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HEALTH | 21 October, 2021

Scientists from Queen’s University Belfast have developed a computer-aided data tool that could improve treatment for a range of illnesses.

RCN Awards 2021
HEALTH | 13 October, 2021

Third-year mental health nursing student Mairead Ryan has been awarded Nursing Student of the year at the prestigious RCN Nursing Awards 2021.

ENVIRONMENT | 13 October, 2021

New research at Queen’s University highlights the impact that microplastics are having on hermit crabs, which play an important role in balancing the marine ecosystem. 

Fishing is still carried out in the same traditional way that harvested the oysters more than 160 years ago in the Muar River and involves free diving and collecting the fish by hand one by one
SCIENCE | 12 October 2021 | 12 October, 2021

A Queen’s University Belfast researcher who led a team which discovered a rare new species of oyster is working on a biodiversity project with academics in Malaysia to ensure that it is protected.

Professor Jose Bengoechea
Health and Wellbeing | 7 October, 2021

An Expert Committee has been established to lead the analysis and interpretation of ideas submitted by the public as part of the Creating Our Future campaign.

HEALTH | 1 October, 2021

The young health professionals of tomorrow will benefit from the latest developments in healthcare innovation thanks to a donation from the John Wilson Memorial Trust to Queen’s University Belfast.

SCIENCE | 21 September, 2021

Researchers from Queen’s University are part of an international team who will use a newly secured grant of around €1 million to develop synthetic tendon and ligament implants modelled on embryonic tendons.

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14 September, 2021

A UK-wide study, led by Queen’s University Belfast, has shown how a new surveillance pathway for people with stable diabetic eye disease is safe and cost-saving, freeing up ophthalmologists to evaluate and treat people requiring urgent care.

Science | 8 September, 2021

Amphibian foam has been used in drug delivery for the first time by researchers, which could help to combat the rise of antimicrobial resistance.

31 August, 2021

New research led by Queen’s University Belfast has shown that dogs can predict epileptic seizures, offering a warning sign to owners that has the potential to save lives.

Dr John King
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 31 August, 2021

Queen's is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr John King, Chair of the University Foundation Board.

HEALTH | 25 August, 2021

New research led by Queen’s University Belfast indicates that urgent action is required to reduce the number of road traffic accidents which can be attributed to poor vision.

HEALTH | 24 August, 2021

A major UK clinical trial led by Queen’s University Belfast has shown how a new approach to reduce the use of mechanical ventilation can greatly improve outcomes for critically ill infants and children.

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Health | 5 August, 2021

A new study by Queen’s University Belfast highlights how new ways to objectively assess stress help to predict the physical “wear and tear” often associated with the natural ageing process.

HEALTH | 30 July, 2021

New research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found that colorectal cancer costs Europe a staggering €19.1 billion (£16.3 billion) per year.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
30 July, 2021

CanStaging⁺, a user-friendly tool aimed at facilitating the recording of comparable cancer staging data worldwide, has been launched.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
GRADUATION | 29 July, 2021

Alanna Morrison, 21, from Banbridge will graduate today (Thursday 29 July) with a BSc Degree in Microbiology from the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast.

SCIENCE | 29 July, 2021

Research led by Queen’s University Belfast has shown that invasive species, such as the grey squirrel, European rabbit and Japanese knotweed, have cost the UK economy over £5 billion over the past 40-50 years.

HEALTH | 26 July, 2021

Queen’s University, University of Edinburgh and University of Liverpool have been awarded over £7.1 million from the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP) as part of a new health consortium.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
HEALTH | 21 July, 2021

Professor Emeritus Henry Halliday from Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the highest honour bestowed by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health - the James Spence Medal - for his outstanding contributions to neonatal care.

Elizabeth Buick
GRADUATION | 20 July, 2021

Elizabeth Buick aged 49 from Newtownabbey will graduate today (Tuesday 20 July) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Adult Nursing from Queen’s University Belfast.

Madina Sharifova
GRADUATION | 19 July, 2021

Madina arrived in Belfast from Azerbaijan aged just 16 and is graduating today (Monday 19 July) with a First Class Honours in Biomedical Sciences, aged 19.

Alison and Emma McAllen
GRADUATION | 19 July, 2021

Sisters Alison (28) and Emma McAllen (23) from Cookstown will both graduate today with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medicine from the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen’s.

