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Sarah Teichmann to deliver 2012 Francis Crick Lecture for the Royal Society

Sarah Teichmann, a Group Leader from the Structural Studies Division at the LMB, will deliver the annual Francis Crick Lecture at the Royal Society on 21 November 2012.
During the lecture, entitled “Finding patterns in genes and proteins: decoding the logic of molecular interactions”, Sarah will look at the high-throughput methods that are now providing a deluge of data about genes and proteins.

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Three LMB Scientists receive EMBO Young Investigator Programme Awards

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Three LMB scientists, Andrew Carter, Greg Jefferis and Melina Schuh, have been elected into the EMBO Young Investigator Programme for three years, starting on 1 January 2013.
This prestigious programme identifies some of the brightest young researchers in Europe, providing academic, practical and financial support. The LMB scientists are three of a group of 22 who have been elected this year, and they join a vibrant network of more than 200 Young Investigators from all over Europe.

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Crystal growing winners visit the LMB

Pupils from The Perse School for Girls in Cambridge and Laxton Junior School in Peterborough scooped the top prizes in this year’s Eastern Region Crystal Growing Competition.
Competition participants were asked to grow the best crystal of potash alum possible, over a five-week period. The crystals were then judged, on both size and quality, to identify the winners (in the Key Stage II and III competition categories).

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LMB research features in BBC2’s ‘Secret Universe’ programme

Susanna Bidgood, a researcher in Leo James’ group in the LMB’s PNAC division, helped to explain the inner workings of the human cell system, in a new, popular science programme screened on BBC2 at 8pm on Sunday 22 October.
‘Secret Universe: The Hidden Life of the Cell’ used a range of interviews with experts and dramatic computer animations to explain what happens when a viral infection takes hold and how the body works to combat infection.

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Double Nobel Success – 50 Years of Inspiration

On the 18th October 1962, a Post Office Telegram was sent to Francis Crick at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, telling him that he had been awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. Just two weeks later, another telegram arrived for Max Perutz and John Kendrew: they had been awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. For a lab to receive one Nobel Prize is rare – to receive two different Nobel Prizes in the same year is almost unique.

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LMB Congratulates John Gurdon on Nobel Prize Announcement

The LMB is delighted to congratulate alumnus John Gurdon on the award of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. John shares the award with Shinya Yamanaka, from Japan, for their quite different work (more than 40 years apart) on reprogramming somatic cells to pluripotent stem cells.
John’s key experiments on nuclear transplantations into frog oocytes were done while he was as a graduate student in the Zoology Department in Oxford, in the late 1950’s.

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Vince Cable pays a flying visit

Vince Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, paid a short visit to the LMB on 3 October to learn about the Laboratory’s work, find out about its recent successes in the commercial exploitation of discoveries, and get a first sight of the LMB’s new building.
After a short overview of the LMB’s work, from Hugh Pelham and Martin Dougherty, the Business Secretary visited Jan Löwe’s laboratory to get an insight into bench research.

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Accolades for Imagining the Brain art competition winners

The winners of this year’s Imagining the Brain competition visited the LMB on Monday 1st October for the formal awards ceremony.
The Imagining the Brain art competition invites Cambridgeshire pupils with an interest in art and science to cut through the jargon usually associated with complex subjects like neuroscience and use art as a means of communication.

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2012 Max Perutz lecture to be given by Steve West

Steve West will give the 2012 Max Perutz lecture on Thursday 13 September at 4.15pm in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre at the LMB. The lecture, entitled “Defective DNA strand break repair, genome instability and cancer” is open to all interested in attending.
Steve West is known for pioneering studies on homologous recombination, and for defining the links between recombinational repair and genome instability diseases, including cancer.

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LMB researcher wins ‘Media Fellow’ work experience with BBC Horizon

Andrew Holding, from the LMB’s Cell Biology division, has been awarded a British Science Association Media Fellowship – giving him the opportunity to work on Horizon, the BBC’s popular, long-running science programme.
Andrew is one of just 10 scientists, chosen from 180 applicants, to be awarded a British Science Association Media Fellowship in this year’s awards.

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