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Naked mole-rats anti-cancer gene is unique among mammals

Researchers have found that the gene which gives naked mole-rats their natural resistance to cancer is unique among mammals.

Date added: Wednesday, May 6, 2015


First demonstration of sexual selection in dinosaurs identified

Large ornamental structures in dinosaurs, such as horns and head crests are likely to have been used in sexual displays and to assert social dominance, according to a new analysis of Protoceratops carried out by scientists at the School of Biological and Chemical sciences (SBCS) at QMUL.

Date added: Thursday, January 14, 2016


Crayfish species proves to be the ultimate survivor

Date added: Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Using technology to enhance student outcomes

Dr James Pickering visited Queen Mary in November to give a talk on using technology to enhance student outcomes, attended by academics across the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, the School of Medicine and Dentistry, the E-Learning unit and beyond.

Date added: Monday, November 16, 2015


Happy Goats: How animal rehab works

Date added: Tuesday, April 23, 2013


The music of cells

Date added: Monday, July 18, 2011


Optical illusion reveals reflexes in the brain

Date added: Wednesday, December 14, 2011


January 2017

Researchers reveal that not all violent acts are equal
12 January 2017

Teaching blog - helping first years make the leap
5 January 2017

Ash tree genome aids fight against disease
4 January 2017

Photo µSR gives insights into key industrial processes and fundamental science
3 January 2017

December 2016

Researchers create synthetic skin
7 December 2016

November 2016

Competitive males are a blessing and a curse, study reveals
17 November 2016

October 2016

Turtle project triumphs in engaging the public
28 October 2016

Student coders triumph at London ZooHackathon
21 October 2016

A Naked Mole-Rat Eutopia at Somerset House
7 October 2016

String pulling bees provide insight into spread of culture
4 October 2016

Scientists discover mechanisms of shape-shifting sea cucumbers
4 October 2016

September 2016

Good food puts bees in good mood
29 September 2016

Big data analysis shows weak link between badgers and cattle for TB transmission
27 September 2016

Bees remain excellent searchers even when ill
12 September 2016

August 2016

Our School celebrates successes in National Student Survey
11 August 2016

Teaching blog - large group teaching
9 August 2016

Our teaching interest group one year in
5 August 2016

July 2016

Could goats become man's best friend?
11 July 2016

Lost hormone is found in starfish
5 July 2016

London bee tracking project - save London bees
4 July 2016

May 2016

Science for 6th Formers A One-Day Science Conference
27 May 2016

Schools compete in chemistry festival at SBCS
16 May 2016

April 2016

Teaching awards triumph for SBCS
26 April 2016

SBCS palaeontologist chronicles tyrannosaur evolution in new book
21 April 2016

Student Voices: Dinosaurs in the Horniman Museum
21 April 2016

March 2016

Student voices: presenting at a conference
30 March 2016

New study reveals new pathway for river pollution
30 March 2016

What does geographic profiling have to do with modern art?
3 March 2016

February 2016

Flowers tone down the iridescence of their petals and avoid confusing bees
29 February 2016

Prof Marina Resmini delivers her inaugural lecture
12 February 2016

Starfish reveal the origins of brain messenger molecules
10 February 2016

Slime can see
9 February 2016

Going postgraduate? Find out all you need to know
4 February 2016

January 2016

Student Voices - wading in Windermere
21 January 2016

Student voices: life is for living
18 January 2016

First demonstration of sexual selection in dinosaurs identified
14 January 2016

December 2015

Phytoplankton like it hot: Warming boosts biodiversity and photosynthesis in phytoplankton
21 December 2015

Five biomedical scientists visit Nanchang University in China
1 December 2015

November 2015

New review on origin and evolution of the nervous system
27 November 2015

Student voices: obsession is a great thing
26 November 2015

Using technology to enhance student outcomes
17 November 2015

Male bees have more than a one-track mind
16 November 2015

Using technology to enhance student outcomes
16 November 2015

Success at Engagement and Entrepreneurship awards
12 November 2015

Watching cement dry could help dental fillings last longer
10 November 2015

October 2015

Industry collaboration drives Queen Mary research into higher yields in agricultural crops
28 October 2015

PhD student stumbles upon a new way for producing oldest chemical compounds
28 October 2015

Is happiness a matter of our genes?
27 October 2015

Students triumph at Biotechnology Entrepreneurs Scheme
21 October 2015

Giraffe, impala and boomslang - our South Africa field trip
6 October 2015

September 2015

First imagery from echolocation reveals new signals for hunting bats
14 September 2015

August 2015

Queen Mary scientists speak at Professor Brian Cox's summer school
28 August 2015

Freshers week tips from our undergraduates
26 August 2015

Fallow deer are all about the bass when sizing up rivals
17 August 2015

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences celebrates successes in National Student Survey
12 August 2015

July 2015

Find out about our outstanding year in our annual report
21 July 2015

Study finds pet owners reluctant to face up to their cats’ kill count
10 July 2015

May 2015

Naked mole-rats anti-cancer gene is unique among mammals
6 May 2015

April 2015

Bumblebees use nicotine to fight off parasites
28 April 2015

Proteins that control anxiety in humans and cause insects to shed their skins have common origin
22 April 2015

New evidence that tyrannosaurs fought and ate each other
10 April 2015

Professor Mark Trimmer Delivers his Inaugural Lecture
9 April 2015

Bumblebees differentiate flower types when arranged horizontally but not vertically
7 April 2015

March 2015

Conscientious children less likely to smoke
24 March 2015

Cold-blooded animals grow bigger in the warm on land, but smaller in warm water
23 March 2015

February 2015

We announce a new educational partnership with Kew
27 February 2015

Bees form false memories just like humans
27 February 2015

‘Stressed’ young bees could be the cause of colony collapse
9 February 2015

Tropical wasps attack intruders with unfamiliar faces
4 February 2015

January 2015

'Nudge' psychology is not based on robust evidence and conscious decision-making is more effective
28 January 2015

Life-sized Tyrannosaurus rex skull arrives on campus
16 January 2015

Testing for Bovine Tuberculosis is more effective than badger culls at controlling the disease
14 January 2015

December 2014

Research highlights from our 2014 REF submission
18 December 2014

We confirm our place as one of the UK’s elite research departments in the REF 2014
18 December 2014

Do you speak cow? Researchers listen in on ‘conversations’ between calves and their mothers
16 December 2014

Dr Isabelle Mareschal conducts experiments with Science Museum visitors
8 December 2014

Did Christopher Columbus really bring syphilis back to Europe?
8 December 2014

Animal welfare could be improved by new understanding of their emotions
5 December 2014

November 2014

We welcome the NERC Doctoral Training Partnership students to our School
18 November 2014

Alan McElligott's work with goats is featured in the Guardian newspaper
17 November 2014

October 2014

QMUL scientists find further evidence that fish are cleverer than previously thought
31 October 2014

Join us at the Science Museum to see how long you can hold a stare
29 October 2014

