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Professor Nicola Stonehouse and visiting researcher Dr Oluwapelumi Adeyemi investigate viral diseases affecting children in Nigeria

Tackling viral diseases
Professor Nicola Stonehouse works with visiting researcher Dr Oluwapelumi Adeyemito as part of Global Challenges Research
Tackling viral diseases

Potential new routes to anti-malarial drugs revealed

A recent study of enzyme inhibitors has revealed potential new routes to anti-malarial drugs.

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Scientists identify new regulator of immune responses

Scientists have made a discovery which could be a target for new drugs to tackle autoimmune diseases.

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Research Centres

Below are some of the cross-faculty research centres within the University that draw together expertise, maximising potential for application of novel approaches to solve scientific problems.

Leeds Omics research group at the University of Leeds

Our mission is to engage and unify the critical mass of ‘omics’ researchers at the University of Leeds into one central virtual institute. We have a significant number of active researchers that fit under this “Omics” umbrella.

The Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology research

Bringing together researchers from across the University - largely from physics, the biological sciences and chemistry - to allow interdisciplinary approaches to be harnessed to understand the molecular basis of life.

The Centre for Plant Sciences in the Faculty of Biological Sciences

A centre for excellence in plant cell and molecular biology. The Centre has involvement in many European consortia and an extensive range of international collaborations including with the USA, India, Japan and China.

The Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering

Focusing on longer lasting joint replacements, tissue sparing interventions and biological scaffolds for tissue regeneration supported by computational and experimental simulation systems for design and pre-clinical testing.


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