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2019

Students walkingMasters students benefit from new studentships
13 September 2019

Earlier this year Queen Mary’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences launched two fully funded studentships for talented UK applicants from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.

News story: Scientists call for population wide BRCA testing for higher risk group
11 September 2019

Following a Queen Mary University of London study, researchers are calling for population wide BRCA testing in the Jewish community after finding it to be more effective than current approaches, cost effective and had a high satisfaction rate with those undergoing testing. 

Scientist analysing a blood test News story: New blood test for prostate cancer is highly-accurate and avoids invasive biopsies
10 September 2019

A new and simple blood test has been found to efficiently and accurately detect the presence of aggressive prostate cancer, according to research by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary’s People’s Palace Project research is nominated for Times Higher Education Award
10 September 2019

The research project, Xingu Encounter, explores new ways for researchers to work with indigenous people in Brazil to preserve and protect their knowledge and culture. The work has been nominated in the category of ‘International Collaboration of the Year’.

Cryodrakon boreas small. Credit David Maas News story: New reptile species was one of largest ever flying animals
10 September 2019

A newly identified species of pterosaur is among the largest ever flying animals, according to a study from Queen Mary University of London. 

DragonflyAI News story: Queen Mary visual analytics software benefits from partnership with Capita
6 September 2019

A predictive visual analytics platform developed at Queen Mary will be grown as part of a strategic ‘Scaling Partner’ relationship between Dragonfly Technology Solutions Ltd and Capita.

PRiSE News story: Physics outreach project nominated for Times Higher Education Award
5 September 2019

A Queen Mary outreach project which takes physics research into schools has been nominated for a Times Higher Education Award 2019.

 

Wind is seen as one of the sources of sustainable energy News story: How the International Trade, Energy and Climate Change Regimes can help with sustainability
2 September 2019

A new book by an academic from Queen Mary University of London has shed new light on how the trading system can help mitigate climate change and enhance sustainable energy.

Killer Bee Queens News story: Professor writes rock music to stop bee decline
29 August 2019

The world’s leading bee expert is set to release an album of songs dedicated to the insects.

Political parties in the UK overwhelmingly view their members as assets rather than liabilities News story: New book reveals what members really think of their political parties
24 August 2019

Led by Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London, 'Footsoldiers: Political Party Membership in the 21st Century' is the first simultaneous, in-depth study of six of the UK's biggest political parties.

Poultry farming News story: AI livestock farming solution nominated for £1m science prize fund
23 August 2019

A research project led by Queen Mary University of London and Guangxi Veterinary Research Institute, China, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to improve livestock farming has been nominated for the £1m Newton Prize fund.

Photograph of Alberto Fernández, the frontrunner for Argentina's presidency Blog: Alberto Fernández – who is the frontrunner for Argentina’s presidency?
19 August 2019

Dr Sam Halvorsen from Queen Mary's School of Geography has published an opinion piece for The Conversation about the forthcoming presidential elections in Argentina. His analysis sets out explanations for Alberto Fernández’s shock success in the recent primaries and what a victory would mean for politics in the country.

Salt Blog: There is no great salt debate: we should be consuming less
16 August 2019

Feng He, Sonia Pombo and Monique Tan from Queen Mary's Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine published an article for The Conversation about their research into salt consumption.

An image of a violent video game Blog: It’s no wonder the military likes violent video games – they can help train civilians to become warriors
16 August 2019

Professor Neve Gordon from Queen Mary's School of Law has written an opinion piece for The Conversation about violent video games. In the context of recent massacres in the United States, he argues that there is an ethical impact of violent games on society.

Picnic food News story: New survey reveals dangerously high salt levels in picnic foods
15 August 2019

A new survey by Action on Salt, based at Queen Mary University of London, has found that the food content of a ‘typical’ picnic basket could contain more than 5g of salt.

Image courtesy of Domenico Fulgione, Federico II University of Naples News story: Ancient pigs endured a complete genomic turnover after they arrived in Europe
13 August 2019

New research led by Queen Mary University of London and Oxford University has resolved a pig paradox.

Christine Ohuruogu News story: International athlete and Olympic gold medallist graduates from Queen Mary
8 August 2019

Track and field athlete Christine Ohuruogu has graduated from Queen Mary University of London with a degree in Law. Christine is a former Olympic, World and Commonwealth champion and shares the record with Merlene Ottey and Usain Bolt for winning most successive medals in global championships between 2005 and 2016.

Costumes from Loveland (c) Lucy Barriball. News story: Costume at the National Theatre
8 August 2019

A new exhibition Costume at the National Theatre, invites guests into the world of the National Theatre’s Costume department.

News story: Call for levy on manufacturers to reduce excessive calories in unhealthy food
7 August 2019

Today, Action on Sugar and Action on Salt, based at Queen Mary University of London, is calling on the government to introduce a calorie (energy density) levy on all calorie dense processed foods that meet an agreed criteria set by government.

Professor Maralyn Druce News story: Outstanding impact in teaching recognised in national award
5 August 2019

Professor Maralyn Druce from Queen Mary University of London has been announced as a new National Teaching Fellow by Advance HE today.

Daniel Lee, Andy Willimott and Will Bowers will join Queen Mary in September 2019. News story: Introducing Queen Mary’s new Humanities and Social Science lecturers (part five)
1 August 2019

Queen Mary’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has invested in several new strategic lectureships. Over the past few weeks we featured some of our new recruits and showcased their research.

Pancreatic cancer cells CC BY-NC Credit Anne Weston, Francis Crick Institute News story: Promising antibody therapy extends survival in mice with pancreatic cancer
1 August 2019

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London have found a way to target and knock out a single protein that they have discovered is widely involved in pancreatic cancer cell growth, survival and invasion.

News story: Queen Mary student wins Dentistry Gold Medal
31 July 2019

A Year 5 Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) student, Indriyesha Wolfgang Puri, has been awarded the University of London BDS Gold Medal 2019 following a competition with London’s top dental students.

A cytologic smear under the microscope News story: A new choice for young women with pre-cancerous cervical disease
31 July 2019

A single test for women has been shown to aid in predicting which cases of precancerous cervical disease will become more serious, helping with decisions on whether or not surgery is needed, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London.

Starfish (Asterias rubens) News story: ‘Love hormone’ has stomach-turning effect in starfish
31 July 2019

A hormone that is released in our brain when we fall in love also makes starfish turn their stomach inside out to feed, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London.

Dr Fuad Alhaj Omar and Dr Joe Briscoe News story: Queen Mary continues to support the rebuilding of higher education in Syria
30 July 2019

Queen Mary University of London has hosted a Syrian academic in exile, consolidating its support for academics at risk and the rebuilding of higher education in Syria.

Proagaderus watenabei Credit Rob Knell News story: Sexual competition helps horned beetles survive deforestation
29 July 2019

A study of how dung beetles survive deforestation in Borneo suggests that species with more competition among males for matings are less likely to go extinct, according to research led by scientists from Queen Mary University of London and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Mario Slugan, Hannah Williams and John Adenitire will all join Queen Mary in September 2019. News story: Introducing Queen Mary’s new Humanities and Social Science Lecturers (part four)
25 July 2019

Queen Mary’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has invested in several new strategic lectureships. Over the last few weeks we have been featuring our new recruits and showcasing their research.

