LMB In The News

The epic hunt for the place on Earth where life started

Working out how and where life began is one of the greatest puzzles to solve. The LMB’s Philipp Holliger and John Sutherland, and others, discuss their theories on how the first life arose. More…


A parliamentary lab meeting – Daniel Zeichner MP visits the LMB

Glenn Masson, postdoc in the LMB’s PNAC Division, took part in this year’s Royal Society Parliamentary Pairing Scheme. Read Glenn’s blog to find out more about his experience on the scheme. More…


Woman of the Week: Madeline Lancaster

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‘Woman of the Week’ is Stylist Magazine’s weekly celebration of women making a difference to society. The LMB’s Madeline Lancaster has spent her career researching the human brain – and her research could have a huge effect on how we understand our own minds. More…


The legacy of Fred Sanger – 100 years on from 1918

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This August marks the centenary of the birth of Fred Sanger, LMB alumnus and one of the most influential scientists of the twentieth century. By devising methods for sequencing Fred revolutionised our understanding of both proteins and nucleic acids gaining the Nobel Prize in Chemistry twice – the only scientist to ever have achieved this honour. This article reflects on Fred’s history and the history of the LMB, including documents from the LMB Archive. More…


First person interview – Thomas Williams (LMB Postdoc)

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‘First Person’ interview with LMB postdoc Thomas Williams about his recent paper, research challenges, mentoring & advice for Early Career Researchers. More…


A new synthetic molecule may solve a paradox about life’s origin

Scientists in Philipp Holliger’s group have created a new type of genetic replication system to demonstrate how the first life on Earth – in the form of RNA – could have replicated itself. More


How to be better at networking at conferences

Claudia Bonfio, postdoc in the LMB’s PNAC Division, shares her top tips on how to enjoy and get the most out of networking at academic conferences. More


Science Weekly podcast: Growing mini-brains in the lab

In this week’s science podcast from The Guardian, Madeline Lancaster is interviewed to find out about the mini human brains that she and her group are growing in the lab. More…


‘Mini-brains’: understanding brain growth and disease

Philip Ball, science writer at The Guardian, has had a ‘mini-brain’ grown from a sample of skin from his arm. He talks to the LMB’s Madeline Lancaster, and others, to find out how scientists are using such organoids to understand brain growth and disease. More…


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…