2 June, 2020
Queen’s University Belfast is today launching recruitment for the Collaboration in Training and Innovation for Growing, Evolving and Networked Societies (CITI-GENS) COFUND Doctoral Training Programme.
SOCIETY | 28 May, 2020
A research study from Queen’s has revealed how faith leaders and communities on the island of Ireland adapted and responded to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
Health | 14 May, 2020
Queen's Pro Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, Professor Stuart Elborn, is among 50 of the UK's most prominent biomedical and health scientists elected to The Academy of Medical Sciences' prestigious Fellowship.
30 April, 2020
Professor Stephen Smartt, from the School of Mathematics and Physics at Queen’s University Belfast, has received the highest recognition of scientific endeavour in the UK, being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) 2020.
ENVIRONMENT | 29 April, 2020
New research from Queen’s University Belfast and Liverpool John Moores University reveals how the microplastic pollution crisis is threatening biodiversity.
23 April, 2020
Two researchers in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast have been awarded Future Leaders Fellowships as part of a new investment announced today by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
2 April, 2020
The Queen’s University N.Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR) today (Thursday 2 April) released the number of cancer incidence and survival statistics in Northern Ireland during 1993-2018.
Science | 27 February, 2020
The conclusion of a major international design study brings a plasma accelerator closer to becoming a reality, having potentially revolutionary implications for scientific research, and medical practices.
Science | 26 February, 2020
A new research study led by Queen’s University highlights the crucial role that recovering native predators can play in conserving the natural ecosystem.
RESEARCH | 26 February, 2020
Queen’s recently hosted English Heritage - one of the UK’s leading cultural and heritage organisations – as part of a visit to look at how best the organisation can engage with our academics and researchers.
SOCIETY | 19 February, 2020
Overcrowding in housing in parts of London and the South East of England is worse now than at any other period in 40 years, according to research by Queen’s University Belfast.
ENVIRONMENT | 14 February, 2020
Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast and Tel Aviv University in Israel have carried out one of the most comprehensive studies to date to better understand what affects life expectancy among all living vertebrates in the world.
Health | 10 February, 2020
New collaborative research at Queen’s University and Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia aims to better understand the link between meditation and improved mental health outcomes.
6 February, 2020
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast are looking for UK citizens to help contribute to world-leading research on capturing the largest ever movie of the changing night sky.
5 February, 2020
The UK’s cyber security industry is now worth an estimated £8.3 billion, with total revenues in the sector up 46 per cent since 2017, research from Queen’s University Belfast has revealed.
30 January, 2020
The clearest and most detailed images of the Sun have been captured by the largest telescope in the world.
27 January, 2020
Takabuti, the famous ancient Egyptian mummy on display at the Ulster Museum, suffered a violent death from a knife attack, a team of experts, including Queen’s University Belfast academics, have revealed.
HEALTH | 23 January, 2020
New research led by Queen’s University Belfast aims to better understand the link between diet and disease in India.
16 January, 2020
Airport security queues could be slashed and screening for weapons could become much more effective after Queen’s University Belfast researchers have been awarded £1 million to develop a ground-breaking solution.
HEALTH | 7 January, 2020
New research on brain tumours could improve patient diagnosis and treatment options as part of a precision medicine approach.
HEALTH | 18 December, 2019
Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that bacteria often found in the lungs became more harmful and caused increased inflammation when they were exposed to e-cigarette vape.
26 November, 2019
A Queen’s University Belfast researcher has developed a low cost technique to convert left over barley from alcohol breweries into carbon, which could be used as a renewable fuel for homes in winter, charcoal for summer barbecues or water filters in
Health | 19 November, 2019
Prostate Cancer UK and Movember have awarded £1.25m to Queen’s and The University of Manchester to continue advancing treatment for prostate cancer as part of the Belfast-Manchester Centre of Excellence.
Health | 9 October, 2019
Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have discovered a new way to predict the aggressiveness and future behaviour of prostate cancers.
Health | 4 October, 2019
A review of published evidence by Queen’s University Belfast has found 20mph zones to be effective in reducing the number and severity of traffic collisions and casualties.
HEALTH | 2 October, 2019
A new research study led by Queen’s University Belfast shows how providing self-adjustable glasses to children living in less developed and remote areas could improve their vision and potentially educational opportunities.
EDUCATION | 2 October, 2019
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has awarded £2,550,850 to develop a multi-disciplinary understanding of the political economies and consequences of school exclusion across the UK.
An international team of astronomers, including Queen’s University Belfast researchers, have made a historic discovery, detecting gas molecules in a comet which has tumbled into our solar system from another star.
EDUCATION | 27 September, 2019
The reading skills of primary pupils can be boosted by an additional two months when teachers get them to think about, question and summarise different texts, according to new research report published by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF).
Research | 6 September, 2019
Queen’s academic finds 9/11 survivors significantly help Social Work students in their understanding of trauma at NYU
Health | 4 September, 2019
A research team from Queen’s has found social network interventions, such as Facebook posts and sponsored ads, educating popular teenagers to spread health messages to peer groups can have a positive effect on public health behaviours and outcomes.
