The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) is a research institute dedicated to the understanding of important biological processes at the levels of atoms, molecules, cells and organisms. In doing so, we provide knowledge needed to solve key problems in human health.
Our scientists tackle fundamental, often difficult and long-term research problems. The LMB has made revolutionary contributions to science, such as pioneering X-ray crystallography to determine protein structures, the sequencing of DNA and the development of monoclonal antibodies. Eleven Nobel Prizes have been awarded for work carried out by LMB scientists.
The LMB also promotes the application and exploitation of our research findings, both by collaboration with existing companies and the founding of new ones, helping to advance medical research and the translation and application of knowledge.
The LMB provides an unsurpassed environment for both young and established researchers, with state-of-the-art facilities and a unique scientific culture. The LMB has always been very diverse, with a truly international outlook. We currently employ men and women from over 50 countries, and LMB alumni work in research organisations across the world.
Cytoplasmic dynein-1, a protein that transports cargos along microtubule tracks throughout the cell, binds to dynactin and cargo adaptor proteins to carry its cargos over long distances. Various cargos use different adaptors to recruit dynein for transport. Until now, it has not…
Previous work from KJ Patel’s group in the LMB’s PNAC Division revealed that aldehydes – such as acetaldehyde, a by-product of alcohol metabolism – can damage our DNA. Further research by the group showed that our cells are protected against these toxic…
- Jan Löwe announced as the new LMB Director
Jan Löwe has been announced as the new Director of the LMB. He is currently […]
- Committee on Exiting the EU visits the LMB
Members of the Committee on Exiting the EU visited the LMB to hold a roundtable […]
- MreB filaments align along greatest principal membrane curvature to orient cell wall synthesis.
Hussain, S., et al.
Elife 7 [Epub ahead of print]. (22nd February 2018)
- Substrate clustering potently regulates activity of WW-HECT domain-containing ubiquitin ligases.
Mund, T., Pelham, HR.
J. Biol. Chem. [Epub ahead of print]. (20th February 2018)
- Irreversible inactivation of ISG15 by a viral leader protease enables alternative infection detection strategies.
Swatek, KN., et al.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. [Epub ahead of print]. (20th February 2018)
- A protease cascade regulates release of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum from host red blood cells.
Thomas, JA., et al.
Nat Microbiol [Epub ahead of print]. (19th February 2018)
- Labeling and identifying cell-specific proteomes in the mouse brain.
Krogager, TP., et al.
Nat. Biotechnol. 36(2): 156-159. (18th February 2018)
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