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Benjamin Falcon receives the 2019 Alzheimer’s Research UK Rising Star Award

Benjamin Falcon, a postdoctoral researcher in Michel Goedert’s group in the LMB’s Neurobiology Division, has been awarded the inaugural Alzheimer’s Research UK Rising Star Award in recognition of his significant contribution to biomedical dementia research as an early career researcher.
Benjamin has been studying the structures of filaments formed by the microtubule-associated protein tau with Michel Goedert and Sjors Scheres from the LMB’s Structural Studies Division.

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Lori Passmore: polyA tails and parenthood

Lori Passmore

On International Women’s Day, the LMB releases the first in a series of group leader profiles written by science writer and LMB Alumna, Kathy Weston.  The subject for Kathy’s first profile is Lori Passmore, a group leader in the LMB’s Structural Studies Division.

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César Milstein Lecture to be given by Pietro De Camilli

Pietro De Camilli

Pietro De Camilli will give the 2018 César Milstein Lecture on Tuesday 5th March at 4.00pm in the LMB’s Max Perutz Lecture Theatre. The title of the lecture is ‘Intracellular membrane contact sites, lipid dynamics and neurodegeneration’. The event is open to anyone in the local area who is interested in attending.
Pietro is currently the John Klingenstein Professor of Neuroscience and Professor of Cell Biology at Yale University School of Medicine.

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LMB YouTube channel relaunch

Did you know that the LMB has a YouTube channel where you can find out more about the work done here and about our researchers?
Often science can be hard to understand when it’s just written as dense text. Animations that show the way molecules move and interact or interviews with the scientists who did the work can really help explain complex research.

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Jason Chin awarded the 2019 Sackler Prize

Jason Chin, joint Head of the LMB’s PNAC Division, has been awarded the 2019 Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in the Physical Sciences.  Jason shares the Prize with Professor Christopher J. Chang from the University of California, Berkeley, and Professor Matthew D. Disney from The Scripps Research Institute, Florida.

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Max Wilkinson awarded 2019 RNA Society/Scaringe Graduate Student Award

Max Wilkinson

Max Wilkinson, a graduate student in Kiyoshi Nagai’s group in the LMB’s Structural Studies Division, has been announced as a winner of the 2019 RNA Society/Scaringe Graduate Student Awards.
The RNA Society/Scaringe Awards recognise outstanding achievements by young investigators and aims to encourage the best and the brightest to continue contributing to the field of RNA science.

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Bob Sheppard 1932 – 2019

Bob Sheppard at the LMB

Robert (Bob) Sheppard, Head of the Sub-Division of Peptide Chemistry, in the LMB’s PNAC Division for over 20 years and internationally recognised in the field of peptide synthesis, died on Tuesday 15th January 2019.
Bob was born on 27th May 1932. He received a BA in Natural Sciences (Class I) from the University of Cambridge and then a PhD on the ‘Studies in the degradation of peptides’ in 1957.

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LMB launches 365 Image Diary

Throughout 2019 we will be posting an image a day on the LMB’s website and social media channels about life and work at the LMB, both now and in the past.
Science can be very visual, and with the increasing number of different techniques available to visualise molecules, cells and organisms at increasingly higher resolution and in different ways, now is an ideal time to share some of the ground-breaking and exciting science taking place at the LMB.

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LMB raises over £1300 for Prostate Cancer UK

Jan Löwe presents John Mochan from Prostate Cancer UK with the LMB’s donation

LMB staff have raised over £1300 for Prostate Cancer UK at the annual charity Christmas raffle, which was this year supported by a sale of Christmas decorations and gifts made by members of the recently formed LMB Craft and Chatter group.  Each year a charity is chosen because of the support they have provided to members of staff or their families.

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Songs fill the atrium at the LMB musical evening

LMB Musical evening

After the success of the inaugural event last year, the LMB held its second musical evening, once again organised by the LMB Wellbeing Champions and showcasing the myriad of musical talents possessed by LMB staff and students.

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