News story: Loneliness affects long-term brain function, according to new study
24 July 2019

Being alone for just a day affects areas in the brain involved in thinking and perception, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London.

Laura Jørgensen and baby Magnus who took part in the clinical trial News story: Mediterranean diet during pregnancy reduces gestational diabetes and weight gain
23 July 2019

A simple Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy does not reduce the overall risk of adverse maternal and offspring complications, but has the potential to reduce weight gain in pregnancy and the risk of gestational diabetes, according to a clinical trial led by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Warwick.

Students at the Joint Programme Summer School News story: Summer school teaches cloud computing to Chinese students
19 July 2019

Queen Mary University of London has launched its inaugural Summer School, which will see 65 students from Beijing learn cloud computing from university experts over two weeks.

 

Professor Malcolm Perry News story: Introducing our new School of Physics and Astronomy Professor Malcolm Perry
19 July 2019

The School of Physics and Astronomy has announced the appointment of Professor Malcolm Perry from autumn 2019.

Queen Mary’s new Humanities and Social Science lecturers News story: Introducing Queen Mary’s new Humanities and Social Science lecturers (part three)
19 July 2019

Queen Mary’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has invested in several new strategic lectureships. Over the next few weeks we will be featuring each of our new recruits and showcasing their research.

Edward Hughes News story: Queen Mary Professor elected as a Fellow of the British Academy
19 July 2019

Professor Edward Hughes from Queen Mary’s School of Languages, Linguistics and Film has been made a Fellow of the British Academy in recognition of his work in the field of twentieth-century French and Francophone literature.

Professor Marina Resmini News story: Queen Mary Professor champions inclusion and diversity in chemical sciences
17 July 2019

Professor Marina Resmini from Queen Mary University of London has become a Trustee of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and Chair of its Inclusion and Diversity committee.

Photograph: A street in New York with heavy vapour from the underground News story: Tourists more likely to be suspicious of local service providers when a destination has heavy air pollution, according to new study
16 July 2019

A new study from Queen Mary University of London has found that levels of air pollution influence how tourists interact with local service providers.

Monica Chadha News story: Queen Mary alumna named as one of this year’s Women to Watch
12 July 2019

Monica Chadha, Vice-Chair of Queen Mary’s Council and a Queen Mary alumna, is featured in the annual Women to Watch supplement. The 2019 edition features fifty Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic (BAME) women, showcasing inspiring professionals who come from backgrounds historically under-represented in senior leadership roles.

Photograph: Iris Murdoch. Credit: Sophie Bassouls News story: Reflecting on the work of Iris Murdoch 100 years from her birth
12 July 2019

A new book written by an academic from Queen Mary University of London has shed fresh light on the work of novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch.

News story: Queen Mary awarded three British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships
12 July 2019

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen Mary University of London has been awarded three Postdoctoral Fellowships by the British Academy. The scheme is the Academy’s flagship programme for early career academics, based at universities around the UK.

Dr Chowdhury presents at St Paul’s Way Trust Science Summer School News story: Talk about saving babies' lives inspires young people to become bioengineers
12 July 2019

Queen Mary researcher Dr Tina Chowdhury gave an inspiring talk to young people about saving babies’ lives at the eighth St Paul’s Way Trust Science Summer School chaired by Professor Brian Cox (OBE) and Lord Andrew Mason (OBE).

Queen Mary’s new Humanities and Social Science lecturers News story: Introducing Queen Mary’s new Humanities and Social Science lecturers (part two)
12 July 2019

Queen Mary’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has invested in several new strategic lectureships. Over the next few weeks we will be featuring each of our new recruits and showcasing their research.

Salt News story: Salt intake in China among highest in the world for the past four decades
12 July 2019

Salt intake in China is confirmed to be among the highest in the world, with adults over the past four decades consistently consuming on average above 10g of salt a day, which is more than twice the recommended limit, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London.

Soft robotics developed at Queen Mary News story: London set to host world-leading robotics conference
11 July 2019

One of the world’s most prestigious robotics conferences is set to come to London after a successful bid led by Queen Mary University of London.

Photograph: Some of the contestants appearing on Love Island Blog: What Love Island can tell us about the history of love
11 July 2019

Dr David Geiringer from Queen Mary's School of Geography has written an opinion piece for The Conversation about the hit ITV show Love Island. He argues that the TV programme can tell us a lot about the history of love and the framing of youth culture.

Characterizing Paragraf graphene using a range of techniques 150.jpg Characterizing Paragraf graphene using a range of techniques 150 News story: Queen Mary and Paragraf awarded £500,000 to explore using Graphene to replace rare metal Indium
10 July 2019

Queen Mary University of London and the graphene-device company Paragraf have been awarded £500,000 by Innovate UK to explore using graphene to replace the rare metal Indium.

A goat calling. Credit - Brian Squibb News story: Goats can distinguish emotions from the calls of other goats
10 July 2019

Goats can probably distinguish subtle emotional changes in the calls of other goats, according to a new study led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: International Conference of the China-UK Forum takes place at Queen Mary
9 July 2019

Queen Mary University of London has hosted a major conference, the China-UK Forum on Science and Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Policy, which has brought together international experts from around the world.  

Photograph of Chris Skidmore MP speaking at the Mile End Institute News story: In conversation with Chris Skidmore MP
8 July 2019

Chris Skidmore, the Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation took part in a special In Conversation event at Queen Mary’s Mile End Institute where he discussed the value of education, university funding and the implications of Brexit for higher education.

Queen Mary’s new Humanities and Social Science lecturers News story: Introducing Queen Mary’s new Humanities and Social Science lecturers
5 July 2019

Queen Mary’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has invested in several new strategic lectureships. Over the next few weeks we will be featuring each of our new recruits and showcasing their research.

Professor Fran Balkwill speaking to guests at World Economic Forum News story: Cancer scientist represents European researchers at World Economic Forum in China
5 July 2019

Professor Fran Balkwill from Queen Mary University of London was selected as a high-level delegation to the World Economic Forum in Dalian, China, this week to discuss her work in cancer research.

Queen Mary University of London placed at number 17 in Europe News story: Times Higher Education ranks Queen Mary in top 20 of universities in Europe
4 July 2019

The Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2019, published today, places Queen Mary University of London at number 17 in Europe. 

Graduation ceremony in Nanchang, China News story: Queen Mary students graduate in China
3 July 2019

At the end of June, 215 Queen Mary University of London students graduated, not on campus in London’s East End, but in Nanchang, China.

Photograph of the art installation at Queen Mary's Mile End campus News story: Art installation which explores human connections is unveiled on Queen Mary’s Mile End campus
3 July 2019

The installation is one of the three initial chapters of Once Upon Us, a composite arts project by the Immuto collective in collaboration with sound artist Alessandro Baldessari, choreographer Riccardo Buscarini and Professor Vardhman Rakyan from Queen Mary University of London.

Mumbai train station News story: Resilient Futures India Initiative comes to East London
3 July 2019

Workshops that will take place at Queen Mary University of London on 3 and 4 July 2019 will continue to drive interdisciplinary research across a wide range of subjects designed to build research capacity and deliver meaningful policy focused impact in India.  

