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Professor Sheena Radford, the Director of the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, has been honoured with an OBE, for her research at the frontiers of molecular biology. As director of the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, Professor Sheena Radford has led a large group of researchers investigating the complex molecular basis of life….
Congratulations to Leeds and Astbury Centre alumnus Dan Hurdiss for being awarded the 2020 BBS Kendrew Doctoral Thesis Prize. Dan will give a prize lecture at the BBS Symposium. Well done Dan!
The BBC recently featured our research facilities on Look North. Read more about the Covid19 research currently ongoing at the Astbury Biostructure Laboratory electron microscope facility. The Astbury Biostructure Laboratory Electron Microscopy Facility is currently offering access to state-of-the-art cryo-electron microscopes for COVID-19 research. A research group from the University of York is taking advantage…
The Astbury Centre Biostructure Laboratory has today been awarded the status of an Instruct-ERIC facility, prestigious recognition of the Centre’s world-class technology and expertise in structural biology. This partnership will allow researchers from Europe to access the electron microscopy, NMR and mass spectrometry facilities within the Astbury Centre and the Faculty of Biological Sciences. The…
Congratulations to Lorna Dougan (picture front, third from the right) who has been promoted to Professor. Lorna is based in the School of Physics and is a member of the Astbury Centre
Congratulations to Richard Henderson who received the honorary degree, Doctor of Science at the FBS graduation ceremony on 19th July. Richard is a biophysicist and molecular biologist who was the first to successfully produce a three-dimensional image of a biological molecule at atomic resolution using a technique known as cryo-electron microscopy; for which he was…