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News story: Queen Mary joins Tower Hamlets partnership towards a Net Zero Carbon borough
12 November 2021

Together, Queen Mary, Tower Hamlets Council and other partners including the Canary Wharf Group and New City College are joining forces to achieve net zero carbon by 2045 or sooner through the Net Zero Carbon Partnership Action Plan.

News story: Queen Mary’s Isabel Waidner wins Goldsmiths Prize
12 November 2021

Dr Isabel Waidner, author and Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing/Performance at Queen Mary University of London, won the award for their novel Sterling Karat Gold at a ceremony on Wednesday 10 November.

News story: Queen Mary University of London expands partnership with leading law firm Mishcon de Reya
12 November 2021

Queen Mary’s School of Law has strengthened its longstanding partnership with leading law firm Mishcon de Reya LLP, which has generously pledged a donation of £100,000 spread over four years to sponsor ‘The Mishcon de Reya LLM Scholarship’ at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS).

Blood samples in a laboratory. Credit: solarseven/ News story: Blood test predicts which prostate cancer patients are resistant to chemotherapy drug
11 November 2021

Research conducted at Queen Mary University of London, indicates that regular blood tests before and during chemotherapy for prostate cancer can detect whether or not a patient is resistant or developing resistance to treatment with a drug called docetaxel.

News story: Queen Mary invests in Humanities and Social Sciences with 25 new academic posts
11 November 2021

Queen Mary University of London marks a major investment in Humanities and Social Sciences with a set of new lecturer and senior lecturer roles.

Image of DNA. Credit: ktsimage/ News story: Whole genome sequencing improves diagnosis of rare diseases and shortens diagnostic journeys for patients
10 November 2021

A world-first scientific study, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, has shown that whole genome sequencing (WGS) can uncover new diagnoses for people across the broadest range of rare diseases investigated to date and could deliver enormous benefits across the NHS.

Woman holds Covid-19 vaccine in hands. Credit: scaliger/ News story: New target for Covid-19 vaccines identified
10 November 2021

Next generation vaccines for Covid-19 should aim to induce an immune response against ‘replication proteins’, essential for the very earliest stages of the viral cycle, according to a new study involving Queen Mary University of London researchers, Professor Aine McKnight, Dr Corinna Pade and Joseph Gibbons.

News story: Call for Removal of Misleading Sugar Claims on Baby & Toddler Sweet Snacks such as Biscuits and Rusks
10 November 2021

A new product survey by Action on Sugar - based at Queen Mary University of London - has exposed the alarming amounts of sugars found in many baby & toddler sweet snacks such as biscuits, rusks, oat bars and puffs. With some products containing a massive two teaspoons of sugar per serve, this is of deep concern considering babies and toddlers should not be eating any free sugars at all. In fact, children aged between the ages of 1.5 and 3 years are exceeding 27.9g (equivalent of 7 teaspoons) of free sugars per day, according to the National Diet and Nutrition Survey.


News story: Queen Mary at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP26)
9 November 2021

Queen Mary University of London’s engagement and expertise has been on show in Glasgow as world leaders, non-government organisations and activists gathered for the UN Climate Conference known as COP26.

News story: Queen Mary academic nominated for best business book proposal prize
9 November 2021

Dr Eileen Tipoe, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics and Finance has been shortlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey’s 2021 Bracken Bower Prize. The Prize is awarded to the best business book proposal by an author aged under 35.

Parent measuring child's height. Credit: News story: New app helps parents identify treatable childhood growth disorders earlier
8 November 2021

A new mobile phone app, ‘GrowthMonitor’, places the accurate measurement of children’s height in the hands of parents and carers. 

Professor Lars Chittka News story: Queen Mary Professor elected to Germany’s National Academy of Sciences
8 November 2021

Professor Lars Chittka from Queen Mary University of London has been elected to the prestigious German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

Man being vaccinated. News story: Multiple factors contribute to COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among older, ethnic minorities
5 November 2021

A new study involving Queen Mary University of London suggests patient-related factors, healthcare providers, health systems and policy may facilitate access or barriers to vaccination.

Young woman about to receive a vaccine Blog: HPV vaccine cuts cervical cancer cases by almost 90% – but one in ten girls still haven’t been vaccinated
4 November 2021

Professor Carol Dezateux and Nicola Firman from Queen Mary University of London have co-written a piece for The Conversation on a recent study published in The Lancet, which found that the HPV vaccine cuts cervical cancer cases by nearly 90 per cent, and their research on the takeup.