Dr Eizaguirre involved in a study of loggerhead turtle hatchlings around Cape Verde
24 October 2014

Students make important dinosaur discovery in Canada
21 October 2014

Richard Buggs talks on BBC News about ash dieback
17 October 2014

Entire amphibian communities are being wiped out by emerging viruses
17 October 2014

Queen Mary receives share of £125m for bioscience PhD students
2 October 2014

September 2014

What will you discover?
29 September 2014

Queen Mary ranked among the top 20 universities in the UK
17 September 2014

Chemistry students discover new way of identifying hydrogen peroxide
12 September 2014

August 2014

It's a do or die situation in this clash of the ash
20 August 2014

Students give us their seal of approval
13 August 2014

July 2014

Congratulations to our academic excellence prizewinners!
23 July 2014

Professor Peter Hudson FRS on biology, baths and identifying your groove
22 July 2014

Ambika Kumar named Course Rep of the Year
18 July 2014

Scientists improve metal detectors for early diagnosis of lifestyle and age-related diseases
10 July 2014

June 2014

Silver lining found for making new drugs
26 June 2014

Chemistry festival for secondary school pupils returns with new science challenges
24 June 2014

Criminal profiling technique targets killer diseases
3 June 2014

May 2014

UK top 10 for QMUL in international science and medicine rankings
29 May 2014

Hat-trick of research awards for QMUL bee expert
9 May 2014

February 2014

Crayfish study provides complicated web of interactions
17 February 2014

Fight or flight? Vocal cues help deer decide during mating season
10 February 2014

Farming and wetlands: readdressing the balance
10 February 2014

November 2013

QM Research seeks to safeguard the Future of Europe’s Ash Trees
28 November 2013

Unravelling Darwin’s Greatest Mystery: Research at Queen Mary SBCS points to the Origin of the Sexes
14 November 2013

Queen Mary Secures PhD Scholarships thanks to £100m NERC Funding Boost
5 November 2013

September 2013

Scientists map UK ash tree genome
23 September 2013

Hidden similarity found between bats and dolphins
4 September 2013

August 2013

The new dawn of the dinosaur
22 August 2013

Playing Starcraft can increase your cognitive abilities
22 August 2013

ISIS is helping to close the gap in the race to develop novel antibiotics
16 August 2013

Can video games make you smart (or at least more flexible)?
13 August 2013

July 2013

Jack the Ripper and tyrannosaurs
31 July 2013

Could this creature help mankind protect itself from cancer?
15 July 2013

Revolutionary device turns sound into images
8 July 2013

Doing it for the kids
7 July 2013

Fishy business as Queen Mary 'boffins' test humans for impulsive behaviour
1 July 2013

June 2013

The last stand? Ash trees under threat
29 June 2013

Chemistry festival creates a bang at Queen Mary
18 June 2013

What’s in a name?
5 June 2013

May 2013

How ostriches mate..
20 May 2013

Flesh-eating plant cleaned junk from its minimalist genome
16 May 2013

April 2013

Congenitally blind people have more accurate memories
30 April 2013

Happy Goats: How animal rehab works
23 April 2013

Catching Criminals and tracing malaria outbreaks
10 April 2013

Does the 'five-second rule' about dropping food really exist?
10 April 2013

Bees use logic to find the best flowers
10 April 2013

March 2013

Bang goes the theory: Sugar on trial
24 March 2013

The One Show: Bees
12 March 2013

February 2013

Attenborough's Natural Curiosities shines spotlight on 'Young Wrinklies'
13 February 2013

Female deer take control during the mating season
5 February 2013

January 2013

'Jet-lagged' fruit flies provide clues for body clock synchronisation
21 January 2013

Scientists identify new 'social' chromosome in the red fire ant
20 January 2013

The Forum: plant and flower shapes
14 January 2013

New genetics project could help save the ash tree
2 January 2013

New study sheds light on dinosaur size
2 January 2013

December 2012

Honey bees' genetic code unlocked
18 December 2012

All in the mind: Gaydar
3 December 2012

November 2012

Researchers decode birch tree genome sequence for the first time
29 November 2012

Chimpanzee justice
29 November 2012

Warming temperatures cause aquatic animals to shrink the most
7 November 2012

October 2012

Research shows money and credit cards contain faecal matter
15 October 2012

Prof Alan Hildrew wins major ecology prize
11 October 2012

River Thames invaded with foreign species
11 October 2012

Marine animals could hold the key to looking young
3 October 2012

September 2012

Bumblebees find efficient routes without a GPS
24 September 2012

Born this way? Ethical battles in Science and Medicine
3 September 2012

August 2012

When it comes to food, chimps only think of themselves
30 August 2012

Feedback, good or bad, can backfire
16 August 2012

Crayfish species proves to be the ultimate survivor
7 August 2012

Cockroaches say, "Bah!" to Social Media
2 August 2012

July 2012

The Photosynthetic membrane - a new book by Prof Ruban
19 July 2012

The Toilet: an unspoken history
18 July 2012

June 2012

Carbon impact of land, water compared
27 June 2012

In a Chorus of Bleats, One That Sounds Familiar
26 June 2012

Biological Switch Paves Way for Improved Biofuel Production
26 June 2012

Dr Michael Proulx - spark of recognition
8 June 2012

May 2012

The digital human
31 May 2012

Zebrafish could hold the key to understanding psychiatric disorders
18 May 2012

Better housing conditions for zebra fish could improve research results
11 May 2012

Warming affects ecosystems not just biodiversity
9 May 2012

Le rat-taupe glabre, super-heros des labos
1 May 2012

April 2012

I woke up gay
19 April 2012

March 2012

Banknotes carry more germs than a toilet seat
15 March 2012

QMUL to join Russell Group of universities
15 March 2012

Dr Briefer and Dr McElligott on Countryfile
12 March 2012

Carp dominate crayfish in invasive species battleground
7 March 2012

Molecular machine behind E.coli/cholera decoded
3 March 2012

February 2012

'Rules' may govern genome evolution in a young plant species
17 February 2012

You've got to be kidding me!
17 February 2012

Catching killer weeds easier with geographic profiling
15 February 2012

January 2012

How sex works
17 January 2012

December 2011

A failed invasion
16 December 2011

Optical illusion reveals reflexes in the brain
14 December 2011

Men have a stronger reaction to seeing other men's emotions compared with women's
7 December 2011