Photograph of an ancient map of Europe News story: Queen Mary Professor co-curates new exhibition at the Bodleian Libraries
3 July 2019

Jerry Brotton, Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary University of London, has co-curated an exhibition, Talking Maps, which celebrates maps and the stories they tell about the places they show and the people that make and use them.

Pregnant woman News story: New stillbirth risk figures help women’s decisions on timing delivery
2 July 2019

With every week that a pregnancy continues past term (37 weeks), the risk of stillbirth increases, according to an analysis of more than 15 million pregnancies led by Queen Mary University of London.

Cinema has served as a vital bridge between cultures and countries for South Asian people in Britain. News story: Celebrating the cinematic and cultural heritage of London’s South Asian communities
2 July 2019

A new film by an academic from Queen Mary University of London is to be screened as part of Wembley Park’s ‘Summer on Screen’ programme on Wednesday 3 July.

News story: A no-deal Brexit would mean that the UK would have the same relationship with the EU as Belarus, according to new book
28 June 2019

A new book written by a leading academic at Queen Mary University of London sheds new light on the UK’s options for a future trading relationship with the EU post-Brexit.

Photograph: Academics working during the interdisciplinary workshop at Queen Mary News story: Understanding displacement and refugee protection in Latin America
28 June 2019

The international response to refugees and displaced people is once again making the news, particularly in relation to the Venezuelan displacement and the immigration policy of the United States of America.

News story: Queen Mary strengthens global connections at Staff Training Week 2019
28 June 2019

For the second year running, Queen Mary University of London hosted a Staff Training Week at the Mile End Campus from 17 – 21 June.

News story: New study aims to prevent anaemia in Peruvian children
28 June 2019

The causes of persistent high levels of anaemia among Peruvian children will be investigated by a new study led by Queen Mary University of London and the Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño (INSN), in collaboration with Universidad Nacional Intercultural de la Amazonia (UNIA) and Universidad Nacional San Christobal de Huamanga in Peru.

Photograph of a child with clapperboard News story: British Science Association awards Queen Mary academic for her work on portrayals of children in film
27 June 2019

Dr Laura Tisdall from Queen Mary’s School of History has been announced as one of the winners of the British Science Association Award Lectures for 2019.

News story: Queen Mary Fellow comes out of retirement to help schools in disadvantaged area
27 June 2019

Queen Mary Alumna, Fellow and Council Member, Bushra Nasir, has come out of retirement to lead Drapers’ Multi-Academy Trust in Tower Hamlets.  Previously Bushra was the UK’s first ever Muslim female secondary school head teacher at another East London school, but that was more than 25 years ago.

Photograph of Professor Colin Bailey and Mr Sheng Jianxue News story: Queen Mary continues to support China's internationalisation with new contract
27 June 2019

Queen Mary University of London has been a long standing partner of the China Scholarship Council and this collaboration is set to continue for at least the next five years.

Blog: People are unpredictable at predicting what they will do when it comes to politics
27 June 2019

Professor Philip Cowley and Professor Tim Bale from Queen Mary's School of Politics and International Relations have written a joint opinion piece for The Times. Using the example of Donald Trump's recent visit to the UK, and drawing on data from their recent YouGov polls, they argue that people are "hopeless" at predicting their own behaviour.

News story: Next generation of scientists attend Barts and Queen Mary Science Festival
26 June 2019

Budding young scientists from schools across London attended the Barts and Queen Mary Science Festival held at Queen Mary University of London.

Photograph of the Berlin Wall before it came down News story: Democracy is changing before our eyes, according to new book
26 June 2019

A new book, written by Dr Simon Reid-Henry, a Political and Historical Geographer at Queen Mary University of London, sheds new light on the state of western democracies since the Cold War.

News story: Study finds increase in step-count leads to long term health benefits
25 June 2019

A new study involving researchers from Queen Mary University of London found that short-term pedometer interventions produce significant health benefits several years later.

Photograph of Professor Susheila Nasta. Credit: Adrian Pope News story: Queen Mary academic receives prestigious Royal Society of Literature Award
25 June 2019

Professor Susheila Nasta from Queen Mary University of London has been awarded the Benson Medal from the Royal Society of Literature (RSL) for her services to literature. She received the medal from President, Marina Warner, at a special award ceremony held in London.

Photograph of a computer motherboard News story: The age of digital battlespaces
25 June 2019

Professor Malik Dahlan from Queen Mary’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies has written a special report for NATO which outlines some of the key challenges for online security and social cohesion in the digital age.

Blog: Saving children’s teeth in Sudan – without anaesthetic or drills
25 June 2019

Fadil Elamin, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, published an article for The Conversation on his work as a dentist in Sudan providing care and alternative treatments for children with tooth decay. 

Photograph of a landfill site News story: New study shows that historic landfill sites pose a greater hazard than previously thought
21 June 2019

A new study from Queen Mary University of London has revealed that even decades after burial in historic coastal landfill sites, many waste materials considered to be biodegradable such as paper are still intact and present a significant contamination risk if released to the marine environment.

A nurse holding the hand of a patient News story: Queen Mary academic wins Belfast Film Festival Award
20 June 2019

Dr Steven Eastwood from Queen Mary’s School of Linguistics, Languages and Film has won the Maysles’ Brothers Prize at the Belfast Film Festival for his film Island.

Photograph of Boris Johnson Blog: Boris Johnson: Conservatives could be making a major error in letting him avoid the press and public
19 June 2019

Philip Cowley, Professor of Politics from Queen Mary University of London has written an opinion piece for The Conversation about the Conservative Party leadership contest. He argues that Boris Johnson, frontrunner to become leader and therefore, Prime Minister, should be "tested" ahead of the vote by party members.

Rainbow flag: A symbol of the LGBTQ community News story: Wasafiri magazine launches special issue, Queer Worlds/Global Queer
14 June 2019

Queen Mary’s Wasafiri magazine has launched its issue for the month of June, a special volume entitled Queer Worlds/Global Queer. Launched in 1984, Wasafiri is the UK’s leading magazine for international contemporary writing.

News story: International team of scientists explore the secrets of Saturn's rings
13 June 2019

An international team of scientists have studied the intricate characteristics of Saturn’s mysterious rings in never-before-seen detail, it has been revealed in a paper published today.

News story: Shahidha Bari on the secret life of clothes
13 June 2019

Dr Shahidha Bari from Queen Mary University of London has published a brand new book, Dressed: The Secret Life of Clothes, which explores the hidden power of clothing choices in our daily lives and what this says about wider culture.

Photograph of Boris Johnson Blog: Six things people get wrong about the Conservative leadership contest
13 June 2019

Philip Cowley, Professor of Politics from Queen Mary University of London has written an opinion piece for Prospect Magazine in which he spells out the six things that people get wrong about the Conservative leadership contest. He argues that much of the commentary on the subject is misleading at best.

Blog: Online gambling: children among easy prey for advertisers who face few sanctions
12 June 2019

Julia Hörnle, Professor of Internet Law at Queen Mary’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies has written an opinion piece for The Conversation. She argues that children are vulnerable when it comes to being targeted by rogue online gambling advertising and that current restrictions do not go far enough.

News story: Mexican government presents Queen Mary academic with prestigious award
12 June 2019

Professor Teresa Alonso-Rasgado, Queen Mary’s Dean for Global Engagement in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, has been awarded the highest distinction possible for her academic excellence in Mexico.

