LMB In The News


How to find the right mentor for you

Claudia Bonfio, postdoc in the LMB’s PNAC Division, shares personal experiences of finding the right mentor to help her through the transition from PhD student to postdoc. More…

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Michel Goedert: on our best hope for tackling Alzheimer’s disease

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Michel Goedert, winner of Brain Prize 2018, believes our best hope of fighting Alzheimer’s disease lies in learning to predict who will get it and preventing it from developing in the first place. More…

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Computational biologist M. Madan Babu is named Life Sciences Laureate at the 2018 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

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In the first year that the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists have been extended to the UK, M. Madan Babu is named Life Sciences Laureate for his work on the structure of proteins, including G-protein coupled receptors which are major drug targets, and disordered regions. More…

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John Sulston (1942-2018): looking back at the pioneering life and work of this Nobel Prize-winning scientist

Nature looks back at the life and work of John Sulston, from his time investigating cell fate, lineage and the genetics of C. elegans at the LMB, to his involvement with the Human Genome Project. More…

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Biomarker identified by David Komander’s group and collaborators offers new hope for foot-and-mouth detector

A new discovery by David Komander’s group and collaborators could allow scientists to detect animals infected with the foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) and distinguish them from those that have been vaccinated. More…

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Regulation of DNA replication during early embryogenesis

Julian Sale from the LMB’s PNAC Division and collaborators from the Francis Crick Institute and the Department of Zoology have discovered and characterised a new macromolecular protein complex that is essential for rapid DNA replication and cleavage cycles in very early embryos. More

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Alzheimer’s disease will become manageable like HIV, says Michel Goedert and fellow Brain Prize 2018 winners

2018 Brain Prize winner Michel Goedert, group leader in the LMB Neurobiology Division, who discovered the importance of tau protein in Alzheimer’s said he could see a time when dementia became a chronic illness like HIV. More

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Rebecca Taylor discusses aging on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

As part of a programme about aging, Rebecca Taylor from the LMB’s Neurobiology Division, talks to presenter Chris Mann about the science behind why we age. Catch her talking from 01:19:50 – 01:24:56. More…

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Jan Löwe announced as the new LMB Director

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Deputy Director, Jan Löwe, will be taking over from Hugh Pelham as Director of the LMB this spring. Jan said that he is ‘excited and humbled’ to be appointed to the role. More…

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M. Madan Babu winner of the 2018 ISCB Innovator Award

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M. Madan Babu is the 2018 winner of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) Innovator Award.  The Award is given to a leading scientist who is within a decade and half of receiving their PhD degree, and has consistently made outstanding contributions to the field and continues to forge new directions. More…

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