Professor Lars Jeuken

Professor Lars Jeuken


I graduated from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands (1995) and obtained my PhD in metalloproteins under the supervision of Prof. G.W. Canters at Leiden University (2001). After my PhD, I moved to the United Kingdom to work with Prof. F.A. Armstrong at the University of Oxford (2000-2002) on the electrochemical characterisation of metalloproteins.

I was awarded a BBSRC David Phillips 5-year fellowship which I took up at the School of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Leeds (2002-2007) to work on the modification and characterisation of electrode surfaces for bioelectrochemistry, for which I received the British Biophysical Society (BBS) Young Investigator Award in 2006. In 2007 I moved to the School of Biomedical Sciences at Leeds, where after an ERC fellowship (2012-2016) I became Professor in Molecular Biophysics.

Research interests

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<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC)
  • Biochemical Society
  • International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE)
  • British Biophysical Society (BBS)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)

Student education

Postgraduate studentship areas:

We have various funded PhD positions available throughout the year. See our Research projects for more information. If you are interested in doing a PhD project, please contact Lars Jeuken (

Undergraduate final-year project topics (BSc and MBiol):

  1. Infection diagnostics and biosensors (lab project)
  2. Bioenergetics of complex I (lab project)
  3. Data Management in Undergraduate Research Projects (educational project)
  4. Mitochondrial bioenergetics (critical review)
  5. Oxidative stress and Neurodegenerative disease (critical review)

Other undergraduate teaching:

  • I teach on several modules for programmes from the School of Biomedical Sciences (BSc Medical Science) and the School of Cellular and Molecular Biology (BSc Biology Sciences, BSc Biochemistry)
  • My topics range from Membrane Transport to Bioinorganic Chemistry

Research groups and institutes

  • Integrative Membrane Biology
  • Membrane Technology

Current postgraduate researchers

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>