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Queen Mary University of London Academic Invited to Provide Expert Opinion at UK Music AI Inquiry
27 February 2024

Noam Shemtov, Professor of Intellectual Property and Technology Law, has been invited to provide expert opinion at the UK Music AI Inquiry before the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on UK Music.

Blog: OPINION: The fading promises of COP28
26 February 2024

'Most voters are likely at this year's UK general election to prioritise the cost of living and crumbling public services over climate action.' - Tim Bale

Blog: Javier Milei: Argentina’s new president presses ahead with economic ‘shock therapy’ as social unrest grows
26 February 2024

Sam Halvorsen, Reader In Human Geography, in the School of Geography, at Queen Mary University of London, has written for 'The Conversation' on Argentina's president Javier Milei's economic 'shock therapy'.

New Study Highlights Rewilding's Role in Tackling Flood and Drought Challenges
26 February 2024

A comprehensive review of evidence led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London, in collaboration with the University of Sussex, Environment Agency, National Trust, Rewilding Britain, and Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, has shed light on the potential of rewilding to enhance flood and drought resilience.

Queen Mary University of LondonPeople in power avoid using sensitive language at work (politics, religion, ethnicity)
26 February 2024

A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology finds that people in positions of power are three times less likely to use sensitive language in work-related emails than people junior to them.

Antonio Tarsis, From the Ashes, image © Damian GriffithsPeople’s Palace Projects: ‘From the Ashes’ - an exhibition and auction raising funds for Xingu Indigenous communities of the Amazon Rainforest
20 February 2024

Exhibition: The Truman Brewery, Wednesday 21st - Sunday 25th February 2024

Auction: Christie’s Post War and Contemporary Day Sale, Saturday 9th March 2024

(a) Demonstration of the flexibility of the biosensor. (b-c) fabricated metasurface biosensor under an optical microscope, (d) cultured 3D collagen gel models of BCC in 24-well plates, and (e) a close-up view. Credit by: Shohreh Nourinovin et. al./IEEE Transactions on Biomedical EngineeringTerahertz biosensor detects skin cancer with remarkable accuracy, ushering in new era of early detection
20 February 2024

Researchers have developed a revolutionary biosensor using terahertz (THz) waves that can detect skin cancer with exceptional sensitivity, potentially paving the way for earlier and easier diagnoses. 

Pore evolution secrets revealed: new study unlocks additive manufacturing potential
19 February 2024

A collaboration between Queen Mary University of London, University College London (UCL), Rolls-Royce, and a team of international researchers has unlocked the secrets of pore evolution in directed energy deposition (DED) additive manufacturing.

News release: India delegation
16 February 2024

The Principal led a delegation of 22 staff representing 9 nationalities to India this week, to strengthen our existing partnerships and relationships and broker new ones. The trip underlines the growing importance of India as a partner region to Queen Mary.

New Report reveals innovative approaches by financial institutions can make a crucial difference to individuals affected by gambling-related harms.
15 February 2024

With a record number of people seeking help for problem gambling through the National Gambling Helpline last year, and the Gambling Commission’s new figures suggesting that as many as 1.3 million adults in Great Britain might experience gambling-related harms, new research from Queen Mary University of London reveals innovative and effective approaches by financial institutions to support affected individuals.

New treatment for a rare and aggressive cancer improves survival rates in breakthrough clinical trial
15 February 2024

An innovative treatment significantly increases the survival of people with malignant mesothelioma, according to results from a clinical trial led by Professor Peter Szlosarek from the Centre for Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology in Barts Cancer Institute.

Colin Bailey speaking to an audiencePrincipal Colin Bailey speaks at QS India Summit for Higher Education in Chennai 
14 February 2024

President and Principal of Queen Mary University of London, Professor Colin Bailey CBE, joined an expert panel at the QS India Summit for Higher Education in Chennai on Saturday 10 February. 

Blog: Investors do not care about physical climate risks
14 February 2024

Professor George Skiadopoulos, in the School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary University of London has written for 'Investment & Pensions Europe' on how investors only care about climate change risks when policymakers intervene, not about physical climate risks.

Improving type 2 diabetes diagnosis and monitoring among ethnic minority groups
13 February 2024

A new study into health inequalities in the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes amongst Black African, Caribbean, and some South Asian populations has begun in the Wolfson Institute of Population Health.

