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University of Leeds secures £5.6 million grant to understand new layer of gene regulation by ribosomes

Research Highlights

The five-year project will lead to a better understanding of fundamental biochemical processes of gene regulation and will identify new research strategies for tackling cancer and other diseases.

Julie Aspden, Associate Professor of RNA at Leeds and principal investigator, said: “The goal of this project is not only to understand how genes are expressed by a new level of regulation but also to reveal patterns of how this occurs across all forms of life.”

The research, in collaboration with the University of Nottingham and University of Sheffield, is being funded with a grant from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, a part of UK Research and Innovation.

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