Developing new techniques to build biomaterials

Scientists at the University of Leeds have developed an approach that could help in the design of a new generation of synthetic biomaterials made from proteins.

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The Astbury Centre is an interdisciplinary research centre that brings together around 400 researchers from across the University to understand the molecular basis of life.

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The Astbury Centre

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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Dr Viktoria Spaiser, Dr Tim Thurston and Dr Rene Frank have today been awarded Future Leaders Fellowships from UK Research...

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Congratulations to Dr Christos Pliotas for successful achievement of the HEA Fellowship. Gaining HEA Fellowship evidences commitment to and contributions...

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Scientists have developed an approach that could help in the design of a new generation of synthetic biomaterials made from...

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An international team of researchers has shed new light on the way viruses evolved highly effective ways of spreading disease....

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