Advanced imaging shows real-time molecular interaction

Visualising how molecules move in cells or interact with drugs will be possible with one of the world’s most advanced imaging centres being developed at the University.

Known as the Wolfson Imaging Facility, it will enable scientists to watch viruses attacking cells, immune cells getting ready to attack their targets and the cellular railroads used to transport molecules to their correct destinations.

It will be the first facility in the UK to give scientists a dynamic view of molecular interaction in real time

The Wolfson Imaging Facility will bring together two research centres at the Leeds: the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, which investigates the molecular basis of life; and the Bragg Centre for Materials Research which discovers, designs and creates new materials.