LMB Alumni News

From its earliest days the LMB has attracted and trained first class scientists from around the world – creating a diverse community for the exchange of ideas and technical innovation. The LMB provides excellent opportunities for early career and established researchers – people with the potential to lead their field. A high percentage of LMB students and post-docs stay in research or science related fields after they leave the LMB. The LMB supports the wider scientific community by supplying highly trained scientific leaders. They leave the LMB to develop and support molecular biology both in the UK and throughout the world.

Ithai Rabinowitch: The plastic fantastic brain

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LMB 2006-2011, postdoctoral researcher, Cell Biology Division

A study finds worms that can’t feel are better smellers – and the phenomenon is reversible. The collaborative study by Ithai Rabinowitch, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and William Schafer’s group at LMB, was started by Ithai while a postdoc in William’s group at LMB. More…


Coffee & tea session with Prof. Daniela Rhodes

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LMB 1969-2015, scientific staff & group leader, Structural Studies Division

Before joining Nanyang Technological University in Singapore in September 2011, Professor Daniela Rhodes spent her whole research career at the world-renowned MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge UK. More…


John Sulston’s worm cell drawings

LMB 1969-1992, scientific staff & group leader, Cell Biology Division

John Sulston is best known for the leading role he played in the Human Genome Project. But earlier in his career, while working at the LMB, he studied the development of the nematode worm. Sarah Harrop tells the story behind a lab notebook entry which contributed to a Nobel Prize-winning breakthrough. More...


Sarah Teichmann: Harnessing computer power to understand biology

LMB 1996-1999 & 2001-2013, PhD student & programme leader, Structural Studies Division

In an interview for Science Careers, former LMB Group Leader Sarah Teichmann talks about how she was inspired by computational biology by Cyrus Chothia, with whom she did her PhD. She also shares how she gained her skills and abilities and what doors they opened to her. More…


LMB CamAWiSE annual ‘What next in your career’ event

Milka Sarris, 2003-2008, PhD student, PNAC Division. Katherine Brown, 2000-2004, PhD student, Cell Biology. Elise Bernard, 2009-2013, Career Development Fellow, PNAC Division

The LMB and CambridgeAWiSE recently held their 9th annual ‘What next in your career’ event at the LMB. Three recent LMB alumni returned to discuss their respective career experiences. The networking event welcomed nearly 70 early career researchers from all over Cambridge to hear about these different career opportunities.