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Map of Africa News story: Largest ever genome study of Africans could lead to new disease treatments
31 October 2019

Analysis of the largest African genomic datasets ever collected could improve understanding of diseases and aid the search for treatments.

Being Human Festival 2019 News story: Queen Mary to get up close and personal for Being Human 2019
31 October 2019

Queen Mary University of London in collaboration with King’s College London, has created one of five festival hubs for Being Human 2019.

Street sign of Hackney News story: Study finds ‘cluster of disadvantage’ could explain ethnic differences in psychosis rates in some areas
30 October 2019

A study led by Queen Mary University of London researchers suggests a new explanation for particularly high rates of psychosis amongst Black and South Asian men in some inner city areas.

Picture of contraceptive pills News story: Catholic women reveal all about their sex lives in ‘ground-breaking’ new book
29 October 2019

A book authored by a lecturer at Queen Mary University of London tells a radical new story about sex and religion in the ‘swinging sixties’.

Two students look through microscopes News story: £20m investment in future bioscience researchers
29 October 2019

The London Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Partnership, known as LIDo, has received a further five years' funding from the UKRI Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

 

 

Credit: Pixabay News story: Chicks born with ability to distinguish and avoid different dangers
28 October 2019

Chicks are born with the knowledge to flee from predators rather than learning it from experience, according to a study by University of Trento and Queen Mary University of London.

New medical school building in Malta News story: Queen Mary opens the doors on a new medical school building in Malta
28 October 2019

The new medical school building at Queen Mary University of London’s Malta campus opened today. It provides Queen Mary students and staff of its Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry with a state-of-the-art facility for teaching and study of the University’s MBBS medical degree.

Professor Lars Chittka News story: Queen Mary’s ‘rock and roll’ professor nominated for $100,000 research award
24 October 2019

Professor Lars Chittka’s research on the cognitive ability of insects has been nominated for the prestigious Frontiers Spotlight Award worth $100,000.

 

Crusoe and His Consequences News story: Exploring the life and work of Daniel Defoe
24 October 2019

A new book by a Professor at Queen Mary University of London provides the most comprehensive insight into Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe to date.

Credit:Pixabay News story: New DeepMind scholarships launch at Queen Mary to encourage more women in AI
24 October 2019

Leading British artificial intelligence (AI) company DeepMind has made a generous gift in support of female graduate students studying AI at Queen Mary University of London. Queen Mary’s AI programme is supported by the Institute of Coding (IoC) and forms part of the AI Industrial Master’s programme that is being led by government’s Office for AI.

Sheila Gupta News story: Queen Mary appoints VP for People, Culture and Inclusion
21 October 2019

Sheila Gupta MBE has been appointed by Queen Mary University of London as its new Vice-Principal for People, Culture and Inclusion.

News story: Authority and Populism in the age of Trump
18 October 2019

Brexit and the election of Donald Trump in 2016 appeared to confirm that right-wing populism is gaining strength across the world. Queen Mary’s Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences considered what lessons can be learned from countries facing far-right movements.

William Harvey Day 2019 News story: Latest medical research celebrated at William Harvey Day 2019
18 October 2019

William Harvey Day 2019 saw hundreds of attendees gather to celebrate the best of research at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

Credit: Pixabay News story: Croissant making inspires renewable energy solution
18 October 2019

The art of croissant making has inspired researchers from Queen Mary University of London to find a solution to a sustainable energy problem.

Engaged Toilet News story: Academic researchers seeking constipated people for study
17 October 2019

Research scientists at Queen Mary University of London are looking for people who are chronically constipated to help develop understanding of the condition and possibly improve treatments.

Rory Stewart News story: In conversation with Rory Stewart MP
17 October 2019

Rory Stewart MP has taken part in a special In Conversation event at the Mile End Institute at Queen Mary University of London where he discussed the UK political system, responsibilities of government and public expectations for the role of Mayor of London.