Photograph of Boris Johnson Blog: Boris Johnson supporters want no-deal Brexit and less talk of climate change – new survey of party members reveals
12 June 2019

A new survey analysis by Professor Tim Bale from Queen Mary's School of Politics and International Relations and Professor Paul Webb from the University of Sussex, published in The Conversation, has shed new light on the views of members of the Conservative Party.

Clod Ensemble: Zero. Image credit: Manuel Vason News story: Queen Mary participates in Tate Exchange
11 June 2019

Queen Mary University of London is taking over the 5th floor of the Blavatnik Building at Tate Modern as part of a week-long set of activities at Tate Exchange (11-16 June).

Photography of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh Blog: Britain still doesn’t know the purpose of the Life in the UK citizenship test – and it shows
11 June 2019

Dr Amy Clarke, an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow in Queen Mary's School of Geography has written an opinion piece for The Conversation in which she argues that it is time for some clear answers about what (and who) the current UK citizenship test is really for.

Professor Mark Caulfield News story: Leading genomics expert awarded knighthood in the Queen’s birthday honours
7 June 2019

Professor Mark Caulfield, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at Queen Mary University of London and the interim Chief Executive at Genomics England, has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

News story: Experience Tower Hamlets at the 2019 Festival of Communities
7 June 2019

The annual Festival of Communities celebrates the culture and diversity of the extraordinary borough that is Tower Hamlets. Hosted by Queen Mary University of London and Tower Hamlets’ organisations, the festival is returning for its fourth year to showcase living and learning across the borough.

News story: Q & A with Psychiatry Consultant on BBC’s Killing Eve
7 June 2019

Dr Mark Freestone from Queen Mary University of London works as a Psychiatry Consultant for BBC’s hit TV show Killing Eve, which returns for season two in the UK on Saturday 8 June. We spoke to Dr Freestone about how he helped shape Villanelle’s character and his work at Queen Mary.

Photograph of comedian Nish Kumar delivering a performance at Queen Mary News story: Nish Kumar delivers Queen Mary’s Annual Arts Lecture 2019
6 June 2019

The stand-up comedian Nish Kumar has delivered Queen Mary's Annual Arts Lecture for 2019.

Félix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Blog: DRC’s new president faces fresh challenges with old-guard premier
5 June 2019

Dr Reuben Loffman, a Lecturer in African History at Queen Mary University of London has written an opinion piece for The Conversation in which he argues that Felix Tshisekedi, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) faces challenges with established figures in the government.

News story: Making a splash is all in the angle
5 June 2019

Making a splash depends on the angle of a liquid as it hits and moves along a surface, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Mathematicians work out how to predict success in show business
4 June 2019

Mathematicians from Queen Mary University of London have found a way to predict whether an actor’s career has peaked or if their most successful days lie ahead.

Cartoons on food packaging. Credit: Mike Mozart (CC BY 2.0) News story: Call for ban on cartoons on unhealthy food packaging
4 June 2019

In the biggest survey of its kind, new research by Action on Sugar and Action on Salt, based at Queen Mary University of London, has found that half of the 526 food and drink products which use cartoons on their packs are unnecessarily high in fat, sugar and/or salt.

Professor Chloe Orkin News story: Professor appointed as Vice-President of Medical Women's Federation
3 June 2019

Professor Chloe Orkin from Queen Mary University of London has been appointed as the new Vice-President of the UK’s leading organisation for women doctors.

News story: Coffee not as bad for heart and circulatory system as previously thought
3 June 2019

Drinking coffee might keep us up at night, but new research has given us a reason to sleep easy knowing that the popular drink isn’t as bad for our arteries as some previous studies would suggest. The research from Queen Mary University of London has shown that drinking coffee, including in people who drink up to 25 cups a day, is not associated with having stiffer arteries.

News story: Clinical calculator could spare breast cancer patients five years of unnecessary hormone therapy
30 May 2019

New research by Queen Mary University of London and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust confirms that an algorithm, called CTS5, accurately identifies patients who are at low risk of their breast cancer returning at a later stage.

News story: Surgery patients are getting older every year
29 May 2019

A combination of the improved safety of anaesthesia and surgery for older people, and a general improvement in availability of surgical treatments in the NHS is likely to be the reasons why people undergoing surgery in England are getting older at a faster rate than the general population. 

News story: Queen Mary extends legal placement programme in collaboration with leading law firms
29 May 2019

Queen Mary University of London is set to launch an extension of its popular business placement programme for LLB students in collaboration with two leading law firms, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) and Bindmans LLP.

News story: Exploring the political, social and cultural relevance of the European spa
28 May 2019

Academics from the University of Amsterdam, Lund University, Freie Universität in Berlin and Queen Mary University of London will embark on a pan-European research project examining the European spa as a transnational space.

News story: Brexit: The views from Queen Mary academics
28 May 2019

The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union is one of the biggest political news stories of our time and Queen Mary’s academic experts have featured regularly in the media.

News story: Queen Mary’s staff and students participate in the Vitality London 10k
27 May 2019

Staff and students from Queen Mary University of London have participated in the Vitality London 10,000. The 10 kilometre race was also a focal point for Queen Mary’s fundraising activities for Community Sport.

News story: Technology to capture energy from sea waves awarded funding
24 May 2019

A team from Queen Mary has been awarded funding to develop technology to capture energy from waves at sea.

News story: Spanish flu was ignored as a ‘minor infection’ two years before the great outbreak of 1918
24 May 2019

The most severe pandemic in recent history, killing some 50 million people worldwide, the Spanish Influenza, may have emerged up to two years earlier than previously believed, according to a new study by Queen Mary University of London researchers.

Blog: Anonymity and a Vulnerable Individual: The Troubling Case of Justyna
23 May 2019

Valerie Eliot Smith is a non-practising barrister and Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. In a piece written for The International Forum for Responsible Media Blog she argues that in the case of a Polish woman, Justyna, who was forced to give birth to a stillborn child, is an example of a failure to apply that proportionality test, causing immense suffering to the individuals involved. 

News story: DNA discovery could have implications for mitochondrial donation treatment
23 May 2019

Mitochondria, the ‘batteries’ that produce our energy, interact with the cell’s nucleus in subtle ways previously unseen in humans, according to research involving academics from Queen Mary University of London.

News story: London heart disease patients take part in clinical trial to test alternative to statins
20 May 2019

A clinical trial, coordinated by researchers from Queen Mary University of London, is currently recruiting patients in London to see whether a new cholesterol-lowering drug could save lives in people who are intolerant to statins.

News story: Diabetes patients at higher risk of deadly liver disease, finds study of 18 million people
20 May 2019

Many patients with potentially deadly liver cirrhosis and liver cancer are being diagnosed at late advanced stages of disease, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Glasgow.

News story: Queen Mary Professor receives Historical Biography award
17 May 2019

Professor Julian Jackson, Head of the School of History at Queen Mary University of London, has been announced by the Society of Authors as the winner of the 2019 Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography, for his book ‘A Certain Idea of France: The Life of Charles De Gaulle’.

