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Scientists discover three new genetic variants linked to male breast cancer

Health | 12 August, 2020

A team of researchers from Queen’s and The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London have discovered three new genetic changes that increase the risk of breast cancer in men, in the world’s largest genetic study of the causes of male breast cancer.

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Queen’s University Belfast’s Widening Participation Unit Reaches Nearly 300 Pupils

UNIVERSITY NEWS | 12 August, 2020

The Widening Participation Unit (WPU) at Queen’s has, since Spring 2020, reached nearly 300 pupils across Northern Ireland through its Pathway Opportunity and Senior Academy Programmes.

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Queen’s awarded funding to develop new initiative to enhance life science sector and boost economy

11 August, 2020

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced today (11 August) that Queen’s University Belfast has been selected as one of 17 recipients to receive up to £50k each to lead development of a new regional research consortium.

New research shows pine martens predate on non-native grey squirrels more than native red squirrels

10 August, 2020

New research by Queen’s University Belfast shows that native European pine martens (Martes martes) predate on non-native grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) significantly more than red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris).

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Shaping A Better World: 2020 And Beyond


Amidst this period of global change and uncertainty, academics at Queen’s are at the heart of local, national and international efforts to expand our knowledge of the pandemic and in helping society to comprehend a way forward.

Vibrant academic debate and discussion continues at Queen’s, virtually. Here we share a range of recent virtual conferences, podcasts and articles.

Shaping a Better World: 2020 and beyond
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Building a better future

CSIT international and local impact

The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s University is being used by the UK Government as a case study on how investment in research, development and innovation can deliver economic impact to the surrounding area and beyond.
CSIT aims to couple major research breakthroughs in the field of secure information technologies, with a unique model of innovation to drive economic and societal impact, and achieves this through world-class research, new value and venture creation and entrepreneurial approach in the area of cyber security.

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New book on the stock market by Management School

Boom and Bust
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Culture, Language & Arts

Queen’s academics admitted to the British Academy

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Pine martens predate on grey squirrels more than red

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Coating to reduce catheter pain and risk of infection

New antimicrobial coating
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English Heritage visits Queen’s

Future research
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Science and technology

Powerful plasma accelerator closer to becoming reality



Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton appointed Chancellor of Queen’s University

Secretary Clinton, who received an honorary doctorate from Queen’s in October 2018, will become the University’s 11th and first female Chancellor.
Accepting the position, Secretary Clinton, said: “It is a great privilege to become the Chancellor of Queen’s University, a place I have great fondness for and have grown a strong relationship with over the years. The University is making waves internationally for its research and impact and I am proud to be an ambassador and help grow its reputation for excellence.”
Secretary Clinton will serve as the University’s new Chancellor, for a period of five years, with effect from 1 January 2020.

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