Professor John Walker pays tribute to Leeds Professor

On 17 December 2015, Professor Sir John Walker FRS delivered a public lecture at a two-day symposium celebrating the life and work of Leeds Professor of Biochemistry and founding member of the Astbury Centre, Professor Steve Baldwin.

Nobel Laureate Professor Walker, who is originally from Yorkshire and who knew Professor Baldwin, talked about his research into the mechanisms our bodies use to produce energy from the food we consume, and then went on to discuss some of the major scientific challenges facing future generations, including antibiotic resistance and global warming.

The symposium attracted around 140 chemists, physicists and biological scientists from around the world, many of them former students and postdoctoral researchers supervised by Professor Baldwin. 

Approximately 50 A-level students from Yorkshire attended an afternoon event, where they learned about the work going on at Leeds through poster displays, laboratory tours and scientific demonstrations.