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Scientists have developed a new technique to trick bacteria into revealing hundreds of holes in their cell walls, opening the door for drugs that destroy bacteria’s cells.

Scientists have developed a new technique to trick bacteria into revealing hundreds of holes in their cell walls, opening the door for drugs that destroy bacteria’s cells.

The Nectary is an interactive, sensory installation, allowing visitors to experience the ‘hum of the earth’ through a series of huge, glowing flower heads, carefully crafted from recycled plastic and hung from trees in University Square.

Dr Christopher Hassall, School of Biology, has collaborated with visual artist Alison Smith to create an interactive, sensory installation which will form part of the University's Light Night event.

An image of the University of Leeds Parkinson building illuminated in purple light.

A prestigious fellowship will support five University of Leeds researchers addressing global challenges, three of whom are from the Faculty of Biological Sciences.

Medical illustration of acinetobacteria

The molecular machinery used by ‘superbugs’ to resist chemicals designed to kill them could also help produce precursors for a new generation of nylon and other polymers, according to new research.

Faculty of Biological Sciences

Two BSc Biology students have been awarded the prestigious Beaumont Award.