CMO Sir Michael McBride is appointed Honorary Professor of Practice at Queen’s
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 19 July, 2021

Professor Sir Michael McBride has been awarded the honorary title of Professor of Practice in Public Health Medicine from Queen’s University Belfast in recognition of his contribution to healthcare leadership, education and research.

HEALTH | 16 June, 2021

Precision Medicine Centre (PMC) at Queen’s will partner with Sonrai Analytics in a programme to deliver a transformational tool in cancer diagnostics.

HEALTH | 3 June, 2021

A Queen’s University Belfast research team is leading an international study on COVID-19 Antibody Response in Cystic Fibrosis (CAR-CF).

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
HEALTH | 1 June, 2021

Work led by DATA-CAN, the UK’s Health Data Research Hub for Cancer, whose Scientific Director is Professor Mark Lawler, Professor of Digital Health at Queen’s University Belfast, has received a major UK award.

RECOGNITION | 1 June, 2021

Chris Elliott, Professor of Food Safety from the School of Biological Sciences and founder of the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast has received a prestigious Agilent Thought Leader Award.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
RECOGNITION | 31 May, 2021

Dr Julia Miskelly from Queen’s has been recognised by UKRI as having a job that ‘changes the world’ as part of their ‘101 jobs campaign’ which highlights some of the many roles that contribute to the success of the research and innovation system.

SCIENCE | 20 May, 2021

New research led by Queen’s University Belfast has shown the zebrafish could help humans reach Mars by understanding how a form of hibernation, known as induced torpor (a state of reduced metabolic activity) may provide radio-protective effects.

HEALTH | 19 May, 2021

In a groundbreaking first, research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found thousands of ‘Achilles Heels’ or ‘cancer vulnerabilities’ in an analysis of more than 700 different cancer cell types.

HEALTH | 13 May, 2021

Researchers are set to test innovative approaches to a major new UK-wide study that will follow babies born in the 2020s over many decades to understand how societal circumstances and events affect them.

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HEALTH | 12 May, 2021

This International Nurses Day Queen’s University Belfast, The Open University and Ulster University have come together to celebrate the diversity of the nursing profession and promote nursing as a career for all.

HEALTH | 10 May, 2021

Nearly one million cancer cases in Europe are being missed due to Covid-19, according to new data presented today by the European Cancer Organisation (E.C.O) Special Network on Covid-19 and Cancer, co-chaired by Professor Mark Lawler.

HEALTH | 4 May, 2021

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast are studying how people aged 50 years and older across Northern Ireland have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

HEALTH | 15 April, 2021

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast are conducting three new research projects which will study the various factors affecting brain health as we age.

HEALTH | 26 March, 2021

Professor Mark Lawler has received the prestigious ‘Irish Association for Cancer Research Outstanding Contribution to Cancer Medicine and Research’ Award.

HEALTH | 22 March, 2021

A collaboration between researchers at Queen’s University and industry experts, Almac Sciences, a member of the Almac Group, has been supported by more than £2 million of funding to accelerate a programme of biocatalyst research and development.

SCIENCE | 22 March, 2021

Research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found that the risk of extinction among amphibians – the most endangered animals on the planet – increases for species of smaller body size as their females produce fewer babies per birth.

SCIENCE | 18 March, 2021

Over the past year, we have been shown the psychological damage that lockdown can have on human wellbeing. New research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found that “livestock lockdown” may also damage emotional wellbeing in dairy cows.

HEALTH | 16 March, 2021

Today (Tuesday 16 March) leading health officials have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to reinvigorate and re-prioritise the Ireland–Northern Ireland–NCI Cancer Consortium (The All-Ireland Cancer Consortium (AICC)).

Nursing palliative care hands
HEALTH | 16 March, 2021

Researchers from Queen’s have been awarded a grant from the Economic and Social Research Council, part of UK Research and Innovation, to research the impact of the COVID pandemic on families caring for loved ones with severe learning difficulties.

HEALTH | 10 March, 2021

The School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences at Queen's has awarded the 2021 Barcroft medal to Professor Sarah Gilbert, Saïd Professor of Vaccinology at the Jenner Institute in Oxford.

SCIENCE | 5 March, 2021

The Institute for Global Food Security has been recognised for the quality of its science by an agency within the larger United Nations family.

Research breakthrough may help help predict pre-eclampsia
RECOGNITION | 2 March, 2021

HRH The Princess Royal sent a video message to midwifery students and their lecturers from Queen’s University, to congratulate them on rising to the challenge of supporting maternity services while balancing their academic studies during COVID-19.