Clumped isotope data reveals hidden CO2 sink in ocean transform faults
12 February 2024

Professor Cedric John, Head of Data Science for the Environment and Sustainability at Queen Mary University of London, and his team played a pivotal role in a new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), uncovering a previously unknown aspect of the geological carbon cycle. 

Queen Mary signs agreement with Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science
9 February 2024

Queen Mary University of London is continuing to grow its network of higher education partners in India.

Queen Mary University London unveils a new Library to serve over 19,500 students and academics with first-class access to learning
9 February 2024

Queen Mary celebrates its extended Mile End Library, a sister building to the British Library.

Queen Mary secures £1.23 million for AI research from UKRI
8 February 2024

Out of a staggering 19 initiatives funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), Queen Mary University of London has secured a coveted spot among both the nine research hubs and the ten crucial scoping projects, receiving a substantial share of the £100 million investment in artificial intelligence (AI).

Similar in size and orbiting at a similar distance around Saturn, the moons Enceladus (left, diameter approx. 500 km) and Mimas (right, diameter approx. 400 km) have very different surfaces, seemingly reflecting incompatible internal conditions. And yet, both harbor an ocean of liquid water beneath their surfaces. Credit: Frédéric Durillon, Animea Studio | Observatoire de Paris - PSL, IMCCEMimas' surprise: tiny moon holds young ocean beneath icy shell
7 February 2024

Hidden beneath the heavily cratered surface of Mimas, one of Saturn's smallest moons, lies a secret: a global ocean of liquid water. 

UK Parliament Committee told vaping has ‘substantial potential’ to solve the problem of the harms caused by smoking
6 February 2024

Professor Peter Hajek from the Wolfson Institute of Population Health told the Parliamentary Health and Social Care Committee today that ‘Alternative products have substantial potential to solve the [smoking] problem for us’.

Bringing robotics into wine making
6 February 2024

New Queen Mary partnership with Extend Robotics and Saffron Grange vineyard seeks to revolutionise how high value crops are grown.

Exploring Feminism Through Cinema: ‘Dancing with Water’ film festival to debut at Queen Mary University of London
5 February 2024

‘Dancing with Water’, a unique film festival curated and programmed by Kiki Tianqi Yu, Senior Lecturer in Film at Queen Mary University of London, and Shan Tong, programmer for Beijing International Short Film Festival(BISFF). ‘Dancing with Water’ film festival is set to take place starting Sunday, 11 February, and will run through April 2024.

Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications make annual trip to Queen Mary ahead of 20-year celebrations
5 February 2024

Queen Mary University of London welcomed two delegations from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) on Monday 22 January. The first delegation was led by Prof Hongxiang Sun, Vice President of BUPT. The second included Programme Directors from the Joint Programme (JP) / Joint Institute (JEI) and was led by Prof Guo Li, Vice Dean of the International School of BUPT.

Professor Leslie, Gabriela Ramos and delegates at the UNESCO ForumQueen Mary’s Professor David Leslie galvanises support for a global AI Ethics Observatory at UNESCO in Slovenia. 
5 February 2024

Professor Leslie has warned of a ticking time bomb if governments and world leaders don’t proactively address the ethical issues around AI. 

Chemosensory tissue transcriptome evolution. Credit: Gwénaëlle Bontonou et. al./Nature CommunicationsA new study unravels the evolution of taste and smell in fruit flies
5 February 2024

A new study in Nature Communications unveils the hidden world of sensory evolution in fruit flies. By delving into the genes and cells behind their delicate noses and tongues, researchers have discovered surprising secrets about how these tiny insects adapt their senses to different environments. 

Study finds new treatment to reverse inflammation and arterial blockages in rheumatoid arthritis
5 February 2024

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have found that the molecule RvT4 enhances the body’s natural defences against atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Blog: Completed Dry January? Reading fiction can help newly sober mothers decide what’s next
2 February 2024

Kiera Vaclavik, Director of the Centre for Childhood Cultures at Queen Mary University of London, has written for 'The Conversation' on how reading fiction can help newly sober mothers decide what’s next after completing 'Dry January'

Queen Mary bolsters its successful apprenticeship programme with a new offer for 2025
2 February 2024

Queen Mary marks the start of Apprenticeship week with the announcement of new apprenticeship programmes. 

