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Professor Sheena Radford elected to the National Academy of Sciences

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A huge congratulations to Professor Sheena Radford who has been elected as an international member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Membership of the Academy is among the highest honours in science. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a private, non-profit society of distinguished scholars based in the United States of America. Established by an...

Congratulations to Professor Sheena Radford on receiving the Biochemical Society’s Centenary Award for 2025.

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Professor Sheena Radford has been awarded the Biochemical Society’s Centenary Award for 2025. The Centenary Award is awarded annually to a molecular bioscientist based on the impact of their research and a demonstrable commitment to build, support, and nurture talent within the scientific community. Sheena said: "I am delighted and humbled to receive this award. I...

Congratulations to Yoselin Benitez-Alfonso on being promoted to Professor

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  Yoselin Benitez-Alfonso, from the School of Biology, is celebrating becoming the second person from Leeds to earn a senior promotion after joining the ground-breaking 100 Black Women Professors NOW! programme. The pioneering systemic change programme aims to break down barriers by increasing the number of Black women in the academic pipeline. When it was launched in...

BK virus: a potential complication after a kidney transplant

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Professor Andrew Macdonald, Pro Dean for Research and Innovation, talks to Kidney Matters about how research at University of Leeds is supporting the development of new treatments for BK virus. BK virus is a common virus that infects most people by the age of about 10 years. A healthy immune system keeps the virus in...

Scientists secure funding to push the boundaries of bioscience research

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Two researchers in the Faculty of Biological Sciences, Dr Juan Fontana and Professor Frank Sobott, are to receive a share of £12 million to pursue visionary bioscience research. The projects, which have been funded by Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) will explore early-stage ideas at the frontiers of bioscience and will use state...

Molecules could target cardio-metabolic diseases

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A spin out company called CalTIC has been launched by the University of Leeds and its research partners in Germany - the Lead Discovery Centre, a specialist drug discovery laboratory in Dortmund; the Max Planck Society; and Heidelberg University - to commercially exploit the research. Research over the past two decades has culminated in a...

Richard Henderson keynote speaker at the Astbury Conversation 2022

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Richard Henderson – a molecular biologist and biophysicist - was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in 2017 for developing cryo-electron microscopy techniques to determine in high resolution the structure of important biomolecules.  He delivered the keynote speech at the Astbury Conversation 2022. Professor Simone Buitendijk, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds, said: “It is a...