Research | 23 August, 2019
A new scheme to support academics using social science research to tackle major societal challenges has been launched.
Science | 22 August, 2019
New research has found that the population of Ireland was in decline for almost 200 years before the Vikings settled.
Health | 23 August, 2019
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.
SOCIETY | 22 August, 2019
A new study analysing the existing justice and security cooperation between the UK and the EU has found that any Brexit-related disruption to police cooperation could have serious consequences.
SOCIETY | 20 August, 2019
A study into New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) - formerly referred to as ‘legal highs’ - provides new evidence about why young people were attracted to the drugs.
Research | 8 August, 2019
A new report by the NI Cancer Registry at Queen’s University Belfast and Macmillan Cancer Support warns of the significant impact of emergency admissions on cancer patients in Northern Ireland.
Arts | 6 August, 2019
Queen's academic, Professor Richard Schoch, from the School of Arts, English and Languages, co-presented a showcase of Restoration Shakespeare in the Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakespeare's Globe on 17 July.
Science | 22 July, 2019
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.
18 July, 2019
Pancreatic cancer patients in Northern Ireland will be the first in the UK to trial an innovative new exercise programme to aid their recovery from the traumatic 12-hour operation needed to save their lives.
10 July, 2019
Cells produced in the human body could be used to heal damaged blood vessels according to new research at Queen's University Belfast, which has recently been published in the journal, Cardiovascular Research.
Research | 10 July, 2019
Listening to music can help to reduce stress and boost positive emotions in adults, research by Queen’s University Belfast has revealed.
Space | 1 July, 2019
An international team, co-led by a Queen’s University Belfast researcher, has established that the first ever interstellar visitor to our Solar System – ‘Oumuamua - is a natural object, ejected from its parent solar system.
Health | 26 June, 2019
Queen’s University Belfast in partnership with The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust is leading a new trial which aims to reduce the risk of myopia (short-sightedness) related blindness in children in the UK.
SOCIETY | 20 June, 2019
Academics are exploring the life and work of Sir Robert Hart (1835-1911), Inspector General of the Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs from 1863 to 1908, through an historical research project at Queen’s University Belfast.
Health | 20 June, 2019
A new study by researchers from Queen’s University Belfast brings us a step closer to alternative methods of treating cancers using proton beams accelerated by lasers, a method that can be less damaging to patients than other treatments.
Health | 18 June, 2019
The study by Queen’s, analysed a cohort of 469,000 people in the UK, investigated the association between oral health conditions and the risk of a number of gastrointestinal cancers, including liver, colon, rectum and pancreatic cancer.
SOCIETY | 14 June, 2019
A research study on public attitudes towards transgender people has been released today (Friday 14 June) at The MAC Belfast by ARK – a joint initiative between Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University.
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.
Health | 5 June, 2019
Queen’s in collaboration with Ulster University and key Northern Ireland partners have today launched the ‘Health Innovation Research Alliance Northern Ireland’ (HIRANI).
Health | 4 June, 2019
Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast will propose a new blood test for better diagnosis of heart failure at a much earlier state at the British Cardiovascular Society Conference in Manchester today.
Health | 30 May, 2019
Professor Mark Lawler from Queen’s University Belfast will present on the urgent need to address global cancer inequalities at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago, the premier cancer conference in the world
Health | 29 May, 2019
A grant from the McClay Foundation will enable Queen’s researchers to work with clinicians to offer fast diagnostic testing to prevent meningitis and sepsis in maternity wards for the first time in Malawi.
Research | 21 May, 2019
Graduates from Queen’s University Belfast are working with technology company Sensum to develop “empathic” machines of the future, including cars that will measure and respond to the feelings of their occupants.
HEALTH | 10 May, 2019
A discovery by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast and King’s College London (KCL) could revolutionise treatment for vascular and diabetes related cardiovascular diseases.
Queen’s researchers are involved in new study that will support patients with tracheostomies in critical care environments to communicate through a new technological device.
Health | 17 April, 2019
Contamination of rice with arsenic is a major problem in some regions of the world with high rice consumption.
UNIVERSITY NEWS | 10 April, 2019
National Museums NI recently announced the formation of a new strategic partnership with both Queen’s University and Ulster University to enhance cross-institutional collaboration.
Space | 29 March, 2019
The Sun’s magnetic field is ten times stronger than previously believed, new research from Queen’s University Belfast and Aberystwyth University has revealed.
Health | 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.
STAFF RECOGNITION | 11 March, 2019
An IGFS researcher who investigates the link between nutrition and cancer has received a prestigious award from a leading cancer charity.
SCIENCE | 20 March, 2019
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.
The Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB) at Queens University Belfast has been selected as part of a US-Ireland tripartite center-to-center (C2C) collaboration to develop smart cardiovascular repair technologies.
Technology | 8 March, 2019
A team of researchers at Queen's University Belfast's Centre for Wireless Innovation have won a global award for their work in creating a solution which will reduce the cost and complexity of 5G mobile networks.
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).
Queen’s University Belfast is part of a large transdisciplinary project to provide better support to people with advanced cancer and their family caregivers.
