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Max Perutz Lecture to be given by Ron Vale

Ron Vale

Ron Vale will give the delayed Max Perutz Lecture 2015 on Thursday 2nd June 2016 at 11.00 in the LMB’s Max Perutz Lecture Theatre.
The title of the lecture is ‘Reconstituting T Cell Signalling’. The event is open to anyone in the local area who is interested in attending.
Ron is a co-discoverer of kinesins, a large family of microscopic molecular motors vital for several aspects of life including how the heart beats and how cells transport material around internally.

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Richard Henderson wins Royal Society’s prestigious Copley Medal

Richard Henderson

Richard Henderson from the LMB’s Structural Studies Division has been awarded the Royal Society’s most prestigious award, the Copley Medal. This is the world’s oldest scientific prize, first awarded in 1731. Richard has been awarded the prize for his work on imaging techniques that have enabled scientists to understand the arrangements of atoms in important biomolecules.

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Three LMB scientists elected to EMBO membership

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Madan Babu, Andrew Carter and Melina Schuh have been newly elected as members to the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO).
EMBO elects new members annually on the basis of scientific excellence and outstanding research contributions. The organisation promotes excellence in life sciences by supporting talented researchers, and stimulating exchange of scientific information. Madan, Andrew and Melina join more than 1700 of the best researchers from Europe and around the world.

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John Kendrew Lecture to be given by Tony Hunter

Tony Hunter

Tony Hunter will give the delayed John Kendrew Lecture 2015 on Wednesday 25th May 2016 at 15.00 in the LMB’s Max Perutz Lecture Theatre.
The title of the lecture is ‘Post-translational regulation of cell signalling’. The event is open to anyone in the local area who is interested in attending.

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Ramanujan Hegde elected Fellow of the Royal Society

Manu Hegde

Manu Hegde, group leader in the LMB’s Cell Biology Division, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, in recognition of his “seminal contributions to understanding how nascent secretory and membrane proteins mature to their functional state, and how quality control pathways detect and resolve mistakes during maturation.” The Royal Society is a Fellowship of the world’s most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.

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Jason Chin elected Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences

Chin

Jason Chin, group leader in the LMB’s PNAC Division, has been elected into the Fellowship of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences.
The Academy represents the diverse spectrum of medical science – from basic research through clinical application to healthcare delivery. Their mission is to promote medical science and its translation into benefits for society.

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Kelly Nguyen awarded Biochemical Society Early Career Research Award 2017

Kelly Nguyen

Thi Hoang Duong (Kelly) Nguyen from the LMB’s Structural Studies Division has won the prestigious Biochemical Society Early Career Research Award 2017 for Genes, for her contribution to our understanding of the architecture and activation mechanism of the splicesome.
The Biochemical Society exists to advance molecular and cellular biosciences, and with over 6000 members, is the largest discipline-based learned society in the biosciences.

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LMB scientists talk at the Cambridge Science Festival

Amalgamation of part of John’s Metronome image and part of Greg’s fly neuroblast clone brain image

As part of the Cambridge Science Festival, two of the LMB’s group leaders talked to the public about their research at the University Technical College Cambridge (UTCC). The talks, aimed at the 12+ age group, gave the public the chance to find out more about the LMB’s work and to quiz the scientists about their particular field of expertise.

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Suffrage Science Scheme Award for Lori Passmore

Lori with her heirloom award

A jewellery heirloom has been passed to Lori Passmore on International Women’s Day to honour her major contribution to science. Lori, from the LMB’s Structural Studies Division, is one of 11 female scientists chosen for their scientific achievements and ability to inspire others by last years awardees. Lori was nominated by Professor Shannon Au from the University of Hong Kong.
The Suffrage Science Scheme was set up five years ago by the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre.

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Alessio Vagnoni awarded David Sainsbury Fellowship for work on neuronal ageing in a non-mammalian model

Alessio Vagnoni

Alessio Vagnoni, a post-doc in Simon Bullock’s group in the LMB’s Cell Biology Division has been awarded the NC3Rs David Sainsbury Fellowship 2015-2018. The David Sainsbury Fellowship was introduced in 2012 to support talented early career scientists engaged in 3Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement) research and Alessio is the tenth Fellow to be appointed.

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