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Professor Alan Drew appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
25 November 2022

Professor Alan Drew has just been appointed to be a Fellow of The Royal Society for Arts (FRSA), for his charitable work in Indonesia.

‘Change, grow and give, so go live your moments’ Queen Mary Alumna Jaspreet Kaur performs her poem ‘The Moment’ at Festival of Remembrance at Albert Hall
24 November 2022

Accompanied by the String Ensemble of the Royal Marines Band Service, Queen Mary University of London Alumna Jaspreet Kaur (History BA, 2013) performed her poem ‘The Moment’ at the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall (November 12).

Queen Mary University of London acquires first Cell DIVE multiplexed imager for a university outside of North America
24 November 2022

Queen Mary University of London has become the first university outside of North America to acquire a Cell DIVE imager.

Hope for first blood test to detect deadly heart inflammation
24 November 2022

£50 blood test could improve diagnosis of myocarditis and help patients get lifesaving treatment earlier

Queen Mary University of London and charity Social Action for Health hear from local young adults about their concerns about public health
24 November 2022

Quoting the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore, Aiza Rahman, 17, of Beal High School, Ilford, proposed a question to the more than 85 people gathered at the Octagon on Queen Mary’s campus on Monday 14 November for an event about the future of community health.

Risk of severe asthma attacks doubled after Covid-19 restrictions lifted
24 November 2022

Adults with asthma had, at one point, an approximately doubled risk of a severe asthma attack after Covid-19 restrictions were relaxed in the UK, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London*, funded by Barts Charity.

Queen Mary academics win prestigious European research funding
22 November 2022

Two academics in Queen Mary University of London’s School of Geography have been awarded highly competitive grants from the European Research Council (ERC) to support ground-breaking work.

Credit: iStock Blog: The Many Contradictions and Unspoken Issues of COP27
22 November 2022

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

Colorized transmission electron micrograph of monkeypox virus particles (gold) cultivated and purified from cell culture. Image captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Credit: NIAID Blog: Monkeypox: latest data reveals how the virus has affected women and non-binary people
21 November 2022

Dr Chloe Orkin, Professor of HIV Medicine at Queen Mary University of London and Director of the SHARE collaborative, has written for The Conversation after leading an international collaboration of clinicians to publish the first case study series of monkeypox infection during the 2022 outbreak in cisgender (cis) and transgender (trans) women and non-binary individuals assigned as female at birth.

Boosted by $3 million in seed funding, Queen Mary spin-out heralds developments in cancer immunotherapies and a vision of immune system stimulation
21 November 2022

VacV Biotherapeutics (VacV), a cancer immunotherapy company and Queen Mary spin-out developing innovative viral-based therapies, has advanced its promising pipeline of pre-clinical treatments after strong testing results thus far.

New research shows how IVF patients view medical evidence differently
21 November 2022

People struggling with infertility take very different views on the medical evidence around treatment and need personally tailored support from doctors to make informed choices, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London published in the journal Sociology of Health and Illness this month.

Blog: Tackling the climate crisis beyond COP
18 November 2022

By Dr Fernando Barrio, School of Business and Management

The clock is ticking. The 27th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP27) is nearly halfway through. Beyond the nice words, some announcements designed to make headlines and more explanations about how bad the climate crisis is, COP27’s outputs and results are far from what the world expects and what the planet needs.

Homecoming: NASA engineer and alumnus Dr Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu explains how to drive a robot on Mars and shares insights into the famous Mars Rover launches
18 November 2022

After graduating with a BEng in Avionics from Queen Mary University of London in 1991, Dr Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu returned to his alma mater on Wednesday (16 November) and was greeted like a rock star with more than 100 students, staff and alumni crammed into the People's Palace auditorium.

Queen Mary University of London spin-off provides the blueprint for new game-changing AI applications
18 November 2022

Veritone, Inc. has acquired the video recognition technology and related intellectual property developed by Vision Semantics Ltd (VSL), which was founded by Sean Gong, Professor of Visual Computation, as a spin-off from Queen Mary University of London.

Colorized transmission electron micrograph of monkeypox virus particles (gold) cultivated and purified from cell culture. Image captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Credit: NIAIDFirst study of monkeypox infection in women provides new insights to inform public health response to ongoing outbreak
17 November 2022

An international collaboration of clinicians, established and led by Professor Chloe Orkin at Queen Mary University of London, has published the first case study series of monkeypox infection during the 2022 outbreak in cisgender (cis) and transgender (trans) women and non-binary individuals assigned as female at birth.

Blog: On the ground at COP27: Championing Indigenous Peoples
16 November 2022

By Dr Teidorlang Lyngdoh, SBM

During the 27th United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP27), I was privileged to be a week one delegate for Queen Mary University of London’s School of Business and Management.

Centre of the Cell’s STEMPod to undergo state-of-the-art computer and film technology refurbishment
16 November 2022

This new investment in our unique learning space will ensure that Centre of the Cell continues to inspire young people in East London and beyond. 

Credit: iStockNot ‘one size fits all’: More research is needed into technology for elite women’s football to level the playing field
16 November 2022

With the rapid rise in the growth and professionalism of women’s football in the UK, more research is needed into gender-specific technology to help elite female footballers perform at their best, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London and co-authored by England captain Leah Williamson. 

Blog: To switch to renewables, we need better energy storage
15 November 2022

Ana Jorge Sobrido explains why she works on Sustainable Electrodes for Redox Flow Batteries   

Queen Mary University of London welcomes Chi Onwurah MP, the Shadow Minister for Science, Research & Innovation
14 November 2022

Chi Onwurah was briefed about the University’s plans for Research and Innovation on the new Life Sciences campus at Whitechapel, and its commitment to delivering projects that have local, national, and global benefit. 

Queen Mary’s Legal Advice Centre will hold a public event to celebrate the Fourth Global Annual Day of Action for Climate Justice
11 November 2022

An event aimed at helping address fast fashion and its knock-on effects in the areas of labour law and environmental law will take place on Thursday 17 November between 10 am and 3pm. Organised by Queen Mary’s Legal Advice Centre, the event is open to all – members of the public as well as staff and students.  

‘A heart within a heart’, shows damage to the heart in blue after a heart attackQueen Mary researcher’s photo named as joint runner up in prestigious research image competition
11 November 2022

A photo by Queen Mary University of London postgraduate student Christina Gkantsinikoudi and lead researcher Dr Neil Dufton has been named as joint runner up in the British Heart Foundation’s Reflection of Research image competition. 

Detecting the undetected: measuring levels of three proteins in the blood can aid detection of undiagnosed prediabetes
10 November 2022

New research led by Queen Mary University of London’s Professor Claudia Langenberg, newly appointed Director of the Precision Healthcare University Research Institute, undertaken in her prior roles at the Berlin Institute of Health and University of Cambridge, has identified a three-protein signature in the blood that can improve detection of impaired glucose tolerance, a form of prediabetes.

New study reveals genes that control our ‘metabolic individuality’ and disease risk
10 November 2022

A new study co-led by Queen Mary University of London’s Professor Claudia Langenberg, newly appointed Director of the Precision Healthcare University Research Institute, undertaken in her prior roles at the Berlin Institute of Health at the Charité (BIH) and University of Cambridge, and Professor Adam Butterworth at the University of Cambridge, has discovered more than 300 regions in the genome that contribute to a person’s ‘chemical fingerprint`.

3D spheres of cancer cells (purple) and stellate cells (yellow) that have been cultured together in the laboratory. In untreated conditions (left), stellate cells invade into the surrounding tissue, cutting tracks for the cancer cells to follow. When treated with an FGFR inhibitor (right), this invasion is blocked.Research identifies new way to halt pancreatic cancer invasion by targeting healthy cells
10 November 2022

Researchers from Barts Cancer Institute at Queen Mary University of London have identified a new channel of communication through which non-cancerous cells drive the invasion of cancer cells in pancreatic cancer. 

 

Images based on interviews with Uber drivers in Bangalore about how they perceive the company, highlighting gaps between the lived reality of Uber’s Indian employees and the white western figures they feel represent the companyQueen Mary research behind art exhibition exploring politics of privacy and big tech
8 November 2022

Research by Dr Philippa Williams and Dr Lipika Kamra looks at how ‘big tech’ like Meta-owned WhatsApp affects the ways that privacy is designed, regulated, discussed and experienced – by everyone from ordinary people to national governments.