‘Rare positive result' in trial of new support intervention for people with dementia and their family carers
2 February 2024

Research led by Claudia Cooper, Professor of Psychological Medicine and lead of the Centre for Psychiatry and Mental Health in the Wolfson Institute of Public Health, shows that NIDUS-Family therapy helps people with dementia and their family carers attain their personal goals.    

National NHS BRCA gene testing to identify cancer risk early for people with Jewish ancestry
1 February 2024

NHS England have announced a new screening programme to provide genetic testing for tens of thousands of people with Jewish ancestry, who are more likely to carry BRCA gene faults that can increase risk of breast, ovarian, prostate and pancreatic cancers.

Blog: How Argentina’s protesters are responding to a new president who wants to end environmental protections and sell off natural resources
1 February 2024

Paula Serafini, Lecturer in Creative and Cultural Industries, in the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London, has written for 'The Conversation' on how Argentina’s protesters are responding to a new president who wants to end environmental protections and sell off natural resources

New clinic helps more patients in need of dental care
31 January 2024

More residents in north east London will have access to free dental care, thanks to a collaboration between Barts Health NHS Trust, Queen Mary University of London and Community Health Partnerships (CHP).

Colin Bailey delivering keynote speech in ShanghaiProfessor Colin Bailey delivers keynote on digital education at Shanghai conference, sharing Queen Mary’s expertise in leadership and innovation
31 January 2024

Queen Mary University of London President and Principal, Professor Colin Bailey CBE, delivered a keynote speech on digital education and spoke at a panel on Artificial Intelligence (AI) at the second World Digital Education Conference in Shanghai on Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 January 2024.  

Blog: The Zone of Interest: new Holocaust film powerfully lays bare the mechanisms of genocide
30 January 2024

Archie Wolfman , PhD Researcher in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film has written for 'The Conversation' on new Holocaust film: The Zone of Interest

Whistling Woods International visitQueen Mary welcomes Whistling Woods International to London
30 January 2024

On Tuesday 30 January, Queen Mary University of London welcomed a delegation from Whistling Woods International to our campus in Mile End.

Queen Mary and Sichuan University meetQueen Mary welcomes Sichuan University to campus for the first time since 2019
29 January 2024

Queen Mary University of London welcomed a delegation from Sichuan University to their London campus for the first time since 2019. 

Blog: Why the death penalty is incompatible with democracy
26 January 2024

Eric Heinze, Professor of Law and Humanities in the School of Law at Queen Mary University of London, has written for 'The Conversation' on why the death penalty is incompatible with democracy.

Queen Mary University of London and Imperial War Museums Institute forge pioneering collaboration to Illuminate history of the Second World War and the Holocaust
25 January 2024

The inaugural outcome of this collaboration will be two public-facing 'masterclasses' set to take place in March 2024. 

Blog: What a fair deal for ex-steelworkers would look like as the industry decarbonises
25 January 2024

Chris McLachlan, from the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London, has written for 'The Conversation' on the recent plans to cut almost 3,000 jobs at the UK’s largest steelworks.

Meet the Queen Mary team preventing measles outbreaks in east London
24 January 2024

As the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) declares a national incident following a measles outbreak in the West Midlands, we look at the work of the Clinical Effectiveness Group at Queen Mary, who are helping GPs to protect our local communities in east London.

Analysing DNA ‘tags’: new Epigenetics Hub set to advance early disease detection
24 January 2024

A £3m collaboration between researchers at Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust will investigate how the marks on DNA in blood can be used to detect a disease at an early stage.

STIM CINEMA: A new exhibition from Queen Mary University of London academic unveils a mesmerising fusion of Art and Stimming
23 January 2024

STIM CINEMA, a groundbreaking exhibition that transcends traditional boundaries, bringing together the realms of art and stimming

SNOLAB and Queen Mary collaborate on quantum technology workshop
23 January 2024

Queen Mary University of London's School of Physical and Chemical Sciences (SPCS) recently made waves in the quantum technology scene with a collaborative workshop held at SNOLAB, the deepest cleanest laboratory located 2.1 kilometers underground in a nickel mine near Sudbury, Ontario. 

Queen Mary's new cinema and arts lab launches with BAFTA 2024 nominated panel guest
22 January 2024

Over 500 people including students, staff, local community groups and many other members of our local community visited BLOC for its opening exhibition on Friday 19 January. 

