About the Laboratory of Molecular Biology
The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) is a world-class research laboratory, dedicated to understanding important biological processes at the molecular level – with the goal of using this knowledge to tackle major problems in human health and disease.
The LMB is one of the birthplaces of modern molecular biology. Many techniques were pioneered at the laboratory, including DNA sequencing, methods for determining the three-dimensional structure of proteins and the development of monoclonal antibodies.
In addition, many of our scientists have succeeded in exploiting their discoveries through technology transfer generating over £700 million of commercial income, to help support UK science.
Building and Facilities
In Spring 2013 the LMB moved into a new, £212 million building with space for up to 440 scientists. Find out more about the LMB’s new, state-of-the art building and facilities. More…
Archive and Alumni
Discover the printed materials, photographs, sound recordings and artefacts available in our Archive and find out about the international leaders in research who make up the LMB’s Alumni. More…
Max Perutz Fund
Find out about the Max Perutz Fund – which provides annual student prizes to promising graduate students – and the range of other funds on offer to support work in the LMB. More…
Support for leading-edge research
The LMB’s main source of funding comes from the Medical Research Council (MRC), the UK’s leading publicly funded biomedical research organisation. The MRC is part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The MRC provides a fixed single budget, set for five years at a time, which can be allocated with great flexibility. This central funding helps give scientists the freedom to tackle difficult and fundamental problems in biology.