The best poster
poster was the focus of a visit to the campus by Harold
Best, MP for Leeds North West (pictured left, above).
The poster by Dr David Marples (pictured right) was presented
at the SET (science engineering and technology) for Britain
exhibition at the House of Commons. It shows Dr Marples’
work on special water channels in the kidney which control
the amount of water reabsorbed from the urine and relates
it to a number of diseases in which the process is disturbed.
Dr Marples’ research is looking at ways of controlling
water loss and retention, and could lead to the creation
of novel diuretics or ‘water tablets’.