The Astbury Conversation

The University of Leeds

23 - 24 March 2020

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Previous Events

Around 300 biochemists, biologists, physicists and chemists from across the globe converged on Leeds for the 2016 and 2018 Astbury Conversations. The event themes explored how to understand the complexity of life in molecular detail with the constantly developing toolkits available in biochemistry and structural molecular biology. For both events a packed programme featured PhD students, Postdoctoral fellows and many internationally renowned speakers. Vibrant poster sessions with beer and pizza provided a fertile ground for discussions, catching up with colleagues of the past and making new contacts and collaborations

“The science was excellent, there was a great atmosphere and opportunity to talk about science, and the whole thing went very smoothly. I know this takes a lot of organisation.”

“What a fantastic and inspiring range of talks and topics.”

“Very much enjoyed many excellent talks and fruitful discussion at … the Astbury Conversation…It is really an exciting event.“

Download 2016 Conference Programme


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Astbury Conversation 2018 - Allostery in Biology

“Picture this: How modelling molecules builds our understanding of life” by Brian Kobilka (Nobel Prize 2012), Stanford University

Astbury Conversation 2016 - Understanding Complex Macromolecular Systems from Sparse Data

“G protein coupled receptors: challenges for drug discovery” by Michael Levitt (Nobel Prize 2013), Stanford University