London City Institute of Technology welcomes first group of students studying higher-level technical courses to help close the skills gap in key STEM areas
8 November 2022

The London City Institute of Technology (LCIoT) has welcomed more than 200 students after opening its doors in late September.

Nurse taking patient's blood pressure. Credit: iStock.comNew drug can successfully treat patients typically resistant to high blood pressure treatment
7 November 2022

A new drug called Baxdrostat has been shown to significantly reduce high blood pressure (hypertension) in patients who may not respond to current treatments for the condition, according to results from a phase II trial led jointly by a Queen Mary University of London researcher and colleagues at CinCor Pharma, USA.

Queen Mary's new Centre for Academic Inclusion in Science and Engineering (CAISE) sets out to champion inclusive education 
7 November 2022

CAISE aims to ensure all students have an equal opportunity to become scientists and engineers. 

Queen Mary tackles sustainability and environmental challenges
7 November 2022

Climate scientists and activists, Heads of State, minsters and CEOs have gathered at the 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCC (COP27) in Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt, as the window for climate change action narrows further.

Queen Mary at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP27) in Egypt
7 November 2022

Queen Mary University of London’s engagement and expertise will be out in force at Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt, as world leaders, non-government organisations and activists gather for the UN Climate Conference known as COP27. 

Queen Mary experts warn Levelling Up agenda risks levelling down London arts and culture
7 November 2022

Queen Mary University of London has appointed 12 Cultural Advocacy Fellows to help make the case for Government support of the arts and cultural heritage sectors, as new research highlights their importance to public life in the capital, following Friday's devastating funding cuts for some of the city's beloved institutions.

Profiling the entire cancer genome identifies new subgroups of blood cancer that can be used to predict likely clinical outcomes
4 November 2022

A collaborative study in Nature Genetics has led to largest and most comprehensive analysis of the entire genomic landscape of the most common type of blood cancer called chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), as part of Queen Mary's 100,000 Genome Project.

Queen Mary expert contributes to Report with draft legislation on paperless trade
4 November 2022

The report and draft legislation are the result of the Electronic Trade Documents project carried out by The Law Commission of England and Wales for the UK Government.

New report calls for policy change to sustain and nurture artistic talent
4 November 2022

Policymakers must help the creative sector to recover from the long-term impacts of Covid-19, according to newly published research on how the pandemic affected individual artists and the wider cultural economy.

Cornell's campus in Ithaca, New YorkQueen Mary partners with Cornell as part of new ‘Global Hub’ initiative
4 November 2022

Queen Mary has signed a cooperation agreement with the leading Ivy League university in a collaboration focused on research and exchange opportunities.

Queen Mary’s Centre for Public Engagement and charity Social Action for Health hold public event to hear from young people on the future of community health
4 November 2022

An event aimed at addressing the future of community health and spotlighting insights and priorities from local young adults will take place at the Octagon on Monday 14 November from 4 to 6 p.m.

New Queen Mary research reveals impact of accent on social mobility
3 November 2022

More than a quarter of senior professionals from working-class backgrounds have been singled out in the workplace for their accent, according to new research by Queen Mary’s professor of linguistics Devyani Sharma

Decarbonise the military: Researchers urge armed forces to report emissions
2 November 2022

Ahead of COP27, researchers are calling for the “massive” carbon footprint of the world’s armed forces to be measured and managed, in an article published today by prestigious journal Nature.

A circle graph split in five segmentsCancer Toolkit will support GPs to reduce avoidable delays in cancer diagnosis and care
1 November 2022

The Clinical Effectiveness Group (CEG) has launched a Cancer Toolkit to GP practices across North East London. It includes a clinical template, patient record searches, a data dashboard and a new Cancer Diagnosis Audit Tool. Together, the resources will support GP practice teams to address inequalities and deliver timely cancer diagnosis and care for everyone who needs it.

Queen Mary appoints Bryony Butland as Director of Research and Innovation
31 October 2022

Dr Butland joins us from BEIS/UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) where she has previously  led on work in BEIS to negotiate the UK research budget.    

A bumblebeeFirst-ever study shows bumble bees ‘play’
27 October 2022

Bumble bees play, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London published in Animal Behaviour. It is the first time that object play behaviour has been shown in an insect, adding to mounting evidence that bees may experience positive ‘feelings’. 

New Global Health Research Centre will strengthen healthcare and build capacity in research for non-communicable diseases in Latin America
26 October 2022

Professor Victoria Bird, a researcher at Queen Mary University of London (Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry), has been awarded a £7m grant from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) to develop a new Global Health Research Centre with partners across Latin America.

Cleveland Clinic London enters into medical education collaboration with Queen Mary University of London
25 October 2022

Cleveland Clinic London has begun training final year medical students from Queen Mary University of London’s Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry in an education collaboration that will help train the next generation of medical professionals.

Award wins for Queen Mary human rights law expert
24 October 2022

Associate professor in law Dr Hedi Viterbo has won prestigious international prizes for his latest book, which explores how the Israeli state and its critics shape and weaponise the categories of child versus adult.

Blog: Ebola in Uganda: why women must be central to the response
24 October 2022

Sophie Harman, Professor of International Politics, in the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London has written for The Conversation on why women need to be involved at every level of decision-making in the response to Ebola in Uganda.

Queen Mary researchers named in top 100 female scientists in the UK
21 October 2022

Frances Balkwill, Irene Leigh and Claudia Langenberg have been named in research.com’s top 100 female scientists in the UK.

BBC praises graduate’s impact on East London community
20 October 2022

Queen Mary alumnus Mentesnot Mengesha was honoured at BBC Radio London’s Make A Difference Awards for his efforts to help support low-income families in his local Newham.

Archive of Queen Mary academic Peter Landin available at Bodleian Library at Oxford University
20 October 2022

Located at 10 Godward Square, E1 4FZ, Queen Mary’s Peter Landin Building may seem like your average 1970s style building and home to computer science students, research labs and offices. But do you know the complex history of the person who the building is named after? 

New group to advance digital twins in healthcare
19 October 2022

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London are part of a consortium of nineteen partners that will aid personalised healthcare by using virtual copies of objects.

A bumblebee Blog: How bumblebees can help us understand the evolution of human memories
19 October 2022

Yonghe Zhou, PhD student in Animal Psychology at Queen Mary University of London, has written for The Conversation about how bumblebees can help us understand the evolution of human memories.

Queen Mary University of London secures two prestigious sustainability credentials
18 October 2022

Certification from The British Standards Institute (BSI) and the Eco-Campus Platinum award confirm the University’s commitment to sustainability.

Blog: Opinion – Brazil 2022: A Constitutional Election in Disguise
18 October 2022

Dr Felipe Antunes de Oliveira, Lecturer in Development and Global Governance in the School of Politics and International relations at Queen Mary University of London has written for 'E-International Relations' on the 2022 elections in Brazil.

Students walking Blog: Universities can foster more deliberative democracy — starting by empowering students
18 October 2022

Dr Jeffrey Kennedy, Lecturer in Criminal Law at Queen Mary University of London, has co-written for The Conversation on "mini-publics" and accessing meaningful, deliberative civic education.

Queen Mary hosts tackling placed-based health inequalities panel with local council representatives
17 October 2022

Queen Mary academics and representatives from two East London councils came together to discuss tackling place-based health inequalities in the local community.

Queen Mary University of London wins the ‘University of the Year’ award at the sixth annual UK Social Mobility Awards
14 October 2022

The UK Social Mobility Awards (SOMOs) 2022 has seen Queen Mary win the category of University of the Year.

Queen Mary researchers ‘breaking through’ at Being Human Festival 2022
14 October 2022

Exploring the theme of ‘Breakthroughs’, this year's festival asks what we can imagine, rediscover, and celebrate through humanities research.

Funding boost to help develop targeted healthcare for patients in east London
14 October 2022

Barts Health NHS Trust have received £20.9 million in funding from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), providing a major boost to their plans to tackle health inequalities and deliver pioneering, innovative healthcare to the people of east London and beyond.

PwC and Queen Mary University of London celebrate the successes of the Flying Start programmes
13 October 2022

Senior partners from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) visited Queen Mary University of London on Wednesday 12 October, meeting students enrolled on Queen Mary’s Flying Start programmes and senior leadership from the University, as well as touring the Mile End campus.

