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14 March, 2016

QUB in world’s first trial of new treatment for prostate cancer

€50m programme to develop new antibiotic treatments

19 April, 2016

Researchers at Queen’s are leading a €50 million, Europe-wide, project to develop new drug treatments that could improve the lives of patients with cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis.

Hydrogel-based Microneedles

11 April, 2016

The future of safe drug delivery

Battling the alien invaders in our waters

19 April, 2016

Beneath the rippling surface of the world’s lakes and rivers, a struggle is going on and Professor Jaimie Dick is fighting to influence its outcome.

The fight against food fraud

25 January, 2016

From meat to spices, is anything we eat what we think it is?

Summer Graduation - Tell your story

8 May, 2018

Are you graduating and have an interesting story to tell?

Professor William C. Campbell, Nobel Laureate visits Queen's University

9 May, 2018

The Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences were delighted to welcome Professor William C. Campbell, Nobel Laureate,to deliver a prestigious lecture in The Great Hall on Tuesday 21st November 2017.

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Dolly’s legacy: Cloning pioneer Professor Sir Ian Wilmut delivers the Barcroft Lecture

9 May, 2018

Dolly. Her name is still shorthand for a landmark in the science of cloning.

TOP 50 spot in QS world rankings for the School of Nursing and Midwifery

9 May, 2018

The School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s has claimed a place in the top 50 of the prestigious QS World University Rankings 2018, details of which were announced at the end of February.

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Research Innovation Prize Winner

9 May, 2018

Research Innovation Prize winner: Dr Denise Fitzgerald (School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences) – ‘Harnessing the immune system to repair the brain’

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Queen's University spearheads new values-based recruitment process for nursing students

17 May, 2018

Queen’s University Belfast’s School of Nursing and Midwifery has revised its current selection process and introduced a new values-based approach to its recruitment procedure to ensure an increased focus on personal attributes and values.

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Queen's University Team win Education Award for Excellence in Patient Care

1 June, 2018

Congratulations to the MITS Team who won the 2018 award for Clinical Excellence in Medical Education from the Royal College of Physicians, London.


Queen's Marine Laboratory to host Open Day

7 June, 2018

The Queen’s Marine Laboratory in Portaferry will host its annual Open Day on Saturday 30th June as part of the Portaferry Sails and Sounds Festival.

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EIT to host Food Summer School 2018 in Belfast

7 June, 2018

Calling all Masters students, PhD candidates, post-docs and professionals: Are you ready to bring your ideas for a sustainable food supply chain to life?

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Queen's University researchers make pneumonia breakthrough

15 June, 2018

A chance conversation between researchers at Queen’s University Belfast led to their combined expertise in developing a ground-breaking approach for the treatment of pneumonia.


Queen's to host AIMday Big Data, AI and the One Health Agenda

13 August, 2018

Queen’s University Belfast will hosting AIMday Big Data, AI and the One Health Agenda on Friday 19th October 2018 at Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast.

Queen’s University Belfast and Swansea University join £54 million UK health data science institute

31 August, 2018

Queen’s University and Swansea University have been granted a £54 million investment to transform healthcare through data science.

MHLS Technical staff Professional Registration Workshop

7 September, 2018

Following on from our successful Technician Event in June, we are delighted to offer an opportunity for our MHLS technicians to find out more about Professional Registration.

€8.8m investment in health research trials to benefit people’s health and wellbeing

24 September, 2018

People from both sides of the border will benefit from new health and social care research trials thanks to a new Cross-Border Healthcare Intervention Trials in Ireland Network (CHITIN).

£32m Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine opens at Queen’s

£32m Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine opens at Queen’s

1 October, 2018

An iconic and world class building, the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine, has been opened at Queen’s University Belfast.

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Queen’s University researchers discover ground-breaking process which destroys bowel cancer

1 October, 2018

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a ground-breaking therapeutic process that can target and kill bowel cancer cells, which may improve survival rates for bowel cancer patients globally.

Queen’s and Health and Social Care researchers’ join forces to improve outcomes for cancer patients

11 October, 2018

A joint team from Queen’s and HSCNI Business Services Organisation (BSO) has been selected by the Health Foundation, an independent charity, to be part of the first round of its new £1.2 million pounds data analytics programme.

Cancer experts warn that Brexit will harm UK cancer research and the health of our citizens

11 October, 2018

Cancer experts warn that Brexit will seriously harm UK cancer research and could trigger a manpower crisis that will negatively affect the health of our citizens.

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Professional hierarchies have no place in clinical practice: Gosport must draw the line under them

School of Nursing and Midwifery | 7 November, 2018

On the front cover of the recent publication of British Medical Journal (BMJ), Professor David Thompson from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast has appealed for the end of the Doctor – Nurse Game.

Queen’s led research wins The 2018 European Health Award

Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences | 4 December, 2018

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Leeds, as part of a pan-European partnership have won the prestigious 2018 European Health Award.

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New approach to bowel cancer analysis could lead to better prognosis for patients

Queen’s University Belfast experts | 17 December, 2018

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a new way to analyse bowel cancer tumours, which could lead to more personalised treatments and better prognosis for patients.

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Researchers investigate home eye tests which will benefit patients and reduce burden on NHS

First time at home eye test is trialled in UK | 20 December, 2018

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast, in collaboration with the University of Bristol, are leading a cutting-edge project, named the “MONARCH” study, that could benefit eye disease patients whilst saving both time and money within the NHS.