A leading scientist from Queen’s University Belfast has been awarded over £855,000 from Cancer Research UK to find new ways to prevent oesophageal cancer and improve survival rates.
Health | 19 February, 2019
Four Queen's University Belfast academics have been named among the UK's most influential researchers who study diabetes complications.
Health | 13 February, 2019
Professor Danny McAuley has been appointed as the new Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme Director at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
SOCIETY | 12 February, 2019
Queen's University Belfast has been awarded more than £1m to support academics using social science-based research to tackle major societal challenges across the world over the next four years.
Recognition | 23 January, 2019
A research project in Queen's Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine has been recognised by the European Commission as a 'success project', the only EU-funded project in the Faculty of MHLS to have recently received this recognition.
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.
Health | 15 January, 2019
Queen’s University 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.
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.
Health | 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.
Health | 8 November, 2018
New research show that calcified nodules in the eye increase the risk for progression to advanced AMD more than six times.
Health | 6 November, 2018
Queen's has announced they are part of a consortium that will receive a multi-million-pound investment of government/industry funding to advance the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in cancer diagnosis and precision medicine.
Health | 8 August, 2018
Early results from an innovative new clinical trial led by researchers from Queen's University Belfast have shown that men with prostate cancer could benefit from radical radiotherapy that delivers treatment in just five visits.
Health | 24 July, 2018
A Queen's University researcher has found for the first time how a simple pair of glasses can improve workers' productivity and reduce poverty to achieve a huge global productivity boost in sight.
10 July, 2018
A Queen's University researcher is working with an Indian community to transform the world's largest and oldest inhabited river island into a plastic-free zone, in a bid to save its heritage.
Health | 26 June, 2018
Researchers from Queen's University Belfast have shown for the first time that the eye could be a surrogate for brain degeneration like Alzheimer's disease (AD).
Health | 20 June, 2018
A study, led by Dr Andrew Kunzmann from Queen's University, has found the combined risk of death and developing a number of cancers is lowest in light drinkers, consuming less than one drink per day, and increases with each additional drink per week.
Health | 29 June, 2018
An academic from Queen's Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology has received two prestigious awards for her work in cancer research.
Health | 15 June, 2018
A chance conversation between researchers at Queen's led to their combined expertise in developing a ground-breaking approach for the treatment of pneumonia.
Technology | 5 June, 2018
A Queen's Researcher has been awarded the Best PhD award for 2018 by the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP).
Technology | 2 May, 2018
IGFS is to establish a dedicated research facility to investigate a new and cutting-edge technology with huge and exciting potential to reduce harmful chemicals and antibiotics in the food chain.
Awards and Recognition | 25 April, 2018
Professor Bob Elwood has won a major award for his pioneering research into the question of whether crustaceans can and do feel pain, and the impact of that research.
Current Affairs | 27 February, 2018
Queen's, in partnership with the British Academy, recently hosted the University's latest Global Challenge Debate on 'Human Rights in an Age of Trump and Brexit'.
Health | 15 February, 2018
Queen's University Belfast is playing a central role in an international consortium that has announced the development of a patch delivery system which will lower the chances of infection for those at very high risk of HIV.
Health | 12 February, 2018
Health Data Research UK has selected six sites across the UK to address challenging healthcare issues through use of data science.
Health | 4 December, 2017
A £10million Centre of Excellence in Precision Medicine was launched today by Invest Northern Ireland and Queen’s University Belfast.
Research | 6 December, 2017
Dr Philip Dunne, senior research fellow at the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, was awarded the best scientific presentation at the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine Congress, held recently in Belfast.
RESEARCH | 24 July, 2017
Queen's University has received funding of over €9.3 million from the SEUPB, that will create a ‘virtual centre of competence’ to support cross-border research into bio-energy and marine-based renewable energy sources.
Research | 17 July, 2017
An interdisciplinary research team from the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI) at Queen's University Belfast has been awarded a £2m grant.
Research | 14 June, 2017
Queen’s researchers have discovered a new way to create extremely thin electrically conducting sheets, which could revolutionise the tiny electronic devices that control everything from smart phones to banking and medical technology.
Research | 1 June, 2017
A Queen’s University researcher has led an international team of scientists to the discovery of a new material, which could finally bring an end to the misery of cracked smartphone and tablet screens.
RESEARCH | 4 May, 2017
Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast have found that almost half of baby rice food products contain illegal levels of inorganic arsenic despite new regulations set by the EU
Research | 4 April, 2017
CSIT – a major hub for research and innovation in electronic engineering and cyber security – has successfully retained its ‘Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research’ status which was first awarded in 2012.
Research | 13 March, 2017
Queen’s scientists have discovered that specific cells from the immune system are key players in brain repair.
Research | 8 February, 2017
A group of UK Russell Group Universities, led by Queen’s, has been selected to build major collaborations with the top ten engineering institutions in China.
Research | 15 March, 2017
As part of the European Research Council (ERC) tenth anniversary celebrations, Queen's celebrated some of the wonderful research that has taken place under its auspices.
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