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Wanda Kukulski awarded the Royal Microscopical Society’s Alan Agar Medal

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Wanda Kukulski, group leader in the LMB’s Cell Biology Division, has been awarded the Royal Microscopical Society’s Alan Agar Medal for Electron Microscopy for 2019 for her work in the field of Correlative Light-Electron Microscopy.
The Royal Microscopical Society launched a series of medals in 2014 to coincide with its 175th anniversary and awards these medals every 2 years.

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Fred Sanger at the LMB: From DNA sequencing to the advent of genomics

Celebrating the work of Fred Sanger on the centenary of his birth.  One modest, reserved man, working at the lab bench in a small laboratory in Cambridge, invented a technique that would be used worldwide and would forever change how problems in biology and medicine were viewed. That man was Fred Sanger, born 100 years ago on 13th August 1918, and the technique he developed was dideoxy sequencing of DNA.

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The LMB art show goes crafty  

The annual LMB art show this year expanded its remit to include craft, in particular the work of the newly formed LMB Craft & Chatter group.  The group exhibited a variety of crochet and needlework, alongside art show favourites of paintings, drawings, photographs and paper craft.
Over 20 exhibitors participated, with photography being one of the most popular categories.

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Two new group leaders at the LMB: Chris Russo and Gerry Crossan

Chris Russo and Gerry Crossan

The LMB is delighted to announce that Chris Russo and Gerry Crossan have progressed from Independent Investigator Scientist positions to become Group Leaders at the LMB. Chris and Gerry join more than fifty-five group leaders at the LMB, representing a diverse range of science and recruited from around the world.

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Greg Jefferis awarded Francis Crick Medal and Lecture by the Royal Society

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Greg Jefferis, group leader in the LMB’s Neurobiology Division, has been awarded the Francis Crick Medal and Lecture 2019 in recognition of his discoveries concerning the developmental and functional logic of sensory information processing.
The human brain is arguably the most complex structure in our universe. Understanding how its 100 billion nerve cells control our behaviour is one of the major scientific challenges of our age.

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The winner of the 2018 LMB’s schools Science Image Award is…

Histon & Impington Infant School wins 2017/18 Science Image Award

Thirteen primary schools from Cambridge and the surrounding area have participated in this year’s Science Image Award.  The competition, part of the LMB’s Microscopes for Schools science outreach programme, aims to encourage scientific curiosity in children by connecting the microscopic world to everyday life.

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I’m a scientist, get me out of here!

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This year as part of the annual MRC Festival of Medical Research, twenty-five scientists and support staff from across the MRC, including the LMB’s Claudia Bonfio, took part in ‘I’m a scientist, get me out of here!’. This online public engagement event involved participants talking to school students from across the UK, answering students’ questions about medical science, their research, wider interests and much more, and participating in live text-based chats.

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Meet the LMBees

Honey bee at flowers outside LMB

The LMB has recently become home to 16,000 honey bees, representing two nucs (also known as nucleus colonies) which will form the basis of two new hives. The honey bee colony is the brainchild of the LMB’s Environmental Committee, a team of fourteen individuals who spearhead initiatives ranging from encouraging staff to use reusable coffee cups to providing advice about reducing energy consumption.

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Twelfth annual LMB CamAWiSE “What Next For Your Career In Science?” event

Yanlan Mao, Tanita Casci and Amanda Price

An audience of LMB staff and visitors from across Cambridge gathered in the LMB’s Max Perutz Lecture Theatre for the annual “What Next For Your Career In Science?” event. In its twelfth year of existence, the event, which is a collaboration between the LMB and the Cambridge Association for Women in Science and Engineering (AWiSE) aims to showcase the diverse range of careers available to those trained in science.

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Lori Passmore hands on her Suffrage Science accolade to LMB alumnus Rebecca Voorhees

Suffrage Science awards

After two years holding the Suffrage Science scheme award, Lori Passmore has now passed her jewellery heirloom on to LMB alumnus, Rebecca Voorhees. Launched in 2011 by the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences, the Suffrage Science scheme celebrates women in science for their scientific achievement and for their ability to inspire others.

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