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Leeds researchers chosen for prominent funding programme


Dr Viktoria Spaiser, Dr Tim Thurston and Dr Rene Frank have today been awarded Future Leaders Fellowships from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Created in 2018, the Government-backed scheme is designed to promote ambitious and challenging research and innovative work by some of the UK’s brightest academic and business minds.

Dr Frank is leading the architecture of Alzheimer’s disease-associated pathology by cryo-electron tomography, a four-year project which will bridge length-scales from molecules to the whole brain to identify the in-situ structural basis of Alzheimer’s disease.

He said: “It’s really exciting for me and my team to receive this award, and to have the support of UKRI for this challenging project of research. It means that I can focus a lot more on this strategic area of research we are carrying out in the Astbury Centre and the Faculty of Biological Sciences.”

Read the full press release on the Faculty of Biological Sciences website