October 2011

MakeItSimple brings £1.12 Million to SBCS
10 October 2011

September 2011

Honey, we shrank the copepods
29 September 2011

Culture evolves
21 September 2011

August 2011

Zoologger: The world's smartest insect
23 August 2011

Cleaning eating surfaces
17 August 2011

See with your ears?
9 August 2011

July 2011

Grant success for SBCS academics
26 July 2011

The music of cells
18 July 2011

Newly discovered molecule for resetting 'body clocks'
13 July 2011

Sexual orientation and gender conformity share genes
8 July 2011

Disease detection
6 July 2011

Naked mole rat blueprint revealed
6 July 2011

Zinc and the zebrafish
4 July 2011

June 2011

Take a beeline? Not a chance with these bees
29 June 2011

Sonifying zebrafish
27 June 2011

Photosynthesis and solar technology
7 June 2011

May 2011

Wildlife in trouble from oil palm plantations, researchers say
24 May 2011

Method used in hunt for serial killers turns to killer diseases
18 May 2011

Goats recognise their kids' voices
11 May 2011

Less radiation in Chernobyl lakes than feared
4 May 2011

April 2011

Why your steering wheel is dirtier than a public toilet seat
27 April 2011

Steven Le Comber features on BBC4
21 April 2011

Unravelling how a trypanocidal drug works
21 April 2011

Female deer confirm bigger is not always better when choosing a mate
21 April 2011

March 2011

Plant speciation caught in the act
17 March 2011

Qazi Rahman on the science of sexual orientation at NHM
1 March 2011

February 2011

Psychology applications up
15 February 2011

December 2010

Cancer sufferer funds treatment through running club
17 December 2010

Seeing the world through the eyes of a bee
13 December 2010

Lars Chittka interviewed in Current Biology
8 December 2010

Controlling uncertainty: decision making and learning in complex worlds
7 December 2010

November 2010

Brendan Curran on cloned animals and food safety
29 November 2010

Michael Proulx inteviewed by IC Radio
29 November 2010

New bat for Sumatra
12 November 2010

Termites: small animals with a big impact
5 November 2010

Dr Ron Cutler on new immune discovery
5 November 2010

October 2010

Move over lab rat
31 October 2010

Warming destabilises aquatic ecosystems
22 October 2010

Agave – biofuel of the future?
21 October 2010

Giorgio De Faveri comments on 'Science is Vital'
12 October 2010

Brendan Curran interviewed by 'Farming Today'
12 October 2010

Restaurant high chairs harbour more bacteria than the average toilet seat
12 October 2010

September 2010

Tracking the flight of the bumblebee
24 September 2010

August 2010

Ear today, eye tomorrow
24 August 2010

Andrew Leitch talks about cloning and new technologies in agriculture
9 August 2010

SBCS researcher wins grant to study addiction
6 August 2010

SBCS's Brendan Curran interviewed on cow’s milk
3 August 2010

Queen Mary honours government scientist
2 August 2010

July 2010

Women are attracted to men with deep voices
20 July 2010

SBCS graduate, Karen Baratram, wins top prize
19 July 2010

Genoveva Esteban highly commended
19 July 2010

Warmer ecosystems could absorb less atmospheric carbon dioxide
1 July 2010

Busy bees benefit from a break
1 July 2010

June 2010

Dianne Abbott MP opens SBCS Science Expo for Schools
29 June 2010

The development of nanogel-based targeted drugs
25 June 2010

A sense of direction
22 June 2010

The germ breeders
22 June 2010

Bee stripes may not keep predators away
7 June 2010

Collective foraging decisions in a gregarious insect - how cockroaches 'talk' about food
7 June 2010

How do bumblebees get predators to buzz off?
1 June 2010

May 2010

Jeff Duckett says, 'Share the pain'
20 May 2010

Want to find your way fast? Follow a girl!
10 May 2010

Chris Faulkes talks about “ the sabre-toothed sausage'’
10 May 2010

April 2010

Saving precious metals, such as platinum and gold, from the drain
30 April 2010

Accreditation for our BSc Biomedical Science degree by IBMS
17 April 2010

Honest deer every year
14 April 2010

March 2010

Maurice Elphick finds that sea-creatures' sex protein gives new insight into diabetes
24 March 2010

Super bug! World’s strongest insect revealed by Dr Rob Knell
24 March 2010

Super fast seeing bees – research by Peter Skorupski and Lars Chittka
18 March 2010

Mark Trimmer is awarded a NERC grant
18 March 2010

Anggoro Prasetyo, 1970-2010
17 March 2010

Welcome to GM potatoes
12 March 2010

Dr Thomas Ings on why bees remain active in winter
6 March 2010

Language and the Doolittle Conundrum
6 March 2010

Guy Woodward says that Scottish lakes are still recovering from acid rain
2 March 2010

February 2010

Dr Steve LeComber comments on ‘films that would make Einstein blush’
25 February 2010

More news on new species discovered in a Dorset pond
16 February 2010

Your hospital survival guide
16 February 2010

‘Research is off-target’ – a letter to the Times by Professor John Allen
11 February 2010

Hydrothermal vents and the origin of life
3 February 2010

January 2010

PhD student Claire Sarell wins 'Junk the Jargon' final
28 January 2010

Steve Rossiter and James Cotton on convergent evolution between bats and whales
27 January 2010

Dr Esteban and Prof Finlay on conservation work in a letter to Nature
22 January 2010

Dr Dobbs and colleagues talk about chemistry to BBC
22 January 2010

Dr Ron Cutler talks about how to avoid the ‘winter vomiting bug’, norovirus
21 January 2010

Dr Genoveva Esteban and colleagues find amazing new pondlife on a nature reserve
14 January 2010

Revealing same-sex attraction's evolutionary role
11 January 2010

Gay by Nature! Dr Rahman on his work on human sexual orientation
11 January 2010

December 2009

Mark Chase, a visiting professor at QM, on the ‘Attack of the Killer Tomatoes’
10 December 2009

Hear Dr Steve Rossiter talk about whether food has affected bird evolution
10 December 2009

November 2009

Dr Ron Cutler comments on health risks at childrens' farms
26 November 2009

Professor Lars Chittka talks about insects, consciousness and an ability to count
18 November 2009

Bee-aware: bees active in winter – a study by Dr Tom Ings and colleagues
10 November 2009

Only scholarly freedom delivers real 'impact'
8 November 2009

Dr Tom Ings on the mystery of colour-changing camouflage in crab spiders
8 November 2009

Professor Elphick on the sacking of a government drug adviser
2 November 2009

October 2009

Circadian surprise: mechanism of temperature synchronisation in fruit flies
30 October 2009

Copycat suicides fuelled by media reports
2 October 2009

September 2009

Petting farms called to stop children stroking the animals
21 September 2009

July 2009

Kitchen cupboard remedies: garlic for colds, cuts, thrush
27 July 2009

Sharks hunt their victims just like serial killers
27 July 2009

News and events
27 July 2009

Students triumph at Biotechnology Entrepreneurs Scheme

A team of Queen Mary postgraduate students are through to the final of the annual Biotechnology YES (Young Entrepreneur Scheme) competition.

Date added: Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Ash tree genome aids fight against disease

Researchers at the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have successfully decoded the genetic sequence of the ash tree, to help the fight against the fungal disease, ash dieback. 

Date added: Wednesday, January 4, 2017


In a Chorus of Bleats, One That Sounds Familiar

Date added: Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Student coders triumph at London ZooHackathon

A group of QMUL students were on the winning team of the London ZooHackathon, a computer coding and technology event which aims to tackle wildlife trafficking. Environmental Science student Marysia Clouter, who was part of the winning team, took our third year module Ecology and Conservation, which she says was instrumental in developing her understanding of the natural world.

