Understanding the way proteins shapeshift

The University of Leeds has secured a £5.4 million grant to identify new techniques for investigating and manipulating the chemical building blocks of life – proteins.

The five-year project – in collaboration with the University of Oxford – will lead to a better understanding of fundamental biochemical processes and will identify new research strategies for tackling cancer and other diseases.

Andy Wilson, Professor of Organic Chemistry in the Astbury Centre and principal investigator, said: “The goal of this project is not only to get a better understanding of the way proteins work – but to establish how to disarm the ‘rogue’ behaviour of some proteins that lead to disease.”

Read the full press release on the University of Leeds website