Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery Celebrates Professor Simon Newstead's Lab for Receiving Silver LEAF Award

Newstead Group Photo - Landscape version


We are delighted to announce that Professor Simon Newstead's lab at the Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery (Kavli INsD) has received the prestigious Silver LEAF (Lab Efficiency Assessment Framework) award. The LEAF initiative recognizes and promotes sustainability efforts within research laboratories, encouraging environmentally friendly practices and raising awareness about their impact.


The Silver LEAF award serves as a testament to their lab's continuous effort to adopt sustainable practices and reduce their environmental footprint. Senior Research Scientist Jo Parker, who played a pivotal role in spearheading the lab's sustainability initiatives, expressed her enthusiasm by saying:

LEAF is a really good initiative to get people thinking about the impact of research on sustainability, and how small changes can lead to large positive impacts for the environment.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the Newstead lab for their diligent work and collective mindset which allowed them to attain this outstanding achievement. This notable accomplishment underscores their commitment to sustainability and their dedication to making a positive difference in the research community at Kavli INsD and beyond.



Since April 2021, Oxford University's KAVLI Institute for Nanoscience Discovery is proudly serving as a hub for research groups from seven different departments spanning both the medical and physical sciences, including Professor Simon Newstead's group from the Department of Biochemistry.