Queen Mary expert demonstrates how art can be used to challenge and tackle injustice
12 October 2022

A new book by creative and cultural industries lecturer Dr Paula Serafini examines the importance of art to the struggle for social, environmental and cultural justice in Latin America.

Study of over 5 million people’s DNA reveals genetic links to height
12 October 2022

An international team of researchers, including experts from Queen Mary University of London and the GIANT consortium, have identified over 12,000 genetic variants that influence a person’s height.

New research outlines pandemic policy lessons for London’s leaders
12 October 2022

Major policy changes are needed for London to recover from the long-term impacts of Covid-19, according to the latest Queen Mary research on how the pandemic affected communities across the capital.

The REMODEL project: Remodelling tumour microenvironments to improve immunotherapy
12 October 2022

Professor Fran Balkwill from Barts Cancer Institute at Queen Mary University of London has received a UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Frontier Research grant of over £2 million to investigate the most effective ways to remodel cancers to enhance the effects of immunotherapy.

Queen Mary marks Black History Month
10 October 2022

October 2022 sees Queen Mary University of London marking Black History Month with its biggest celebration yet, including many collaborative activities to engage, inspire and educate its students, staff and wider community about this important annual event.

IP is the name of the game: First global study into copyright infringement and enforcement strategies in the video game industry reveals key threats and recommendations
10 October 2022

The study, involving researchers from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Bristol, is critical in the face of an industry that is growing and evolving at a rapid pace.

Queen Mary Building Blog: Making a difference in East London and beyond
6 October 2022

Professor Alison Blunt, Deputy Vice-Principal for Impact (Culture, Civic & Community), shares recent news about KEF2 and the National Civic Impact Accelerator (NCIA)

Credit: Dr David Furness (CC BY-NC 4.0)A new route to evolution: how DNA from our mitochondria works its way into our genomes
5 October 2022

Scientists have shown that in one in every 4,000 births, some of the genetic code from our mitochondria – the ‘batteries’ that power our cells – inserts itself into our DNA, revealing a surprising new insight into how humans evolve.

Queen Mary academic’s new book explores the entanglement of technology and trauma
4 October 2022

Humanity’s reliance on technologies that narrate and circulate trauma as a cultural form is the focus of the latest work from Dr Yasmin Ibrahim, Professor of Digital Economy and Culture at Queen Mary University of London.

Queen Mary's Graduate Centre. Credit: Jack Hobhouse.Queen Mary University of London's Faculty of Science and Engineering to invest in 30 new research-focused permanent academic posts
4 October 2022

The new posts are part of an ambitious growth plan, further strengthening the Faculty's outstanding world-leading research. 

Children and young adults with Down Syndrome four times more likely to have diabetes
4 October 2022

Children and young adults* with Down Syndrome are four times more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London and King’s College London.

Suicide risk almost seven times higher after diagnosis of young onset dementia
3 October 2022

A study of nearly 600,000 people in England shows that suicide risk in the first three months following a dementia diagnosis for patients aged under 65 is nearly 7 times higher than in patients without dementia.

Queen Mary chemical engineers have developed technologies to slash energy consumption in industry
30 September 2022

In two papers published in the journals Nature and Science, Queen Mary's Professor Livingston and Dr Zhiwei Jiang present their work on nanomembranes – exquisitely thin membranes that can provide an energy efficient alternative to current industry practices.

Queen Mary academic wins feminist political research award
29 September 2022

Kimberly Hutchings, Professor of Politics and International Relations, has been honoured with a prestigious accolade from the American Political Science Association (APSA).

Blog: Keir Starmer’s conference speech offered a clearer ideological position – even more ambition will now be needed
29 September 2022

Karl Pike, Lecturer in British Politics/Public Policy in the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London has written for The Conversation on the speech that Kier Starmer gave at the Labour Conference 2022.

Dr Phil Clare. Credit: Ian Wallman/Innovation Oxford.Queen Mary appoints Phil Clare as CEO of Queen Mary Innovation 
27 September 2022

Dr Clare will drive knowledge exchange and commercialisation of Queen Mary’s innovations in science, technology and the life sciences.

Healthcare workers more than three times more likely to have experienced burnout during the COVID-19 pandemic
27 September 2022

Healthcare professionals working during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are up to 3.3-times more likely to be burned out compared to non-healthcare professionals, despite the rates of mental health issues being similar, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London.

Queen Mary University of London confirmed as a leader in Research England’s second Knowledge Exchange Framework
27 September 2022

Strong results show Queen Mary’s commitment to collaboration between researchers and external partners for the benefit of the economy and society.

Queen Mary and Barts Health announce the appointment of new Clinical Team
23 September 2022

A new team of Deputy Directors of Clinical Research has been appointed jointly by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust to support the work of recently appointed Director of Clinical Research, Professor Rupert Pearse.

Shoshanna and Zeharia Kohavi, whose baby was lost at an Israeli migrant camp in 1948Queen Mary research behind new exhibition to help find lost children of Jewish families in Israel
23 September 2022

A major new exhibition of research by Dr James Eastwood, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary, aims to help Jewish migrant families uncover the fates of hundreds of children who disappeared in the early years of the State of Israel.

Credit: NatureTeams of bee-like drones are ready to 3D-print buildings
22 September 2022

‘The homes and cities of the future could be built with the help of autonomous robots,’ says Queen Mary’s Dr Ketao Zhang. 

Queen Mary becomes Science Council Employer Champion
20 September 2022

Queen Mary has joined the Science Council’s Employer Champion Programme. 

Blog: ‘Too afraid to have kids’ – how BirthStrike for Climate lost control of its political message
20 September 2022

Dr Heather McMullen, Lecturer at Queen Mary's Centre for Public Health & Policy, has co-written for The Conversation on her research into Birthstrike and its flaws before the campaign disbanded in 2021.

Matter at extreme conditions of very high temperature and pressure turns out to be remarkably simple and universal
20 September 2022

New discoveries open the way to a new understanding of supercritical matter 

Queen Mary students to gain valuable research experience through placements at the Alan Turing Institute
20 September 2022

Seven postgraduate research students from Queen Mary University of London have successfully been awarded an Enrichment placement at The Alan Turing Institute, starting in October.

Queen Mary students launch public health campaign after nitrous oxide causes rise in spinal complications among young people
20 September 2022

Medical students at Queen Mary University of London have launched a public health campaign to educate teenagers on the neurological risks of using nitrous oxide.

An illustration of DNAUnderstanding the role of cancer’s circular genome in tumour evolution
19 September 2022

New research, co-led by Dr Benjamin Werner from Barts Cancer Institute and Dr Weini Huang from the School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London, indicates that the circular DNA structures present in around a third of cancers lead to extensive genetic diversity within tumours, giving them the ability to adapt rapidly to environmental stress and resist targeted cancer treatment.  

MRI Scan. Credit:iStock.com Blog: Monkeypox may cause neurological damage, including inflammation of the brain – new study
12 September 2022

James Brunton Badenoch from Queen Mary University of London has written for The Conversation on a new study on the effects of monkeypox.

Her Majesty The Queen, Elizabeth II: 1926-2022
9 September 2022

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. We extend our deepest sympathies to The Royal Family at this very difficult time.

Blog: Interdisciplinary research should be central to student experience
8 September 2022

Professor Stephanie Marshall, Vice-Principal (Education) at Queen Mary University of London has written for Times Higher Education on how undergraduates can benefit and contribute to the pipeline of interdisciplinary research.

A child receives a vaccination from a doctor. Credit: istock.com/JoannaBoiadjievaCEG provides swift response to data needs for the Polio Booster Campaign
6 September 2022

Queen Mary’s Clinical Effectiveness Group (CEG) is collaborating with the NHS in North East London, providing intelligence to inform the logistics of the immunisation campaign and software tools to ease the burden for GPs.

Queen Mary appoints Claudia Langenberg as Director of new Precision Healthcare University Research Institute
5 September 2022

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Claudia Langenberg as the Director of Queen Mary’s new Precision Healthcare University Research Institute (PHURI).

Queen Mary appoints key role for its Digital Environment Research Institute
26 August 2022

Queen Mary University of London has announced the appointment of Professor David Leslie as Professor of Ethics, Technology and Society at the University’s Digital Environment Research Institute (DERI).

Blog: Five books you’ll like if you love The Odyssey
25 August 2022

Dr Rachel Bryant Davies, Lecturer in Comparative Literature at Queen Mary University of London, has written for the Conversation on suggested reads inspired by Homer’s Odyssey.

