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Latest News

Congratulations to Vlad Vasilca, who published his first, first-author paper.

Vlad has his first, first-author paper accepted in Analytical Biochemistry, descirbing a novel promising platform for screening against membrane enzymes in a native-like lipid environment. (DOI:10.1016/j.ab.2018.03.006)

Welcome to Erika Brachi

We warmly welcome Erika Brachi from the University of Torino, Italy, who is visiting Leeds for 3 months on a Erasmus+ programme as part of her MSc. She will be working with Dr. Hope Adamson on novel diagnosics to fight antimicrobial resistance.

Congratulations to Drs. (!) Matthias Gantner and Joe Oram

Congratualtions to Matthias, who passed his PhD viva on 31 January, and Joe, who passed his viva on 1 March. Well done.

Welcome to Kate Konczewska

A very warm welcome to our undergraduate student, Kate Konczewska, who will do research in our group during the summer. Kate has a summer scholarship funded by the NIBBm CBMNet, to stabilise membrane proteins with amphiphilic polymers, creating hybrid polymersomes.


Our aim is to advance our understanding of life on the molecular level by biophysical tool development. In particular we focus on furthering our understanding of metalloproteins and/or membrane proteins and the development on novel biosensing. In many biochemical assays (e.g., ELISAs), the interaction between solid surfaces and biomacromolecules is of utmost importance, part of our research focusses on the chemical modification of surfaces wto control the interaction between membrane proteins and the surface. We call these modifications ''membrane-modified surfaces'. Our surfaces are characterised with a broad spectrum of tools, including Quartz-Crystal Microballance with Dissipation (QCM-D) and Atomic Force Spectroscopy (AFM). We are extending our research into controlling the interaction between solid surfaces (including nanoparticles) and whole bacteria, which has important applications in microbial electrochemistry.

For more information about our research and projects, please press the 'research' or ERC 'MEME' tab on the top-left of this page.

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of our research, we are a connected to a number of school and centres in Leeds

  • School of Biomedical Sciences (SBMS) of the Faculty of Biological Sciences
  • Molecular and Nano-Partical group (MNP) within the School of Physics & Astronomy
  • Astbury Centre and the Institute for Molecular Biophysics (Astbury)



Lars J. C. Jeuken
School of Biomedical Sciences
Leeds LS2 9JT UK
+44 (0)113 - 3433829
Office: Garstang (Bioincubator), 7.31