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Paul Elliott awarded a Biochemical Society 2015 Early Career Research Award

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Paul Elliott, from the LMB’s Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry (PNAC) Division, has won the prestigious Biochemical Society Early Career Research Award 2015 for Cell Signalling, for his molecular insights into signal transduction processes.
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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2013 Francis Crick Lecture to be given by Stanley B. Prusiner

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Stanley B. Prusiner, Director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Professor of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco, will give the 2013 Francis Crick Lecture on Friday 11th April at 3.00pm in the LMB’s Max Perutz Lecture Theatre.  The lecture is open to anyone in the local area who is interested in attending.
Stanley completed his medical studies at the University of Pennsylvania in 1968.

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Over 50 LMB scientists showcase research at the Cambridge Science Festival

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On Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 March over 50 LMB scientists helped to showcase LMB research during the Cambridge Science Festival. The LMB had three exhibits at the Science Festival: ‘See Your Cells’ and ‘Virus Wars – Antibodies Strike Back’, in the Cambridge Corn Exchange, and ‘Crystal Clear’ in the Chemistry Department.

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Max Perutz honoured on Royal Mail stamp

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The founder of the LMB, Max Perutz, has been honoured on a Royal Mail stamp, as part of their ‘Remarkable Lives’ series.  Max is one of 10 distinguished people honoured in the series, which commemorates significant people on the centenary of their birth.  The stamps feature monochrome portraits of the subjects; the image of Max shows him with a diffractometer, in a photograph taken by Cambridge Newspapers in 1980.
Max Perutz was born in Vienna on 19 May 1914.

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Kendrew Lecture 2014 to be given by Michael Levitt

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Michael Levitt will give the Kendrew Lecture 2014 on Tuesday 25th March at 16.15pm in the LMB’s Max Perutz Lecture Theatre.
The title of the lecture is ‘Birth & future of multi-scale modelling of macromolecules’.  This event is open to anyone in the local area who is interested in attending.
Michael pioneered computational biology, setting up the conceptual and theoretical framework for a field that he is still involved in.

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Rebecca Tomkins wins 2014 Apprenticeship Award for Administration

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Rebecca Tomkins, from the LMB’s Human Resources (HR) Department, Operations Group has been announced as the 2014 winner of the Apprenticeship Award for Administration from The College of West Anglia. Rebecca received her certificate at the annual Apprentice Awards Ceremony held recently.
The College of West Anglia works with employers across Cambridgeshire to support students through apprenticeships whilst offering individuals the chance to develop knowledge and skills in the workplace.

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David Willetts makes a return visit to the LMB

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The Rt Hon David Willetts, MP, Minister for Universities and Science, made a return visit to the new LMB building, accompanied by the Rt Hon Andrew Lansley, CBE, MP for South Cambridgeshire and Leader of the House of Commons, and Vicky Ford, MEP for the East of England on Friday 7th March.
The Minister who first visited during the topping-out ceremony for the new building in September 2010, was shown around by Hugh Pelham, LMB Director, and Martin Dougherty, LMB Chief Operating Officer.

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Madan Babu awarded the Protein Society’s 2014 Protein Science Young Investigator Award

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Madan Babu, from the LMB’s Structural Studies Division, has been announced as the recipient of the Protein Society’s 2014 Protein Science Young Investigator Award.
The Protein Science Young Investigator Award recognises important contributions to the study of proteins, by a scientist in the early stages of an independent career. It is named after The Protein Society’s academic journal, Protein Science. Madan is the first LMB scientist to be honoured with this prestigious award.

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LMB raises over £1,700 for the Addenbrooke’s Dialysis Centre

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Staff at the LMB have raised over £1,700 from their annual Charity fundraiser for the Addenbrooke’s Dialysis Centre in memory of former colleague Michael Neuberger, who passed away in late 2013. This cause was chosen by Michael’s wife Gill in appreciation of the care and support Michael received at the Centre, where he spent many hours over several months during 2013.

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Anne Bertolotti awarded the 2014 Hooke Medal

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Anne Bertolotti, from the LMB’s Neurobiology Division, has been announced as the British Society for Cell Biology 2014 Hooke Medal winner.
The Hooke Medal is awarded annually to an outstanding cell biologist working in the UK, who has been working as a principal research scientist for less than 10 years.  Previous LMB winners include Ben Nichols and Matthew Freeman.
Anne has been a group leader at the LMB since 2006.

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