The latest news from the School of Biological Sciences
Event News | 17 November, 2020
IGFS 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 - a massive showcase of arts and science creativity to take place across the UK in 2022.
Research news | 21 October, 2020
How safe is your Sage? That’s the question posed by researchers from the School of Biological Sciences after finding more than a quarter of samples of the popular herb were adulterated – some by as much as 58%.
8 October, 2020
Scientists from the School of Biological Sciences helped identify the cause of a crisis – and avert a larger catastrophe – in humanitarian aid to Africa run by the World Food Programme (WFP), it has emerged.
Covid-19 | 28 September, 2020
As part of its Covid-19 response, IGFS is offering a free, online course in partnership with the international knowledge and innovation community, EIT Food to help cultivate a new generation of food experts.
Health | 23 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.
Science | 20 August, 2020
Research led by the School of Biological Sciences has shown how mountain lions 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.
honorary appointments | 25 June, 2020
A leading expert in food safety and authenticity, and a longtime partner QUB, has received an honorary professorship from Queen’s University Belfast.
comment & analysis | 17 June, 2020
It may seem far-fetched, but it’s possible to use your smartphone to detect diseases, write Professor Chris Elliott, Dr Gonçalo Rosas da Silva & Dr Joost Laurus Dinant Nelis
professional recognition | 26 May, 2020
The founder of IGFS and Professor of Food Safety within the School of Biological Sciences , Professor Chris Elliott has been admitted to the eminent Royal Irish Academy along with two other, distinguished Queen's academics.
Health | 22 May, 2020
Testing for COVID-19 is now underway at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI), significantly increasing the Department of Health’s testing capacity in Northern Ireland for COVID-19.
Athena Swan renewal puts Biological Sciences in Top 1.5% of UK university depts. for gender equality
Gender equality | 19 May, 2020
The School of Biological Sciences has renewed its Athena Swan Gold Award - making it a third, consecutive Gold for the School.
funding news | 15 May, 2020
A project led by IGFS and ECIT has been awarded $310,738 for research towards intelligent welfare monitoring of broiler chickens.
Comment & Analysis | 27 April, 2020
From wildlife roaming free in deserted urban areas to a captive tiger with coronavirus, the impact Covid 19 has had on animals is explored by Dr Neil Reid, Senior Lecturer in Conservation Biology.
research impact | 24 March, 2020
A leading academic from IGFS and the School of Biological Sciences, Dr Simon Doherty, has been invited to chair a high-level European working group in the area of food integrity.
IWD showcase | 6 March, 2020
For International Women's Day 2020, we wanted to shine a spotlight on some of the female staff who help make the School of Biological Sciences the great academic and research institution that it is today
Event News | 20 February, 2020
Queen’s University Belfast will engage with some of the most hotly contested topics of our time when students from all over Ireland converge on its campus for the annual Great Agri-Food Debate.
Health News | 19 December, 2019
Researchers from Queen’s have questioned the World Health Organisation’s blanket classification of processed meat as carcinogenic after finding significant evidence gaps between processed meat treated with nitrites and nitrite-free processed meat
ECOLOGY news | 20 November, 2019
Researchers from the School of Biological Sciences and IGFS have found noise pollution is threatening the survival of more than 100 different species
ENVIRONMENT | 15 November, 2019
Researchers at Queen's and Western University have recorded the second ever evidence of transatlantic movement for the endangered marine fish basking sharks
Research findings | 12 November, 2019
Researchers have discovered that pine martens (Martes martes) are more adaptable in terms of diet than previously thought
Flagship event | 7 November, 2019
Food retail around the British Isles is facing “severe headwinds” according to former Waitrose supermarket MD Lord Mark Price, who delivered the George Scott Robertson Memorial Lecture at Riddel Hall last night
stakeholder engagement | 29 October, 2019
Scientists from Biological Sciences, IGFS and other parts of Queen's and from AFBI converged recently to discuss the evolution of the formal partnership between the two organisations
expert address | 8 October, 2019
A leading British businessman and politician will consider the future of the UK food and agri-food industries at the George Scott Robertson (GSR) Memorial Lecture, on Wednesday 6 November
Academic affairs | 25 September, 2019
A number of courses delivered through the School of Biological Sciences have recently been awarded professional accreditation by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) as well as the Royal Society of Biology
Research breakthroughs | 24 September, 2019
The genome sequencing of the wild Brown Trout – a significant milestone in conservation biology – has been completed by an international team of scientists, including from the Institute for Global Food Security
Marine Life | 22 July, 2019
Scientists from Queen's Marine Lab 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.
27 June, 2019
A big welcome to Dr Simon Cameron, who has been awarded a prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowship – one of only nine awarded across the University in the latest round.
Research publications | 20 June, 2019
Noise pollution is making it difficult for birds to communicate with each other and it could lead to a severe decline in numbers, new research has found.
14 March, 2019
Queen’s University Belfast and Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology have developed a new partnership creating a pathway for students to achieve a BSc in Food Quality, Safety and Nutrition.
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.
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.
4 May, 2018
Top Queen’s University PhD students Erin Magee and Nathan Clarke received scholarships of £2,500 each to support their exciting and potentially far-reaching research projects.
7 October, 2016
Congratulations to the School of Biological Sciences who have been awarded a prestigious Athena SWAN Gold award, in recognition of its outstanding progress promoting gender equality & addressing the unequal representation of women in science
5 May, 2016
A world-leading expert in animal agriculture and associated supply chains has been appointed Director of Queen’s Institute for Global Food Security. Professor Nigel Scollan will take up the post on 1 September 2016.
21 April, 2016
The school of Biological Sciences hosted “Young Academy” students from schools across the province, in conjunction with the QUB Widening Participation Unit, on the 13th of April 2016.