Astbury Conversation – postponed

The Astbury Conversation 2020 event now rearranged to 25-26 April 2022

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The Astbury Conversation 2020: Seeing into Cells

2020 event rearranged to 2022

In the light of the continuing spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the organisers have reluctantly come to the decision to postpone the 2020 Astbury Conversation

This is not a decision that has been reached lightly, but is a consequence of the international nature of the event and the continuing uncertainty over how rapidly and how far the virus will spread.

The event ‘Seeing into Cells’ has now been re-scheduled to 25 and 26 April 2022, and Richard Henderson, along with many of our highlight speakers, have agreed to give their talks in 2022.

On behalf of the University of Leeds, we apologise that we cannot host the event as planned, but we trust that you will appreciate that we are one of many organisations who now find themselves in this very difficult position.

Information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms can be found on the website .

Whether you are a researcher wanting to know about the latest developments, or you are simply interested in learning more about the hidden - but fascinating – world of macromolecules, the Astbury Conversation will give you an insight into life in molecular detail.

Event outline

• An academic symposium to include prestigious talks, selected presentations and poster sessions
• Nobel Prize winner Richard Henderson will give the plenary public lecture Zooming in on the molecules of life.
• Public engagement event, showcasing some of the University’s research, followed by a wine reception.

We are once again delighted to be welcoming a Nobel Prize winner as our keynote speaker. Richard Henderson became a Nobel Laureate in 2017, joining our past speakers Brian Kobilka (Nobel Prize 2012) and Michael Levitt (Nobel Prize 2013):


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The Astbury Conversation 2022 speakers include:

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