans that rivals make during mating season when competing for the attention of female deer, and can assess the level of threat other males pose simply from vocal cues, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.
Film scholars, Dr Mark Glancy, Matt Jacobsen and Dr Lucy Bolton discuss the shortlisted contenders in this year's Academy Awards.
The earliest human footprints outside of Africa have been uncovered, on the English coast, by a team of scientists led by Queen Mary University of London, the British Museum and the Natural History Museum.
An eight-inch wooden cube may be an unlikely spark for a musical revolution – but that’s the hope of a collaboration of electronic engineers at Queen Mary University of London and musicians working towards hackable electronic instruments that performers can easily modify to produce sounds in surprising new ways.
New research from Queen Mary University of London has identified a novel genetic defect among patients with bone marrow failure, which could reveal its underlying cause.
Queen Mary University of London, in partnership with UCL, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Francis Crick Institute, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute, has been awarded nearly £9 million by the Medical Research Council (MRC) to improve capability, capacity, training and capital infrastructure in medical bioinformatics.
More than 50 per cent of our planet’s wetlands, from peatbogs to estuaries, both natural and man-made, are under threat from habitat destruction and climate change.
New figures from the National Down Syndrome Cytogenetic Register (NDSCR) based at Queen Mary University of London, reveal the proportion of Down syndrome cases diagnosed antenatally has increased in younger women. Furthermore, Down syndrome diagnoses are occurring earlier in pregnancy for women of all ages.
Young Londoners have travelled back in time some 100 years to discover how people lived, worked and died in the East End and what impact the area’s medical history has on the current generation.
A three day discussion on mortality, mourning, death and dying, and their resonating effect on culture and history is set to take place at Barts Pathology Museum this April.
A new set of free workshops and resources to support those who teach computing in London will be debuted at Queen Mary University of London on Monday 3 February.
Applications to study at undergraduate level at Queen Mary University of London are up almost 15 per cent this year, according to statistics released by Ucas after their undergraduate application deadline in January*.
Queen Mary University of London has been named one of the most international universities in the world by the UK’s leading higher education magazine.
In the digital age, smartphones are ubiquitous with 24-hour rolling news, their camera lens contributing to the narrative of world events.
Self-testing for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) – the virus that causes cervical cancer – is as effective at detecting cancer as a conventional smear test (cytology screening) even when scaled up to test large populations.
How can astronauts have secret conversations in space? Why do your feet go numb in cold water? And why does spicy food set your tongue on fire? Centre of the Cell will be answering these questions and more this half-term.
Professor Lord Winston – the distinguished medical scientist, television presenter and life peer – will be visiting Queen Mary University of London on January 17 2014 as part of a unique ‘pairing’ scheme run by the Royal Society, the UK national academy of science.
New research from Queen Mary University of London has revealed – for the first time – how the condition Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) may be caused by a certain group of white blood cells called ‘neutrophils’. GCA (also known as temporal arteritis) is a condition which causes severe inflammation in the blood vessels and primarily affects the elderly.
Paid work placements with one of Europe’s leading economic consultancies will be open to Economics postgraduates at Queen Mary University of London, thanks to a new partnership.
New research from Queen Mary University of London reveals women over the age of 50 who don’t attend cervical screening are six times more likely to be diagnosed with cervical cancer in later life.
Lovesick hysterics, plundered hearts and the history of sexually transmitted diseases will be discussed in a series of February lectures at Barts Pathology Museum, part of Queen Mary University of London.
Google Campus will host the launch of a free legal advice service for digital start-ups based in east London on Wednesday 22 January.
New findings from Queen Mary University of London reveal experimental flaws and a lack of transparent reporting is compromising the quality of animal studies and their potential to translate into the clinic.
A public lecture at Queen Mary University of London will explore how higher education is now alleged to be a market in which student choice ‘drives up quality’.
Research led by Queen Mary University of London has discovered a specific mechanism that is crucial to effective tendon function, which could reveal why older people are more prone to tendon injury.
Sporty students at Queen Mary University of London are taking part in the launch of a football relay from London to Rio – host city of the 2014 World Cup.
Professor Tilli Tansey of Queen Mary University of London has been recognised with an OBE in the 2014 New Year Honours list, for services to Research in the Medical Sciences and to the Public Understanding of Science.