The Astbury Conversation

The University of Leeds

23 - 24 March 2020

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The Astbury Conversation 2020: Seeing into Cells

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.

The Conversation takes place over two days at the University of Leeds every two years, with the next event taking place on 23 and 24 March 2020.

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:

2018 “G protein coupled receptors: challenges for drug discovery” by Brian Kobilka (Nobel Prize 2012), Stanford University
2016 “Picture this: How modelling molecules builds our understanding of life” by Michael Levitt (Nobel Prize 2013), also of Stanford University
Abstract submission for The Astbury Conversation 2020 has now closed.

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The Astbury Conversation 2020 speakers include:

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