LMB In The News


Meeting of Minds at Lens on Life exhibition

The LMB’s Melina Schuh and other scientists involved in the MitoSys project on mitosis, have collaborated with artists including Rob Kesseler, to create a documentary ‘Meeting of Minds’, and other works of arts exploring cell division. These are being displayed at the Lens on Life exhibition in Rome, which will come to London in January 2015. More…

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Prizewinners Trip to the LMB for Stephen Perse Foundation Senior School pupils

An article from their school newsletter shows the pupils who grew crystals in their Chemistry lessons and won first prize in the Eastern Region Crystal Growing Competition for Key Stage 3 pupils. The prizewinners had a tour of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology and took part in experiments. More…

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Imaging the Unimaginable: Electron microscopy in the limelight

The latest advances in electron microscopy at the LMB are featured in MRC’s Network magazine, showing how collaboration and complementary expertise have led to a structural biology breakthrough. The issue also features an interview with the LMB’s Lori Passmore, as she explains why it is such a fascinating time for electron microscopy. More…

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Nobel prize winning Cambridge scientist Max Perutz given new stamp of approval

The LMB’s founder, Max Perutz, who was honoured on the centenary of his birth with a Royal Mail Stamp, has now also had a postmark created for the occasion, which will appear on letters and parcels delivered around Cambridge this week. More…

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Hugh Pelham discusses research collaboration between LMB and AstraZeneca in more depth

Mike Scialom talks to Sir Hugh Pelham about why pledge from the MRC LMB and AstraZeneca could mean good news for Cambridge. More…

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Research collaboration between LMB and AstraZeneca

The Reuters news agency reports further detail of a joint research fund between the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology and AstraZeneca. More…

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Jason Chin discusses synthetic biology on Guardian Science Weekly Podcast

In this Science Weekly podcast, Jason Chin, programme leader at MRC LMB, is interviewed by Guardian science correspondent Ian Sample. Jason explains his own work in the field and why synthetic forms of DNA are crucial both for furthering our understanding of fundamental biology and for creating a new generation of tools for medical science. More…

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Max Perutz: science communicator

Max Perutz, the Austrian-born molecular biologist who founded the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in 1962, won the Nobel Prize for his work deciphering the structure of the blood protein haemoglobin. But he was also a passionate writer and speaker committed to revealing the intricacies of science to new audiences. As we launch the 2014 Max Perutz Science Writing Award, Katherine Nightingale looks back on his forays into the world of words. More…

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Speaking at the LMB, George Osborne backs science funding for Cambridge

The Chancellor George Osborne visited the LMB on 25th April to announce that the science budget would continue to back research in Cambridge, saying that scientific achievement in Cambridge was “one of Britain’s greatest and most exciting success stories”. More…

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LMB’s Melina Schuh interviewed in the Journal of Cell Biology

Melina Schuh from the LMB’s Cell Biology division discusses her work on oocytes in an interview for the Journal of Cell Biology. More…

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