News story: Londoners want to be represented by local people
17 May 2019

London may be one of the most multicultural, multi-ethnic cities in the world, but its residents want their local councillors to come from the areas they represent.  A new YouGov poll, commissioned by Professors Tim Bale and Philip Cowley of Queen Mary University of London’s Mile End Institute, found that six out of 10 of the capital’s voters would like to see more councillors from their local area. 

News story: Prime Minister visits new medical school building in Malta
17 May 2019

On Wednesday the Prime Minister of Malta visited Queen Mary University of London’s Malta campus where the new medical school building is currently under construction.

News story: Exploring the future of British Party Politics
17 May 2019

Professor Tim Bale from Queen Mary’s School of Politics and International Relations has presented a keynote speech at the Wonkhe conference on 16 May 2019, The Rule of Engagement: Building political trust and confidence in universities, where he explored possible outcomes for UK political parties in the future.

News story: Project launches to improve asthma control in African schoolchildren
16 May 2019

A new project to improve asthma in African children has been officially launched at an event in Durban, South Africa.

News story: Online complaint system used by Google and Twitter is like the ‘Wild West’
15 May 2019

The online complaint system used by web giants like Google and Twitter is a ‘Wild West’ with evidence of abuse by complainants, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Funding awarded to develop kidney-on-a-chip for animal free drug testing
14 May 2019

A Queen Mary researcher has been awarded funding to develop artificial kidneys, known as kidney-on-a-chip, to avoid testing drugs on animals.

News story: New tool to predict epileptic seizures in pregnancy could save lives
13 May 2019

A new risk calculator for pregnant women with epilepsy, developed by researchers from Queen Mary University of London, has been found to accurately predict the risk of seizures during pregnancy and up to six weeks after delivery, and could save the lives of mothers and babies.

News story: Climate change responsible for severe infectious disease in UK frogs
10 May 2019

Climate change has already increased the spread and severity of a fatal disease that infects common frogs in the UK, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London, Zoological Society of London (ZSL)’s Institute of Zoology and University College London (UCL).

News story: Queen Mary cosmologist to explore the universe as a Future Leader Fellow
10 May 2019

A Queen Mary cosmologist has been announced as a Future Leader Fellow as part of a new government initiative to give researchers an opportunity to deliver global impact.

Blog: Facebook wants to combat fake news with ID checks – with ‘grave implications’ for our privacy
9 May 2019

Dr Fadi Safieddine, Associate Professor in Management Information Systems in Queen Mary's School of Business and Management has written an opinion piece for The Conversation. He argues that Facebook's new ID checks has serious implications including leaving political activists in some countries vulnerable to reprisal from authoritarian regimes.

News story: Queen Mary launches world’s first postgraduate certificate in tuberculosis
7 May 2019

In order to train the next generation of tuberculosis (TB) specialists, Queen Mary University of London has announced the launch of the world’s first postgraduate certificate to focus exclusively on TB, which will be delivered across the world through online distance learning from September 2019.

News story: Materials science research project wins national Engineering Excellence Award
7 May 2019

A Queen Mary research project has won a national Engineering Excellence Award at Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Best of the Best awards.

News story: Queen Mary's School of Law wins award for pro bono activity
3 May 2019

Queen Mary’s School of Law has won an award in the category of Best Contribution by a Law School at the annual LawWorks and Attorney General Student Awards.

News story: Synthetic bone graft research gets stamp of approval
2 May 2019

The pioneering work of a Queen Mary researcher has been celebrated with a stamp as part of a new series launched by Royal Mail.

News story: Queen Mary academic set to collaborate with Angelina Jolie on new children’s book
1 May 2019

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC from Queen Mary’s School of Law is set to work on a new children’s book with Hollywood star Angelina Jolie. The themes of the book will be based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

News story: Test allows doctors to determine most effective treatment for women with breast cancer
30 April 2019

A breast cancer test has been found that helps doctors make treatment decisions for some breast cancer patients, following research carried out at Queen Mary University of London and funded by Cancer Research UK.

News story: Academic receives award for Outstanding Contribution to Health
26 April 2019

Professor Dame Parveen Kumar DBE from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, has received the BMJ Award for Outstanding Contribution to Health.

News story: Queen Mary commemorates Holocaust victims
26 April 2019

An exhibition focusing on the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945 has opened at Queen Mary University of London. Following the official opening there was a special screening of the film Unseen Holocaust which Jeremy Hicks, Professor of Russian Culture and Film at Queen Mary, was a consultant.

News story: Quality Improvement in emergency surgery shows no difference in patient survival
25 April 2019

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London studied the effectiveness of one of the largest ever national quality improvement programmes in the National Health Service (NHS) and found no improvement in patient survival.

News story: Blood cancer’s Achilles’ heel opens door for new treatments
25 April 2019

New findings about a fatal form of blood cancer could aid the development of new drugs with significantly less harmful side effects than existing chemotherapy.

News story: Facing white supremacy after Brexit
25 April 2019

Brexit has changed the political climate in the UK and engendered discussions about British and European identities as well as racism and the rise of the far right. Newly energised extremists pose a direct challenge to the conduct of politics which was explored through a panel discussion at the latest Mile End Institute event.

News story: Exploring the implications of energy price caps
25 April 2019

The UK retail energy market has witnessed multiple regulatory interventions since it was liberalised almost two decades ago. A new study led by Queen Mary University of London explores the ongoing political, legal and policy debates of energy price caps.

News story: Queen Mary academic calls for policy change on the rescue of refugees
24 April 2019

Lawyers from the Global Legal Action Network (GLAN), including Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax from Queen Mary’s School of Law, have filed an unprecedented application with the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg challenging Greece’s crackdown on the search and rescue actors of refugees at sea.

News story: New approach to repair fetal membranes may prevent birth complications
23 April 2019

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London and University College London have developed a new approach to repair defects in fetal membranes which could prevent life-long medical conditions and disabilities associated with preterm birth.

News story: Queen Mary academics take their research out of the lab and into the pub
17 April 2019

More than 25 academics from Queen Mary University of London are taking part in the 2019 Pint of Science Festival at several pubs across London from 20 – 22 May.

Colin Grant News story: Professor Colin Grant on Dialogical Life
11 April 2019

As part of Queen Mary University of London’s Public Lecture Series, Professor Colin Grant, Vice Principal (International), presented his Inaugural Lecture titled Dialogical Life.

News story: Exploring the role of video games in society
5 April 2019

The fifth edition of the international conference More Than Just a Game has taken place in London. Organised by Queen Mary’s Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) the event examined the role of the Games and Interactive Entertainment Law in society.

News story: Queen Mary academic recognised for influential work on European law and human rights
3 April 2019

Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, an academic from the School of Law, was awarded an honorary doctorate (‘doctor honoris causa’) from the University of Utrecht in recognition of her work in the field of European law and human rights. 

News story: Death rates from caesarean section far higher in developing countries, finds major global study
28 March 2019

Caesarean sections are disproportionately threatening the lives of women and babies in low and middle-income countries (LMIC), according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Creating Future Global Leaders
28 March 2019

Lord Patel of Bradford OBE has addressed Queen Mary’s Global Leaders Summit where he shared his vision of what attributes are needed for future leadership.

News story: Leading psychiatrists call for schizophrenia to be included in genetic testing
28 March 2019

Genetic testing for schizophrenia should become the norm, argue leading psychiatrists in an editorial published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.

