New Astbury Director appointed

Professor Neil Ranson has been appointed Director of the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology.

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The Astbury Centre brings together researchers from across the University – largely from physics, the biological sciences and chemistry – to allow interdisciplinary approaches to be harnessed to understand the molecular basis of life. The Centre has outstanding expertise and research infrastructure in chemical biology, biophysics and all of the major techniques in structural molecular biology. Together, these approaches are combined with analyses of biological function with the ultimate aim of understanding the molecular basis of biological mechanisms in living cells.

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Our members address major questions associated with biological mechanisms in areas as diverse as membrane proteins; protein folding and assembly; viruses; and motor proteins. The Astbury Centre hosts 4-year PhD programmes funded by the Wellcome Trust and BBSRC that equip students with the wide range of expertise that may be used to address fundamental biological questions.

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Professor Neil Ranson has been appointed Director of the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology. Professor Ranson joined Leeds as...

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The UK’s leading scientific academy – the Royal Society – has announced that Professor Sheena Radford is to receive one...

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