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Research highlight

Protein tug-of-war
Protein molecules curl up like tangled balls of string; to find out how they work, you have to unfold them. If they were balls of string, you would pull on each end - and that's exactly what Dr Lorna Dougan and her colleagues are doing here at Leeds, using atomic force microscopes. It's like a tug-of-war, but on a tiny scale: protein molecules need just a few hundred piconewtons to stretch them out to a few tens to hundreds of nanometres long.

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Latest news

University of Leeds ranked in the top ten for student experience
Students have rated the University of Leeds as offering one of the best student experiences in the UK. The University has now been ranked in the top ten for the fifth year running.

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Soft Matter Away Day

The School recently hosted a Soft Matter Physics away day at Weetwood Hall. The...

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George Gray Medal

Professor Cliff Jones has won the prestigious George Gray Medal from the...

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Supervisor Award

Congratulations to Dr Jiannis Pachos from Theoretical Physics group in the...

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