 

News story: Exercise helps prevent cartilage damage caused by arthritis
27 March 2019

Exercise helps to prevent the degradation of cartilage caused by osteoarthritis, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London.

News story: How can researchers contribute to global development?
26 March 2019

Queen Mary University of London has hosted a major conference in Rio de Janeiro which explores the ways in which non-indigenous researchers can engage with indigenous communities from around the world.

News story: Scientists squeeze catalysts inside host materials like a ship into a bottle
22 March 2019

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London have found a way to place catalysts inside the tiniest pores of different host materials, a bit like when model ships are unfolded inside a bottle.

News story: Beware of sleeping queens underfoot this spring
20 March 2019

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London have discovered a never before reported behaviour of queen bumblebees.

News story: Rabbits like to eat plants with lots of DNA
20 March 2019

Rabbits prefer to eat plants with plenty of DNA, according to a new study by Queen Mary University of London and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

News story: People choose healthy and sustainable lunches if given the green light
19 March 2019

People are likely to choose healthier and more sustainable canteen meals if they are labelled with a traffic light system, according to research from Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Surgery using ultrasound energy found to treat high blood pressure
18 March 2019

A one-off operation that targets the nerves connected to the kidney has been found to maintain reduced blood pressure in hypertension patients for at least six months, according to the results of a clinical trial led in the UK by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust, and supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

News story: Large study suggests painkillers taken during pregnancy are not a cause of asthma in children
18 March 2019

A Queen Mary University of London study of almost 500,000 women indicates that taking paracetamol or other painkillers during pregnancy is not responsible for increasing the risk of asthma in children.

News story: Extremist sympathies more likely in White British and UK-born people, and those with some common mental illnesses
15 March 2019

White British people are almost twice as likely to hold extremist views as people of Pakistani heritage in England, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary team take on the Hiscox University Challenge
14 March 2019

Two Queen Mary University of London students are among five teams selected to take part in this year’s Hiscox University Challenge.

News story: Parkinson’s trial aims to detect disease at much earlier stage
13 March 2019

A large study jointly led by Queen Mary University of London and UCL aims to identify people at risk of developing Parkinson’s, years before the condition is currently detected, with a view to treating and alleviating it at a much earlier stage.

News story: Quit Right Tower Hamlets starts providing free e-cigarettes on No Smoking Day
13 March 2019

Queen Mary University of London, in partnership with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, will be providing free e-cigarette kits to support local smokers who want to quit, starting this No Smoking Day (Wednesday 13 March).

News story: Funding awarded for Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence and Music
12 March 2019

Queen Mary University of London has been awarded funding for a Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence and Music (AIM).

News story: Winners announced at the Engagement and Enterprise Awards
11 March 2019

Staff and students of Queen Mary University of London were recognised for their outstanding achievement in public engagement, academic enterprise, student enterprise and public relations at the 2019 Engagement and Enterprise Awards.

News story: Queen Mary students win research challenge
11 March 2019

Students from Queen Mary’s School of Economics and Finance have won a research challenge from the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA).

News story: First ever injectable HIV drug is a ‘paradigm-shift’ for patients
11 March 2019

A new injectable HIV drug could mean that patients no longer have to medicate themselves on a daily basis, according to a clinical trial led by researchers from Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust, and sponsored by Viiv healthcare.

News story: The ethics of violent technologies
7 March 2019

Innovations in military technologies have given rise to ethical questions about the use of tools such as drones in warfare. Dr Elke Schwartz addresses these issues in her latest book, Death Machines.

News story: Queen Mary marks International Women’s Day
7 March 2019

To mark International Women’s Day, Queen Mary University of London organised a panel discussion to discuss gender equality in the workplace as part of its Alumni Events Series.

News story: Championing women in tech at Queen Mary University of London
7 March 2019

On International Women’s Day, Queen Mary is proud to announce a new event that is set to champion, encourage and inspire women to bring their skills to the technology sector. Queen Mary with the support of the Institute of Coding will host Athena 2019 – on 13-14 April 2019.

News story: Queen Mary placement student awarded for impactful contributions to leading business
7 March 2019

A student from Queen Mary University of London has won Best Placement Student at the National Undergraduate Employability awards.

News story: Improved regulation needed as pesticides found to affect genes in bees
7 March 2019

Scientists are urging for improved regulation on pesticides after finding that they affect genes in bumblebees, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London in collaboration with Imperial College London.

News story: Cinema Memory and the Digital Archive
6 March 2019

An academic from Queen Mary University of London is collaborating on a major new research project on cinema from the 1930s onwards.

News story: Queen Mary encourages students to undertake careers in chemistry
6 March 2019

Queen Mary University of London hosted the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Schools' Analyst Competition, providing secondary school students with an experience of practical chemistry in higher education.

Blog: Gender pay gap hasn’t been fixed by transparency – fines may force companies to act
5 March 2019

Geraldine Healy, Professor of Employment Relations in Queen Mary's School of Business and Management has written an opinion piece for The Conversation with Dr Mostak Ahamed, Lecturer in Finance at the University of Sussex. They argue that the threat of financial sanctions can accelerate progress on addressing the gender pay gap.

News story: In conversation with Rushanara Ali MP
5 March 2019

Speaking to Queen Mary University of London’s Future Global Leaders Forum, Rushanara Ali, Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow, shared with students her experiences of leadership and social responsibility.

News story: Giant ‘nerve cell’ science education centre lands in London’s East End
4 March 2019

‘Neuron Pod’ - a striking 23-metre long and 10-metre high free-standing structure – has opened its doors as an informal science learning centre at Queen Mary University of London’s Whitechapel campus.

News story: Black Londoners remain under-represented in local government, according to new study
4 March 2019

A new study from Queen Mary University of London has shown that London’s Black population remains under-represented in local government in London.

Blog: Current Higher Education funding supports universities’ social mobility mission
4 March 2019

Writing in Times Higher Education, Professor Colin Bailey, President and Principal of Queen Mary University of London, argues that any reduction in university fees will hurt students from underrepresented backgrounds the most.

News story: Spider silk could be used as robotic muscle
4 March 2019

Spider silk, already known as one of the strongest materials for its weight, turns out to have another unusual property that might lead to new kinds of artificial muscles or robotic actuators, according to a research team involving Queen Mary University of London.

Blog: India’s WhatsApp election: political parties risk undermining democracy with technology
1 March 2019

Dr Philippa Williams, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography has written an opinion piece for The Conversation in which she argues that political parties in India risk undermining democracy with technology. In particular the research focuses on the use of WhatsApp which has been used in election campaigning.

News story: Queen Mary leads on Intellectual Property training for China
1 March 2019

Senior Chinese officials from the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) have this week completed a four-month training programme led by Professor Duncan Matthews, Director of Queen Mary’s Intellectual Property Research Institute.

Queen Mary consolidates support to academics affected by the Syrian crisis
28 February 2019

Queen Mary University of London is offering support to Syrian academics in exile in Turkey, as part of a programme designed to equip them with the skills needed to rebuild Syria’s higher education and research sectors.

News story: Inaugural Lecture: Professor Barbara Taylor on Philosophical Solitude
27 February 2019

Barbara Taylor, Professor of Humanities at Queen Mary University of London has given her inaugural lecture in which she explored the topic of Philosophical Solitude.

