• Tue
    Seven Arts, Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD
    Dr Paul Beales, Leeds University

    Scientists have known that a chemical contained in the venom of a Brazilian wasp has promising anticancer properties. Now, the latest research has provided significant insights into how the chemical targets cancer cells, by interacting with changes in the structure and composition of cancer cell membrane. This work received significant press coverage:

    Dr Beales will talk about his research on wasp venom, and the coverage it generated. He will also describe his other research projects that use membranes to develop novel materials, with applications in pharmaceuticals and in making artificial cells.