LMB In The News


Matthew Freeman to be awarded Novartis Medal and Prize

Matthew Freeman, former Head of Cell Biology at the LMB, now Head of Sir William Dunn School of Pathology in Oxford, is to receive the Novartis Medal and Prize from the Biochemical Society in 2015. More…

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Interview with the LMB’s Lori Passmore

Lori Passmore discusses her work on comprehending protein complexes. More…

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MRC mental health training program earns national recognition

A training project to raise awareness of mental health issues at work has earned national recognition for Mind in Cambridgeshire and the MRC. As part of this program, a number of LMB employees have been trained as Mental Health First Aiders. More…

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University takes over old LMB buildings

The University has now taken over the old Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) buildings from the MRC… Following minor refurbishment, it is expected that Clinical School research groups will start to occupy the Clifford Allbutt Building (formerly Block 7) around Easter. More…

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The complexities of running a 21st Century laboratory building

Further details of how the LMB’s new building is kept running to meet the needs of the LMB’s scientific community. More…

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Inside Health (BBC Radio 4)

Does using your laptop or PC at night prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep? Michael Hastings is among those interviewed. He explains how the blue wavelength light used in these technologies may be acting on the primitive light-sensitive pathways within the retina. More…

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Redirecting the rules of attraction in fruit flies

Researchers at the LMB have discovered a biological switch that determines which part of the fruit fly’s brain responds to pheromones, depending on whether it is male or female. This is the first study to show specific changes in nerve cell wiring that reroutes information differently in male and female brains. More…

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Fred Sanger Obituary

Nature carries an obituary of the late Dr Fred Sanger, double Nobel Prize winner for amino acid and DNA sequencing. The article, written by Professor Sir John Walker, who worked with Sanger at the LMB, describes him as “happiest at the laboratory bench, where he worked tirelessly and single-mindedly”. More…

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