Faculty of Medicine, Health & Life Sciences

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UK-wide study shows antibodies persist for at least two months in children who have had COVID-19

HEALTH | 20 November, 2020

1,000 children from Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales, known as ‘COVID Warriors’ have had their levels of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies measured during the first wave of the pandemic and repeated again two months after initial recruitment.

Queen’s leading UK-wide clinical trial to examine drug effectiveness for critically ill ICU patients

HEALTH | 18 November, 2020

A new clinical trial led by Queen’s University Belfast will investigate different drugs for helping airway clearance in critically ill patients who are on mechanical ventilators.

Close up view of a virus

Queen’s Professor launches plan to address devastating impact of COVID-19 on cancer across Europe

HEALTH | 18 November, 2020

Professor Mark Lawler, Professor of Digital Health at Queen’s University Belfast and Scientific Director for DATA-CAN, the UK’s Health Data Research Hub for Cancer, has today (Wednesday 18 November) launched a European-focused ‘7-Point Plan’.


Queen's scientists partner with GBBO star Andrew Smyth & Jamie Oliver Group for UK Festival bid

HEALTH | 17 November, 2020

The Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast has joined forces with homegrown Great British Bake Off star Andrew Smyth and Jamie Oliver’s team to bid for a place in Festival UK* 2022.

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Queen’s investigating how social circumstances and adversity impact health outcomes in later life

HEALTH | 9 November, 2020

Researchers from the Centre for Public Health, in collaboration with international partners, have secured a competitive grant to investigate how social circumstances and life adversity impact the epigenome and our health outcomes as we age.

Oxygen-response protein increases risk of breast cancer spreading to the lung

HEALTH | 6 November, 2020

A protein that is made during a short-term drop in oxygen levels in the lungs could make breast cancer more likely to spread there, new research led by Queen's University suggests.

Other News around the Faculty

Unlocking the power of real-time data – cancer and Covid-19

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.

The Mary Mulvihill Award 2021

23 October, 2020

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

Real World Evidence – The Art of the Possible

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

Medicine, Health and Life Sciences Academic Progression Success

18 September, 2020

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

Personal Invitation from Professor Mark Lawler - Launch of the European Code of Cancer Practice

Lecture / Talk / Discussion

Date: 23/09/2020
Time: 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Location: Online

Ask The Expert: Don't Let Cancer Become the Forgotten 'C' of Covid-19

Lecture / Talk / Discussion

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

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Cancer care at the time of COVID-19 Webinar

Lecture / Talk / Discussion

Date: 22/07/2020
Time: 12:00AM - 11:59PM
Location: https://www.eventsforce.net/ncri/frontend/reg/thome.csp?pageID=85158&eventID=131

Covid-19 and food podcast logo

Episode No. 2 of the 'Covid-19 And Food' podcast is now live on the IGFS website

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.

Queen’s-led research wins highly commended award at major UK data conference

30 June, 2020

Research led by Professor Mark Lawler

reJoyce! - Bloomsday Facebook Live Event

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!

Breaking down the data silos to create a “data translator” for enhanced cancer care

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

Queen's honours former Vice-Chancellor in renaming ground-breaking Cancer Centre

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.

2020 NCRI Cancer Conference comes to Belfast

Event |

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.

“6 Nations” Symposium held at Queen’s University Belfast

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.

How Best to Feed the World? A public discourse at Queen's

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

Researchers develop early detection test for ovarian cancer

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

Queen’s researchers discover first ever species endangered from deep sea mining

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

Queen's staff recognised for their research on UK and European platforms

Awards |

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

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Professor David Thompson to become Member of Academia Europaea

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

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New evidence shows noise pollution is hampering birds communicating with each other

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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