Alessio Vagnoni, a post-doc in Simon Bullock’s group in the LMB’s Cell Biology Division has been awarded the NC3Rs David Sainsbury Fellowship 2015-2018. The David Sainsbury Fellowship was introduced in 2012 to support talented early career scientists engaged in 3Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement) research and Alessio is the tenth Fellow to be appointed.
Madeline Lancaster from the LMB’s Cell Biology Division has been announced as the joint winner of this year’s 3Rs Prize competition, run by the NC3Rs, and sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). This Prize is awarded to an original research paper published within the last three years that has outstanding scientific or technological potential to replace, reduce or refine the use of animals in research.
Adrian Bird will give the 2016 Francis Crick Lecture on Tuesday 16th February 2016 at 11.30am in the Max Perutz Lecture Theatre at the LMB. The lecture, entitled “DNA Sequence and the Epigenome Entwined” is open to anyone in the local area who is interested in attending.
Adrian is Buchanan Professor of Genetics at the University of Edinburgh. His group’s research focuses on the basic biology and biomedical significance of DNA methylation.
The LMB’s annual charity Christmas raffle took place in December 2015. Staff at the LMB raised a total of £1372.85 for Cancer Research UK. This year’s charity was chosen in memory of their late colleague, Neil Marshall, who sadly lost his fight with cancer earlier in 2015.
Cancer Research UK is a charity dedicated to beating all types of cancer by funding research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease.