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February 2021

Dr Andrew Buchan

Does Covid-killing UV tech work?

15 February 2021

The MRI's Dr Andrew Buchan & Dr Eldad Avital showed in a recent study that existing UV technology could be used to combat Covid-19. Dr Eldad Avital and colleagues showed that upper room UV germicidal irradiation (UVGI) could deactivate Sars-CoV-2 particles in poorly ventilated rooms. Scientists are also exploring the use ... [more]

January 2021

European Research Council

MRI's Dr Joe Briscoe receives prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant

4 January 2021

Dr Joe Briscoe, a Senior Lecturer in Functional Materials and member of the MRI at Queen Mary, has been awarded a Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) as part of the 'excellent science' pillar of the EU's current Research and Innovation programme, Horizon 2020. Dr Briscoe is one of ... [more]