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Congratulations to Sarah Harris, Qian Wu, Megan Wright and Patricija van Oosten Hawle, (left to right in the photograph) who have all been awarded prestigious prizes in the last few weeks. Dr Sarah Harris from the School of Physics and Astronomy was one of the 12 female scientists and engineers presented with hand-crafted jewellery at…
A team of cycling scientists from the Astbury Biostructure Laboratory at the University of Leeds are pedalling across the UK later this month, to raise money for the human rights charity, the International Justice Mission. During their week-long, 660 mile tour they will be visiting every cryo-electron microscope in the country. The powerful microscopes stand…
Dan Hurdiss, a microbiologist working in the University’s Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, has just been invited to take part in this year’s Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany. He was selected from thousands of applicants after impressing organisers with his application and commitment to his subject area. Read the full press release on…
Professor Sheena Radford, Professor of Biophysics and Director of the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, has been announced as one of the Biophysical Society’s 2018 Society Fellows. The award honours the Society’s distinguished members who demonstrated excellence in science, contributed to the expansion of the field of biophysics, and supported the Biophysical Society. Professor…
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…
Nobel Laureate Professor Michael Levitt is to speak at the University on Tuesday 12 April as part of the first ‘Astbury Conversation’. The Astbury Conversation (11 – 12 April), celebrating advances in molecular biology, also includes a public exhibition, providing a fascinating insight into the complex molecules and chemical reactions that are essential for life….
The University of Leeds is investing £17 million in a state-of-the-art laboratory for structural biology research. The new facility will provide the University’s internationally renowned Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology with instruments for Electron Microscopy and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance that are competitive with the very best in the world. Professor Sheena Radford FRS, Director…
A University of Leeds academic has shed important new light on the fascinating story of a pioneer whose contribution to one of science’s biggest discoveries has long been overlooked. From the late 1920s, University of Leeds biophysicist William T Astbury carried out groundbreaking work using X-rays to study the molecular structure of wool fibres for…