HEALTH | 25 February, 2021

Leading scientists from Queen’s are partnering with researchers from Indian institutions including the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

HEALTH | 24 February, 2021

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and NUI Galway have today (Wednesday 24 February 2021) launched the new All-Ireland MS Research Network (AIMS-RN).

HEALTH | 17 February, 2021

Dr Caroline Barelle has been appointed the 2021 Entrepreneur in Residence at Queen’s University within the Medicine, Health and Life Sciences Faculty.

HEALTH | 17 February, 2021

Treating these one billion people could also accelerate global development.

HEALTH | 15 February, 2021

Queen’s and McGill University have found that viruses, (small microbes that cause diseases such as the common cold or COVID-19) can ‘hijack’ an existing molecular process in the cell in order to block the block the body’s antiviral immune response.

Other News around the Faculty

05 October, 2021 |

Nursing and Midwifery students and partnerships have been recognised in a number of shortlist categories

Science | 25 May, 2021 |

UKRI CEO announced a collaboration with the Minister for Science Research and Innovation to find 101 people, doing 101 different jobs that make major contributions to research and innovation, but who are not researchers

06 May, 2021 | 13 May, 2021

A live, online event hosted by Queen’s University, examining the health & socio-economic impact of Covid-19 in the most vulnerable countries

International Partnerships | 5 March, 2021

The Institute for Global Food Security has been recognised for the quality of its science by an agency within the larger United Nations family.

Queen's Fellowship Academy Launch
18 January, 2021 |

The Queen’s Fellowship Academy celebrates its one year anniversary

5 January, 2021 |

Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

30 OCTOBER, 2020 |

Professor Mark Lawler, has been working on collecting real time data from cancer centres across the UK to analyse the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer services and most importantly cancer patients.

23 October, 2020

Calling All Students! The 2021 Mary Mulvihill Award on the theme of Virus is now launched!

23 October, 2020

DATA-CAN’s scientific lead, Professor Mark Lawler, presented at the BioIndustry Association UK Bioscience Forum on the use of Real World Evidence in helping to transform cancer services

18 September, 2020

Congratulations to the 48 members of Faculty staff who have been progressed in the Academic Progression Scheme 2020

Date: 23/09/2020
Time: 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Location: Online
Category: Lecture / Talk / Discussion

Date: 24/09/2020
Time: 6:00PM - 7:30PM
Location: Online (Zoom)
Category: Lecture / Talk / Discussion

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Date: 22/07/2020
Time: 12:00AM - 11:59PM
Category: Lecture / Talk / Discussion

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As well as being a global health crisis, the Covid-19 pandemic is intricately linked with food – from the origins of the virus through to the impact on international food systems, the food industry and the wider food economy.

30 June, 2020

Research led by Professor Mark Lawler

Event | 16 June, 2020

reJoyce! Virtually join theatrical Professor, Mark Lawler, as he regales you with the words, songs and scandalous verse of James Joyce, on Bloomsday Tuesday 16th June at 7pm on Facebook Live!

Health | 22 April, 2020

Scientists create a new online searchable resource to accelerate precision medicine for cancer patients

Chris Scott, VC and Patrick Johntson's wife at the front of the PGJCCR
Research Centre |

On Tuesday 21 January, Queen's welcomed guests to a special evening event renaming its flagship Cancer Research facility to The Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research.

Policy stakeholders share best practice on Relationship and Sexuality Education

11 October, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast has a long and proud history of working with institutions and partners across the globe.

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Queen’s University Belfast has a proud tradition in Cancer Research and its translation into improving the lives of our citizens, locally, nationally and internationally.

flagship events | 6 September, 2019

Internationally leading figures from the worlds of nutrition, health and agriculture will gather at Queen’s University Belfast to discuss the opportunity to join up food, farming and diet to improve public-health outcomes for a growing population.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
Research |

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have developed a test that may be able to detect ovarian cancer up to two years earlier than current approaches.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
Research |

Queen’s University Belfast researchers 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.

Gerry Gormley Johanne Barry and Sharon Haughey and Catriona Cooke
Awards |

Congratulations to following staff members who have won the various awards below;

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Congratulations to School of Nursing and Midwifery’s Professor David Thompson who has been invited to join the Academia Europaea as a member.

Robin on  a tree
Research | 24 June, 2019

New research from Queen’s University shows man-made sounds mask signals between birds, hampering their ability to communicate with each other through song

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