Leading scholars join Queen Mary’s Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences
23 August 2022

21 new Fellows will join the Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IHSS) at Queen Mary University of London in the new academic year (2022/23). 

An aeriel photo of Brazilian wetlands. Credit https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/pantanal-photographed-in-corumb%C3%A1-mato-grosso-do-sul-pantanal-biome-brazil-gm1091836810-292934028Large-scale study of Brazilian wetlands ramps up evidence that biodiversity loss undermines ecosystem functioning
23 August 2022

A new study analyses human impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in 72 lakes distributed across four large neotropical wetlands of Brazil – Amazon, Araguaia, Pantanal and Paraná. The research spans a 3.7million km gradient of human activities in Brazil.

(L-R) Cllr Jas Athwal Leader of Redbridge Council, Professor Stephanie Marshall, Vice Principal of Education at Queen Mary, Professor Anthony Warrens, Dean for Education, Faculty of Medicine and DentistryQueen Mary opens new medical campus in Ilford
22 August 2022

Redbridge Council has this week announced that Queen Mary University of London will be opening a satellite campus for the teaching of medicine in the heart of Ilford.

Queen Mary academic’s new book explores how to harness the power of creativity and innovation
18 August 2022

A newly published book by Dr SMA Moin, Associate Professor in Marketing at Queen Mary University of London, offers an insightful interdisciplinary perspective on the concepts of creativity and innovation.

Researchers offer solution to help tackle patient backlog in the NHS bowel cancer screening programme
17 August 2022

Research suggests that a solution for clearing the backlog of patients in the bowel cancer screening programme awaiting colonoscopy appointments is to raise the blood level on the test that triggers a colonoscopy invitation.

Children in a refugee campOnly 1 in 5 Syrian children in refugee camps show resilience to mental health problems
12 August 2022

Many more Syrian children living in refugee camps appear to be living with mental health problems than previously thought, according to new in-the-field research led by Queen Mary.  

Researchers identify new genomic regions that influence the severity of COVID-19 disease
9 August 2022

An international collaboration of human geneticists involving researchers at Queen Mary University of London and the Genes & Health study has identified 11 new genomic regions that influence the severity of COVID-19 disease.

Prestigious theatre award for Queen Mary arts experts
8 August 2022

Queen Mary's Professor Lois Weaver and honorary Doctor of Letters Peggy Shaw have won a prestigious award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE).

A bumblebeeQueen Mary research is changing the way we think about bees
5 August 2022

Hot on the heels of his new book ‘The Mind of a Bee’, Professor Lars Chittka’s lab shows that bumblebees appear to feel pain

Queen Mary students win scholarship boosting social mobility in the City
4 August 2022

Queen Mary law undergraduate student Tyron Denton and politics undergraduate student Idris Noor have won the prestigious Freshfields Stephen Lawrence scholarship, which aims to boost social mobility in large commercial firms where black men are under-represented.

Two Queen Mary academics awarded National Teaching Fellowships
4 August 2022

Dr Jennifer Randall and Dr Louise Younie, both from Queen Mary University of London’s Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, have today been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) by Advance HE.

Blisters on hand, monkeypox Blog: Monkeypox: an expert explains what gay and bisexual men need to know
3 August 2022

Professor Chloe Orkin has written for The Conversation on monkeypox, discussing how it spreads, public health messaging, and the importance of vaccinations.

New trial shows nasal spray reduces infection of covid-causing virus by 62%
1 August 2022

A new clinical trial led by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health researchers has shown that the pHOXWELL nasal spray can reduce infection with SARS-CoV-2 - the virus that causes Covid-19 - by 62%. The research was published in the Journal of Clinical Virology.

Bernardine Evaristo receives honorary Queen Mary degree
29 July 2022

Celebrated author Bernardine Evaristo collected an honorary doctorate from Queen Mary University of London today (Friday 29 July 2022) as part of summer graduation ceremonies at the historic People’s Palace in Mile End.

Blisters on hand, monkeypoxNew clinical symptoms identified in largest international case study series of confirmed monkeypox cases
21 July 2022

An international collaboration of clinicians led by Queen Mary University of London has identified new clinical symptoms in people infected with monkeypox in the largest case study series to date.

Queen Mary launches new Commission with Trade Justice Movement to help solve climate crisis
21 July 2022

A new UK Climate and Trade Commission, set up by Queen Mary University of London and the Trade Justice Movement, aims to help find policy solutions to the climate challenge.

Nurse takes mammogram of woman for breast cancer screeningBenefits of NHS Breast Screening Programme outweigh the small risk of overdiagnosis
19 July 2022

The NHS Breast Screening Programme in England has shown little, if any, evidence of overdiagnosis according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London and King’s College London researchers, funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research.  

Pioneering climate change research reveals long-term global carbon cycle impacts
14 July 2022

A new study in the prestigious journal Nature Geoscience, co-authored by Dr Heather Ford from Queen Mary’s School of Geography, uses a unique research model to illustrate how past geologic periods can help us understand future climate changes. 

Blog: US Supreme Court decision on abortion creates ‘patchwork of rights’ based on where you live
8 July 2022

Dr Richard Johnson, Lecturer in US Politics & Policy at Queen Mary University of London has written for The Conversation on the US Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade.

Colorized transmission electron micrograph of monkeypox virus particles (gold) cultivated and purified from cell culture. Image captured at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Credit: NIAIDUK community survey demonstrates overwhelming demand for monkeypox vaccine information and vaccine roll-out
7 July 2022

Interim data from a community-based monkeypox (MPXV) survey demonstrates an overwhelming demand for monkeypox vaccine and vaccine-roll-out, especially amongst those who consider themselves to be at risk-of MPXV.

Professor Colin Bailey greeting students at the Queen Mary, Malta GraduationQueen Mary’s Malta Campus holds its first graduation ceremony
7 July 2022

On Tuesday 5 July, Queen Mary University of London’s Malta Campus held its first ever Graduation Ceremony for the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) class of 2022 at the historic Cittadella on the island of Gozo.

Queen Mary student Maria: “It was important to me to go to a university where I would feel at home.”
6 July 2022

Maria accepted a place studying Neuroscience at Queen Mary through Clearing in 2020, after her gap year volunteering was disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Here, Maria opens up on the change of circumstances, studying at Queen Mary, and her advice for students entering Clearing this year.

Meet Kane, the Queen Mary student behind a new STEM internships scheme for Black and Minority Ethnic care-leavers
5 July 2022

Kane Smith, a first-year PhD student who grew up in the care system, has created and is leading a new internship initiative at Queen Mary University of London for BAME care-leavers in Tower Hamlets, providing vital research skills and fuelling their passion for science and health.

Queen Mary experts pioneer evaluation training for arts and cultural heritage sector
4 July 2022

Local and national arts and cultural heritage organisations are taking part in a new pilot programme, led by People’s Palace Projects as part of Queen Mary’s ongoing Arts and Culture strategy, to help the sector demonstrate its value to funders and other key stakeholders.

Sustainability, curriculum transformation and student success – recapping the 2022 Drapers’ Lecture
4 July 2022

Each year, the Drapers' Company supports a lecture on learning and teaching, hosted by Queen Mary University of London.

Dr Joanne Zhang wins Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year Award for Queen Mary Social Venture Fund
4 July 2022

Dr Joanne Zhang from Queen Mary’s School of Business and Management has won the Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year Award at the 2022 European Triple E Awards.

Blog: What the Russian debt default means for Russia and for global financial markets
1 July 2022

Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal, Professor of Banking and Finance Law at Queen Mary University of London, has written for the Conversation on the Russian debt default.

2022 Festival of Communities Sets New Attendance Record
1 July 2022

After a two-year hiatus, the Festival of Communities returned with an all-time high of 8,000 people attending for an action-packed two days of activities, workshops, performances and games.

Dogor. Credit: Love Dalén.Genomic analysis shows 18,000-year-old-puppy Dogor is a wolf
1 July 2022

When Dogor was found in frozen mud in Siberia, scientists couldn't tell if he was a wolf or an early dog.

Professor Sir Mark Caulfield recognised for services to medicine
1 July 2022

Professor Sir Mark Caulfield, Vice Principal for Health at Queen Mary University of London has received an honorary degree from Queen’s University Belfast.  

