Pore-like proteins designed from scratch

Scientists at Leeds are part of an international collaboration that has designed a protein that self-assembles into an artificial pore. The protein sequence spontaneously transforms into a “transmembrane beta-barrel” – a tiny conduit or pore that embeds itself into a lipid membrane, mimicking its natural counterparts which are found in the walls of bacterial cells and enable nutrients, vitamins and strands of DNA to pass through. There is intense scientific interest in Read more…

Microbiology miracle – MicroBioSensor Ltd

MicroBioSensor is a medical device company manufacturing point of care diagnostics for bacterial infections. MicroBioSensor has transformed conventional laboratory microbiology through the creation of inexpensive, disposable in vitro diagnostic devices (IVDs) called MicroBioSensors. The company’s focus in on addressing unmet diagnostic needs in vulnerable patient groups, including the frail elderly and Read more…

Boeing and University of Sheffield AMRC renew partnership for five more years

Boeing has renewed its longstanding relationship with the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with an agreement that will continue two decades of innovation and collaboration for another five years. The renewed Tier 1 partnership extends Boeing’s access to the research and development capabilities of the AMRC, which Read more…