LMB In The News

Nobel Prize for chemistry of life

“The 2009 chemistry Nobel Prize has been awarded to Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas Steitz and Ada Yonath.
The prize is awarded for the study of the structure and function of the ribosome – the cell’s protein factory. The ribosome translates genetic code into proteins – which are the building blocks of all living organisms. It is also the main target of new antibiotics, which combat bacterial strains that have developed resistance to traditional antibiotic drugs. Professor Ramakrishnan is based at the Medical Research Council’s Molecular Biology Laboratory in Cambridge, UK.” More…


NOBELini Awards

“The NOBELini scheme paired 30 young scientists with 30 design students in a bid to celebrate scientific discovery…The winners of the NOBELini award for the “Emotional Patterns: Feedback and Development” were Ev Yemeni (LMB) and Celine Marcq.” More…


DNA pioneers to get new £197m lab

“A £67m investment by the government has cleared the way for the rebuilding of the internationally-renowned Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB). The Cambridge-based laboratory has produced 14 Nobel Prize winners and is where DNA coding was first unravelled.
The funds enable the Medical Research Council, which runs LMB, to meet the £197m cost of a replacement for the 40-year-old building. The new facility will enable research into areas such as neurobiology.” More…