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Europe is on lockdown due to coronavirus Blog: The world had the tools to prevent the coronavirus pandemic – why weren’t they used?
3 April 2020

Professor Sophie Harman, Professor of International Politics with the School of History, wrote an opinion piece for New Statesman, about the lack of political will and investment in preparing for a pandemic like coronavirus.

An illustration of a pandemic in medieval Europe Blog: How pandemic shattered the harmony of medieval Europe’s diverse cities
3 April 2020

Professor Miri Rubin, Professor of Medieval and Early Modern History with the School of History, wrote an opinion piece for The Conversation, about the impact of historic pandemics on medieval Europe.

A cyclist wearing a facemask cycles past Parliament Blog: What exactly is the government’s coronavirus strategy?
3 April 2020

Professor David McCoy, Professor of Global Public Health, wrote an opinion piece for the Centre for Health and the Public Interest about the government's strategy against COVID-19 and whether it is taking the right approach. It is republished here on behalf of the Queen Mary Global Policy Institute.

Blog: Coronavirus: country comparisons are pointless unless we account for these biases in testing
2 April 2020

Dr Magda Osman, Reader in Experimental Psychology, with the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, and Professor Norman Fenton, Professor of Computer Science, Professor Martin Neil, Professor of Computer Science and Statistics, and Mr Scott Mclachlan, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, with the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, co-wrote an opinion piece for The Conversation, about the flaws in comparing countries on coronavirus.

A graphic depicting diverse people wearing face masks News story: Queen Mary research calls for an intersectional view of the coronavirus pandemic
2 April 2020

Queen Mary University of London's Global Policy Institute has published joint research with the University of Melbourne which argues that sex and gender analysis alone will not paint a full picture of the impact of coronavirus, and that an intersectional view of the outbreak considering different social categorisations is needed.

News story: Staff and students volunteer to protect their communities
1 April 2020

Staff and students from Queen Mary have stepped up to volunteer in efforts to support and protect their communities during the Covid-19 crisis.

Professor Charles Knight News story: Queen Mary professor to lead new NHS Nightingale Hospital
1 April 2020

Charles Knight, Professor of Cardiology at Queen Mary University of London and Consultant Cardiologist at Barts Health NHS Trust, has been announced as the Chief Executive of the new NHS Nightingale Hospital London.

A cigarette being smoked. Credit: iStock/Altayb News story: Screening of zebrafish identifies gene involved in human nicotine addiction
30 March 2020

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have shown that zebrafish can provide genetic clues to smoking, a complex human behaviour 

Students sitting exams Blog: Don’t worry about cancelled exams – research shows we should switch to teacher assessment permanently
27 March 2020

Dr Margherita Malanchini, Lecturer in Psychology, with the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, co-wrote an opinion piece for The Conversation, about the positive evidence supporting a switch from exams to teacher assessments permanently.

A Queen Mary award for community engagement News story: Queen Mary’s commitment to its community reaffirmed through partnership in the Civic University Network
27 March 2020

Queen Mary University of London’s status as a civic university, committed to supporting its local, national and international community, has been cemented today with founding partnership of a new national network.

Elderly man receiving assistance during isolation News story: Coronavirus: UK researchers and educators suggest recruitment and training programme for community healthcare workers could help the most vulnerable
26 March 2020

An emergency programme to train thousands of community health workers could help vulnerable groups during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new comment piece published in The Lancet.

News story: Queen Mary trains final year medical students to help NHS fight coronavirus
25 March 2020

Queen Mary University of London has trained 18 final-year medical students to immediately support the NHS in the fight against coronavirus.

Dr Rosemary Clyne, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London News story: Queen Mary academic wins teaching excellence award
24 March 2020

Dr Rosemary Clyne, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London, has received the prestigious 2021 Teaching Excellence Award from the Biochemical Society.

A patient having a blood test News story: Queen Mary researchers lead in UK first tuberculosis screening for migrants
24 March 2020

For the first time in the UK, Queen Mary researchers are leading clinics at Barts Health NHS Trust to offer latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) screening for pregnant migrants in antenatal care.

Three-spined Stickleback. Credit: Hadot/iStock.com News story: Are epigenetics really the silver bullet against climate change?
23 March 2020

Species use ‘natural’, epigenetic mechanisms to adapt to their environments but these responses may not be enough to help them cope with climate change, according to new research involving scientists from Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Parliament faced unprecedented attacks throughout Brexit according to report co-authored by Queen Mary academics
23 March 2020

The report, Parliament and Brexit, includes chapters written by Professor Tim Bale and Dr Daniel Gover from Queen Mary University of London’s School of Politics and International Relations.

