Two of the most powerful cryo-electron microscopes in the world have been installed in the University’s Astbury BioStructure Laboratory. The microscopes, which operate using a stream of electrons rather than light to display images, will allow researchers from across the University and around the world to view biological systems in unprecedented detail.

Leeds offers state-of-the-art facilities in data analytics and will partner with researchers and organisations to help make the most of the rapidly growing fields of consumer and medical data

While the treatment of most types of cancer has improved over the past 20 years, the prognosis for brain cancer has barely changed. This is in part due to a lack of funding; brain cancer receives just one percent of national cancer research funding – a disproportionately small amount considering the impact of the illness. This has led to growing pressure for greater funding and new research to target this condition. But where do you start with a disease which has no known cause, develops in a matter of weeks and seems impossible to treat?

Fifteen thousand gifts from alumni and other donors all around the world have taken the University's fundraising campaign beyond its £60m goal.