Ignite your AI passion: a new summer research intensive placement supported by Google DeepMind Research Ready funding stream
19 January 2024

Queen Mary University of London is thrilled to announce the launch of the Research Ready Programme, a transformative initiative designed to empower the next generation of artificial intelligence (AI) talent. This intensive 6-week summer programme, running from June 17th to July 26th, 2024, will equip 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate students from underrepresented groups with the fundamental skills and knowledge to thrive in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science. Applications open January 22nd, 2024.  

A look back at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry's awards and prizes from 2023
19 January 2024

Our Faculty has incredible teams and fantastic researchers - this is a quick round up of just some of the awards and honours they received during 2023.

 

Blog: Q&A with Professor Hazel Screen: From bones to organ chips on Operation Ouch!
19 January 2024

Professor Hazel Screen of the School of Engineering and Materials Science recently took on a new challenge: explaining the fascinating world of organ-chips technology to the young audience of Operation Ouch! In this Q&A, we delve into Professor Screen's research, her experience on the show, and why organ-chips hold so much promise for the future of medicine. 

Universities from across the globe visit Queen Mary last term
19 January 2024

Over the autumn term we hosted a number of visits from different universities from across the globe.

New Queen Mary CENTRE FOR CANCER SCREENING, PREVENTION AND EARLY DIAGNOSIS
18 January 2024

The launch of the new Centre for Cancer Screening, Prevention and Early Diagnosis (CCSPED) at Queen Mary University of London heralds a step forward for world leading cancer research and education.

E-cigarettes help pregnant smokers quit without risks to pregnancy
17 January 2024

A new analysis of trial data on pregnant smokers, led by researchers at Queen Mary University of London, finds that the regular use of nicotine replacement products during pregnancy is not associated with adverse pregnancy events or poor pregnancy outcomes. 

Climate change is eroding the ability of the north Atlantic to produce fish. Image credit: Glynn Gorick.Climate change threatens fish supply: tiny phytoplankton, big consequences
15 January 2024

A new study published in Nature Communications reveals a hidden danger lurking beneath the waves: climate change is silently eroding the ocean's ability to provide fish, with even small declines in plankton leading to much bigger drops in fish stocks. 

Dr Halima Begum receives honorary degree at Queen Mary Graduation
12 January 2024

The final honorary degree of our winter graduation ceremonies was awarded to Dr Halima Begum, the next chief executive of Oxfam GB and current CEO of ActionAid UK, an international charity working with women and girls living in poverty.

People mingling at a Queen Mary eventFive research projects funded as part of Queen Mary partnership with Cornell University
11 January 2024

Five research projects that bring together academics from Queen Mary University of London and Cornell University will receive seed funding.  

Professor Stefan Krummaker signing memorandum of understanding with Maheen Gauri from IBA KarachiQueen Mary and Institute of Business Administration Karachi develop partnership to streamline students into masters programmes at the School of Business and Management
11 January 2024

Queen Mary University of London and the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi signed a memorandum of understanding in December in Pakistan.  

Landmark national study supports use of whole genome sequencing in standard cancer care
11 January 2024

In the largest study of its kind, scientists today report how combining health data with whole genome sequence (WGS) data in patients with cancer can help doctors provide more tailored care for their patients.

Queen Mary awards honorary degrees to two outstanding individuals
10 January 2024

Gareth Thomas and Professor Mark Wilson received honorary doctorates from Queen Mary University of London yesterday (9 January) as part of our winter graduation ceremonies.

Ofcom and Queen Mary University of London publish white paper on reflective surfaces in wireless networks
10 January 2024

Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, in collaboration with Queen Mary, has published a white paper exploring the potential role and spectrum-regulatory issues of reflective surfaces in future wireless networks. 

Queen Mary University of London study reveals genetic legacy of racial and gender hierarchies
9 January 2024

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have revealed how sociocultural factors, in addition to geography, play a significant role in shaping the genetic diversity of modern societies. The research published in eLife employed deep learning to unravel the intricate patterns of ancestry-related sex bias and assortative mating, revealing how societal structures have shaped the genetic diversity of this region. 

Blog: Why Taylor Swift belongs on English literature degree courses
3 January 2024

Clio Doyle, Lecturer in Early Modern Literature from the School of English and Drama has written for 'The Conversation' on why Taylor Swift belongs on English literature degree courses

Queen Mary's Dr Yuanwei Liu made IEEE Fellow for contributions to wireless communication technologies.
2 January 2024

This honor recognises Dr Liu's significant contributions to the fields of non-orthogonal multiple access technologies and wireless power transfer.

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