Colin Bailey speaking at UABC MexicoPresident and Principal of Queen Mary University of London visits Mexico to expand and strengthen partnerships with Mexican Institutions
30 June 2022

Professor Colin Bailey, President and Principal of Queen Mary University of London, visited Mexico in early June. He started his busy schedule with a visit to the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC) where he was greeted by the Rector, Professor Daniel Octavio Valdez-Delgadillo, and his senior leadership team before attending a ceremony to sign an agreement between Queen Mary and UABC.

Queen Mary academic to lead interdisciplinary social science partnership
29 June 2022

Pietro Panzarasa, Professor of Networks and Innovation at Queen Mary University of London, has been appointed the Director of the London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (LISS DTP).

Female GP takes blood pressure of male patientSeeing the same GP is good for your health, but only half of patients are able to do so
29 June 2022

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London found that only half of patients regularly see the same GP, despite increasing evidence that continuity of care between GPs and patients leads to better outcomes.

Celebrated classical singer to perform in FRIDA by Queen Mary’s Paul Edlin
28 June 2022

Celebrated classical singer Katie Bray will sing the role of Frida Kahlo in FRIDA by Paul Edlin, Queen Mary’s Director of Music. Katie will perform alongside the East London Music Group on Sunday 10 July 2022 in Queen Mary University of London’s Octagon.

Woman holds Covid-19 vaccine in hands. Credit: scaliger/iStock.comInterrupting the treatment of vulnerable people on immune-suppressing medicines doubles their antibody response to COVID-19 booster vaccination
28 June 2022

A major clinical trial, involving researchers from Queen Mary University of London and led by the University of Nottingham, has found that by interrupting the treatment of vulnerable people on long-term immune suppressing medicines for two weeks after a COVID-19 booster vaccination, their antibody response to the jab is doubled.

“It’s never too late to change your mind” says Queen Mary student Harriet
27 June 2022

Harriet Spoor, a Politics student, has just completed her first year at Queen Mary University of London. After a late change of direction, Harriet arrived from the Sydney Russell School in Dagenham through Clearing and she is keen to share her experience with students ahead of this year’s Results Day.

Stefan and Tom together during their time at Queen MaryQueen Mary business and economics alumni create multi-million company
24 June 2022

Queen Mary alumni who built a multi-million pound business have said the university was key in supporting their entrepreneurial ventures.

A polymer chain. Credit: iStockQueen Mary scientist wins UKRI fellowship to develop membranes that will advance medicines and vaccines
24 June 2022

Membrane scientist Dr. Zhiwei Jiang has been selected as one of eighty-four of the most promising science and research leaders to win a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships scheme. 

 

Human rights written on chalkboard Blog: Why UK approach to replacing the Human Rights Act is just as worrying as the replacement itself
23 June 2022

Queen Mary's Professor of Human Rights Law, Merris Amos, has written for the Conversation about plans to replace the 1998 Act with a new UK Bill.

Person in scientfic research lab looks into microscopeBoosting the development and capacity of clinical trials in East London
22 June 2022
Barts Chairty have invested over £3.1m in funding to further develop the Clinical Trials Unit at Barts Health NHS Trust and Queen Mary University of London.
A road sign with the word 'equality' on itResearch highlights UK pay gap for Caribbean workers on Windrush Day
22 June 2022

As the UK marks Windrush Day (22 June), research from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Birmingham for Business In The Community (BITC) reveals troubling trends around race in the workplace, including a persistent pay gap for people from a Caribbean background.

An artwork called Science and art collide at this year’s Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition
21 June 2022

An artwork by Queen Mary University of London cancer researcher, Professor Tyson Valentine Sharp, has been selected for display in Room VIII at the Royal Academy of Art’s prestigious Summer Exhibition.

Blog: Is a major recession unavoidable? Economists give their views
17 June 2022

Professor Brigitte Granville from Queen Mary's School of Business and Management is one of three economists writing for the Conversation on stagflation and the possibility of a recession.

Graphic for Cancer Grand ChallengesQueen Mary University of London researchers join global Cancer Grand Challenges team taking on some of the most challenging forms of cancer
16 June 2022

Two researchers from Queen Mary University of London are part of a new world-class team of researchers that has been selected to receive a £20m Cancer Grand Challenges award.

Dr Balcombe taking measurements onboard the Gaslog GalvestonTotal methane and CO2 emissions from liquefied natural gas carriers (LNGs) measured for the first time
16 June 2022

The study, led by Queen Mary’s Dr Paul Balcombe, provides important data as LNG imports are likely to grow substantially to reduce Europe’s reliance on Russian gas. 

Queen Mary receives funding to accelerate bright ideas into global opportunities
15 June 2022

Queen Mary University of London has received more than £1 million as part of this year’s Impact Acceleration Account (IAA). UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), a government body responsible for delivering £8 billion research and innovation funding each year, is investing £118 million in the latest round of IAAs to translate research across 64 universities and research organisations.

Queen Mary Science and Engineering researchers awarded UKRI Future Leaders Fellowships to tackle heart irregular heart rhythms and explore turbulence in space plasma
15 June 2022

Dr Caroline Roney and Dr Christopher Chen are among 84 promising leaders awarded fellowships totalling £98 million. 

Queen Mary’s Legal Advice Centre wins civic engagement award
15 June 2022

A free community legal clinic at Queen Mary University of London has won the hotly contested MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship, which recognises exemplary university student civic engagement programmes around the world.

More than a quarter of people with asthma are still over-using rescue inhalers – putting them at increased risk of severe attacks and hospitalisation
15 June 2022

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have found that more than a quarter of asthma patients are still over-using inhalers intended for rapid relief of symptoms.

Omicron infection is a poor booster of COVID-19 immunity
14 June 2022

People infected with the Omicron variant show poor immune boosting against future SARS-CoV-2 infection, according to the findings of a study published in the journal Science. The research team, which included researchers from Queen Mary University of London, looked at how the complex patchwork of immunity in the population following vaccination and previous infection influences our future protection against SARS-CoV-2.

Tackling the obesity epidemic with new research on metabolism
13 June 2022

Researchers from Queen Mary have been awarded £2.67 million in funding to conduct innovative research in the field of metabolism.

IOM3 awards: Queen Mary scoops up four prizes for engineering and materials science
9 June 2022

The School of Engineering and Materials Science goes from strength to strength as researchers pick up four awards and medals from the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)

Young woman about to receive a vaccineFunding success for project to improve sex and gender inclusivity in medical research
8 June 2022

Professor Chloe Orkin, Clinical Professor of HIV Medicine at the Blizard Institute, is named as a collaborator on a new project that aims to develop policy on how sex and gender are considered in medical research in the UK. 

 

Queen Mary’s Deputy Vice Principal (Health) recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours
2 June 2022

Professor Joanne Martin, also Director of the Blizard Institute and Professor of Pathology at Queen Mary University of London, has received a CBE for services to the NHS and Medical Education in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Levelling up agenda risks levelling down London, warns new research
1 June 2022

The Government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda risks levelling down London and deepening inequalities in the capital, according to research published from Queen Mary University of London and the Centre for London thinktank.

A diagram of a redox flow batteryQueen Mary partners with the Faraday Institution to power up redox flow batteries  
1 June 2022

Queen Mary’s Dr Ana Jorge Sobrido will lead a project to overcome engineering issues that are currently preventing the wide-spread adoption of redox flow batteries (RFBs). 

 

Mary Collins appointed as Director of Queen Mary’s Blizard Institute
1 June 2022

Professor Mary Collins, the new Director of Queen Mary University of London’s Blizard Institute, has ambitious plans for expanding our world-leading multidisciplinary research.

A person working in an office. Credit: PixabayOffice politics can be a force for good, new research shows
31 May 2022

Office politics is often associated with toxic cultures and marginalised groups, but a new study in the Harvard Business Review has identified five strategies for organisations to promote ‘healthy office politics’ that foster inclusive and supportive working environments.

Queen Mary researchers receive prestigious MRC grant for collaborative research project to better understand human disease
30 May 2022

Dr Sarah McClelland of Queen Mary University of London is part of a collaborative project that has been awarded £1.2 million in funding from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to investigate the mechanisms leading to cancer development in cells infected with human papillomavirus (HPV).

Blog: How to express yourself if you want others to cooperate with you – new research
30 May 2022

Professor Devyani Sharma and Zoe Adams from Queen Mary's School of Languages, Linguistics and Film have co-written for The Conversation on new research into interacting in social dilemmas.

