Queen’s University scientists find a protein which can improve repair of damaged blood vessels

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.

Queen’s University Belfast researchers discover revolutionary stem cell treatment

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 University named among Nation’s Lifesavers

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

Queen’s researchers discover groundbreaking way to treat major sight-threatening diseases of the eye

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.

Queen's Researchers make breakthrough 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).

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

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

EU Commission highlights Wellcome Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine Research

17 December, 2018

With a better understanding of how Klebsiella Pneumoniae evades our body's immune system, researchers with the EU-funded U-KARE project are developing new treatments based on boosting our defences against the potentially deadly disease.

2018 Barcroft Lecture

20 November, 2018

Researchers discover that calcifications in the eye increase risk for progression to advanced AMD

8 November, 2018

New research show that calcified nodules in the eye increase the risk for progression to advanced AMD more than six times

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

14 September, 2018

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


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.

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MBRU Students Visit WWIEM

1 September, 2018

In July 2018, four students from Mohammed Bin Rashid University (MBRU) in Dubai came to Belfast to spend four weeks at the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine. Find out how they got on by watching our video.

Why the eye could be the window to brain degeneration such as Alzheimer’s disease

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).

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.

WWIEM Third Year PhD Symposium 2018

1 May, 2018

Third Year Postgraduate Students in the Centre for Experimental Medicine held their annual symposium on April 13th 2018.

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Know Your Enemy | 13 March, 2018

To celebrate the NI Science Festival, we opened our doors on 17 February and invited you to join us to explore how the human body works and how we are leading the fight against disease.

New blood test could detect heart disease according to Queen’s University researchers

1 March, 2018

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast will investigate whether changes in certain genes in the heart can be used as a test to identify coronary heart disease – the UK’s biggest single killer.

QUB Staff Excellence Awards

14 February, 2018

Barcroft Lecture 2017

28 November, 2017

Dolly’s legacy in tackling disease: cloning pioneer Professor Sir Ian Wilmut delivers Barcroft Lecture at QUB

Queen’s Research Shows Aspirin Could Repair Tooth Decay

8 September, 2017

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that aspirin could reverse the effects of tooth decay resulting in a reduction in the need for fillings. Currently about 7 million fillings are provided by the NHS each year in England alone.

WWIEM Postgraduate Student Symposia

2 June, 2017

Postgraduate Students in WWIEM held their annual symposia in April and May 2017. Each year organised their own symposium with guest speakers, trade stands from our leading suppliers and prizes for the best talks.

Queen’s lead one of world’s biggest trials in respiratory failure

22 May, 2017

A new technology which could save thousands of lives in Intensive Care Units is being taken forward by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast in one of the biggest clinical trials in the world in the area of respiratory failure.

Queen’s-led European Research Project Makes Huge Steps in Tackling Global Health Challenges

9 May, 2017

The European Commission has highlighted the significance of a multimillion pound research project, led by Queen’s University Belfast, in tackling multidrug resistant infections.

Dr Ultan Power speaks to BBC News about Polio

14 April, 2017

BBC News investigated the issue of post-polio syndrome, a neurological disease evident in people who had polio, and spoke to WWIEM's Dr Ultan Power on the subject.

Queen’s Research discovers vitamins could help treat Cystic Fibrosis

27 March, 2017

Researchers have discovered why antibiotics for treating people with cystic fibrosis are becoming less effective and how fat soluble vitamins might offer a viable solution.

Discovery in fight against Multiple Sclerosis

23 February, 2017

Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for Experimental Medicine researcher Dr Denise Fitzgerald has been interviewed by BBC News following publication of a paper that reveals a major discovery in the fight against Multiple Sclerosis.

Queen’s researchers make breakthrough in fight against superbug

23 February, 2017

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered why a lethal superbug is so resistant to the last line antibiotic meaning potential treatments could now be developed to fight the killer infection.

Staff Excellence Awards

16 February, 2017

Congratulations to the WWIEM Clerical and Technical team on being finalists in the QUB Team of the Year category at the Staff Excellence Awards 2017

International Team of Researchers Develop New Model for Earlier Treatments for AMD

16 February, 2017

An international team of researchers from Queen’s, University College London and the University of Alabama at Birmingham have developed a cell culture model that could help to develop earlier treatment strategies for AMD.

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8 September, 2016

Scientists from across Europe who are leading the fight against superbugs will gather at Queen’s University Belfast next week (14-15 September 2016).


8 September, 2016

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have begun a £2 million research programme to investigate reversing the damage caused by Multiple Sclerosis.

Queen’s University developing new drug against leading causes of death in the UK – sepsis and ARDS

21 July, 2016

Scientists at Queen’s are developing a potential revolutionary new treatment for Sepsis and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), which are among the leading causes of death in hospitalised patients in the UK.

Queen’s researchers discover heart drug could reduce diabetes related blindness

13 June, 2016

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast and University College London have discovered that a drug, originally developed to treat cardiovascular disease, has the potential to reduce diabetes related blindness.

Queen's researchers in €2.25m international project to tackle diabetes-related blindness

18 May, 2016

World-leading researchers from Queen’s University Belfast are among a team of scientists from the USA and Ireland who are collaborating to develop a novel treatment for diabetes-related blindness.

Queen's helps trial new treatment to extend life of cystic fibrosis patients

17 May, 2015

A ground-breaking new drug combination that could prolong the lives of cystic fibrosis patients, has been trialled by researchers at Queen’s University Belfast.


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