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Queen’s University Belfast awarded 6.1 million euros to address fertility issues

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Queen’s University Belfast have 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.

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Queen’s University researchers develop new test to detect disease and infection that could save time

Health | 17 January, 2019

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have developed a highly innovative new enzyme biomarker test that has the potential to indicate diseases and bacterial contamination saving time, money and possibly lives.

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Queen’s University Belfast to lead vital research into incurable lung condition

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A ground-breaking research study into an incurable lung condition will recruit 1000 people around the UK.

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Queen's researchers recognised as most influential researchers who study diabetes complications

Special Recognition | 11 February, 2019

Congratulations to Queen’s University research experts who were named in the UK’s top 25 most influential researchers who study diabetes complications.

From Waste to Worth - FWtW An international educational programme

Opportunity | 14 February, 2019

Applications are now open for “From Waste to Worth”! If you are a student at Queen’s, you can participate in this EIT Food project where through international teamwork and scientific exchange, you will create a waste database protype.

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Queen’s hosts over 30 events as part of the NI Science Festival

14 February, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast is again opening its doors to the public as part of this year’s Northern Ireland Science Festival.

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Queen’s University Belfast project to support cancer patients and their caregivers

21 February, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast is part of a large transdisciplinary project to provide better support to people with advanced cancer and their family caregivers.

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Queen’s launch €3.2 million interdisciplinary research programme, SPaRK

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Queen’s University Belfast will launch its unique €3.2 million interdisciplinary research programme, SPaRK on Wednesday 27 February.

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Royal Society of Biology Accreditation

7 March, 2019

A number of degree courses at the School of Biological Sciences and IGFS have been granted the prestigious status of being formally accredited by the Royal Society of Biology.


Queen’s Researchers Make Breakthrough Discovery in Chronic Lung Disease

7 March, 2019

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a novel experimental treatment for chronic lung diseases that could improve the lives for people with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

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Life in the gingerbread house: how fish need jellies more than we thought

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Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have coined jellyfish, ‘the gingerbread house’, conveying their newly discovered role in providing both food and shelter to fish.


Release of the cancer incidence and survival statistics for Northern Ireland 2012-2017

Cancer | 12 March, 2019

The Queen’s University N. Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) today (Tuesday 12 March) released the number of new cancer cases diagnosed (incidence) in Northern Ireland in 2017.

Queen’s research shows sedentary lifestyle linked to 70,000 deaths per year in the UK

26 March, 2019

Researchers at Queen’s have found that spending large amounts of time sitting or lounging around during the day is linked to around 70,000 deaths per year in the UK.

10X Genomics and illumina launch grant programme

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10X Genomics and illumina are sponsoring a Grant Program for Innovative Investigators at Queen's University Belfast.

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M&S CEO Steve Rowe announces student placement programme for Queen’s University Belfast students

Student placement programme | 2 April, 2019

Marks & Spencer CEO, Steve Rowe, has delivered the annual KPMG Lecture where he announced a new student placement programme.

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Researchers discover ground-breaking way to treat major sight-threatening diseases of the eye

Research | 3 April, 2019

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a new way of treating major diseases of the eye caused by the abnormal growth of new blood vessels.

Mr Jeremy Fitch, Executive Director at Invest NI; Dr Janice Bailie, Assistant Director, Health and Social Care Research and Development; Professor Manuel Salto-Tellez, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University Belfast; and Professor Ian Greer, President and Vice-Chancellor, Queen’s University Belfast at today's official launch event at Riddel Hall.

Queen’s University Belfast officially opens Precision Medicine Centre of Excellence

Health | 10 April, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast today (Wednesday 10 April) officially opened the Precision Medicine Centre of Excellence (PMC), which will radically change the landscape of modern medicine in Northern Ireland and beyond.

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Sir Tim Smit confirmed for IGFS talk

Annual Lecture | 1 April, 2019

One of the most high-profile figures from the worlds of environmentalism, tourism and public engagement has been confirmed to deliver the 2019 IGFS Annual Lecture

First TEDxQueensUniversityBelfast event to take place later this month

University News | 7 May, 2019

Queen’s University Belfast is to host an independently organised TEDx event later this month. PwC is the event corporate partner.

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Queen’s University named among Nation’s Lifesavers

Health | 16 May, 2019

A research team from Queen’s University Belfast has today been recognised for their exceptional contribution to keeping the nation healthy.

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Queen’s research suggests glaucoma screening could save three million years of blindness in China

Health | 21 May, 2019

New research by Queen’s University Belfast has found that offering glaucoma screening in China could be highly cost-effective while reducing blindness among the population.

Dr Karl Butterworth receives prestige Michael Fry Research Award

Awards | 30 May, 2019

Congratulations to Dr Karl Butterworth from The Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research has won a highly prestigious international award from the Radiation Research Society in the United States.

New Director of Interdisciplinary Research appointed

Staff appointments | 12 June, 2019

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.

New board comprising world-leading scientific expertise

Governance news | 12 June, 2019

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.

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New Queen’s University research to tackle plastics, one of mankind’s greatest threats to existence

13 June, 2019

Researchers from the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast are set to investigate the damage that nano plastics and microplastics can have on the human body.