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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.

HEALTH | 8 February, 2021

Research by Queen’s and the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry has highlighted the impact of the pandemic on diagnoses of cancer of the oesophagus and stomach, in addition to Barrett’s oesophagus, a condition that can lead to oesophageal cancer.

HEALTH | 4 February, 2021

Researchers from the Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research are leading a new international consortium, funded by Cancer Research UK, which aims to determine better ways to treat patients diagnosed with the earliest stages of bowel cancer.

HEALTH | 28 January, 2021

Research by Queen’s and DATA-CAN has highlighted how hundreds of people are at risk of dying unnecessarily over the next five years, if there is no plan on how to diagnose and treat people with other life-threatening illnesses alongside the pandemic.

HEALTH | 27 January, 2021

A programme of weekly testing of pupils and staff is to be introduced in special schools in Northern Ireland at the start of February. The testing will be delivered by the Queen's University Belfast laboratory using the Direct LAMP test platform.

HEALTH | 21 January, 2021

Researchers at Queen’s University have completed recruitment of patients to a UK-wide clinical trial that is assessing the safety of an innovative cell therapy for COVID-19 patients with acute respiratory failure.

HEALTH | 7 January, 2021

Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded a grant from Science Foundation Ireland and the Northern Ireland Department for the Economy to research how COVID-19 damages blood vessels.

ENVIRONMENT | 2 December, 2020

Research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found that man-made noise changes the signals of animals, hampering their communication with each other.

SCIENCE | 26 November, 2020

A new theory from researchers at the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast suggests animals experience emotions much like humans - exhibiting positive moods when they “win” and negative moods when they encounter a “loss”.

SCIENCE | 25 November, 2020

Damage caused to human cells during spaceflight appears to be the underlying cause of health issues observed in astronauts, it has been discovered by researchers from the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) and School of Biological Sciences.

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.

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
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’.

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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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.

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.

HEALTH | 5 November, 2020

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast are investigating new approaches to target paediatric Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) to improve the treatment and outcome for patients.

HEALTH | 3 November, 2020

A study led by researchers from Queen’s University Belfast has found anticholinergic drugs significantly increase the risk of mortality in people with dementia.

HEALTH | 2 November, 2020

Research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found that the social impact of having cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE), which is the term used for lupus affecting the skin, has a dominant influence on how they take care in the sun.

HEALTH | 22 October, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast initiative “Making Insulin Treatment Safer (MITS) Through Reflective Case-based Discussions” was commended at prestigious national diabetes awards.

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HEALTH | 21 October, 2020

How safe is your Sage? That’s the question posed by researchers at the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast after finding more than a quarter of samples of the popular herb were adulterated – some by as much as 58%.

corona virus under a microscope
HEALTH | 21 October, 2020

A model that can calculate a person’s risk of becoming infected and then seriously ill due to COVID-19 has been shown to accurately estimate risk during the first wave of the pandemic in England.

SCIENCE | 15 October, 2020

New research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found that poor management of forests and natural landscapes may be driving the native predators we are trying to conserve into conflict with humans, risking their recovery and future survival.

HEALTH | 8 October, 2020

Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast helped identify the cause of a crisis – and avert a larger catastrophe – in humanitarian aid to Africa run by the World Food Programme (WFP).

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HEALTH | 24 September, 2020

Thanks to a legacy gift from a Queen’s University alumnus, seven major cancer research projects which were put on hold due to grant cuts, are able to restart.

HEALTH | 23 September, 2020

The European Cancer Organisation has today (Wednesday 23 September) launched a new initiative, the European Code of Cancer Practice (“The Code”), which will empower European citizens and cancer patients to receive better care, treatment and support.

HEALTH | 21 September, 2020

Queen’s University Belfast has today (Monday 21 September) launched its new medical school curriculum.

HEALTH | 21 September, 2020

Two researchers from Queen’s have been awarded over $1.67 million in funding by the National Institute on Aging to join a collaborative team of international researchers who will examine the link between dementia and post-operative delirium.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

HEALTH | 20 August, 2020

A project at Queen’s University Belfast aiming to develop a new method of making grafted blood vessels more resilient has been awarded a grant of over £145,000 by national charity Heart Research UK.

SCIENCE | 19 August, 2020

Research led by Queen’s has shown how mountain lions (also known as pumas or cougars) adapt their behaviour to survive in steep mountains by travelling more slowly when they are climbing and descending, and attempting to traverse around steep slopes.

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Nursing and Midwifery | 18 August, 2020

Dr Sonya Clarke, Senior Lecturer of Education within Children’s Nursing from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded the prestigious Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Award of Merit for 2020.

Health | 13 August, 2020

A team of researchers from Queen’s University Belfast has found signs of faster ageing related to stress among people with asthma.

Dr Nick Orr
Health | 12 August, 2020

A team of researchers from Queen’s and The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), London have discovered three new genetic changes that increase the risk of breast cancer in men, in the world’s largest genetic study of the causes of male breast cancer.

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11 August, 2020

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has announced today (11 August) that Queen’s University Belfast has been selected as one of 17 recipients to receive up to £50k each to lead development of a new regional research consortium.

10 August, 2020

New research by Queen’s University Belfast shows that native European pine martens (Martes martes) predate on non-native grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) significantly more than red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris).

Health | 6 August, 2020

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have been awarded a European Union (Horizon 2020) grant to co-lead the RECOGNISED research project, together with Professor Rafael Simo, from Vall d’Hebron University Hospital in Spain.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
28 July, 2020

Ryan Weir, from Dundonald, will graduate virtually today (Tuesday 28 July) with a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Microbiology with Professional Studies from the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s Universit Belfast.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
GRADUATION NEWS | 28 July, 2020

Sandra Isirima will graduate virtually today (Tuesday 28 July) with a Master’s degree (MSc) in Leadership for Sustainable Development from the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast.

Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast
GRADUATION | 27 July, 2020

Outstanding student Aine McGill, from Lavey in Co. Derry~Londonderry, will graduate virtually today (Monday 27 July) with a First Class Honours degree in Biomedical Science from Queen’s University Belfast.

Health | 22 July, 2020

A research team from Queen’s has been awarded a £500,000 UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Rapid Response Fund grant to investigate the role of bacterial co-infections in COVID-19, and drug repurposing for the treatment of the disease.

Other News around the Faculty

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

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

Covid-19 and food podcast logo

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.

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.

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.

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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