News story: Queen Mary celebrates Bangladesh’s Independence through Freedom and Independence Theatre Festival
4 November 2021

Queen Mary has partnered with Tower Hamlets Council to celebrate 50 years of Bangladeshi independence with The Freedom & Independence Theatre Festival.

Working from home. Credit: News story: Study reveals ‘drastic changes’ in daily routines during UK lockdowns
4 November 2021

New research by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Cambridge, published in PLOS ONE, shows that some spent an extra hour a day on chores and childcare during lockdown, while others got an added daily hour of solo leisure time – and most of us reduced time spent on paid work by around half an hour a day.

News story: New book offers in-depth look at how the 2019 general election turned into a triumph for the Tories and a tragedy for Labour
3 November 2021

Co-authored by Tim Bale, Professor of Politics at Queen Mary University of London, The British General Election of 2019 provides readers with the most detailed look into one of the most consequential and controversial general elections in recent times.

News story: Queen Mary University of London takes major stake in Whitechapel Life Sciences development
2 November 2021

Queen Mary University of London has agreed a property deal with the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) that paves the way for the development of a state-of-the-art life sciences centre and supports DHSC plans for a Whitechapel Life Sciences Cluster.

News story: Queen Mary academics collaborate for review into energy and climate change
29 October 2021

The Energy and Climate Change Law Institute, a leading postgraduate law school within the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary, has published its Law Review exploring the legal and technical issues involved in securing effective progress towards net zero.

Blog: DRC’s Tshisekedi has secured his power base: now it’s time to deliver
27 October 2021

Dr Reuben Loffman, Senior Lecturer in African History at Queen Mary has written for The Conversation on Félix Tshisekedi, president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the need for a programme of change that delivers for the Congolese people now that he has a firm grasp on politcal power.

News story: Female leadership is vital to managing climate change, according to Emma Howard Boyd
27 October 2021

The Chair of the Environment Agency spoke at Queen Mary’s Energy & Climate Change Law Institute Annual Clifford Chance Lecture on October 21st, delivering a talk on the role of women in managing climate change.

News story: Queen Mary alumnus wins prestigious poetry award
27 October 2021

Caleb Femi, who graduated from Queen Mary University of London with a degree in English in 2013, was one of the recipients of the Forward Prizes for Poetry.

Queen Mary Building News story: Queen Mary commits to Tower Hamlets’ anti-racist pledge
26 October 2021

Queen Mary University of London has formally signed up to Tower Hamlets’ Anti-Racist Pledge, as part of the University’s continued efforts to challenge racial inequality and ensure staff and students can work and learn in a racism-free environment.

Blue pills. Credit: News story: New artificial intelligence offers hope for liver cancer patients with less than 13 per cent chance of survival
25 October 2021

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London and King’s College Hospital have shown that a new computer-based algorithm can rank drugs used to treat primary liver cancer, based on their efficacy in reducing cancer cell growth.

Professor Fran Balkwill standing beside the CanBuild project display at the opening of Cancer Revolution Science, innovation and hope. News story: Queen Mary research features in new Science Museum Group exhibition on cancer
25 October 2021

A research project led by Professor Fran Balkwill from Queen Mary University of London's Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) features in a world-first free exhibition exploring the revolution in science that is transforming cancer care.

Glioblastoma under microscope with dyes. News story: Research breakthrough could mean better treatment for patients with most deadly form of brain tumour
21 October 2021

Scientists studying the most common and aggressive type of brain tumour in adults have discovered a new way of analysing diseased and healthy cells from the same patient.

The Last Breath Society (Coughing Coffin) performed at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, August 2021, image by Holly Revell. News story: Queen Mary academic wins prestigious Leverhulme Trust research award
20 October 2021

Dr Martin O’Brien from the School of English and Drama has been announced as a winner of the 2021 prize.

Wasafiri New Writing Prize announced News story: Winners of the 2021 Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize announced
19 October 2021

The winners of the Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2020 include authors from the UK, Ireland, and India. 

Queen's building lit up blue News story: Queen Mary supports Tower Hamlets with Covid-19 commemoration ceremony
19 October 2021

Queen Mary University of London held a ceremony in recognition of the local community’s efforts against Covid-19 and to mark the pandemic’s impact.

Health Pioneers event at Queen Mary's Mile End Campus News story: Queen Mary hosts local young people as they tackle health inequality
18 October 2021

Health Pioneers, a charity founded by local doctors and educators, empowers teenagers in East London to boost their own health education - and spread the word