Faculty of Biological Sciences

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The Jeuken Group on Channel 5 News

The lab and Lars Jeuken (Astbury) interviewed about how Leeds researchers are developing diagnostic devices so that GPs can test blood and find out almost instantly if you have a virus or a bacterial infection. A short clip was included in the Channel 5 evening news on 24 January 2019.

Welcome to Tim Luxton

We warmly welcome our latest group member, Tim Luxton, who under the supervision of Dr. Jon Sandoe will do part of his PhD in our lab.


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.

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 Nanoscale Physics (MNP) group within the School of Physics & Astronomy
  • Astbury Centre



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