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The Astbury Centre

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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Congratulations to Professor Sheena Radford on receiving the Biochemical Society’s Centenary Award for 2025.

Professor Sheena Radford has been awarded the Biochemical Society’s Centenary Award for 2025. The Centenary Award is awarded annually to a molecular bioscientist based on the impact of their research and a demonstrable commitment to build, support, and nurture talent within the scientific community. Sheena said: "I am delighted and humbled to receive this award. I...

Congratulations to Yoselin Benitez-Alfonso on being promoted to Professor

  Yoselin Benitez-Alfonso, from the School of Biology, is celebrating becoming the second person from Leeds to earn a senior promotion after joining the ground-breaking 100 Black Women Professors NOW! programme. The pioneering systemic change programme aims to break down barriers by increasing the number of Black women in the academic pipeline. When it was launched in...

Mike Webb promoted to Professor of Biological Chemistry

Congratulations to Mike who has been promoted to Professor of Biological Chemistry.

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