The Astbury Conversation

The Astbury Conversation is designed to give an insight into life in molecular detail.

The second biennial Astbury Conversation aims to bring together leading researchers from across the globe to discuss the most recent progress in the field of structural molecular biology in its broadest sense. This event is inspired by the pioneering work at Leeds of the Braggs (Nobel prize 1913), and in the 1930s to 60s of Professor Bill Astbury, FRS, a field of research continued today in the Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology.

It is fitting that more than 100 years after the Braggs’ Nobel Prize winning breakthrough we celebrate discoveries in structural molecular biology both within the University and across the wider scientific community by hosting the Astbury Conversation as one of the highlights of the University calendar.

The programme includes;

  • An academic Symposium themed around “Allostery in Biology” to include prestigious talks, selected presentations and poster sessions
  • Plenary Public Lecture by Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Kobilka of Stanford University,
  • A Public Engagement Event themed around “Understanding More about the Secret Life of Molecules”, followed by a wine reception.

Find out more and register your place:

The Symposium

Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 April: “Allostery in Biology”

Price: £49.00 (Symposium only) ¦ £139.00 (Symposium & Accommodation)

Researchers registering for the Symposium will automatically be registered for both Public Events.

Complete the booking form to register.

Please note: the first time you register for this Symposium event, you will be asked to create an account and password, which you can then use subsequently to track your booking, make payment and upload abstracts, if applicable. 

The Public Event and Lecture

Tuesday 17 April: “Understanding More About the Secret Life of Molecules”

Price: FREE

Members of the public, please register for the Public Lecture and/or the Public Engagement Event.

Complete the booking form to register.