Physics and machine-learning join hands as molecular modelling doctoral network is awarded €2.6m EU Horizon funding
25 May 2022

The EU Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska–Curie Actions Doctoral Network ‘PHYMOL’ has been awarded nearly €2.6m following an application coordinated by Queen Mary’s Dr Alston J. Misquitta.

USM's campus in George Town, MalaysiaQueen Mary forms strategic partnership with Universiti Sains Malaysia
24 May 2022

Queen Mary University of London has entered into a Strategic Partnership with public research university, Universiti Sains Malaysia to further drive transnational education, research and impact opportunities.

Queen Mary retains the HR Excellence in Research award after a 10-year review
23 May 2022

Queen Mary University of London has retained the HR Excellence in Research award following a 10-year review by Vitae, a non-profit global leader in supporting researchers’ professional development.

General practitioner reassuring a patient. Credit: iStock.com/AJ_WATT Blog: Five tips for young people dealing with long COVID – from a GP
20 May 2022

Dr Dipesh Gopal from Queen Mary's Wolfson Institute of Population Health has written for The Conversation giving advice for young people with long Covid.

Queen Mary's Faculty of Science and Engineering celebrates its REF success
20 May 2022

Queen Mary University of London has excelled in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, being ranked joint 7th in the UK for the quality of its research. This confirms once again the University’s status as one of the best research-intensive universities in the UK.

New study shows genes can predict response to arthritis treatment and paves the way for future drug development
19 May 2022

New research from Queen Mary University of London, published in Nature Medicine, has shown that molecular profiling of the diseased joint tissue can significantly impact whether specific drug treatments will work to treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. 

Blog: The rights of refugees in Africa are under threat: what can be done
18 May 2022

Professor Parvati Nair from Queen Mary's School of Languages, Linguistics and Film has written for The Conversation on the rights of refugees and the obligations of states.

Queen Mary marks winning first-ever Platinum award for Public Engagement and launches Civic University Agreement
17 May 2022

Queen Mary hosted an event celebrating becoming the first university to be awarded the Platinum-level Engage Watermark, alongside launching its Civic University Agreement.

Action-packed activities on offer as Festival of Communities returns
16 May 2022

The annual Festival of Communities celebrates everything that makes east London a fantastic place to live and work. Hosted by Queen Mary University of London and Tower Hamlets community groups and organisations, the festival allows visitors to engage with exciting research through games, sports, crafts and other family friendly activities and events.

E-cigarettes may be more effective than nicotine patches in helping pregnant women who smoke quit, and are just as safe
16 May 2022

E-cigarettes are just as safe as nicotine patches for pregnant women and may help more women stop smoking, new research from Queen Mary University of London suggests. The study, which was published in Nature Medicine, is the first to examine the safety and efficacy of e-cigarettes among pregnant smokers.

Queen Mary confirmed as leading research-intensive university
12 May 2022

Queen Mary University of London has excelled in today’s Research Excellence Framework (REF)1, confirming once again the University’s status as one of the best research-intensive universities in the UK. 

Professor Andrew Livingston elected a Fellow of the Royal Society
10 May 2022

The Royal Society has elected Professor Livingston, Queen Mary’s Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) and Professor of Chemical Engineering, as a new Fellow.

Blog: There are reasons girls don’t study physics – and they don’t include not liking maths
9 May 2022

Dr Olivia Keenan from Queen Mary's School of Physical and Chemical Sciences has co-written for The Conversation on removing barriers to girls’ participation in physics.

Vaccine expert Professor Sir Andrew Pollard discusses Covid-19 vaccination at Queen Mary event
9 May 2022

Professor Sir Andrew Pollard, a Queen Mary alumnus who leads the team responsible for developing the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, spoke at the latest Alumni Angles series.

Cost of living crisis means winter is already worrying Londoners, new Queen Mary research shows
5 May 2022

Summer is just beginning but most Londoners already have concerns about heating their homes this winter, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London’s Mile End Institute that highlights the cost-of-living crisis unfolding in the capital.

Large group of Labour Party supporters at an election rally.Credit: tirc83/ IStockphoto.com Blog: Local elections: survey gives Labour huge lead in London ahead of vote
4 May 2022

Dr Patrick Diamond, Reader in Public Policy at Queen Mary University of London, has written for The Conversation on the Mile End Institute's polling of the the 2022 local government elections in London.

Woman holds Covid-19 vaccine in hands. Credit: scaliger/iStock.comUnvaccinated individuals with heart problems up to 9 times more likely to die or suffer serious complications from COVID-19
4 May 2022

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have combined evidence from 110 previous Covid-19 studies and found that unvaccinated individuals who contract the virus when they already have high blood pressure, diabetes or major heart damage are up to nine times more likely to suffer serious outcomes - including death, lung failure, admission to intensive care and kidney problems.

1 in 10 WhatsApp messages are spam
29 April 2022

New research has found that 1 in 10 WhatsApp messages are spam – with clickbait, adult content, and hidden URLs being the most common.

Queen Mary academic awarded €2.3m to investigate how planets are formed from dust
27 April 2022

Dr Sijme-Jan Paardekooper from the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences has been awarded € 2,314,680 from the European Research Council (ERC) to study how dust distribution impacts the formation of planets. He is one of 253 leading researchers across Europe who have been awarded funding in the ERC's 2021 Advanced Grants competition. 

Dr Jonathan Kennedy, GCTA winnerQueen Mary academic wins Global Challenges Teaching Award
27 April 2022

Dr Jonathan Kennedy from the Wolfson Institute of Population Health, part of Queen Mary's Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, has won an award in the 'Pandemics' category of the US-UK Fulbright Commission's inaugural Global Challenges Teaching Awards (GCTA), a programme aimed at increasing access to global learning for students on either side of the Atlantic.

Nurse taking patient's blood pressure. Credit: iStock.comScientists to trial world-first long-acting injection for high blood pressure
27 April 2022

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust are trialling an investigational medication for high blood pressure (hypertension) in a clinical study which will give patients an injection of the medication every 6 months.

Blog: Twitter: not even Elon Musk is wealthy enough to bring absolute free speech to the platform – here’s why
26 April 2022

Eric Heinze, Professor of Law at Queen Mary University of London has written for The Conversation on Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter and the debate around free speech.

Largest ever survey of exoplanet atmospheres reveals mysteries of 'hot Jupiters'
26 April 2022

Hot Jupiters are giant gas exoplanets - 'alien' planets only found outside our own solar system. They have a short (10 day or less) orbital period around their parent stars.

Blog: How the UK’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda is 21st-century imperialism
22 April 2022

Professor Parvati Nair from Queen Mary's School of Languages, Linguistics and Film has written for The Conversation on the UK's Rwanda asylum seeker policy.

Blog: Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron go head to head: why many French voters will be voting against a candidate rather than for them
22 April 2022

Professor Rainbow Murray from Queen Mary's School of Politics and International Relations has written for The Conversation on the upcoming French elections.

New Humanities and Social Sciences VP for Queen Mary
22 April 2022

Queen Mary University of London has appointed Professor Frances Bowen as its new Vice-Principal for Humanities and Social Sciences, following an extensive international search.

Queen Mary team awarded funding for research project to improve post-surgical outcomes in Africa
19 April 2022

A team of Queen Mary and African researchers have successfully secured almost £3 million in funding for a new research programme led by Queen Mary’s Professor Rupert Pearse and Professor Bruce Biccard from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Queen Mary academic awarded funding to become an ICT public engagement champion
8 April 2022

Professor Paul Curzon from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science has been awarded £162,000 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to boost public engagement with ICT.

Blog: Unexplained wealth orders: how is the British law changing and will it stop dirty money circulating in London?
4 April 2022

Áine Clancy, PhD Candidate in the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London has written for The Conversation on the changes in law to prevent the spread of dirty money.

Blog: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine poses a threat to the control of drug-resistant TB in Europe and the world
4 April 2022

Dr Jessica Potter from Queen Mary's Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry has co-written for The Conversation on Russia's invasion of Ukraine threatening the fight against tuberculosis.

Professor Arunthathi Mahendran appointed as the Institute Director for IHSE
30 March 2022

As the new Institute Director for the Institute of Health Sciences Education (IHSE) at Queen Mary, Arunthathi brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge.

