School of Biomedical Sciences
The School is one of three in the Faculty of Biological Sciences at Leeds. It contains forty six academic staff (including independent research fellows) and hosts the faculty Research Groups in Integrative Membrane Biology, Cardiovascular & Sports Sciences, Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering. Our staff also contributes to other research groups hosted in other Schools in the faculty.
The scope of research is broad-ranging, from fundamental investigations addressing the structures and functions of membrane proteins, to physiological studies on the mammalian cardiovascular and nervous systems - all the way to translational projects with a focus on health, exercise and disease in humans. Research is well-funded, from numerous sources and the School provides an exciting and interactive environment for modern research relating to animal and human health, as well as access to cutting-edge research equipment, including one of the first automated planar patch-clamp systems in academia. The research space has recently been refurbished to a high standard through multi-million pounds investment.
The Faculty and the University as a whole operate 'low-wall' principles for research groupings and centres with the aim of encouraging cross-disciplinary research and integrative approaches to major scientific questions. This places the School within a powerful and productive scientific environment that encourages and supports research and research-training at the highest level.
We apply our research outcomes for societal benefit. For example, we have:
- developed improved approaches to aid healing and repair of soft tissues
- developed rapid methods to test for markers of a range of diseases, giving the potential for rapid diagnosis.
- informed understanding of pedagogical practice in teaching physical education with an emphasis on the inclusion of children with movement difficulties into mainstream education
Leeds-China collaboration in Membrane Biology: 4 years on
The 4th joint symposium of the UK-China Membrane Biology initiative led by the University of Leeds was held at Nankai University, China 10-12 May 2011.
3rd Joint Symposium of the Leeds-China Collaboration
The 3rd joint symposium of the Leeds-China collaboration in Membrane Biology took place on September 20-28, 2009.
Leeds-China Membrane Biology Initiative takes a further step
The UK-China Membrane Biology Initiative led by the University of Leeds recently celebrated its first birthday by successfully hosting the 2nd international symposium on "Membrane Biology: Structure, Signalling and Neuroscience" at the University of Leeds on May 7-8, 2008
Leeds-China collaboration in the Systems Biology of Membrane Function
A joint symposium on 'Membrane Biology: Structure, Signalling and Neuroscience' was held at Beijing (Peking) University in May 2007
Staff at the first research symposium, February 2007
School of Biomedical Sciences,
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT, UK
PA: Debbie Jones
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