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Research partnerships

Entrepreneurship, innovation and engagement are an embedded part of our research culture. Supported by our Research Highways, we have a clear and disciplined focus on global and local economic and societal impact.

Queen Mary is a leading, research-intensive university. The University has been ranked joint 7th in the UK for the quality of its research (REF 2021).

We encourage our research community to collaborate across the world, maintaining an agile approach to individual and research group partnerships.

Air quality stations

An international team of researchers, including from Queen Mary, discovered that thousands of ambient air quality monitoring stations around the world are unwittingly recording more than just atmospheric pollutants and dust: they are also likely collecting biodiversity data in the form of environmental DNA (eDNA). 

This offers a potential solution for a global problem of how to measure biodiversity at a massive scale.

Mpox symptoms identified

An international collaboration of clinicians led by Queen Mary University of London identified new clinical symptoms in people infected with mpox, formerly known as monkeypox.

The joint findings will improve future diagnosis, help to slow the spread of infection and help the international community prioritise the limited global supply of mpox vaccines and treatments to communities most at risk. 

Mpox symptoms identified

Ethiopian farmers and the effects of climate change

With climate change accelerating, the delicate balance which has allowed Ethiopian crop farmers to feed their families year-round is being disrupted.

Scientists from Queen Mary, the University of Greenwich and Kew Gardens worked together and visited the region to learn more about how local crops exist in their current environment, and to see how farmers could adapt their processes to better withstand the effects of climate change.

The team also worked closely with partners from Addis Ababa University, Hawassa University and the Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute.

Ethiopian farmers and the effects of climate change

Protecting Madagascar's biodiversity

Researchers from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Queen Mary University of London, and partners from over 50 global organisations have undertaken a major review of Madagascar’s extraordinary biodiversity.

Bringing together the most up to date resources and using cutting-edge techniques to predict conservation status, the team evaluated the threats facing terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity and looked at future opportunities for conservation and restoration.

Protecting Madagascar's biodiversity

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