bioLeeds is a group of people interested in art, design and making with biology in Leeds city region.

Jo Galloway

Dr. Johanna Galloway earned her PhD at the University of Leeds working on biotemplating nanomagnets, later expanding upon this to biotemplating magnetic structures for data storage devices. Since then, Jo has moved on to Bristol university as a Post-Doc researcher in the Woolfson group, where she continues to have fun templating nano-structures using peptides.

You can find out more about Dr. Galloway’s work here.


Jo was a key member of the Market Stalls project, providing lab space and securing chemicals for the smell tests. Jo was also the lead on the balloon modelling project at ASMbly II, and worked extensively with Jo and Andy on the early projects. Johanna can also be blamed for the fun had playing around with nanomagnets.

Since moving to Bristol, Jo is no longer an active member of bioLeeds, but the group hopes to see her again in the future!