Event Name

The Astbury Conversation 2018

Start Date 16th Apr 2018
End Date 17th Apr 2018

The Astbury Conversation is designed to give an insight into life in molecular detail - whether you are a researcher wanting to know about the latest developments, or you are simply interested in learning more about the hidden - but fascinating – world of macromolecules.

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.

Other confirmed speakers include:
Professor David Agard (University of California)
Professor Dame Carol Robinson (University of Oxford)
Professor Hagan Bayley (University of Oxford)
Professor Katrin Rittinger (The Francis Crick Institute, London)
Professor John Briggs (University of Cambridge)
Professor Riki Eggert (King’s College, London)
Professor Babis Kalodimos (University of Minnesota)
Professor Jim Naismith (University of Oxford and Director of the Research Complex at Harwell)
Professor Matthias Rief (Technical University of Munich)

The registration fee for the Symposium is just £49 (no accommodation) or £139 (including overnight accommodation). This includes access to all talks, event materials and meals, including beer and pizza at the poster evening.

Places are limited


Location Leeds
United Kingdom
URL http://www.astburyconversation.leeds.ac.uk/index.php

Category Conferences | Symposia
Topics Biological macromolecules