News Archive 2019
New study led by an IGFS researcher has found that men whose diets include statins - medicine used to lower blood cholesterol - may have a reduced risk of developing a more lethal form of prostate cancer
Researchers at IGFS have developed a highly innovative enzyme biomarker test that has the potential to indicate diseases and bacterial contamination.
The EIT Food team at IGFS recently hosted its second, annual workshop for small and medium enterprise (SME) businesses with a focus on the challenges facing agriculture
Researchers from Queen’s have questioned the World Health Organisation’s blanket classification of processed meat as carcinogenic after finding significant evidence gaps between processed meat treated with nitrites and nitrite-free processed meat
Researchers at Queen's and Western University have recorded the second ever evidence of transatlantic movement for the endangered marine fish basking sharks
Researchers from the School of Biological Sciences and IGFS have found noise pollution is threatening the survival of more than 100 different species
Researchers have discovered that pine martens (Martes martes) are more adaptable in terms of diet than previously thought
Food retail around the British Isles is facing “severe headwinds” according to former Waitrose supermarket MD Lord Mark Price, who delivered the George Scott Robertson Memorial Lecture at Riddel Hall last night
Scientists from IGFS and other parts of Queen's and from AFBI converged recently to discuss the evolution of the formal partnership between the two organisations
Two scientists from the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast have been selected to participate in pioneering, international research in the area of nutrition, preventive medicine and public health
The recent Food Allergy, Human, Analytical & Regulatory Implications Conference brought together a wide group of stakeholders to discuss the risk management of food allergies in the supply chain and the regulation and enforcement of food safety
The concept of farmers as “custodians of the environment” may be new, but it is crucial for creating a food-secure future for a global population, a leading commentator has argued
IGFS and the Coalition of Aid Agencies in NI (CADA) announce the event, Table for 10 Billion: How to Achieve a Food-Secure World, as part of the inaugural One World Festival
A leading British businessman and politician will consider the future of the UK food and agri-food industries at the George Scott Robertson (GSR) Memorial Lecture, on Wednesday 6 November
Non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cancer, obesity, Alzheimer’s and coronary disease account for the single-largest burden on the public purse in the UK – an estimated £148bn per annum – according to a prominent nutritionist.
A number of courses delivered through the School of Biological Sciences and IGFS have recently been awarded professional accreditation by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) as well as the Royal Society of Biology
The genome sequencing of the wild Brown Trout – a significant milestone in conservation biology – has been completed by an international team of scientists, including from the Institute for Global Food Security
A paper just published in the leading peer-reviewed Journal of Fish Biology looks at the current numbers and genetic diversity of brown trout populations in Southwest Scotland.
A review paper recently published in the leading peer-reviewed Journal of Fish Biology has unearthed new evidence on how genes and the environment determine the movements of brown trout.
Internationally leading figures from the worlds of nutrition, health and agriculture will gather at Queen’s to discuss the opportunity to join up food, farming and diet to improve public-health outcomes for a growing population.
Scientists from Queen's Marine Lab have discovered that the scaly-foot snail or as it’s otherwise known, the sea pangolin, is the first species at risk of extinction due to potential deep sea mining by humans.
Noise pollution is making it difficult for birds to communicate with each other and it could lead to a severe decline in numbers, new research from IGFS has found.
A big welcome to Dr Simon Cameron, who has been awarded a prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowship – one of only nine awarded across the University in the latest round.
IGFS is delighted to announced its new International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) ahead of the group’s inaugural visit to Queen’s University this week.
A cutting-edge laboratory investigating a new technology and its ability to reduce harmful chemicals and antibiotics in the food chain – and lessen the threat of anti-microbial resistance (AMR) – has been launched.
Queen's University Belfast is delighted to welcome Professor Aedin Cassidy as Director of Interdisciplinary Research at IGFS. She will take up the role on 1 September 2019.
The regeneration of Derry/Londonderry’s riverside area into a scientific research, agricultural, entertainment and tourism facility, along the lines of the Eden Project in Cornwall, would cost around £65million.
Intriguing – and unpredicted – gender differences in the social-play behaviour of young pigs, with links to aggression later in life, have been uncovered by new research from IGFS.
Professor Brendan Gilmore has been announced as the Director of the Centre for Plasma in Agri-Food (AgriPlas), which has been established within the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s - watch our video to find out more about the centre.
The M&S CEO, Steve Rowe, has delivered the annual KPMG Lecture at Queen's Management School where he announced a new student placement programme.
Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock MP, has held discussions with IGFS academics and representatives from the NI food industry during a visit to Queen's.
IGFS has been awarded 6.1 million euros, in collaboration with 11 other global partner universities and institutions, to develop a test to identify harmful chemicals that affect female fertility.
Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, moderate in nuts, fish and alcohol and low in meat and full-fat dairy is associated with better cognitive performance in middle age, according to a new study led by an IGFS researcher.
IGFS is to host a doctoral training programme in partnership with Belfast-based international agri-tech company Devenish, offering two PhD studentships in research areas at the cutting edge of agri-food innovation.
A ground-breaking project at Queen’s to turn non-edible food waste into new forms of packaging – in a bid to reduce plastic – has attracted substantial investment via IGFS in a highly competitive European funding competition.