Structures and Probes of Intrinsically Disordered Regions meeting for Early Career Researchers and Students – 10 June 2024

Join us at The University of Leeds on 10th June for a one-day, interdisciplinary meeting organized by the SPiDR project team on intrinsically disordered regions (IDRs). 

The roles of many proteins rely heavily on IDRs. These are protein regions without obvious specific structural features that are, surprisingly, found and conserved across biology and evolution. 

The meeting is open to everyone and aims to bring together researchers across disciplines to discuss the biological role of IDRs in health and disease and the physiochemical properties that make them integral to these processes. 

Who should attend?

Everyone enthusiastic about IDRs. Particularly, encouraging early-career scientists including postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers using biochemistry and biophysics, chemical biology, structural biology and cell biology.


We are excited to confirm speakers Prof. Peter Tompa (VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology) and Dr Markus Schade (AstraZeneca).

Prof. Peter Tompa (VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology)

Dr Markus Schade (AstraZeneca)

In addition, this meeting will provide an opportunity for early career researchers (incl. Postdoctoral researchers and PhD candidates) to give short oral presentations or participate in a poster session. 


Our programme will run from 11:00-17:00.


Registration is now open and is £25. Please book your slot through our online store. A sandwich lunch and refreshments are included.

Cancellations can be made up to 30 days before the meeting for a full refund. No refunds will be made within 30 days of the event. Please contact Amy Rees ( if you require a refund.

Registration closes on Friday, 10th May 17:00.

Call for Abstracts

The meeting organizers are pleased to invite you to submit an abstract by Friday 12 April, 17:00, 2024 for consideration for Early Career Researcher Meeting: Structures and Probes of Intrinsically Disordered Regions. Please adhere to the guidance in the template and email to Amy Rees (

Deadline for abstracts: Friday 12 April, 17:00 (UK time)

 Organising Committee

  • Dr Takashi Ochi, University of Leeds
  • Dr Martin Walko, University of Leeds
  • Dr Matthew Batchelor, University of Leeds
  • Dr James Holder, University of Oxford
  • Dr Jennifer Miles, University of Leeds
  • Dr Diana Gimenez-Ibanex, University of Leeds
  • Amy Rees, University of Leeds


Ms Amy Rees, University of Leeds (