Date added: Friday, October 21, 2016


Psychology applications up

Date added: Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Brendan Curran interviewed by 'Farming Today'

Date added: Tuesday, October 12, 2010


SBCS graduate, Karen Baratram, wins top prize

Date added: Monday, July 19, 2010


Cleaning eating surfaces

Date added: Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Molecular machine behind E.coli/cholera decoded

Date added: Saturday, March 3, 2012


Dr Ron Cutler on new immune discovery

Date added: Friday, November 5, 2010


Students make important dinosaur discovery in Canada

Final year undergraduate students from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences studying a new module called Species and their Relationships: Dinosaurs to DNA have uncovered a rare and important dinosaur skull while on a trip to Canada as part of the course.

Date added: Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Petting farms called to stop children stroking the animals

Date added: Monday, September 21, 2009


We announce a new educational partnership with Kew

From September 2015 QMUL will be offering a new MSc Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.

Date added: Friday, February 27, 2015


Revealing same-sex attraction's evolutionary role

Date added: Monday, January 11, 2010


Take a beeline? Not a chance with these bees

Date added: Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Ear today, eye tomorrow

Date added: Tuesday, August 24, 2010


The digital human

Date added: Thursday, May 31, 2012


I woke up gay

Date added: Thursday, April 19, 2012


Entire amphibian communities are being wiped out by emerging viruses

Scientists from QMUL, UCL, Zoological Society of London, and the National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN-CSIC) in Madrid, tracing the real-time impact of viruses in the wild have found that entire amphibian communities are being killed off by closely related viruses introduced to mountainous areas of northern Spain.

Date added: Friday, October 17, 2014


Only scholarly freedom delivers real 'impact'

Date added: Sunday, November 8, 2009


Hat-trick of research awards for QMUL bee expert

A scientist from Queen Mary University of London, who studies how bees forage for food and the evolution of their sensory systems, has received a top prize from the UK’s national academy of science as well as a prestigious grant from the international Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP). These two awards are in addition to a major grant awarded by European Research Council last month.

Date added: Friday, May 9, 2014


Scientists map UK ash tree genome

Date added: Monday, September 23, 2013


PhD student Claire Sarell wins 'Junk the Jargon' final

Date added: Thursday, January 28, 2010


Researchers create synthetic skin

Wearable technologies could be transformed with a new type of artificial material that can mimic the properties of skin from sensing touch to even being self-healing.

Date added: Wednesday, December 7, 2016


River Thames invaded with foreign species

Date added: Thursday, October 11, 2012


Scientists improve metal detectors for early diagnosis of lifestyle and age-related diseases

Sensors created by chemists at Queen Mary University of London could lead to a set of new tools for researchers to investigate conditions like diabetes resulting in earlier diagnosis and new treatments.

Date added: Thursday, July 10, 2014


QMUL to join Russell Group of universities

Date added: Thursday, March 15, 2012


Chimpanzee justice

Date added: Thursday, November 29, 2012


Teaching blog - large group teaching

Our ran a workshop on large group teaching. TIGER chair blogs about the event. You can also watch a recording of the event below.

Date added: Tuesday, August 9, 2016


Congenitally blind people have more accurate memories

Date added: Tuesday, April 30, 2013


We confirm our place as one of the UK’s elite research departments in the REF 2014

The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences has shown itself to be one of the UK’s elite research departments in the UK with our latest ranking in the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Date added: Thursday, December 18, 2014


Photosynthesis and solar technology

Date added: Tuesday, June 7, 2011


How ostriches mate

Date added: Monday, May 20, 2013


London bee tracking project - save London bees

Hundreds of bees with individual coloured number tags have been released from our rooftops for a project that hopes to uncover the secret lives of London’s bees. Biologists from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences have attached weather-resistant number tags on the backs of bees, and encourage the public to identify them and take photos for a competition.

Date added: Monday, July 4, 2016


Researchers reveal that not all violent acts are equal

People from different nationalities make similar judgements and decisions about the severity of different violent acts – a finding that could help international organisations, such as the UN and World Health Organisation to better manage crime and violent behaviour – according to research led by the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at QMUL.

Date added: Thursday, January 12, 2017


Seeing the world through the eyes of a bee

Date added: Monday, December 13, 2010


Life-sized Tyrannosaurus rex skull arrives on campus

The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBCS) has taken delivery of a life-sized cast of a Tyrannosaurus rex skull that will be used for school visits, public engagement and outreach.

Date added: Friday, January 16, 2015


Female deer take control during the mating season

Date added: Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Tracking the flight of the bumblebee

Date added: Friday, September 24, 2010


We welcome the NERC Doctoral Training Partnership students to our School

This week we are hosting students from the London Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Doctoral Training Partnership to offer our expertise and training for their PhD projects.

Date added: Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Jack the Ripper and tyrannosaurs

Date added: Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Language and the Doolittle Conundrum

Date added: Saturday, March 6, 2010


Richard Buggs talks on BBC News about ash dieback

Date added: Friday, October 17, 2014


SBCS palaeontologist chronicles tyrannosaur evolution in new book

How the dinosaur group, the tyrannosaurs, evolved over the course of 100-million years into the giant carnivorous bone-crushers that are so well recognised today, is charted in a new book by a Zoology lecturer from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Date added: Thursday, April 21, 2016


Cancer sufferer funds treatment through running club

Date added: Friday, December 17, 2010


Chemistry festival creates a bang at Queen Mary

Date added: Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Lars Chittka interviewed in Current Biology

Date added: Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Prof Marina Resmini delivers her inaugural lecture

In February 2016, Professor Marina Resmini delivered her inaugural lecture: Why size matters: from antibodies to nanomaterials.

Date added: Friday, February 12, 2016


Big data analysis shows weak link between badgers and cattle for TB transmission

The largest simulation to date of the numbers of cattle and badgers infected with tuberculosis (TB) casts serious doubts about the extent to which badgers cause TB in cattle, according to research from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at QMUL.

Date added: Tuesday, September 27, 2016


SBCS researcher wins grant to study addiction

Date added: Friday, August 6, 2010


Women are attracted to men with deep voices

Date added: Tuesday, July 20, 2010


A sense of direction

Date added: Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Chemistry students discover new way of identifying hydrogen peroxide

Chemists from Queen Mary University of London have discovered a new way of identifying peroxide-based explosives, which could make detection of suspect devices more cost-effective in the future.

Date added: Friday, September 12, 2014


New study sheds light on dinosaur size

Date added: Wednesday, January 2, 2013


The Forum: plant and flower shapes

Date added: Monday, January 14, 2013


Zinc and the zebrafish

Date added: Monday, July 4, 2011


Bees remain excellent searchers even when ill

Honeybees are hardwired to efficiently search the landscape enabling them to continue working for the greater good of their hives even when they are sick, according to new research co-authored by the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at QMUL.

