LMB In The News


Soul of a Molecular Machine: A Conversation with Venki Ramakrishnan

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Conversation with Venki Ramakrishnan: “We’re at the threshold of a new age of structural biology, where these things that everybody thought were too difficult and would take decades and decades, are all cracking”. More…

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LMB staff are cycle enthusiasts

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The LMB won the National Cycling Challenge for the 200-499 employees category in 2016, with the team cycling 9,969 miles in the month of September! The LMB has now received the prize – a cycle repair station for all staff to use. More…

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Wojciech Galej receives Early Career Research Award from the Biochemical Society

Wojciech Galej has been awarded the 2018 Early Career Research Award for Molecular Structure and Function by the Biochemical Society. Wojciech has made outstanding contributions to the understanding of the molecular mechanism of pre-mRNA splicing through his structural analysis of the spliceosome and its components using X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy. More…

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Latest HIV research inspires compelling new art collaboration

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Collaborative work between Leo James’ group in the LMB’s PNAC Division and Greg Towers at UCL, which led to the discovery that HIV uses capsid pores to import nucleotides and evade innate immunity, has been used as the inspiration for a new artistic project. More…

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Astrocytes set the pace of our body clock

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In their paper published earlier this month, which featured on the front cover of Neuron, the Hasting’s group reported their discovery of an entirely unprecedented component of the pacemaker of our body clock. Technology Networks discuss their findings. More…

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Visualising the genome: Cambridge scientists create first 3D structures of active DNA

Tim Stevens, in collaboration with scientists from the University of Cambridge, has determined the first 3D structures of intact mammalian genomes from individual cells, showing how the DNA from all the chromosomes intricately folds to fit together inside the cell nuclei. More…

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Julian Gough discusses the wonders of the SUPERFAMILY database

Julian Gough is interviewed by the Huffington Post and discusses SUPERFAMILY, his database of structural and functional annotations for proteins and genomes, a public resource which scientists around the world can use freely in their research. More…

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Student artist meets LMB scientist who discovered inspirational toxin’s structure

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Vivian, student artist who created a painting based on lysenin during Protein Data Bank in Europe’s art-science collaborative project, met with LMB’s Christos Savva, the scientist who discovered the structure of lysenin, at the opening of the Cambridge exhibition of artworks by The Leys students. More…

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Alison Woollard is guest on BBC Radio 4, ‘The Life Scientific’

Alison Woollard, LMB 1996-2000, Postdoctoral Fellow, Cell Biology

Professor Alison Woollard, from the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Oxford, is this week’s guest on BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Life Scientific’. Alison explains her enthusiasm for the tiny nematode worm, C. elegans, and talks fondly of her time at the LMB. More…

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Rebecca Taylor to talk at Cambridge Science Festival: Thursday 23rd March, 6.00pm

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Rebecca Taylor will be giving a talk at the UTC Cambridge as part of the Cambridge Science Festival. In her talk entitled, ‘Finding the fountain of youth: why we age and what we can do about it’, Rebecca will explain how her lab are using worms to understand how the nervous system coordinates the ageing process, and how it controls the health of cells as we get older. More…

Thursday 23rd March: 6:00pm – 7:00pm, UTC Cambridge, Robinson Way, CB2 0SZ,  Booking open

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