News story: Research shows link between rise of European populism and vaccine hesitancy
27 February 2019

There is a significant association between the rise of populism across Europe and the level of mistrust around vaccines, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London.

Blog: I had whooping cough as a GP trainee – the experience informed my academic work and clinical practice
27 February 2019

Dipesh Gopal, Academic Clinical Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, published an article for The Conversation on how his expeirence with whooping cough informed his academic work and clinical practice.

Students compete to make drones smart in annual hack
27 February 2019

The fourth “Design and Build Winter Hack” took place at Queen Mary’s Mile End campus from Monday 18 February to Friday 22 February.

News story: Are referendums the future of British democracy?
26 February 2019

The 2016 Brexit referendum is having a profound impact on how the UK is governed yet for other countries referendums are a regular aspect of the political process. Queen Mary’s Mile End Institute hosted a panel discussion on 25 February to explore this topic.

News story: Breakfast cereals marketed at children found to contain 40 per cent sugar
26 February 2019

A new survey by Action on Sugar and Action on Salt, based at Queen Mary University of London, found that 49 per cent of cereal products surveyed with packaging that may appeal to children still received a red label for their high sugar content.

News story: Queen Mary Professor awarded prestigious Duff Cooper Prize
21 February 2019

Professor Julian Jackson, Head of the School of History at Queen Mary University of London, has won the Duff Cooper Prize for his biography of Charles De Gaulle, A Certain Idea of France: The Life of Charles De Gaulle.

News story: Winners announced at Education Excellence Awards
21 February 2019

The winners of Queen Mary’s new scheme of annual Education Excellence Awards and President and Principal’s Prizes have been announced at a ceremony on campus.

News story: Forcing bosses to join same pension scheme as staff pays off, according to new study
19 February 2019

A new study has found that forcing bosses to join the same pension plan as their staff could protect ‘salary-related’ pension schemes that offer workers a guaranteed income when they retire.

News story: Queen Mary’s latest Arts and Culture programme released
15 February 2019

Queen Mary University of London has announced a new programme of Arts and Culture activities to continue its contribution to London’s diverse artistic and cultural landscape.  

Professor Federica Marelli-Berg News story: Researcher named as one of the most inspirational women in science
14 February 2019

Professor Federica Marelli-Berg from Queen Mary University of London has been named by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) as one of the top 10 inspirational women in science.

News story: Statins could protect against motor neurone disease
14 February 2019

High cholesterol has been found to be a possible risk factor for the development of motor neurone disease (MND), according to a large study of genetic data led in the UK by Queen Mary University of London, in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health in the USA.

News story: Spacecraft measurements reveal mechanism of solar wind heating
14 February 2019

Queen Mary University of London has led a study which describes the first direct measurement of how energy is transferred from the chaotic electromagnetic fields in space to the particles that make up the solar wind, leading to the heating of interplanetary space.

News story: Schools take part in Lego engineering challenge at Queen Mary
13 February 2019

Queen Mary University of London hosted the 2019 First Lego League, a global science and technology challenge for teams of students across London.

News story: New report to help unleash the power of open data
13 February 2019

Recommendations to harness the tremendous opportunities provided by open data have been made by a government taskforce involving a Queen Mary academic. 

News story: How do centre-right parties tackle Europe’s Populist challenge?
12 February 2019

Populist parties are gaining momentum across the EU, yet many assert that centre-right parties have still to come up with viable strategies to tackle the challenge. Queen Mary’s Centre for European Research hosted a panel discussion on 11 February to explore this topic.

Artist rendition of a plasma jet impact (yellow) generating standing waves at the magnetopause boundary (blue) and in the magnetosphere (green).  The outer group of four THEMIS probes witnessed the flapping of the magnetopause over each satellite in succession, confirming the expected behaviour/frequency of the theorised magnetopause eigenmode wave. (Credit: E. Masongsong/UCLA, M. Archer/QMUL, H. Hietala/UTU) News story: Earth’s magnetic shield booms like a drum when hit by impulses
12 February 2019

The Earth’s magnetic shield booms like a drum when it is hit by strong impulses, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.

News story: One hundred years on from the massacre at Amritsar
12 February 2019

A book by a Queen Mary academic has shed new light on one of the ugliest incidents in Britain’s imperial past.

News story: Queen Mary pledges commitment to the local community
11 February 2019

Queen Mary University of London is among 30 universities to sign a new Civic University Agreement which pledges to put the economy and quality of life of the local community top of its list of priorities.

News story: Nearly two thirds of Brits think the EU has been harsh towards the UK during Brexit negotiations and believe it is going to be weaker once the UK has left
11 February 2019

Following Donald Tusk’s declaration of a ‘special place in hell’ for Brexiteers without a plan, nearly two thirds of Brits think that the EU has been a harsh negotiator over Brexit, according to a survey from the Centre for European Research at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Global health can learn a lot from feminist research, according to new study
7 February 2019

A group of leading academics have called for a new approach to equality and global health which goes further than addressing inequality through gender quotas. The research, co-authored by Professor Sophie Harman from Queen Mary University of London, advocates that a feminist agenda is vital to move gender equality forward.

News story: Alice in Wonderland: radical global heroine and fashion icon
7 February 2019

An academic from Queen Mary University of London is set to publish a new book charting the emergence of Lewis Carroll’s famous heroine Alice as a fashion icon, the first book of its kind.

News story: Vitamin D helps treat lethal drug-resistant TB
7 February 2019

Vitamin D has been found to speed up the clearance of tuberculosis (TB) bacteria from the lungs of people with multi-drug resistant TB, according to a study of 1,850 patients receiving antibiotic treatment, led by Queen Mary University of London.

Blog: The handling of Brexit is the surest example of folly imaginable
6 February 2019

Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott from Queen Mary's School of Law has written an opinion piece for Prospect Magazine in which she assess the UK's government's approach to the Brexit negotiations. Is the lesson only to be learned once it is too late? 

BBC/72 Films Blog: BBC Icons: Alan Turing was a worthy winner – but where were the women?
6 February 2019

Rainbow Murray, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London has written an opinion piece for The Conversation in which she questions why, in the face of so many iconic women, did the final of the recent BBC Icons series feature only men? Whilst she advocates that winner Alan Turing was a worthy winner, Professor Murray argues that as a society, we do not always reward merit when we see it, sometimes blinded by our own prejudice.

News story: Queen Mary launches partnership between India and UK to tackle global challenges
4 February 2019

Queen Mary University of London launched the new Resilient Futures India Initiative in New Delhi on 1 and 2 February. A variety of experts from India and UK were invited to discuss complex challenges facing vulnerable communities today, in areas such as urbanisation, gender, equality, health, and environmental sustainability. 

News story: Art installation exploring ideas of time developed with Queen Mary
1 February 2019

A new video art installation which explores the different ideas of time has been developed in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Cross-border law enforcement is insufficient when it comes to online gambling, according to new study
1 February 2019

A new report led by Queen Mary University of London into the enforceability of online gambling regulations has found that current restrictions on advertising are insufficient and rarely enforced.

News story: Skin cancer hijacks the immune system
31 January 2019

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London have discovered molecules in mice that reprogram healthy immune cells causing skin cancer to spread.

