LMB News

RSS feed of lmb-news posts

LMB raises over £1,200 for “Mind in Cambridgeshire”

2014_raffle_sq

Staff at the LMB have raised over £1,200 from their annual charity fundraiser for Mind in Cambridgeshire, a dynamic, county-wide charity that supports local people in their recovery from mental health issues, promoting wellbeing and campaigning against stigma and discrimination. This cause was chosen to complement the work being done by the LMB’s Mental Health First Aiders.
As part of the event two staff from the Charity visited the LMB to promote their “STOP Suicide” campaign.

More…

Published

2014 Max Perutz lecture to be given by Gary Ruvkun

gary-ruvkun-150

Gary Ruvkun will give the 2014 Max Perutz Lecture on Friday 5th December at 4.15pm in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre at the LMB. The lecture, entitled “C. elegans surveillance of conserved cellular components to detect and defend pathogen attacks, real or imagined” is open to all interested in attending.
Gary Ruvkun is Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School.

More…

Published

Lori Passmore receives EMBO Young Investigator Programme Award

lorri_passmore_150

LMB group leader, Lori Passmore, has been elected into the 2014 EMBO Young Investigator Programme. This prestigious programme recognises some of Europe’s best young scientists and provides academic, practical and financial support to help them realise their potential as world-class researchers.
This year 27 Young Investigators have been elected. Lori joins a vibrant and broad network of over 340 Young Investigators from all over Europe.

More…

Published

Awards for “Imagining the Brain” art winners

itb-14-215

Winning students in the LMB’s “Imagining the Brain” competition recently attended an awards ceremony at an exhibition of their work at the LMB. The art-science competition is an LMB outreach project for Cambridgeshire students that aims to inspire young artists to think about and communicate science, and this year nearly 70 entries were received.
The artists had a choice of four topics to research and illustrate: the teenage brain, neurotechnology, food for thought and memory.

More…

Published

LMB finalist in BIFM Awards 2014

BIFM_Awards2014_finalist_150

Representatives from the LMB attended a glittering ceremony, hosted by comic and actor Hugh Dennis, at The Grosvenor House Hotel on 13 October, as nominees for a British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) award. The BIFM is the professional body for facilities management. Founded in 1993, they promote excellence in facilities management for the benefit of practitioners, the economy and society.

More…

Published

Science Image Award winners announced

science_image_award_2014_150

The winners of an LMB competition designed to inspire young children about the microscopic world have been announced. The project aims to give children new insights into the natural world and to help spark a long-lasting interest in science.
The Science Image Award scheme, which is part of the LMB’s Microscopes4Schools outreach initiative, lent a digital microscope to local primary schools so that the children could capture images of specimens they found at home or in the school grounds.

More…

Published

2014 Francis Crick Lecture to be given by Stephen J. Elledge

Stephen-J_150

Stephen J. Elledge, Gregor Mendel Professor of Genetics, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School will give the 2014 Francis Crick Lecture on Friday 19th September at 4.15pm in the LMB’s Max Perutz Lecture Theatre.  The lecture is open to anyone in the local area who is interested in attending.
Stephen completed his PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  His postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University saw him begin to focus on the cell cycle.

More…

Published

LMB wins Safe, Successful and Sustainable S-Lab Award 2014

JL_SLab_Day1-67_150

The new LMB building has been announced as joint winner of the 2014 S-Lab award for new research laboratories worldwide.  The award was presented at a gala ceremony in London on September 1st, and was accepted by the LMB Director Hugh Pelham and Steve Holmes who was involved in the construction project.

More…

Published

Melina Schuh and M. Madan Babu awarded Lister Research Prizes

Madan & Melina Lister Research Prizes

The prestigious Lister Institute Research Prize is awarded annually to three or four young researchers in the UK to support and nurture quality research in biomedical or related biological sciences. This year, two of the recipients are LMB group leaders: Melina Schuh, from the LMB’s Cell Biology Division, and M. Madan Babu, from the LMB’s Structural Studies Division.
The recipients will deliver their Lister Prize Lectures at the awards ceremony on Friday 5th September 2014.

More…

Published

Protein Synthesis Technology developed at the LMB licenced for use in drug discovery

MRC Technology square

A method for linking proteins together with specific chemical bonds, developed in the LMB’s PNAC Division by Satpal Virdee and Jason Chin, has been licenced by MRC Technology to the global life sciences company Bio-Techne. The company will use the technology to join ubiquitin, or other proteins, to a target protein, enabling both fundamental research into biological regulation and drug discovery.

More…

Published