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Understanding Life in Extreme Environments

10 – 11 November
The next in a series of events from the Physics of Life Network.

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The 2014 Bolton Lecture in Astronomy

On 12th November, this free public event aims to bring current developments in astronomy to a wide audience.

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Research Highlight

Big molecule, small cell
If you have ever wondered how a big molecule such as DNA - with a twisted ladder structure made of thousands of atoms – fits inside a tiny cell nucleus, then look no further. If you have a supercomputer handy, you can work out how the forces between the atoms and groups along the DNA combine to determine its shape. You find that it twists and coils like an unruly hosepipe, curling up to fit into cells.

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Latest news

Leeds embarks on biggest ever academic recruitment drive
250 new opportunities for academic researchers are offered across the University. Find out more ›

CCP-BioSim coming to Leeds

We are pleased to announce that the ‘4th Annual CCP-BioSim Conference:...


Grant Award

Dr Kevin Critchley has been awarded a grant from the India-UK Scientific...


‘Endless possibilities’ for bio-nanotechnology

New study demonstrates how stable ‘lipid membranes’ – the thin ‘skin’ that...


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