Signing an online petition via mobile Blog: Covid-19 and the transition period
19 March 2020

Professor Tim Bale, Professor of Politics, with the School of Politics and International Relations, wrote an opinion piece for The UK in a changing Europe, about the lack of support for an online petition to delay the Brexit transition period following the coronavirus pandemic.

NHS. Credit: NHS News story: Sharp rise in NHS negligence claims for lack of informed consent
19 March 2020

Negligence claims against the NHS due to failure to inform patients before they consent to procedures have spiralled up since a landmark legal ruling in 2015, a new study has found. 

A woman offers help to a homeless man Blog: Coronavirus: to avoid major humanitarian fallout, UK must act urgently
18 March 2020

Professor Sophie Harman, Professor of International Politics, with the School of Politics and International Relations, wrote an opinion piece for The Conversation about the vulnerability of the UK's welfare system in facing up to the coronavirus.

Schematic of the microscopic interactions between active particles (green) and a passive tracer (blue) News story: Mathematicians develop new theory to explain real-world randomness
18 March 2020

Einstein’s theory of Brownian motion, which describes the random movement of particles in fluids, is widely used to model randomness throughout science. However, this revolutionary model only works when a fluid is static, or at equilibrium.

 

An illustration of people wearing face masks to avoid viral transmission Blog: Coronavirus: sequencing the DNA of patients screened for coronavirus might save lives
17 March 2020

Professor Richard Buggs, Professor of Evolutionary Genomics, and Professor Richard Nichols, Professor of Genetics, both with the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, co-wrote an opinion piece for The Conversation about sequencing the DNA of patients screened for coronavirus to help save lives.

Postgraduate student Lei Tan presenting at the STEM for BRITAIN event News story: Queen Mary student takes research to Parliament
16 March 2020

Queen Mary postgraduate student Lei Tan attended parliament to present her research to politicians and scientific experts as part of the STEM for BRITAIN event.  

Coronavirus advice for Queen Mary University of London studentsCoronavirus advice and updates
16 March 2020

This page has moved. You can find our latest coronavirus advice and updates at www.qmul.ac.uk/coronavirus

News story: Sadiq Khan on course for Mayoral election victory according to latest poll from Queen Mary’s Mile End Institute
10 March 2020

Sadiq Khan remains on course for a comfortable victory in this year's London Mayoral election, according to the latest poll from the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London.

Action on Salt poster on the salt content of bread News story: Queen Mary’s Action on Salt finds ‘healthy’ plant-based meals are actually drowning in salt
10 March 2020

New research by Action on Salt (based at Queen Mary University of London and Bart’s Hospital) have exposed the shocking reality of many ‘healthy’ sounding plant-based and vegan meals  being served at UK restaurants, fast food and coffee chains.

A stop Brexit sign in the window of a village house Blog: Brexit has made town twinning a battleground – but it’s always been political
6 March 2020

Dr Holly Ryan, Lecturer in International Political Sociology with the School of Politics and International Relations has written an opinion piece for The Conversation about the concept of twinning towns and cities.

Queen Mary to launch innovative doctoral training programme in Data Science and Engineering News story: Queen Mary to launch innovative doctoral training programme in Data Science and Engineering
6 March 2020

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) have awarded £1.6m funding to Queen Mary University of London for a programme to encourage people from non-academic backgrounds to pursue doctoral training.

Image showing microwave sensor technology system measuring drop of blood News story: Researchers use microwaves to measure signs of dehydration
5 March 2020

A new study involving scientists from Queen Mary University of London and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has successfully used microwaves to measure blood-based molecules known to be influenced by dehydration.

The signing ceremony at Kaplan International College London News story: Queen Mary becomes first Russell Group university in London to partner with Kaplan International Pathways
5 March 2020

Kaplan International Pathways and Queen Mary University of London have signed a partnership agreement for Kaplan to recruit and prepare international students for entry to a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes at Queen Mary. The first intake will be September 2020, with the first cohort of students progressing to the University in September 2021.

Picture depicting a medieval city. Credit: Oxford University Press News story: New book provides fresh insight into city life in the Middle Ages
4 March 2020

Cities of Strangers by Professor Miri Rubin from Queen Mary University of London’s School of History provides a unique insight into life in European towns and cities between 1000 and 1500.