Archive and Alumni

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With a wealth of history and achievements for pioneering research in molecular biology, the LMB has created an archive to not only chart and preserve the history of the LMB, but also to record the present. The archive service provides a diverse collection of resources and information and is the first port of call for enquiries about the LMB.

The collection is continually developing and expanding. If you have any material that would be of interest to the collection, and would like to donate this, either in its original state or as copies, please contact the archive.

The LMB archive is managed by Annette Faux, assisted by Teresa Wallman.  For all enquiries and information please contact us at

Latest News

Women@LMB Project

The LMB has commissioned science writer and LMB Alumna, Kathy Weston, to write a series of articles about the many women who have contributed, or are contributing, to the work and success of the LMB, and science in general.

Kathy is using the LMB Archive as a starting point for her research, but she is also gathering information from the women she is interested in writing about, including visiting and interviewing as many of these as possible.

Kathy is also interviewing all current LMB women group leaders and producing profiles about them. These are being released over the next few months and can be found on the Group Leaders Profile page.

Kathy did her PhD at the LMB in the PNAC Division from 1983 to 1987. She had a long career as a cancer biologist at the Institute of Cancer Research, before quitting the lab in 2009 to set up as a science writer and communicator. She has written for Cancer Research UK, EMBO and Wellcome, among others. Her publications include Blue Skies and Benchspace, a history of the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute, and Engineering Nature’s Medicine: David Hopwood and the Streptomyces Revolution.