The LMB is delighted to announce Patrycja Kozik as a new Group Leader in the PNAC Division, where she will continue to research dendritic cells and their role in initiation of immune responses against pathogens and tumours. Dendritic cells have a unique capacity to take up and process antigens from cancer and infected cells, and to present them to T cells. This process (termed cross-presentation) leads to activation of naïve T cells which then rapidly kill the target cells.
Elaine Fuchs will give the 2019 César Milstein Lecture on Monday 27th January at 11.00am in the LMB’s Max Perutz Lecture Theatre. The title of the lecture is ‘Stem cells in silence and in action’. The event is open to anyone in the local area who is interested in attending.
Elaine is currently the Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development at the Rockefeller University, New York, USA.
John O’Neill, presents Jessica Barnard and Sandra Howarth of The Cystic Fibrosis Trust with the LMB’s donation
LMB staff have raised over £1500 for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust at the annual charity Christmas raffle, supported by the sale of Christmas decorations and gifts made by members of the LMB Craft and Chatter group and of a festive beer made by the LMBrewers. Each year a charity is chosen because of the support they have provided to members of staff or their families.
Sebastian Fica, a post-doctoral researcher in Kiyoshi Nagai’s group in the LMB’s Structural Studies Division, has been announced as a winner of the 2020 RNA Society/Scaringe Awards.
The LMB recently hosted an exhibition of artworks produced as part of the PDB Art project. Now in its fourth year, this project involves the Protein Data Bank in Europe working with local school art departments to help students create works of art inspired by molecular structures contained in the PDB.
The RNA Society has conferred its first Elisa Izaurralde to Lori Passmore, a Group Leader in the LMB’s Structural Studies Division, for innovation in research, teaching, and service.