University unveils £17m Astbury lab investment

The results of a £17 million investment in advanced biological research equipment have been unveiled at the University today, with the official opening of the Astbury BioStructure Laboratory.

Wellcome Director Dr Jeremy Farrar launched the centre, which hosts a 950 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer and two 300 kV electron microscopes. These are amongst the most powerful devices of their kind in the world.

Professor Sheena Radford, FMedSci FRS, Director of the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, of which the Astbury BioStructure Laboratory is a part, said: “The equipment the University has invested in will create the capability for world-leading biological research here in Leeds, which the city can rightly be proud of. We anticipate it will be sought after by researchers in Europe and beyond and we look forward to sharing our expertise with them.”

Read the full press release on the University of Leeds website