LMB In The News

Madeline Lancaster – The genius who grows tiny brains.

BBC News

Our brains are complex organic computers – some believe the most complicated in the Universe. Yet one scientist has managed to create mini brains that mimic how our minds work. A BBC World film explores the work of the LMB’s Madeline Lancaster. More…


HIV: Newly discovered component could lead to more effective drugs.


Collaborative research between Leo James’s group and colleagues at UCL has uncovered key components of HIV, which they believe could lead to new approaches for drugs to fight the infection. More


Scientists Discover a Vulnerability in HIV’s Protective Shell.


A team of researchers, led by Leo James, has discovered a key feature used by the HIV virus to infect healthy cells without giving itself away and triggering a corresponding immune response. More


Make academia more family friendly: Meet Danielle Mersch

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Come and learn from Danielle, postdoc in LMB’s Neurobiology Division, about “Decoding the fly brain” on 2nd July 2016 12-3pm in Cambridge Market Square. More


More emphasis on doing collaborative research: Meet Nicola Smyllie

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Nicola Smyllie, postdoc in LMB’s Neurobiology Division, will be talking about “Body clocks: rhythm of life” in Cambridge Market Square on 2nd July 12-3pm during the Cambridge Soapbox Science event. More


Interview with Richard Henderson

Times Higher Education

The winner of the Copley Medal talks structural biology, fixing cars and sleeping soundly. More


Soft Landings Project: The MRC LMB

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Details of the Soft Landings project for the new LMB building, including a summary of the building’s special features, the design and construction process and post occupancy evaluation. More


DNA discovery pioneer James Watson pays tribute to colleague Francis Crick

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James Watson returned to the LMB to deliver a special talk about Francis Crick, marking the centenary of Francis’ birth.  Francis and Jim cracked the secret of the DNA structure in the MRC unit over 60 years ago. More…


Ultimate molecular machine plays key role in superbug fight


The ribosome is a complex biological machine that plays a central role in all living things and one that, according to Venki Ramakrishnan, could provide the key to combating the global scourge of antibiotic resistance. More


Behind the picture: a tiny cell-killing drill


Christos Savva, Electron Microscopy Facility scientist at the LMB, talks about why understanding structures of important proteins could be the key to treating many different diseases. More…