Neurodegenerative diseases News story: Study suggests a protein could play key role in neurodegenerative diseases
17 October 2019

Research led by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Seville around one protein’s role in regulating brain inflammation could improve our understanding of neurodegenerative diseases.

National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico City News story: Queen Mary ‘sandpit’ workshop with the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico results in research project to tackle air pollution in Mexico City
14 October 2019

Air pollution is a chronic problem in large cities all over the world, but an intensive ‘sandpit’ joint multidisciplinary research workshop on Smart Cities between Queen Mary University of London and the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico City has produced a research project which aims to reduce exposure to this toxic threat.

Dr Philippa Williams News story: Dr Philippa Williams honoured with prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize
14 October 2019

Senior Lecturer in Geography, Dr Philippa Williams, has been formally recognised as a world-leading academic for her research on geographies of peace, everyday politics and digital life in India, and has been awarded the prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize.

Language Unlimited News story: Queen Mary academic publishes book exploring the source of language’s endless creativity
11 October 2019

Professor David Adger of the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film, has published a new book which explores the idea that grammar is the element of language that gives humans the creativity and imagination to be so successful (or disastrous) as a species.

Synergi News story: Role of race highlighted in research for World Mental Health Day
10 October 2019

A consultation involving 221 people – including service users and carers – has found that addressing racism is the number one priority to reduce ethnic inequalities in severe mental illness.

Tarhan and Natalia News story: Two Queen Mary students were highly commended ‘Volunteer Heroes‘ at this year’s St John Ambulance Everyday Heroes Awards
9 October 2019

The two students, who gave CPR to a stranger on their way home from a night out last December, were highly commended in the ‘Volunteer Hero’ category at the 2019 St John Ambulance Everyday Heroes Awards.

Robert Saunder's Yes to Europe News story: Queen Mary academic awarded prestigious literary prize
9 October 2019

Dr Robert Saunders from Queen Mary University of London’s School of History has won the Morris D. Forkosch Prize for his latest book Yes to Europe! The 1975 Referendum and Seventies Britain.

Sir Peter Ratcliffe News story: Queen Mary alumnus Sir Peter Ratcliffe awarded Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
9 October 2019

Sir Peter Ratcliffe, who qualified as a doctor in 1978 from one of Queen Mary’s founding institutions - St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School - has been jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries of how cells sense and adapt to oxygen availability.

Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice News story: Queen Mary Professor becomes the only London academic to be elected into prestigious Law society
8 October 2019

Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice from Queen Mary’s School of Law has been elected to the Institut de Droit International, one of the most prestigious distinctions for scholars specialising in private and public international law.

Professor Miles Ogborn News story: New book by Queen Mary academic offers fresh insights into transatlantic slavery
8 October 2019

The Freedom of Speech: Talk and Slavery in the Anglo-Caribbean World, by Miles Ogborn, Professor of Geography at Queen Mary University of London, will be launched on 10 October 2019.

FIRED-Up 2019 News story: Faculty of Science and Engineering firing-up for industry engagement day
8 October 2019

The Faculty of Science and Engineering will be showcasing its research excellence to innovative companies with a focus on research and development, at the 2019 Faculty Industrial Research Engagement Day (FIRED-Up).

The Dynamics of Regional Migration Management News story: Book authored by Queen Mary academic sheds new light on migration
8 October 2019

Dr Marcia Vera-Espinoza of the School of Geography has published a new book which provides an in-depth analysis of how states cooperate with each other in aspects of international migration.

2019 Progress 1000 News story: Leading Queen Mary people named as London’s most influential
8 October 2019

Numerous Queen Mary academics, alumni and students, from across the University’s schools and institutions, have been recognised as London’s most influential people, in the Evening Standard’s 2019 Progress 1000 list.

President and Principal, Professor Colin Bailey, speaking in Mexico News story: Queen Mary strengthens links with Mexico
8 October 2019

Professor Colin Bailey, President and Principal, was in Mexico last week for a visit designed to strengthen links between Queen Mary University of London and government and higher education institutions in the country.