LMB In The News


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…

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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…

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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…

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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

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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

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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…

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‘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…

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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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