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The Faculty holds the Athena SWAN Silver Award which recognises our commitment to providing equality for women in mathematics and science

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Spotlight on female staff and students

Profiling the success of some of our hard working female staff and students from across the faculty

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Searching for 250 great minds

The University of Leeds biggest ever recruitment drive continues with a range of new University Academic Fellowship opportunities now available.

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Brazilian wasp venom kills cancer cells by opening them up
The venom of a wasp native to Brazil could be used in the fight against cancer, according to new research in the School of Chemistry, co-authored by Dr Paul Beales.

Cancer therapies that attack the lipid composition of the cell membrane would be an entirely new class of anticancer drugs and could be used to develop new combination therapies, where multiple drugs are used simultaneously to treat a cancer by attacking different parts of the cancer cells at the same time.

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Molecular trick alters rules of attraction for non-magnetic metals
For the first time scientists, from the School of Physics and Astronomy, have demonstrated how to generate magnetism in metals, that aren’t naturally magnetic, which could end our reliance on some rare and toxic elements currently used.

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