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Max Perutz Lecture to be given by Caroline Dean

Caroline Dean

Caroline Dean will give the 2016 Max Perutz Lecture on Thursday 27th April 2017 at 11.00am in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre at the LMB. The lecture, entitled “Antisense transcription and epigenetic switching” is open to anyone in the local area who is interested in attending.
Caroline is currently Professor and Project Leader in the Cell and Developmental Biology Department at the John Innes Centre, Norwich.

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Christopher Russo awarded the Microscopy Society of America Burton Medal

Chris Russo

Chris Russo, Independent Investigator Scientist in the LMB’s Structural Studies Division, has been awarded the Microscopy Society of America Burton Medal for 2017. Established in 1975, the Burton Medal is awarded annually to a single individual under the age of forty who has made distinguished contributions to the field of microscopy and microanalysis.

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Anne Bertolotti receives GlaxoSmithKline Award from the Biochemical Society

Anne bertolotti

Anne Bertolotti, from the LMB’s Neurobiology Division, has been awarded The GlaxoSmithKline Award 2018 by the UK’s Biochemical Society.
The Biochemical Society exists to advance molecular and cellular biosciences, and with over 6000 members, is the largest discipline-based learned society in the field of life science. Each year the Biochemical Society makes a series of prestigious awards that recognise excellence and achievement in both specific and general fields of science.

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LMB scientists creating fun and fascination at the Cambridge Science Festival

Worms are cleverer than you think

LMB scientists showcased their work with two fun hands-on activities and two fascinating talks as part of the 2017 Cambridge Science Festival.
See Your Cells
The first weekend of the Festival saw Mathias Pasche and his team of volunteers present ‘See Your Cells’ at the Guildhall, where hundreds of children and adults got the opportunity to see their own cheek cells under the microscope and play the stereomicroscope detective game.

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Hundreds of children and adults enjoy the LMB’s ‘See Your Cells’ activity at the Cambridge Science Festival

Stereomicroscope Challenge

The first weekend of the 2017 Cambridge Science Festival saw over 3000 visitors attend the ‘Hands-on at the Guildhall’ event, where the LMB’s ‘See Your Cells’ activity proved hugely popular. Mathias Pasche and his team of 25 enthusiastic volunteers gave visitors the unique opportunity to see their own cells, by simply taking a cheek swab, staining the sample and viewing it down a microscope.

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LMB PhD student takes her research to Parliament

Cara Ellison with Ed Vaizey, MP, Photo by John Deehan Photography Ltd

Cara Ellison, a PhD student in Felix Randow’s group in the LMB’s PNAC Division, attended Parliament to present her research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of STEM for BRITAIN on Monday 13 March.
Cara was shortlisted from hundreds of applicants to appear in Parliament.

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2017 Milstein Lecture to be given by Thomas Südhof

Professor Thomas Südhof

Professor Thomas Südhof will give the 2017 Milstein Lecture on Thursday 9th February 2017 at 4pm in the LMB’s Max Perutz Lecture Theatre. The lecture, entitled “Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Transmission”, is open to anyone in the local area who is interested in attending.
Thomas is Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology in the School of Medicine at Stanford University. He is also an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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LMB welcomes new group leaders: John Briggs and Julian Gough

John Briggs and Julian Gough

The LMB is delighted to announce the recent arrival of two new group leaders in the LMB’s Structural Studies Division: John Briggs and Julian Gough.
John Briggs
John’s group studies the structures of cellular trafficking vesicles and of enveloped viruses, aiming to uncover the mechanisms that underlie their assembly and disassembly. Cellular vesicles are used to transport cargo between locations in the cell.

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Phoebe Dent completes her apprenticeship in the LMB’s HR team

phoebe dent

Phoebe Dent joined the LMB at the age of 16 as an HR Assistant Apprentice and has just completed her apprenticeship in Business Administration with Cambridge Regional College. Phoebe came to the LMB having completed AS levels in business studies, physical education and geography at Downham Market Sixth Form and had worked in her family’s farm business.

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Manu Hegde receives Feldberg Foundation Prize

Manu Hegde

Manu Hegde, Group Leader in the LMB’s Cell Biology Division, has been awarded the 2018 Feldberg Foundation Prize for Anglo-German scientific exchange.
Research in Manu’s lab is focused on membrane protein biosynthesis and quality control pathways that maintain cellular protein homeostasis. Manu discovered a widely conserved pathway for the post-translational targeting and insertion of tail-anchored membrane proteins, and contributed to its mechanistic dissection.

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