The Astbury Conversation, a new biennial biophysics meeting in the UK

On April 11-12th 2016 Astbury Centre at the University of Leeds

The Astbury Conversation is a new biennial event for the field of structural molecular biology and biophysics, promoting discussions of the latest innovations in the field, including the highlight plenary lecture, along with a public display of the emerging integrated technologies available for structural molecular biology research in the 21st century.

The focus of the Astbury Conversation research conference for 2016 is ‘Understanding Complex Macromolecular Systems from Sparse Data” and will also include public displays and a public lecture, this year given by Nobel Laureate, Michael Levitt, FRS. All BBS members and your colleagues at all career stages are warmly invited to attend.

Confirmed speakers for the conference include: David Barford FRS (LMB, Cambridge) Martin Blackledge (IBS, Grenoble) Tim Clausen (IMP, Vienna) Sarah Harris (Astbury Centre, Leeds) Lewis Kay FRS (Toronto) Sheena Radford FRS FMedSci (Astbury Centre, Leeds) Helen Saibil FRS FMedSci (Birkbeck) David Stuart FRS (Oxford)

Go to to register and for a full schedule. Poster abstracts are welcome and slots remain available for short talks (to be chosen from submitted abstracts). Register NOW (deadline Jan 31st 2016), but registration will remain open until all places are filled. Cost: £29 without accommodation or £95 per delegate including accommodation. Note that attendance only at the Plenary lecture is free but does require registration to obtain an entrance ticket. Student bursaries sponsored by BBS are available – contact Dr Tom Edwards, Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, University of Leeds ( if you are interested.