Date added: Monday, September 12, 2016


Turtle project triumphs in engaging the public

A conservation project led by Senior Lecturer in collaboration with NGOs has been shortlisted for a national award in public engagement, and has won funding from QMUL’s Centre for Public Engagement.

Date added: Friday, October 28, 2016


What does geographic profiling have to do with modern art?

Scientists at the School of Biological and Chemical Science (SBCS) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have shown research on infectious disease outbreaks can been adapted to study the locations of artworks by graffiti artist Banksy.

Date added: Thursday, March 3, 2016


You've got to be kidding me!

Date added: Friday, February 17, 2012


Animal welfare could be improved by new understanding of their emotions

A new study from researchers at Queen Mary University of London looking at how goats express subtle positive emotions could lead to greater understanding of animal welfare.

Date added: Friday, December 5, 2014


MakeItSimple brings £1.12 Million to SBCS

Date added: Monday, October 10, 2011


Dr Isabelle Mareschal conducts experiments with Science Museum visitors

Londoners are notorious for avoiding eye contact with each other but how bad are we really? That’s one of the things visitors to the Science Museum can currently help to find out if they take part in an experiment being run by QMUL and UCL researchers to learn how long people can comfortably make eye contact with someone else.

Date added: Monday, December 8, 2014


Student Voices - wading in Windermere

Postgraduate students on our Aquatic Ecology and Freshwater and Marine Ecology MSc programmes went on a week-long field trip to the Lake District.  Two of our students - Kirsty MacLeod and Adrienne Kerley - have blogged about the trip. Find out what they got up to.

Date added: Thursday, January 21, 2016


When it comes to food, chimps only think of themselves

Date added: Thursday, August 30, 2012


Hidden similarity found between bats and dolphins

Date added: Wednesday, September 4, 2013


What will you discover?

Date added: Monday, September 29, 2014


Queen Mary honours government scientist

Date added: Monday, August 2, 2010


Genoveva Esteban highly commended

Date added: Monday, July 19, 2010


New evidence that tyrannosaurs fought and ate each other

Examination of a Daspletosaurus skull by Dr David Hone of the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences found signs that it had been bitten by another tyrannosaur during its lifetime as well as after it had died.

Date added: Friday, April 10, 2015


Catching killer weeds easier with geographic profiling

Date added: Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Competitive males are a blessing and a curse, study reveals

Showy ornaments used by the male of the species in competition for mates, such as the long tail of a peacock or shaggy mane of a lion, could indicate a species' risk of decline in a changing climate, according to a new study from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences.  

Date added: Thursday, November 17, 2016


Testing for Bovine Tuberculosis is more effective than badger culls at controlling the disease

Modelling produced by researchers in QMUL’s School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBCS) has found that the only effective potential Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) control strategies are badger culling, cattle testing, controlling cattle movement, and ceasing the practice of housing farm cattle together during winter.

Date added: Wednesday, January 14, 2015


Could goats become man's best friend?

Goats have the capacity to communicate with people like other domesticated animals, such as dogs and horses, according to scientists from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBCS) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Date added: Monday, July 11, 2016


Good food puts bees in good mood

We all know what it’s like to taste our favourite food and instantly feel good about the world but the same phenomenon may happen in bumblebees.

Date added: Thursday, September 29, 2016


Disease detection

Date added: Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Sonifying zebrafish

Date added: Monday, June 27, 2011


Going postgraduate? Find out all you need to know

Find out more about postgraduate study in Bioinformatics, Ecology, Botany, Chemical Research and more, and discover more about the world-leading research, teaching and support we offer our MSc students.

Date added: Thursday, February 4, 2016


Naked mole rat blueprint revealed

Date added: Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Teaching blog - helping first years make the leap

Our Teaching Interest Group and Education Research (TIGER) ran a seminar on helping first year students adjust with guest speaker Dr Harriet Jones from the University of East Anglia.  TIGER founder and chair blogs about the seminar.  You can also watch a recording of the event below. 

Date added: Thursday, January 5, 2017


Michael Proulx inteviewed by IC Radio

Date added: Monday, November 29, 2010


New bat for Sumatra

Date added: Friday, November 12, 2010


How do bumblebees get predators to buzz off?

Date added: Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Zoologger: The world's smartest insect

Date added: Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Dr Dobbs and colleagues talk about chemistry to BBC

Date added: Friday, January 22, 2010


Our School celebrates successes in National Student Survey

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) continues to rank top in London among Russell Group universities for student satisfaction, according to the latest National Student Survey (NSS).

Date added: Thursday, August 11, 2016


Newly discovered molecule for resetting 'body clocks'

Date added: Wednesday, July 13, 2011


The Toilet: an unspoken history

Date added: Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Dr Thomas Ings on why bees remain active in winter

Date added: Saturday, March 6, 2010


QMUL Research seeks to safeguard the Future of Europe’s Ash Trees

SBCS's Dr Richard Buggs is the local organiser of the international fraxback conference. On Friday 29th of November, Dr Buggs will host a session entitled “Living with ash dieback in continental Europe: present situation, long-term experience and future perspectives” at the Linnean Society of London.

Date added: Thursday, November 28, 2013


Silver lining found for making new drugs

Chemists at Queen Mary University of London have discovered a new chemical to aid drug manufacturing processes, making it more environmentally-friendly and easier to scale up for industry.

Date added: Thursday, June 26, 2014


Mark Trimmer is awarded a NERC grant

Date added: Thursday, March 18, 2010


It's a do or die situation in this clash of the ash

has been working with Teagasc researchers, and other partners, to counter ash dieback disease by crossing Asian and Irish species of the tree.

Date added: Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Schools compete in chemistry festival at SBCS

School kids from across London, Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Essex and Kent competed in an exciting day of hands-on chemistry at the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBCS) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Date added: Monday, May 16, 2016


Alan McElligott's work with goats is featured in the Guardian newspaper

’s research on optimistic goats has been featured in the Guardian’s piece on Do animals have emotions?

Date added: Monday, November 17, 2014


Your hospital survival guide

Date added: Tuesday, February 16, 2010


The One Show: Bees

Date added: Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Study finds pet owners reluctant to face up to their cats' kill count

Cat owners fail to realise the impact of their cat on wildlife according to new research from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences and the University of Exeter.

Date added: Friday, July 10, 2015


Doing it for the kids

Date added: Sunday, July 7, 2013


Find out about our outstanding year in our annual report

We've released our first ever annual report, looking back at this year's exciting developments at the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences.

Date added: Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Catching Criminals and tracing malaria outbreaks

Date added: Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Did Christopher Columbus really bring syphilis back to Europe?

Following his comments in the Daily Mail, where he questioned new theories derived from a single skeleton with a questionable pathology, was asked to write a piece in the Conversation about his theories on whether Christopher Columbus brought syphilis back to Europe.