New report calls for personalised testing for safety and effectiveness of common medicines throughout the NHS
29 March 2022

Testing patients for genetic variations that affect how their body will respond to common medicines must be integrated fully, fairly and swiftly into the NHS, according to a report published today. The report is by the British Pharmacological Society, whose President-elect is Queen Mary University of London’s Vice Principal for Health Professor Sir Mark Caulfield, and the Royal College of Physicians.  Dr Emma Magavern, a clinician at Queen Mary, is also one of the report’s co-authors.

Queen Mary officially launches its Digital Environment Research Institute
25 March 2022

Queen Mary has announced the official launch of its Digital Environment Research Institute (DERI) at an exclusive event - Towards 2030: Realising the UK's AI ambitions - on the 24th March.

Queen Mary researcher receives funding to investigate the impact of long COVID within ethnic minority groups
25 March 2022

Dr Dipesh Gopal from Queen Mary University of London’s Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry will be involved in a £119,634 project that will reveal the lived experiences of people with long COVID specifically in ethnic minority groups.

Queen Mary ranks top of the Russell Group in new social mobility index
24 March 2022

The English Social Mobility Index for 2022, published by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI), ranks Queen Mary as the best Russell Group university for social mobility and third best in the country overall for a second successive year.

Queen Mary alumni celebrate diverse legal achievements
24 March 2022

Meet the winners of our Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) Alumni Awards, which shine a light on some of those who chose Queen Mary for their postgraduate legal education.

Queen Mary academic appointed as Research Chair to help solve economic and environmental challenges through computer-manipulated materials
24 March 2022

Professor Yang Hao from Queen Mary University of London has been appointed as the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering’s Research Chair.

New research highlights issues with Londoners’ quality of life, trust in the Met and attitudes to Covid
24 March 2022

Londoners are generally pessimistic about life in the capital, according to new research from the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London ahead of local elections in May. Polling revealed serious trust issues around the police force, with most saying the Met is racist and sexist – and also around Covid, with many hesitant or complacent about vaccination and social distancing.

Couple speaking to a therapist. Credit: iStock.com Blog: Relationship help programmes may be more successful for people who have ‘sensitivity’ genes
22 March 2022

Professor Michael Pluess from Queen Mary's School of Biological and Behavioural Sciences has co-written for The Conversation on how genetics impacts therapy and similar relationship courses.

New PCR test for oral cancer set to revolutionise diagnosis and treatment
21 March 2022

qMIDS, the world’s first rapid oral cancer test, has been developed by Queen Mary University of London and an international team of researchers. It has the potential to relieve pressure on the NHS and may improve the early detection of oral cancer.

Blog: Regulating content won’t make the internet safer - we have to change the business models
21 March 2022

Professor Julia Hörnle, Chair of Internet Law at Queen Mary's Centre for Commercial Law Studies, has written for The Conversation about whether the UK Government's Online Safety Bill can really curb digital harms.

Queen Mary academic wins major funding for European ‘rising stars’
17 March 2022

A Queen Mary academic has risen to the top of thousands of proposals to win a prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant worth €2m as part of the EU’s new R&I programme Horizon Europe.

London SkylineBritish South Asian genetic study reaches record volunteer numbers
15 March 2022

Genes & Health study, a project led by Queen Mary University of London, has hit a key milestone with 50,000 research volunteers now participating nationally to help address the under-representation of South Asian communities in genetic research. 

Scientists find new colony structure of fire ants evolved in one species before spreading to others
11 March 2022

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have discovered that a new form of ant society spread across species. They found that after the new form of society evolved in one species, a “social supergene” carrying the instruction-set for the new social form spread into other species. This spread occurred through hybridisation, i.e., breeding between ants of different species. This unlikely event provides an alternate way of life, making the ants more successful than if they only had the original social form.

DeepMind academic fellow joins Queen Mary University of London
10 March 2022

Rendani Mbuvha, a promising Actuary & Machine Learning Researcher, joins Queen Mary as the DeepMind Academic Fellow in Machine Learning from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.

Queen Mary’s gender equality work retains prestigious accolade
9 March 2022

Queen Mary University of London has successfully retained its Institutional Athena Swan Silver Award, in recognition of the University’s commitment to advancing gender equality.

Queen Mary awarded funding for new healthy ageing networks
8 March 2022

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have been selected by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to create new networks aimed at transforming ageing research in the UK.

Professor Stephanie Marshall joins expert European committee on learning and teaching
8 March 2022

Queen Mary University of London’s Vice-Principal (Education), Professor Stephanie Marshall, has been appointed to the prestigious European University Association (EUA) Learning & Teaching Steering Committee.

Scientist analysing a blood test Queen Mary and Barts Health Trust awarded new funding for early-stage clinical research
7 March 2022

Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust have received £1 million in funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to integrate five Clinical Research Facilities (CRFs) and 18 disease-specific research groups into a combined CRF team.  The team will operate at various sites within Barts Health NHS Trust and Queen Mary University of London across east London.

Genetic study gives extensive insights into severe Covid-19
7 March 2022

Queen Mary University of London has contributed to the world’s largest study of the genetics of critical Covid-19, involving more than 57,000 people, and revealed fresh details about some of the biological mechanisms behind the severe form of the disease.

Queen Mary academics elected to the Academy of Social Sciences
7 March 2022

Three members of Queen Mary’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) have been awarded prestigious Fellowships by the Academy of Social Sciences (ACSS) in recognition of their excellence and impact, including for wider contributions to social sciences for public benefit.

New early signs of Parkinson’s uncovered in most diverse UK study to date
7 March 2022

Hearing loss and epilepsy are early features of Parkinson’s, according to pioneering new research from Queen Mary University of London – the first UK study of the condition in such a diverse population, published today in JAMA Neurology.

Blog: Animals have evolved to avoid overexploiting their resources – can humans do the same?
3 March 2022

Dr Axel Rossberg, Reader in Theoretical Ecology at Queen Mary University of London has written for The Conversation on why predators don't overexploit their prey, based on research published in Ecology Letters.

Blog: How CEG’s data scientists and support team are helping GP teams prevent measles outbreaks using software tools on practice patient records
2 March 2022

By Carol Dezateux, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Health Data Science at the Clinical Effectiveness Group (CEG), Queen Mary University of London

New research in mice suggests social interactions and a sense of belonging can boost our immune system
1 March 2022

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found that socially housed mice have healthier immune systems than those who are socially isolated – who are more susceptible to longer term issues due to an altered immune system that comes from living alone.

Queen Mary’s Professor Joshua Reiss appointed Entrepreneur in Residence for Science, Engineering and Technology
24 February 2022

Professor Reiss will work to strengthen entrepreneurship and commercial impact across Queen Mary in fields such as AI, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.

A family seeking refuge after fleeing warGreece accused of violating European citizen rights and forcing people fleeing persecution back across the border in landmark legal case
24 February 2022

An unprecedented legal application has been submitted at the European Court of Human Rights, challenging the racially motivated pushback of a French citizen from EU territory. Prof Violeta Moreno-Lax, from the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London, is providing legal representation alongside a team of international lawyers.

New approach to traumatic brain injuries could revolutionise diagnosis and treatment
23 February 2022

New research led by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust suggests that biochemical analysis of brain tissue could be used for diagnosis and prognosis of severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) to improve patient outcomes and save billions in future clinical trials.

Blog: Ukraine: world financial markets have not broken sweat since the Russian escalation – why?
22 February 2022

Daniele Bianchi, Associate Professor of Finance at Queen Mary University of London, has written for The Conversation on how financial markets are affected by wars and other political events.

Blog: Considering buying a smart device? To protect your security, ask yourself these five questions
21 February 2022

Iain Nash, PhD researcher at Queen Mary's Centre for Commercial Law Studies, has written for The Conversation on how smart devices can present security risks.

Salt Delayed US sodium targets may cost 250,000 lives
21 February 2022

Last October, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalised a set of short-term, voluntary goals for lowering salt levels in foods—five years after they were proposed in 2016. A new study published today in Hypertension—a journal published by the American Heart Association – involving Queen Mary University of London researchers shows the delay cost thousands of lives and concluded that if the food and restaurant industries would have adopted the lower salt levels presented in FDA’s proposed two-year and 10-year targets on schedule, as many as 265,000 lives could have been saved between 2017 and 2031.

