The LMB is responsible for many pioneering techniques, such as methods for determining the three-dimensional structures of proteins and other macromolecules, the sequencing of DNA and the development of monoclonal antibodies.
Our scientists tackle difficult, long-term research problems. At the same time they are encouraged to exploit their discoveries – through patents, licensing and business start-ups – helping to advance medical research and improve the UK’s economic competitiveness.
Lori Passmore and Chris Russo from the LMB’s Structural Studies Division have discovered how to modify the new material graphene using low-energy hydrogen plasmas, to allow it to bind proteins. This discovery makes it suitable for use in electron microscopy to solve protein structures. Graphene, which was only discovered in 2004, is a two-dimensional carbon […]
Research undertaken by Jason Chin’s group, in the LMB’s Centre for Chemical and Synthetic Biology (CCSB), part of the Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry Division, has successfully developed a novel and versatile technique to identify proteins produced in a particular set of cells at a particular time. Individual sets of cells in the body of […]
- Paul Elliott awarded a Biochemical Society 2015 Early Career Research Award
Paul Elliott, from the LMB’s Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry (PNAC) Division, has won the […]
- 2013 Francis Crick Lecture to be given by Stanley B. Prusiner
Stanley B. Prusiner, Director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Professor of Neurology at […]
- Over 50 LMB scientists showcase research at the Cambridge Science Festival
On Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 March over 50 LMB scientists helped to showcase LMB […]
- Max Perutz honoured on Royal Mail stamp
The founder of the LMB, Max Perutz, has been honoured on a Royal Mail stamp, […]
- Controlling protein adsorption on graphene for cryo-EM using low-energy hydrogen plasmas.
Russo, CJ., Passmore, LA.
Nat. Methods [Epub ahead of print]. (20th April 2014)
- Solid-phase synthesis and hybrization behavior of partially 2'/3'-o-acetylated RNA oligonucleotides.
Xu, J., Duffy, CD., Chan, CK., Sutherland, JD.
J. Org. Chem. 79(8): 3311-26. (18th April 2014)
- Mechanisms shaping cell membranes.
Kozlov, MM., Campelo, F., Liska, N., Chernomordik, LV., Marrink, SJ., McMahon, HT.
Curr. Opin. Cell Biol. 29C: 53-60 [Epub ahead of print]. (16th April 2014)
- Conversion of Biosynthetic Precursors of RNA to Those of DNA by Photoredox Chemistry.
Ritson, DJ., Sutherland, JD.
J. Mol. Evol. [Epub ahead of print]. (16th April 2014)
- The influence of dynein processivity control, MAPs, and microtubule ends on directional movement of a localising mRNA.
Soundararajan, HC., Bullock, SL.
Elife 3: e01596. (15th April 2014)
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