Date added: Monday, December 8, 2014


Cockroaches say, "Bah!" to Social Media

Date added: Thursday, August 2, 2012


Student voices: life is for living

Our Student Voices series gives our students a chance to blog about life at QMUL's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences.

Date added: Monday, January 18, 2016


Bees form false memories just like humans

In the same way that humans sometimes remember things that didn’t actually occur, researchers have found that bees also misremember. False memories have never been observed in non-human animals before.

Date added: Friday, February 27, 2015


Chemistry festival for secondary school pupils returns with new science challenges

Students from schools across London, Hertfordshire and Kent enjoyed an exciting day of hands-on fun activities at the Salters' Festival of Chemistry at Queen Mary University of London on Wednesday 14 May.

Date added: Tuesday, June 24, 2014


Freshers week tips from our undergraduates

Starting your undergraduate degree at Queen Mary soon? Have dozens of questions or concerns? Some of our lovely student ambassadors have shared their experiences. Take a look below to get a taste of what your Freshers Week will be like.

Date added: Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Banknotes carry more germs than a toilet seat

Date added: Thursday, March 15, 2012


Busy bees benefit from a break

Date added: Thursday, July 1, 2010


Scientists discover mechanisms of shape-shifting sea cucumbers

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences have discovered for the first time how marine animals called sea cucumbers can rapidly change the stiffness of their body, which could provide a useful basis for developing novel biomaterials for applications in medicine.

Date added: Tuesday, October 4, 2016


Dianne Abbott MP opens SBCS Science Expo for Schools

Date added: Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Honest deer every year

Date added: Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Carp dominate crayfish in invasive species battleground

Date added: Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Congratulations to our academic excellence prizewinners!

The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences awarded prizes to over 30 students for outstanding academic excellence. Most of the prizes were awarded to graduating students but a few were given to first and second year students who have done exceptionally well in their studies so far.

Date added: Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Research highlights from our 2014 REF submission

Academics within the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences are involved in a wide range of ground breaking projects across the broad sweep of biological, chemical and psychological sciences. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 will consider the strength of our research in six core areas.

Date added: Thursday, December 18, 2014


Professor Mark Trimmer delivers his Inaugural Lecture

In April 2015 Professor Mark Trimmer delivered his inaugural lecture - New spokes for old cycles: The life sustaining transformation of bio-elements on Earth

Date added: Thursday, April 9, 2015


Fallow deer are all about the bass when sizing up rivals

Research published in the journal BMC Evolutionary Biology, has found that fallow deer bucks make judgements about the possible threat from competitors from the sound of their calls.

Date added: Monday, August 17, 2015


Proteins that control anxiety in humans and cause insects to shed their skins have common origin

Researchers have discovered that a protein which controls anxiety in humans has the same molecular ancestor as one which causes insects to moult when they outgrow their skins. Studies on sea urchins provided the missing link because they have a protein with elements common to those in both humans and insects and reveal a common ancestry hundreds of millions of years ago.

Date added: Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Queen Mary receives share of £125m for bioscience PhD students

Queen Mary University of London is part of a group of London-based institutions awarded £15m to train bioscience PhD students as part of a £125m nationwide campaign to support the training and development of PhD students tackling some of the world’s major challenges.

Date added: Thursday, October 2, 2014


Is happiness a matter of our genes?

Senior lecturer in development psychology at the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences Dr Michael Pluess organised a public event at Queen Mary University of London, in partnership with the Centre for Economic Performance from the London School of Economics and Action for Happiness. 

Date added: Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Giraffe, impala and boomslang - our South Africa field trip

Lecturer shares his experience of our recent field trip to South Africa, open to undergraduate students on our biology, genetics and zoology programmes. 

Date added: Tuesday, October 6, 2015


Sharks hunt their victims just like serial killers

Date added: Monday, July 27, 2009


The new dawn of the dinosaur

Date added: Thursday, August 22, 2013


Giorgio De Faveri comments on 'Science is Vital'

Date added: Tuesday, October 12, 2010


School of Biological and Chemical Sciences celebrates successes in National Student Survey

Student satisfaction in biology and zoology teaching in QMUL’s School of Biological and Chemical Sciences has increased by 5% in a year, according to the latest National Student Survey (NSS). In addition, molecular biology, biophysics and biochemistry teaching was ranked fourth in London.

Date added: Wednesday, August 12, 2015


See with your ears?

Date added: Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Conscientious children less likely to smoke

Conscientious children are less likely to smoke in later life, a study carried out by of QMUL and researchers from UCL has found.

Date added: Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Success at Engagement and Entrepreneurship awards

Academics from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences triumphed at the recent Public Engagement and Entrepreneurship awards, which recognise outstanding staff and student achievement throughout Queen Mary.

Date added: Thursday, November 12, 2015


New review on origin and evolution of the nervous system

A review from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences highlights the importance of developmental processes in understanding nervous system evolution.

Date added: Friday, November 27, 2015


Lost hormone is found in starfish

Biologists from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBCS) have discovered that the evolutionary history of a hormone responsible for sexual maturity in humans is written in the genes of the humble starfish.

Date added: Tuesday, July 5, 2016


Bumblebees use nicotine to fight off parasites

Bumblebees that have been infected by parasites seek out flowers with nicotine in the nectar, likely to fight off the infection, new research has found. The nicotine appears to slow the progression of disease in infected bees but has harmful effects when consumed by healthy bees.

Date added: Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Prof Alan Hildrew wins major ecology prize

Date added: Thursday, October 11, 2012


Culture evolves

Date added: Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Move over lab rat

Date added: Sunday, October 31, 2010


Male bees have more than a one-track mind

Male bumblebees are just as smart as female worker bees despite their dim-witted reputation, according to new research from Queen Mary's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences.

Date added: Monday, November 16, 2015


Starfish reveal the origins of brain messenger molecules

Biologists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered the genes in starfish that encode neuropeptides - a common type of chemical found in human brains. The revelation gives researchers new insights into how neural function evolved in the animal kingdom.

Date added: Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Bees use logic to find the best flowers

Date added: Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Termites: small animals with a big impact

Date added: Friday, November 5, 2010


Goats recognise their kids' voices

Date added: Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Dr Michael Proulx - spark of recognition

Date added: Friday, June 8, 2012


Copycat suicides fuelled by media reports

Date added: Friday, October 2, 2009


Queen Mary ranked among the top 20 universities in the UK

Date added: Wednesday, September 17, 2014


New genetics project could help save the ash tree

Date added: Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Welcome to GM potatoes

Date added: Friday, March 12, 2010


Crayfish study provides complicated web of interactions

How different species of invasive crayfish interact with each other and affect their local environment has been uncovered for the first time by scientists at Queen Mary University of London.

Date added: Monday, February 17, 2014


Hydrothermal vents and the origin of life

Date added: Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Grant success for SBCS academics

Date added: Tuesday, July 26, 2011


The Photosynthetic membrane - a new book by Prof Ruban

Date added: Thursday, July 19, 2012


Phytoplankton like it hot: Warming boosts biodiversity and photosynthesis in phytoplankton

Warmer temperatures increase biodiversity and photosynthesis in phytoplankton, researchers at the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and University of Exeter have found. Globally, phytoplankton - microscopic water-borne plants - absorb as much carbon dioxide as tropical rainforests and so understanding the way they respond to a warming climate is crucial.

