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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

Dates: 24/07/2020 - 25/07/2020
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

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

Gene discovery has potential to prevent heart and circulatory complications in diabetes patients

HEALTH | 15 September, 2020

A team of scientists at Queen’s University have discovered a gene that increases the risk of blood vessel damage in people with diabetes. Switching off this gene could help people with diabetes live longer, healthier lives.

Queen's academic awarded share of £7.2 million to support cancer patients affected by pandemic

HEALTH | 15 September, 2020

Dr Olinda Santin from the School of Nursing and Midwifery and Dr Chris Jenkins from the Centre for Public Health have been awarded share of a £7.2 million grant from UKRI to support the world’s most disadvantaged people affected by the pandemic.

Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI awards £500,000 grant to Queen’s University for blood cancer research

HEALTH | 4 September, 2020

Northern Ireland’s only charity dedicated to blood cancer research; Leukaemia & Lymphoma NI has just awarded £500,000 research grant to Queen’s University Belfast.

Queen’s academic awarded share of €677 million to study how flu viruses hijack cells

HEALTH | 3 September, 2020

Dr David Courtney, from Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine is one of 436 laureates from the 2020 ERC Starting Grants competition who have been awarded a share of €677 million to tackle the biggest scientific questions of our time.

Queen’s developing advance care planning resource for nursing homes during COVID-19 outbreak

HEALTH | 26 August, 2020

A research team from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded a £263,701 grant to create an online advance care planning resource for nursing homes during a COVID-19 outbreak.

Breakthrough discovery finds specific protein linked to intellectual disability and depression

HEALTH | 21 August, 2020

A research team led by Queen’s, in collaboration with the Center for Regenerative Therapies, Dresden, has found how a specific protein plays a crucial role in the generation of neurons at a specific time and location during brain development.

Other News around the Faculty

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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