LMB News


LMB YouTube channel relaunch

Did you know that the LMB has a YouTube channel where you can find out more about the work done here and about our researchers?
Often science can be hard to understand when it’s just written as dense text. Animations that show the way molecules move and interact or interviews with the scientists who did the work can really help explain complex research.

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Jason Chin awarded the 2019 Sackler Prize

Jason Chin, joint Head of the LMB’s PNAC Division, has been awarded the 2019 Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in the Physical Sciences.  Jason shares the Prize with Professor Christopher J. Chang from the University of California, Berkeley, and Professor Matthew D. Disney from The Scripps Research Institute, Florida.

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Max Wilkinson awarded 2019 RNA Society/Scaringe Graduate Student Award

Max Wilkinson

Max Wilkinson, a graduate student in Kiyoshi Nagai’s group in the LMB’s Structural Studies Division, has been announced as a winner of the 2019 RNA Society/Scaringe Graduate Student Awards.
The RNA Society/Scaringe Awards recognise outstanding achievements by young investigators and aims to encourage the best and the brightest to continue contributing to the field of RNA science.

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Bob Sheppard 1932 – 2019

Bob Sheppard at the LMB

Robert (Bob) Sheppard, Head of the Sub-Division of Peptide Chemistry, in the LMB’s PNAC Division for over 20 years and internationally recognised in the field of peptide synthesis, died on Tuesday 15th January 2019.
Bob was born on 27th May 1932. He received a BA in Natural Sciences (Class I) from the University of Cambridge and then a PhD on the ‘Studies in the degradation of peptides’ in 1957.

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LMB launches 365 Image Diary

Throughout 2019 we will be posting an image a day on the LMB’s website and social media channels about life and work at the LMB, both now and in the past.
Science can be very visual, and with the increasing number of different techniques available to visualise molecules, cells and organisms at increasingly higher resolution and in different ways, now is an ideal time to share some of the ground-breaking and exciting science taking place at the LMB.

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LMB raises over £1300 for Prostate Cancer UK

Jan Löwe presents John Mochan from Prostate Cancer UK with the LMB’s donation

LMB staff have raised over £1300 for Prostate Cancer UK at the annual charity Christmas raffle, which was this year supported by a sale of Christmas decorations and gifts made by members of the recently formed LMB Craft and Chatter group.  Each year a charity is chosen because of the support they have provided to members of staff or their families.

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Songs fill the atrium at the LMB musical evening

LMB Musical evening

After the success of the inaugural event last year, the LMB held its second musical evening, once again organised by the LMB Wellbeing Champions and showcasing the myriad of musical talents possessed by LMB staff and students.

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Max Perutz Lecture to be given by Eric Gouaux

Eric Gouaux

Eric Gouaux will give the 2018 Max Perutz Lecture on Thursday 29th November 2018 at 4pm in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre at the LMB. The lecture entitled “How synapses work: Architecture and mechanism of neurotransmitter receptors and transporters” is open to anyone in the local area who is interested in attending.
Eric is currently a Senior Scientist at the Vollum Institute of Oregon Health & Science University.

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Aaron Klug (1926 – 2018)

Aaron Klug

Aaron Klug, Director of the LMB from 1986 to 1996, President of The Royal Society from 1995 to 2000 and 1982 Nobel Laureate, died on Tuesday 20th November 2018. Aaron was instrumental in revealing the structures of complex biological molecules, from viruses to tRNA, to chromatin and zinc fingers. His most important contribution to scientific research was his painstaking development of crystallographic electron microscopy.

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LMB raises £344.35 at Macmillan Coffee Morning

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For the fourth year in a row, the LMB’s HR team, supported by colleagues throughout the LMB, raised money for Macmillan Cancer Support by taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. LMB staff demonstrated their talent for baking and donated a wide array of sweet snacks for everyone to enjoy.
The money raised for Macmillan Cancer Support allows them to support those with cancer, by treating them as individuals and not just as patients.

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