News story: Barts Charity supports ‘Rising Stars’ of medical research with £6m grant
31 January 2019

Barts Charity, who support pioneering medical research at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London, is granting £6 million to fund the ‘Rising Stars’ lectureship programme and support the growth of some of the world’s best young medical researchers.

News story: E-cigarettes more effective than nicotine replacement therapies, finds major UK clinical trial
30 January 2019

E-cigarettes are almost twice as effective as nicotine replacement treatments, such as patches and gum, at helping smokers to quit, according to a clinical trial led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Innovative degree is the first to allow students to earn, learn and change the world
30 January 2019

Queen Mary University of London is launching a Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship, specifically designed for the social sector. The undergraduate programme is the first of its kind in the UK.

News story: Exploring the opportunities and challenges of China-UK trade and investment
29 January 2019

What are the future opportunities of China-UK trade and investment? The Confucius Institute at Queen Mary University of London hosted a panel discussion on 28 January at the House of Commons which explored this topic.

News story: Malnutrition is a ‘super underinvested’ global issue according to Bill Gates
29 January 2019

Malnutrition and obesity will be the major global public health issues in the next 20 to 30 years, according to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates who was speaking at an event at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Scientists seek volunteers to trial new ‘fat pill’ to beat obesity
28 January 2019

Human clinical trials are set to begin to test a new ‘fat pill’, packed with a mix of natural oils, and believed to trick the gut into thinking it’s full in order to suppress appetite. 

News story: Astronomers find star material could be building block of life
24 January 2019

An organic molecule detected in the material from which a star forms could shed light on how life emerged on Earth, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Grenfell, Austerity and ‘Right to Buy’ - Exploring the state of social housing
23 January 2019

In the wake of Grenfell, housing rose to the top of the British political agenda for the first time in a generation. The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) at Queen Mary University of London hosted a special film screening and panel discussion which explored the state of social housing in the UK today.

News story: Queen Mary alumna named as one of the country's top 100 change makers
23 January 2019

The East End Trades Guild (EETG), co-founded by Queen Mary University of London alumna Krissie Nicolson, has been named as one of the country's top 100 ‘Changemakers’ by The Big Issue.

News story: Research team awarded £20m to tackle cancer’s biggest questions
23 January 2019

A global research team involving scientists from Queen Mary University of London have been awarded £20 million by Cancer Research UK in an initiative that aims to answer some of the biggest questions facing cancer research.

News story: New thinking needed when it comes to the economy, according to new report
22 January 2019

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has released a report, Prosperity and Justice, which calls for a paradigm shift when it comes to economics in the UK.

Blog: DRC protagonists must find working solution to manage perilous situation
22 January 2019

Dr Reuben Loffman, a Lecturer in African History at Queen Mary University of London has written an opinion piece for The Conversation in which he argues that a compromise needs to be found between the two protagonists in the recent presidential election, victor Félix Tshisekedi and runner-up Martin Fayulu.

News story: London leads the way in advanced prostate cancer research
22 January 2019

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have received a grant from leading men’s health charity, Prostate Cancer UK, as the city continues to lead the way in advanced prostate cancer research.

News story: Professor Stephanie Marshall to chair prestigious Norwegian Centre for Excellence Initiative judging panel
22 January 2019

Queen Mary University of London’s Vice-Principal for Education, Professor Stephanie Marshall, has been reappointed as chair of the judging panel for the Norwegian Centre for Excellence Initiative.

News story: Tackling the gender pay gap in the financial sector
21 January 2019

A threat of financial sanctions is needed to accelerate progress on the financial sector’s gender pay gap.

News story: Properties of ‘wonder material’ graphene change in humid conditions
21 January 2019

Graphene exhibits very different properties in humid conditions, according to researchers from Queen Mary University of London.

Blog: Would a Norway option break the Brexit stalemate? Here’s what new polling tells us
16 January 2019

Drawing on the latest polling data, Professor Tim Bale from Queen Mary's School of Politics and International Relations has written an opinion piece for The Conversation exploring whether a so-called 'Norway option' would break the Brexit stalemate.

News story: Professor Paul Coulthard joins Queen Mary as Dean for Dentistry
15 January 2019

Professor Paul Coulthard has started his role as Dean for Dentistry and Director of the Institute of Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

Blog: I am because you are - The Declaration of Human Rights at seventy
15 January 2019

Professor Geraldine Van Bueren from the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London has written an opinion piece for The Times Literary Supplement in which she assesses the legacy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights seventy years on.

Blog: John Bercow’s historic power shift from government to parliament
14 January 2019

Professor Philip Cowley from Queen Mary's School of Politics and International Relations has written an opinion piece for The Sunday Times in which he discussed the actions of John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons, which he describes as an important power shift from government to parliament.

Blog: Trump’s shutdown tactics should remind health experts they need new tools to thrive in the post-expert era
14 January 2019

Professor Sophie Harman from the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London has written an opinion piece for The Independent in which she argues that global health experts need new tools and political savvy to manage the post-expert world exemplifed by Trump's presidency.

News story: £1.5 million for clinical research brings new hope in the fight against brain tumours
11 January 2019

£1.5 million from Barts Charity has been awarded to brain tumour researchers at Queen Mary University of London to extend their successful lab-based research into clinical trials with patients.

Treat vitamin D deficiency to prevent deadly lung attacks
11 January 2019

Vitamin D supplements have been found to reduce the risk of potentially fatal lung attacks in some chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London.

Blog: Tshisekedi’s victory in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is historic – but controversial
10 January 2019

Dr Reuben Loffman, a Lecturer in African History at Queen Mary University of London has written an opinion piece for The Conversation about Félix Tshisekedi's victory in the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He predicts that there could be further unrest in the days to come.

Blog: The DRC’s election was flawed but it still offers signs of hope
10 January 2019

Dr Reuben Loffman, a Lecturer in African History at Queen Mary University of London has written an opinion piece for The Conversation about the recent elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He argues that despite the major problems which have dogged the election, there are signs of hope for the future.

Students participating in the Music Junction programme. Credit: Marc Gascoigne News story: The London Chamber Orchestra finds a new home at Queen Mary University of London
9 January 2019

Queen Mary University of London has entered into a partnership with the UK’s oldest professional chamber orchestra, the London Chamber Orchestra (LCO).

News story: Nearly three quarters of MPs think Theresa May has done a poor job of negotiating Brexit
9 January 2019

The latest survey shows that the House of Commons has become even more polarised on Brexit. Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary, believes this will make the Prime Minister’s job even more difficult.

News story: New poll shows that most members of the Conservative Party would choose no deal over Theresa May’s Brexit plan
4 January 2019

The survey of political party members, led by Professor Tim Bale from Queen Mary University of London, has shed new light on grassroots views on Brexit.

News story: Trying to quit smoking? New research suggests higher levels of nicotine may help
2 January 2019

Allowing smokers to determine their nicotine intake while they are trying to quit is likely to help them kick the habit, according to an early study in 50 people led by Queen Mary University of London.

Blog: Labour members want Corbyn to back second EU referendum
2 January 2019

If Jeremy Corbyn genuinely believes, as he has repeatedly claimed, that the Labour Party’s policy should reflect the wishes of its members rather than just its leaders, then he arguably has a funny way of showing it – at least when it comes to Brexit. Professor Tim Bale explains why.