Date added: Monday, December 21, 2015


Five biomedical scientists visit Nanchang University in China

After over 10,000 miles and 48 hours of travelling, five biomedical scientists from Queen Mary found their way to Nanchang University, China. The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at QMUL runs a , and our London-based students went to visit Nanchang as part of a cultural exchange project.

Date added: Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Queen Mary scientists speak at Professor Brian Cox's summer school

Two scientists from Queen Mary’s School of Biological and Chemical Sciences spoke at a science summer school event this week with Professor Brian Cox. Mathematical biologist and PhD student were invited along with other top scientists to deliver talks at the St Paul’s Way Trust Science Summer School 2015.

Date added: Friday, August 28, 2015


Teaching awards triumph for SBCS

It was highly flattering to be nominated for Teacher of the Year in the 2015-16 Queen Mary Student Union (QMSU) Teaching Awards, especially as I’ve always held the belief that I was “just doing my job”. I was absolutely flabbergasted to have won and am extremely grateful to all the students who took the time to nominate me and other staff for the award.

Date added: Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Do you speak cow? Researchers listen in on ‘conversations’ between calves and their mothers

Researchers have been eavesdropping on 'conversations' between calves and their mothers — measuring the process of how cows communicate using detailed acoustic analysis for the first time.

Date added: Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Warming destabilises aquatic ecosystems

Date added: Friday, October 22, 2010


Honey bees' genetic code unlocked

Date added: Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Our teaching interest group one year in

Our School formed the , a forum for anyone involved in teaching and curriculum development, over a year ago. Since then, TIGER has held three events, formed an executive committee, and supported teaching activity in our School and beyond. , TIGER founder and chair, shares her thoughts on TIGER's first year.

Date added: Friday, August 5, 2016


Dr Ron Cutler comments on health risks at childrens' farms

Date added: Thursday, November 26, 2009


Flowers tone down the iridescence of their petals and avoid confusing bees

Flowers' iridescent petals, which may look plain to human eyes, produce the perfect signal for bees, according to a new study involving researchers from QMUL's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences.

Date added: Monday, February 29, 2016


Photo µSR gives insights into key industrial processes and fundamental science

Photochemistry is a chemical reaction caused by the absorption of light (photons). It underpins a large range of important biological and industrial processes, from photosynthesis in plants through a host of chemical engineering applications – for example, the manufacture of the antimalarial drug artemisinin. Excitations in molecules also play a key role in devices – for example organic LEDs and organic photovoltaic cells. 

Date added: Tuesday, January 3, 2017


Dr Briefer and Dr McElligott on Countryfile

Date added: Monday, March 12, 2012


Bumblebees differentiate flower types when arranged horizontally but not vertically

Bumblebees trained to go to feeders labelled with a certain colour or pattern cue but avoid differently labelled alternative feeders did so when feeders were arranged horizontally but didn’t when arranged vertically. Researchers believe this could be because groups of flowers arranged horizontally, like those in a meadow, often include several different species, while those arranged vertically, like in blossoming trees are likely to all be the same species.

Date added: Tuesday, April 7, 2015


Steven Le Comber features on BBC4

Date added: Thursday, April 21, 2011


Bang goes the theory: Sugar on trial

Date added: Sunday, March 24, 2013


Plant speciation caught in the act

Date added: Thursday, March 17, 2011


SBCS's Brendan Curran interviewed on cow’s milk

Date added: Tuesday, August 3, 2010


PhD student stumbles upon a new way for producing oldest chemical compounds

A chemistry PhD student has found a simple way for the first time of producing two chemical compounds that were first discovered in late 19th century, entirely by accident. The discovery could have implications for fighting disease and growing crops, where the sulfur containing compounds called sultones and sultines, play a significant role.

Date added: Wednesday, October 28, 2015


The germ breeders

Date added: Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Student Voices: Dinosaurs in the Horniman Museum

Our Student Voices series gives our students a chance to blog about life at QMUL's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences. This edition is written by Patrick Hennessey, third year zoology student, who recently went to the Horniman Museum with staff and students from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences.

Date added: Thursday, April 21, 2016


Student voices: presenting at a conference

Our Student Voices series gives our students a chance to blog about life at QMUL's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences. This edition is written by Jemma Mary Brett, third year Zoology student, who recently presented at the British Conference of Undergraduate Research (BCUR).

Date added: Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Le rat-taupe glabre, super-heros des labos

Date added: Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Watching cement dry could help dental fillings last longer

Scientists led by the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Aberystwyth University have revealed ‘sweet points’ for dental fillings, where cement used to fill cracks regain elasticity before hardening indefinitely. This could have implications for creating more durable and longer-lasting fillings in the future.

Date added: Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Feedback, good or bad, can backfire

Date added: Thursday, August 16, 2012


The last stand? Ash trees under threat

Date added: Saturday, June 29, 2013


How sex works

Date added: Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Criminal profiling technique targets killer diseases

A mathematical tool used by the Metropolitan Police and FBI has been adapted by researchers at Queen Mary University of London to help control outbreaks of malaria, and has the potential to target other infectious diseases.

Date added: Tuesday, June 3, 2014


Born this way? Ethical battles in Science and Medicine

Date added: Monday, September 3, 2012


Industry collaboration drives Queen Mary research into higher yields in agricultural crops

Scientists from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences have teamed up with industry to create the next generation of lighting systems.  Professor Alexander Ruban, Professor of Biophysics, collaborated with Finnish company Valoya and Microsoft to create a novel solution for simulation of natural outdoor light.

Date added: Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Revolutionary device turns sound into images

Date added: Monday, July 8, 2013


Slime can see

After more than 300 years of looking, scientists led by Queen Mary University of London have figured out how bacteria “see” their world. And they do it in a remarkably similar way to us.

Date added: Tuesday, February 9, 2016


What’s in a name?

Date added: Wednesday, June 5, 2013


String pulling bees provide insight into spread of culture

Bumblebees can learn to pull strings for food and pass on the ability to a colony, according to researchers at the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at QMUL.

Date added: Tuesday, October 4, 2016


Bee stripes may not keep predators away

Date added: Monday, June 7, 2010


Playing Starcraft can increase your cognitive abilities

Date added: Thursday, August 22, 2013


Agave – biofuel of the future?

Date added: Thursday, October 21, 2010


Bumblebees find efficient routes without a GPS

Date added: Monday, September 24, 2012


More news on new species discovered in a Dorset pond

Date added: Tuesday, February 16, 2010


The development of nanogel-based targeted drugs

Date added: Friday, June 25, 2010


Honey, we shrank the copepods

Date added: Thursday, September 29, 2011


Farming and wetlands: readdressing the balance

More than 50 per cent of our planet’s wetlands, from peatbogs to estuaries, both natural and man-made, are under threat from habitat destruction and climate change.

