Boiled alive and torn limb from limb - is it time we took seriously the question of whether invertebrates like squid, octopus and lobsters suffer?
This week's New Scientist features an article on the topic with QUB scientist, Professor Robert Elwood.
Come along to the Queen's University Postgraduate Open Day on 27 February 2014.
The day will run from 11am to 3pm in the Whitla Hall and International and Postgraduate Student Centre (IPSC). It will offer you the perfect opportunity to find out as much as you can about full-time and part-time postgraduate courses available at our School.
You will be able to meet staff and students and get an insight into what life as a postgraduate student is really like.
Take advantage of the accommodation tours on the day and experience the many facilities and services available.
For further information and registration please visit Postgraduate Open Day
In this week's episode of 'Off the Beaten Track' Christine Bleakley visits Strangford Lough and the programme features our own Karen Mooney and Emma Gorman talking about EnAlgae.
Tune in on Friday Nov 22nd at 22.40 hrs on UTV: https://www.itv.com/itvplayer/off-the-beaten-track
The University has been awarded five scholarships for taught MSc Programmes (all within the School of Biological Sciences) through the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme. This is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (with funding from DFID) and Queen’s University to support students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom.
The awards are available to students taking the following one year Master's degree programmes in 2014/15:
It is a two-step process: Candidates apply for admission to the Queen's course and also must complete an online application for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship scheme via the Commission's EAS portal.
Details of the application process and criteria for the 2014 Commonwealth Shared Scholarship (DFID) awards can be found at: http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/PostgraduateCentre/PostgraduateFunding/InternationalProspectiveTaughtStudents/
Queen’s University is delighted to introduce a brand new SCHOLARSHIPS PLUS AWARD
scheme for 2014 entry. You can choose between:
Scholarship awards up to £2,500 are available and apply to each year of study. [More...]
A one year, fully funded MPhil by Research is available within the Institute for Global Food Security.
The project is to develop a rapid biosensor based test capable of detecting a range of antibiotic residues in milk. The project will be based in the world famous ASSET Technology Centre, David Keir Building and will be supervised by Professor Chris Elliott and Dr Katrina Campbell.
The project is due to commence October 2014.
Full training in the development of sensor based assays will be given.
Applicants must have at least a 2.1 in a Biological Science or related degree.
The Scholarship includes full fees (EU student) and a £1000 per month, tax free stipend.
For further information please contact Prof Elliott (email@example.com).
The School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s has been awarded the prestigious Athena SWAN Gold award in recognition of its outstanding progress in promoting gender equality and addressing the unequal representation of women in science. It is the first School of Biological Sciences in the UK to achieve this prestigious award, with Queen’s becoming one of only three UK universities to hold a Gold departmental award.
The Athena SWAN Charter was introduced in 2005 to advance the representation of women in science, engineering and technology and to address gender inequalities and improve career progression for female academics. The Athena SWAN awards recognise and celebrate good practice in recruiting, retaining and promoting women. More...
Athena SWAN awards announced (November 2012 submissions)
Tesco Chief Executive, Philip Clarke officially launched Queen’s new Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) which will improve global food safety through the establishment of an international ‘food-fortress’ in Belfast.
An investment of over £33m from Queen’s will see the Institute play a key role in national and global efforts to provide the world’s growing population with a sustainable, safe and secure supply of high quality food. [More... ]
Tesco CEO launches the new Institute - video
Please visit the Institute for Global Food Security web site.