Project protecting online privacy for people going through serious life events secures major funding
17 February 2022

Protecting people from stalking, online trolls, and other serious online dangers they are exposed to when going through serious real-life events is the focus of a major new £3.44 million project involving Queen Mary University of London researchers. It is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Whole genome sequencing robustly detects the most common inherited neurological diseases and is adopted by healthcare
17 February 2022

Scientists have found whole genome sequencing (WGS) can quickly and accurately detect the most common inherited neurological disorders – something previously thought to be impossible – with the results supporting the use of WGS as a standard diagnostic tool within routine clinical practice.

Queen Mary alumnus on the road to becoming an astronaut
16 February 2022

Dr Fabian Hualca-Tigsilema, who graduated from Queen Mary University of London in 2014, was accepted as a European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut candidate last year and has now completed the first of five required phases of assessment.

Blog: Research Highways: celebrating our strengths
15 February 2022

By Andrew Livingston

Since I joined Queen Mary in 2019, I have been both excited and fascinated to learn about all of the fantastic research we undertake at Queen Mary, across all three of our faculties. There is no doubt that we are a world-leading research-intensive University.

Queen Mary researchers join group in search for gravitational waves
11 February 2022

A team of researchers from the Astronomy Unit in the School of Physical and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London have been admitted to the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, the global organisation leading the detection and interpretation of gravitational wave events.

New study suggests changing breast screening programme timelines would increase detected cases and uptake
11 February 2022

A new study led by Queen Mary University of London, published in the Journal of Medical Screening, has found that using a longer interval between screens but a higher uptake in the NHS screening programme for breast cancers could detect more cancers early than with the current interval and uptake rates. For example, a four year interval with 62% uptake would lead to 295 screen detected cancers per 10,000 invited, compared with 222 cancers with a 3-year round.

New research shows ethnicity and deprivation are independently associated with dementia risk
11 February 2022

People from ethnic minority groups and socioeconomically deprived areas face higher risks of developing dementia, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London published today in The Lancet Regional Health Europe.

Salt shaker and pot on wooden table.Credit:iStock.com.New research shows that children can play an important role in lowering families’ salt intake
10 February 2022

A new study published in The BMJ and carried out by researchers funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) at Queen Mary University of London and The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center, has shown that schoolchildren can help their families to successfully reduce salt intake via smartphone app-based learning.

New study shows light-to-moderate coffee consumption is associated with health-benefits
10 February 2022

The study by Queen Mary University of London and the Budapest Semmelweis University has shown that having up to three cups of coffee a day is associated with a protective effect on heart health. It is also associated with a reduction in the overall mortality rate and the risk of stroke. The results have recently been published in the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology.

New drug combination for aggressive breast cancer could save thousands of lives
10 February 2022

An immunotherapy drug called ‘pembrolizumab’ has been shown to significantly reduce disease recurrence in patients with the most aggressive type of breast cancer, according to results from a phase III clinical trial led by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust.

Image: Jardín Botánico de MadridNew study pinpoints bumblebee genes that help them adapt to environmental changes
9 February 2022

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London have identified genes that could help bumblebees overcome environmental challenges such as climate change.

Image of students sitting in front of computes in a labQueen Mary celebrates Apprenticeship Week with another record-breaking year
7 February 2022

Over the past five years, there has been a substantial rise in the number of degree apprenticeship programmes offered at Queen Mary. We are also attracting a record number of apprentices. The data comes during National Apprenticeship Week, a week-long celebration highlighting the benefits apprenticeships can have for individuals, businesses and local communities.

Professor Sir Mark Caulfield appointed VP Health at Queen Mary and President-elect of the British Pharmacological Society
3 February 2022

The British Pharmacological Society has announced the appointment of Queen Mary University of London’s Professor Sir Mark Caulfield as its new President-elect.

Couple speaking to a therapist. Credit: iStock.comGenetic study suggests more sensitive people respond better to couple’s therapy
2 February 2022

How well someone responds to couple’s therapy could be determined by their genes, according to a new study led by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Denver.

 

Cartoon hand with magnifying glass in front of papers. Credit: iStock.comComparing preprints and their finalized publications during the pandemic
2 February 2022

A new study involving Queen Mary University of London researchers has explored how preprints compare with their published versions.  

AWACAN-ED project logoNew Queen Mary research project aims to advance early cancer diagnosis in Africa
2 February 2022

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have been awarded £3 million funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to encourage earlier cancer diagnosis in Southern Africa.

Professor Manu Raj MathurGlobal oral health expert Professor Manu Raj Mathur joins Queen Mary University of London
1 February 2022

Professor Manu Raj Mathur will join Queen Mary University of London’s Centre for Dental Public Health and Primary Care on 1 February 2022 as Professor of Dental Public Health. 

Queen Mary alumnus launches new mental health app
27 January 2022

Dr Nick Prior, NHS psychiatrist and former student at Queen Mary University of London has launched the ‘Minderful’ app to make mental fitness accessible and engaging.

Covid-19 testing kit that fits into backpack. Credit: Lin et alScientists develop Covid-19 testing lab in a backpack
26 January 2022

Researchers have created a simple Covid-19 testing lab that fits into a backpack providing a cheap and effective solution for low income or remote areas.

Honorary degrees presented at Queen Mary Graduation
26 January 2022

Three honorary degrees were awarded during January’s graduation, marking the awardees’ invaluable contributions to the fields of engineering, political journalism and law. Queen Mary congratulates this year’s recipients for their successes and service to others.

1 in 4 Chilled Sliced Meats Sold in the UK are Saltier than Atlantic Seawater, according to new data
25 January 2022

New research by Action on Salt from Queen Mary University of London has revealed that two-thirds of all chilled sliced meats including sliced ham, chicken, corned beef and salami sold by leading grocery retailers are dangerously high in salt – with one in three failing to meet the national salt reduction targets.

Queen Mary students receive first lecture in the metaverse
19 January 2022

A group of Queen Mary third year medical students received the lecture in the virtual reality (VR) world, led by Professor Shafi Ahmed.

Professor Sir Jonathan Van-TamProfessor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam answers Covid-19 questions at Queen Mary event
18 January 2022

Queen Mary’s Institute of Dentistry recently hosted a virtual Q&A session with England’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam.

Blog: Inflation will probably melt away in 2022 – central banks will do far more harm trying to tackle it
14 January 2022

Professor Brigitte Granville from Queen Mary's School of Business and Management has written for The Conversation on banks' efforts to tackle inflation.

The signing ceremonyQueen Mary signs significant cooperation agreement with the Polytechnic Foundation of the National Polytechnic Institute
14 January 2022

Queen Mary University of London has signed a landmark agreement with the Polytechnic Foundation of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Mexico. Covering 18 initiatives – from  fully funded scholarships to CPD courses and dual postgraduate degrees – the partnership will further strengthen the relationship between the institutions.

Blue pills. Credit: iStock.comOptimising treatments for high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease could save lives, according to researchers
14 January 2022

A recent study shows that optimising medicines for high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease patients living in East London could reduce lifetime hospital costs and prevent cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes.

Queen Mary partners with Goldman Sachs for new degree apprenticeship
13 January 2022

Queen Mary University of London and Goldman Sachs are launching a new Global Markets degree apprenticeship, offering students a chance to gain four years of work experience at a world-leading investment firm and a degree from one of the world’s leading research-intensive universities. Those accepted will join September 2022.

Eminent materials scientist joins Queen Mary
10 January 2022

Professor Sir Harshad "Harry" Kumar Dharamshi Hansraj Bhadeshia, the Indian-British metals expert is joining Queen Mary University of London.

Elizabeth Clare samples air to collect airborne DNA. Credit: Elizabeth ClareDNA from air could revolutionize the way we measure animal biodiversity, say scientists
6 January 2022

Two new studies published today in the journal Current Biology show that environmental DNA (eDNA) collected from air can be used to detect a wide range of animal species and offers a novel, non-invasive approach to monitoring biodiversity. 

Man on smart phone. Credit: iStock.comGraphene could replace rare metal used in mobile phone screens
6 January 2022

A new study, published in the journal Advanced Optical Materials, is the first to show graphene can replace Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) in an electronic or optical device.

Queen Mary alumna completes incredible expedition to the South Pole
6 January 2022

Captain Preet Chandi, a Queen Mary University of London alumna, travelled 700 miles in just 40 days, capping a remarkable achievement.

Credit: Shaun Jeffers / Shutterstock.comQueen Mary staff recognised in the New Year Honours List
1 January 2022

Congratulations to Queen Mary colleagues on their awards published in the latest New Year Honours List.

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