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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

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

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

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...



Dr Kevin Critchley and his PhD student, Andrew Harvie will be demonstrating...


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