Date added: Monday, February 10, 2014


New study reveals new pathway for river pollution

Scientists from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered new ways how rivers convert excess nitrogen, which can have damaging impacts on the environment, to harmless nitrogen in a new study published in the journal Nature Geoscience.

Date added: Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Marine animals could hold the key to looking young

Date added: Wednesday, October 3, 2012


UK top 10 for QMUL in international science and medicine rankings

A league table measuring the scientific performance of some 750 universities worldwide rates Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) 9th in the UK and 52nd globally.

Date added: Thursday, May 29, 2014


Jeff Duckett says, 'Share the pain'

Date added: Thursday, May 20, 2010


Students give us their seal of approval

Molecular Biology and Chemistry programmes at Queen Mary University of London are ranked second in London for student satisfaction, according to the latest results of a nationwide poll of final-year undergraduates.

Date added: Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Less radiation in Chernobyl lakes than feared

Date added: Wednesday, May 4, 2011


'Nudge' psychology is not based on robust evidence and conscious decision-making is more effective

A new study says that the kind of instinctive decision-making advocated in best-selling popular psychology books like ‘Nudge’, ‘Thinking Fast and Slow’ and ‘Blink’ is not backed up by reliable evidence.

Date added: Wednesday, January 28, 2015


QMUL scientists find further evidence that fish are cleverer than previously thought

Scientists working at Queen Mary University of London and University of Bath have found that zebrafish are able to visually process multiple objects simultaneously, more proof that fish are cleverer than their ‘three-second memory’ reputation suggests.

Date added: Friday, October 31, 2014


Warming affects ecosystems not just biodiversity

Date added: Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Professor Peter Hudson FRS on biology, baths and identifying your groove

Professor Peter Hudson FRS was named as an Honorary Doctor of Science (DSc) for his work in disease ecology at the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences Summer graduation ceremony.

Date added: Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Ambika Kumar named Course Rep of the Year

Ambika Kumar was named Course Rep of the Year at the Education Awards 2014. She is graduating with a First class degree in Biomedicine before going straight on to a PhD in Microbiology at Queen Mary.

Date added: Friday, July 18, 2014


Brendan Curran on cloned animals and food safety

Date added: Monday, November 29, 2010


First imagery from echolocation reveals new signals for hunting bats

The ability of some bats to spot motionless prey in the dark has baffled experts until now. By creating the first visual images from echolocation, researchers reveal we have been missing how bats sense their world.

Date added: Monday, September 14, 2015


Unravelling how a trypanocidal drug works

Date added: Thursday, April 21, 2011


Fight or flight? Vocal cues help deer decide during mating season

Male fallow deer are sensitive to changes in the groans that rivals make during mating season when competing for the attention of female deer, and can assess the level of threat other males pose simply from vocal cues, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.

Date added: Monday, February 10, 2014


All in the mind: Gaydar

Date added: Monday, December 3, 2012


Student voices: obsession is a great thing

Our Student Voices series gives our students a chance to blog about life at QMUL's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences.

Date added: Thursday, November 26, 2015


Carbon impact of land, water compared

Date added: Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Anggoro Prasetyo, 1970-2010

Date added: Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Tropical wasps attack intruders with unfamiliar faces

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in collaboration with the University of Florence, have discovered that a species of tropical wasps can memorise the faces of members of their colony and will attack any individual with an unfamiliar face. These wasps can also recognise the smell of their nestmates, but pay more attention to the unique facial patterns in their species when considering whether an individual is friend or foe.

Date added: Wednesday, February 4, 2015


Want to find your way fast? Follow a girl!

Date added: Monday, May 10, 2010


Cold-blooded animals grow bigger in the warm on land, but smaller in warm water

Scientists studying arthropods, the group of cold-blooded animals that includes crabs and insects, have found that individuals within species living on land tend to grow to a larger size in the warm and nearer the equator, but that the reverse is true of species found in water.

Date added: Monday, March 23, 2015


A Naked Mole-Rat Eutopia at Somerset House

From 10-16 October, Somerset House’s Utopian Treasury will host a contemporary art installation ‘powered’ by live data from a naked mole-rat colony by Julie Freeman, an artist at Queen Mary University of London.

Date added: Friday, October 7, 2016


'Stressed' young bees could be the cause of colony collapse

Pressure on young bees to grow up too fast could be a major factor in explaining the disastrous declines in bee populations seen worldwide.

Date added: Monday, February 9, 2015


Scientists explore the evolution of a ‘social supergene’ in the red fire ant

Scientists from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at QMUL have discovered that the chromosome responsible for the social organisation of colonies of the highly invasive fire ant is likely to have evolved via a single event rather than over time

Date added: Monday, February 27, 2017


Goats can identify the calls of their goat friends

A new study led by scientists at the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at QMUL has found that goats can recognise their stablemate friends calling by developing a mental image of how they sound and look.

Date added: Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Ball-rolling bees reveal complex learning

Bumblebees can be trained to score goals using a mini-ball, revealing unprecedented learning abilities, according to scientists at the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences.

Date added: Friday, March 10, 2017


Teaching video - what is teaching excellence?

Our Teaching Interest Group and Education Research (TIGER) ran a seminar on what is teaching excellence.  Watch the video of the seminar below and see what our three speakers had to say.

Date added: Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Blog post: staff v. student football showdown

Dr Tippu Sheriff blogs about the recent staff versus student football match in the chemistry and biochemistry department, which he and his fellow lecturers are in no way bitter about losing.  

Date added: Friday, March 17, 2017


Queen Mary University of London part of £3m consortium for structural biology

A new £3m grant from Wellcome Trust to a consortium involving scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will help to set up a new facility for cryo-electron microscopy – a technology that is revolutionising biology.

Date added: Friday, March 3, 2017


New technology enables detailed analysis of target proteins

A team of researchers from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBCS), Francis Crick Institute,Goethe University Frankfurt and University of Tübingen in Germany have developed a novel technology to understand how an important protein connects to other cellular proteins.

Date added: Monday, March 20, 2017


Ghosts of past diseases shape species evolution

A team of researchers from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBCS) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG) has revealed that diseases can not only affect fish evolution, but also the aquatic environments in which fish live.

Date added: Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Seasonal warming leads to smaller animal body sizes

Changes in the body size of animals measured under controlled laboratory conditions have been shown to closely match changes in body size with seasonal warming in nature, according to research from School of Biological and Chemical Sciences (SBCS).

Date added: Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Fukomys livingstoni, I presume?

Two new species of African mole-rat have been discovered by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), together with colleagues in Tanzania and at the University of Pretoria.

Date added: Thursday, April 27, 2017


Pupils' mental health improved through school-based programme, study shows

School-aged children can be taught to better their mental health through intervention programmes delivered at school, suggests a new study carried out in east London and led by an academic at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Date added: Thursday, May 11, 2017


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