The LMB holds 3 to 4 exhibitions a year, to showcase the illustrious history of the laboratory and the cutting-edge research currently underway. The LMB exhibition room is situated next to reception and accessible to all during working hours.
Please visit the LMB’s exhibition room, and share your thoughts on social media using #LMBExhibition.
Please contact the LMB Archive for further information
From bench to blockbuster: the story of HUMIRA® – best-selling drug in the world
The story of HUMIRA® started with a fundamental scientific challenge at the LMB: understanding how the body generates billions of different antibodies and how the immune system selects the right antibody to fight an invader. This exhibition takes you from the work of César Milstein in the 1960s and the development of a technique to produce monoclonal antibodies: a hybrid cell that was able to produce antibodies against a known antigen; through the work of Greg Winter in adapting this technique for use in the human body; to the founding of biotechnology company Cambridge Antibody Technology (CAT) and, in 2003, the first ever fully human monoclonal antibody drug approved for use in patients.
December 2021 – February 2022
If you missed any of the exhibitions, you can find out more information and see images and videos from the exhibition.
The advancement of microscope sample holders was crucial for moving from electron microscopy to electron cryo-microscopy (cryo-EM). Cryo-EM of amorphous (non-crystalline) ice embedded specimens is a method which allows the visualisation of biological molecules in a near-native state, requiring the preservation of the specimen at a temperature below -180oc (100 Kelvin) during microscopy. The exhibition features holders from the 1960s to the current day. Visitors can also learn about the scientists behind the work, see a video of Nobel laureate Richard Henderson showing a holder in use and an animation of the cryo-EM process.
July – October 2021