Astbury Conversation 2024

Monday 8 April 2024
10:00am - 6:15pm
Esther Simpson Building
Every day
Tuesday 9 April 2024
Standard (salaried): £130, concession (student, retired): £85
General public, Alumni

A two-day conference which aims to bring people from across the globe together to discover, explore and inspire ideas whilst showcasing the latest innovations in molecular biology.

This year’s theme is ‘Illuminating Life’, which will shine a light on the hidden world of macromolecules.

By joining the event, delegates will have the opportunity to:

  • Network in-person with over 250 academics, researchers, students and businesses.
  • Hear from a range of outstanding speakers, including award-winner Professor Xiaowei Zhuang.
  • Participate in lively poster sessions.

Programme highlights

Public lecture: Professor Xiaowei Zhuang

Professor Xiaowei Zhuang develops pioneering imaging methods to reveal the molecular mechanisms of cellular function. Inventions from her lab, such as the super-resolution imaging method known as stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (STORM) and the single-cell transcriptome imaging method known as multiplexed error-robust fluorescence in situ hybridization (MERFISH), allow imaging of cells and tissues with single-molecule sensitivity, nanometer-scale resolution, and genomic-scale throughput. 

Astbury Roadshow

A series of interactive engagement events at local high schools.

Astbury Conversation is for anyone with an interest in the world of molecular biology, biophysics and medicinal chemistry, including students, academics, researchers, and businesses. 

Buy tickets and view the full programme on the Astbury Conversation 2024 website.