Our community of researchers brings together excellence and innovation, pushing the frontiers of knowledge and discovery to shape a better future.

This involves creating, nurturing and promoting an environment in which people work together across disciplines and with partners to solve complex problems.

The result is truly transformational fundamental and challenge-led research that advances knowledge and creates solutions to local, national and global challenges.

Spotlight on coronavirus

Leeds jointly launches first cancer coronavirus registry

Oncologists from Leeds have helped launch a national project to track the impact of COVID-19 on cancer patients.

Treating bowel cancer during the covid-19 epidemic

Leading cancer experts recommend one course of radiotherapy and delaying surgery for bowel cancer patients during the covid-19 pandemic.

Simple fix creates coronavirus breathing aids

Engineers and scientists have developed a way to convert a sleep apnoea machine into a ventilator to treat people with covid-19.

Research that changes the world

Dr Morgan Herod, University Academic Fellow (UAF)

Find out how Dr Herod’s position as a UAF has helped him to develop his own research group looking at gastroenteric viruses.

Nature's lethal shape-shifter

Using 13,000 images taken using an electron microscope, researchers at Leeds have created a detailed visualisation of the norovirus.

Assessing the problem of poor sanitation

Experts are investigating a better way to measure the number of people exposed to the health risks of poorly managed sanitation systems.

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Centres and institutes

Our environment allows interdisciplinary research to flourish; creating fresh ideas and approaches to problem solving. We conduct interdisciplinary and impact-orientated research to address challenges at regional, national and global levels. Below are some of the areas where we are working across disciplines to tackle global challenges.

Climate change
Data analytics
Global health
Social change
Structural biology