The Astbury Conversation

We're pleased to invite you to join the Astbury Conversation, which is designed to give an insight into life in molecular detail.

The second biennial Astbury Conversation 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 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. 

More than 100 years after the Braggs’ Nobel Prize winning breakthrough, the Astbury Conversation allows us to celebrate discoveries in structural molecular biology both within the University and across the wider scientific community. 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.

Further information

Find out more and register your place for the symposium, or the public event and lecture